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About.

WHO WE ARE. WHAT WE DO.

Based in Portishead near Bristol, we offer high quality services including CNC routing, 3D printing, drilling and fabrication. Using our state-of-the-art CNC routing equipment and Robox 3D printer ‘farm’, we have expertise producing a wide range of projects from a variety of materials.

CEL is more than just a cutting service, we are a design engineering team with over 20 years’ experience taking products from idea to reality and all the way through production to local and global markets. If your idea is a prototype of a product or a bespoke piece of art we can help with every stage from design, through prototyping to manufacture and provide advice on procurement and logistics to ensure the final delivery is the best it can be. CEL really can provide everything you need.

We love ideas. We love design. We would love to talk to you about your ideas and how together we can bring them to life.

CEL started in a garage. Chris the CEO is a product design engineer and has lead the company from this humble space in his family home to become a growing local employer and the family ethos has stuck throughout, all of us here at CEL are very approachable and ready to take the extra steps to get any job done.

Contact us using the form on this page or call the number below. If you want to pop in and see what we do and how we do it or just to talk through your method please let us know so we can put the kettle on (and sweep the floor).

Work

Work.

RECENT PROJECTS.

Capabilities

Capabilities.

HOW WE CAN HELP.

We provide a wide range of services from our production facility in Portishead. If you need any advice, just give us a call.
CUTTING AND POCKETING.

We can cut any 2D design including pockets of varying depth and this forms the majority of the work we do. The accuracy of CNC control combined with a high quality motion system allows us to produce incredibly detailed designs with a typical tolerance of 0.2mm in the majority of materials.

3D PRINTING.

Using our in-house 3D printers, designed by us, we can produce any component up to a maximum size of 210 x 150 x 100mm from a variety of materials including ABS, PLA, PC, HIPS, PA12, CO-PET, PETG, PolyWood™ and PolySupport™. Our machines use the FFF/FDM process to produce parts from a variety of thermoplastics and can achieve dimensional tolerances of ±0.1mm. There are a huge range of possible applications including prototyping, models, jigs and fixtures, spare parts and short-run customised manufacturing. Contact us to find out how 3D printing could help your business.

3D MILLING.

Using our 3-axis machine we can also create full 3D geometry for relief carvings, contoured and textured surfaces. This is a more complex process which requires more machine programming, so extra cost may be involved to prepare the drawings.

DRILLING AND COUNTERSINKS.

We can produce any design, piercing an entire sheet or just specific locations, as well as inserting countersinks where required.

MOULDING.

We can add any design of edging or moulding to the sides of your parts for a more traditional finish e.g. softening radii, ogee profiles and chamfers – if there’s a cutter available, we can cut it!

ENGRAVING.

Using modified tooling we can produce very complex designs to a high level of accuracy in a variety of finishes. As an alternative to laser cutting/engraving, routing can produce a cleaner finish with less post-processing for scorch marks.

POST-PROCESSING.

We can provide a variety of other services alongside the above including sanding and finishing, painting, laminates and edge-banding. We can also perform folding operations in certain materials, for example aluminium composite panels. Contact us to discuss your project requirements.

DESIGN SERVICES.

If you need help generating your design or producing CAD geometry, we can help. We usually aid with preparing drawings for cutting, but we can also provide bespoke designs if necessary. We charge a minimum of £40 exc. VAT for this service, but it’s always best to contact us to discuss your ideas and get an indication of the costs involved.

PACKAGING AND DELIVERY.

We understand the importance of receiving your parts in perfect condition, and we have preferable rates with a number of couriers. We can offer same day, next day and timed deliveries, or alternatively you are welcome to visit our workshop in Portishead to collect. If you have any particular packaging or shipping requirements, please let us know in your enquiry – our standard quoting includes next day delivery.

Equipment

Equipment.

WHAT WE CAN DO.

As proud owners of a brand new Spartan 1325 CNC Router, we can produce final cut shapes from a variety of sheet materials.
CUTTING/ROUTING.

In-house machining on our Spartan 1325 CNC Router, specifications below:

Photo of Spartan 1325 CNC Router
  • Working Area: 1300 x 2500mm
  • Resolution Accuracy: 0.01/100mm
  • Spindle Power (Water-cooled): 4.5kW
  • Spindle Speed: 0-24,000rpm
  • Gantry Height: 180mm
  • Collet Size: ER 25
  • Fixturing: 4-Zone Vacuum Bed and T-Slot Table
  • Control Software: Vectric V-Carve Pro
  • Supported File Formats: .dwg, .dxf, .eps, .ai, .pdf, .bmp, .jpg, .png
AVAILABLE MATERIALS FOR ROUTING.
  • Hard and Softwood Plywoods – variety of veneers/laminates available
  • Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) – standard, fireboard and exterior-use variants
  • Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
  • Aluminium Composite Panel e.g. DiBond® – variety of finishes and colours available
  • Aluminium 1050 Sheet
  • Acrylic (Cast and Extruded) – variety of finishes and colours
  • Polycarbonate – variety of finishes and colours
  • And more! – Get in touch if there’s something not listed…
3D PRINTING.

We have a large number of Robox® 3D printers of our own design which can be used for one-off prototypes right up to short-run manufacturing. Machine specifications can be found below:

Photo of Spartan 1325 CNC Router
  • Printer: CEL Robox® Micro-Manufacturing Platform
  • Print Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF/FDM)
  • Build Volume: 210 x 150 x 100mm (LxWxH)
  • Minimum Layer Height: 50 micron
  • Typical Layer Height: 100 / 200 micron
  • Part Accuracy: ±0.1mm
  • Control Software: Robox® AutoMaker™
  • Supported File Formats: .stl or .obj natively, other formats on request – may include a conversion fee.
AVAILABLE MATERIALS FOR 3D PRINTING.
  • ABS – a strong and impact resistant plastic commonly used in injection moulding.
  • PLA – an eco-friendly plastic produced from cornstarch suitable for low cost prototyping
  • CO-PET – a co-polyester based plastic which has food contact approval
  • PC-PLUS – an extremely strong and stiff Polycarbonate, ideal for engineering parts
  • PA12 – an extremely tough Nylon 12 for hard-wearing components
  • HIPS – an low-cost prototyping material with good impact resistance, can also be used as a support material
  • PolyWood™ – a wood-like material based on PLA which produces a very smooth surface finish
  • PolySupport™ – a specialised breakaway support material which is easy to remove and leaves minimum scarring on the model, useful for complex geometries
MAKE AN ENQUIRY.

For 3D printing projects, our machines are hosted on the distributed manufacturing service, 3DHubs. This allows you to upload your design and get an instant quote, as well as submitting an order for immediate production. Click the button below to raise a quote.

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Contact

Contact.

LET’S TALK.

We would love to hear from you about any projects you have planned – you can either contact us directly by phone or use the contact form below to send us an enquiry if you need to attach drawings or supporting information. If your attachment is too large for the contact form, please let us know and we will arrange an alternative method.
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C Enterprise (UK) Ltd. T/A CEL CNC,
Unit 3 Harbourmead,
Harbour Road Trading Estate,
Portishead,
North Somerset,
BS20 7AY

 

Company No.: 05761846
VAT Reg. No.: GB 870 0165 49