How it's Made Case Studies - Constant Manufacturing
Constant Manufacturing are experts in precision sheet metal fabricated parts, displays, components and fully assembled pieces, based in Oldham.
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Our first infographic documented our history from 1970 through to today. Now we wanted show you how a sheet of steel through the manufacturing process to end up as an end product. Here’s our latest infographic, from steel to shop....

This month’s how it’s made covers a curvaceous project which we helped reverse engineer and redesign for food production line machines. A fairly simple to look at funnel, but complicated to make from metal, involving precision design and skilled manufacture. Made from 2mm stainless steel,......

We have several customers who use our services alongside their own in-house fabrication and manufacturing divisions. This month’s case study features a product we helped redesign with a such like company. A leader in food packaging automation, manufacturing machines that pack and seal anything from......

Due to our versatile manufacturing site, and diverse range of machines and skills on the shop floor, our existing customers often approach us to manufacture new parts for them alongside their regular stock orders. This month we followed one such project, a camera arm with......

Activity trackers, interactive watches, sport watches and digital time pieces are becoming increasingly popular, with 1 in 3 in our office sporting some sort of tech watch or activity tracking wristband. We’ve had the privilege of manufacturing some leading fitness tracker POS displays displays already for......

In the middle of March, we were contacted through our website to manufacture a set of prototype brackets to hold a graphic display card (graphics processing unit aka GPU). The enquiry came from a start-up business, GPUStrongarm, looking to create a universal support bracket that can......

We teased you a week ago, and now we can reveal our special commission project. A build-it-yourself robot based on Radic, a fully functional robot created in 2015 by CAD software company Radan. Radic [right] was first conceived to demonstrate all the functions and advances......

We’re looking at how we made a set of metal interactive display units from several pieces of metal, with ancillary components supplied by the customer such as; hard drives, fans, routers and a touch screen display. This unit will be multi-purpose in application from pharmacy......

This month’s sheet metal case study looks at an Internet of Things (IoT) unit we designed and manufactured for a kiosk printing solutions company. They were after several free-standing units that could house a Microsoft Surface Pro securely, as well as a bulky printer. Here’s......

In our other ‘How it’s Made case studies’ we’ve highlighted complex assembly projects, cabinets and POS units, but today we want to show the other side of our capabilities; forms and mass part manufacturing. Due to our variety of machinery at Constant we undertake a......

This month’s ‘How it’s made’ details the complex nature of projects we undertake at Constant. This large security cabinet, primarily a money safe, is designed for a leading high-street chain of stores to allow easy depositing of cash from the shop floor. Our client briefed......

These cabinets are in fact enclosures that wrap around a structure, a telephone mobile mast in this case, to house equipment and cabling for the structure. This telecoms metal enclosure is made from pieces of stainless steel with a powder coated finish. ...

Our range of existing clients know the extensive range of skills and machines we have on site and often turn to us for non-standard work. A prime example is a set of casino card reader housing units we manufactured recently from 1.5mm thick, 304 grade, stainless steel with a brushed finish....

We’re delighted to bring to you our first instalment of our How it’s Made series of blog posts. This time we bring you a retail POS display unit, made from two pieces of mild steel sheet metal, and complete with powder coated finish, vinyl graphics......