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Welcome to the Foundry

The Foundry

Buying the right metal for the right application is critical. It enhances structural integrity and the longevity of the project in question. In some instances, you might need to customise the materials slightly to fit the application better.

With so many metals to choose from with varying properties, basic procedures like cutting and welding require immense technical knowledge. We formed The Foundry to help experts and enthusiasts use the right tools and procedures when handling metals to guarantee the best results.

Here you can find the best solutions on cleaning, caring and processing Stainless Steel, Aluminium and Mild Steel

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By using The Foundry section, you can get accurate information on various material processing procedures like how to drill various metals like stainless steel, how to clean aluminium and so on.

The Foundry serves as an excellent source for detailed information on how to complete various processes on different metals. If you have any questions or require clarification on any process or requirement, you can submit a question on in the Smelting Pot. Our experts will get back to you with correct and accurate answers.

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If you can’t find the information you’re looking for, we’re more than happy to have one of our experts provide you with the information you need. You will need to fill out a quick form with your details. You will also leave the question or clarification request in the provided area.

We will assign the query to our qualified experts to ensure you get accurate information. The Foundry is your opportunity to make the most out of our products with the direction of our technical team.

In case you have any questions regarding technical information, properties, stock range stock availability, and data sheets on any of our products, you can refer to The Smelting Pot page

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Materials Services

Bespoke Aluminium Extrusion

thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) is dedicated to working closely with both our customers and approved mills to ensure that your aluminium extrusion design becomes reality. Our infrastructure, resource and experience enable us to offer a complete aluminium extrusions supply services right from the design stage including stockholding, JIT delivery, stock management and cutting & fabrication.

Architectural Products

thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) offer a large range of products to support the architectural industry. From aluminium 1050 standard sheet sizes to decoiled to size J57sUP anodising quality sheet, we can help you with your project ensuring you get the correct product at a competitive price.


thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) has extensive processing capabilities, including slitting, shearing, sawing, drilling, milling, welding and machining. Materials can also be supplied with TÜV certificates on request.

Road Transport

thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) has invested its expertise in developing it's road transport product range, offering a complete product portfolio to the road transport sector.

The range includes steel, sections, plywood flooring and GRP panels as well as castings with fittings. With the road transport specific products complimenting thyssenkrupp's extensive existing range of aluminium, stainless steel and plastics products.

Aircraft Seating

By carrying a broad spectrum of materials, thyssenkrupp are able to support the diverse range of metals called up by the aircraft interiors industry. From Economy, Business Class through to First Class cabins we are conversant with the differing needs of this market and carry a complete stock range to support your requirements including 6061 sheet, 304 to AMS standards, 4130 sheet and baggage bar tube.

Mild Steel

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe is one of the world’s leading suppliers of high-grade flat steel. With around 27,000 employees, we supply high-quality steel products for innovative and demanding applications in a wide range of industries. Customer-specific material solutions and services associated with the material steel round off our range of services.

Stainless Steel

thyssenkrupp is a world leading supplier in stainless steel to industry. Our product range includes 304, 316, 430, 201, 4003 and 4509 in virtually all shapes, and sizes. In addition to wide-ranging materials and services, thyssenkrupp offers end-to-end warehouse and inventory management solutions, as well as customized supply chain solutions. With AST in Italy, the Group also boasts one of Europe’s leading stainless steel flat product manufacturers and with decoiling, slitting and finishing service centres in both Germany and the UK, you can be sure we can offer the complete stainless steel solution.


thyssenkrupp Materials UK supplies aluminium products in many grades, shapes and sizes. We source from some of the largest suppliers in the world and hold a complete inventory in our stategically located branches throughout the UK.

Our stock range includes flat sheet, cut to size plate, bespoke extrusions, standard extrusions, decoiled to size flat products as well as offering aluminium products for the road transport industry.

Plate & Bar

We now have our plate and bar cutting centre of excellence located in the Midlands and able to service the whole of the UK. On site with our 4 plate saws and 9 bar saws, you can be assured that no job is too small or too large.


materials4me is the thyssenkrupp Materials (UK) online shop specially designed to serve private individuals and commercial customers who require small quantities of material. Here you can order from our selection of high-quality materials online and have the goods delivered to you within a short time.
Our range includes plates, profiles, rods and tubes made of metal or plastic. Our knowledge and great wealth of experience in global materials trading make us the ideal partner for your requirements.
Quality, service and your satisfaction are our highest priorities and that’s why we work continually to improve our range of goods and services.

Coil Products

Our Witton service centre of 100,000 sq.ft. houses an inventory of never less than 2,500 tonnes of prime hot rolled and cold rolled coil. Offering the facilities to slit, cut to length, traverse wind, blank, de-burr and polish stainless steel coil. Our wealth of experience and flair for what we do has been key to our success. With investment in processing equipment, efforts to maintain a motivated workforce and customer satisfaction, Vetchberry Steels has gained acclaim as a first class partner both at home and abroad.