17 July 2014 – A Visit to Smith’s Metals

A good club turnout heard Steve, M0DYR explain that Smith’s Metals offered many additional services that go beyond simple stocking and supply. Since materials are sourced from accredited suppliers, Smiths can assure customers that materials meet specifications required by manufacturers of critical components. They have their own laboratory to ensuring quality is met and can help customers understand how materials behave during and after the manufacturing process.

warehouse 2Steve conducted a tour of the facilities to show members that all the materials in stock have been barcoded to allow quick loading and delivery when required.

Billet cutting by BandsawWe also saw billet cutting and other material being cut to size .This Additional Processing options open up the possibility to supply  engineering raw materials in sizes, lengths, finishes and coatings that are already one-step closer to the finished component customers manufacture.

By the way, this was our last meeting till September 4th, Have a good summer holiday!


10 July 2014 – 2M Pedistrian DF Hunt

The ‘Fox’ was Terry,  G4UEM, assisted by Don, G4LOO. Terry reports ‘We were parked towards the end of Elgar Drive, which is off Purcell Way, which is a turning off Clifton Road.  The first three to find us were:

1st  at 20:55 was Ian Taylor G3ORG
2nd at 21:05 was Katie Jefferson M3KEJ (just slightly ahead of her Dad) and 3rd at 21:05 was Ian Jefferson G1JCC’

Afterwards,  those who took part met up at the ‘local’ for a pint and a chat.  All in all, a very good evening!