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OVER 100 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DESIGNED-IN EVERY TIME
Our unique blend of technology, experience and knowledge enables us to create more agile, more effective manufacturing solutions to address the most complex of manufacturing challenges relevant to today’s world.
From sophisticated bonding of base and precious metals to complex stamped and assembled products, our unique blend of technology, experience and knowledge enables us to create more agile, more effective production solutions to address even the most complex of manufacturing challenges.
Since it pioneered the first electrically-driven rolling mill in the early part of the 20th Century to becoming the first UK company to start electrical-contact welding in the 1960s, STL has always had innovation at its heart.
Today the company continues to lead the way with its unique combination of design capability, tool precision and manufacturing efficiency.
Synergy between core competencies and innovative design, has enabled STL to project lead and manufacture leading edge components for the Smart Metering industries and focus on new areas in the growing Electric Vehicle markets.
STL manufactures bimetal strips from a proprietary cold-cladding process. Configurations include Inlay, Edgelay and Throughlay. Base materials are Copper and Brass with options of Silver or Silver alloy stripes. Onlay is manufactured using a seam welding process, using Brass as the base metal.
Our cold-clad process allows for very thin silver layers to be deposited with pinpoint precision minimising the amount of precious metal needed.
Our unique throughlay process provides the fuse industry with an alternative product to solid silver with a significant reduction in direct costs. The use of seam welding is preferred in some applications, especially where lower volumes are involved. Hot bonding is generally used for micro-profile tape and other similar applications.