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Sheet Metal Enclosures

Sheet metal enclosures

Are you looking for a bespoke sheet metal enclosure? Yorkshire Laser & Fabrication is the solution to your issue. We are the ‘go-to’ manufacturer for top-quality sheet metal enclosure design, particularly within specialist sectors such as the power generation and telecommunication industries. These sectors demand unique products, excellent customer service, and bespoke housing solutions. Off-the-shelf products cannot match this requirement.

Creating Enclosures to Your Exact Specifications

Our team can create enclosures to your exact specifications; ensuring that your components can be fitted with ease and everything is placed exactly where you want it. The list of service options is almost endless. Do you need your part to be light or heavy duty? Waterproof or highly robust? Stainless steel or aluminium? Painted or self-colour finish?

By choosing Yorkshire Laser you obtain exactly what you ask for. You can also have your enclosure supplied with the following:

  • Locks
  • Hinges
  • Glazed doors
  • Seals
  • Copper earth bars
  • Anti-condensation paint
  • Internal mounting panels


We also specialize in the manufacture of 19” aluminum racking and equipment panels which can be supplied in whatever colour and IP rating you require.

Our In-House Enclosure Design and Development Capabilities

Are you unsure of exactly what you want? Do you not have access to your own design facilities? No problem – because we do! Just take advantage of our own in-house design team who will be happy to help you realise your ideal enclosure. Yorkshire Laser has tackled projects from a few hundred millimetres square to several metres square! We have the product knowledge and experience to be able to deliver the bespoke enclosure you need, whatever the requirement. This includes:

 Sheet Metal Enclosure Design via CNC machining

At Yorkshire Laser, we regularly CNC punch sheet metals, including aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel, in material thicknesses ranging from 0.5mm to 3mm, and our laser cutting machine will cut up to 20mm material thickness with both options offering a maximum sheet size of 3m x 1.5m.

Our sophisticated folding capability enables us to create multiple size and shapes of enclosures and profiles, and with the capability of up to 4 metres and 220 tonnes and a huge range of tooling there are few pressing jobs that we cant tackle. We also offer both TIG & MIG welding in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

Bespoke Sheet Metal Enclosures

It doesn’t matter if you require stainless steel, mild steel or an aluminium enclosure, we are able to help no matter your needs. Any size or shape is achievable, regardless of how complicated or complex your needs are. Our enclosures can come complete with locks, seals, hinges, handles and a variety of painted finishes. We use only the finest laser cutting tools and machinery available on the market to obtain the best cost-effective results.

All our metal enclosures come with or without finishing such as zinc plating, galvanisings and powder coating. We also offer the options of an anodised finish and a grained brushed finish.

Materials Available for Sheet Metal Enclosures

Once you understand the requirements of your sheet metal enclosure, the next step is to choose the material that will be the most suitable, as certain materials will wear out when exposed to certain working conditions. The different materials available include the following:


This metal is lightweight and corrosion-resistant and has a lower stiffness level than steel in many conditions. Whilst there are many types of aluminium, the two primary aluminium alloys employed in sheet metal enclosures are 1050 aluminium and 5251.

1050 Aluminium

1050 aluminium is optimal for many sheet metal projects as it is easy to form and is very malleable so can handle tight radii. 1050 aluminium can be welded by conventional methods and has good corrosion resistance. It is the lowest cost of the standard aluminium available in sheet format.

5251 Aluminium

5251 aluminium has a higher tensile strength than 1050 so is stronger and harder wearing, it also profiles better on the lasers and is easier to cut with film intact than 1050. Whilst slighter more expensive than 1050 it is generally preferred for sheet metal enclosures due to the increased rigidity.

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel enclosures are manufactured to meet the most demanding industrial and hazardous area environmental applications. Stainless steel is the premier choice of enclosure for instrumentation and electrical appliances.


Zintec is a steel product with a zinc-iron alloy coating on the steel surface produced by the continuous hot dipping process. zintec sheets offer good paintability, weldability, corrosion resistance, and formability.

The Laser Cutting Benefits

The benefit of using laser cutting to create your sheet metal enclosure include:

  • High-speed laser cutting
  • Unbeatable precision
  • Supreme edge finish
  • Create intricate detail and be as artistic as you want
  • Ability to create complex shapes affordably
  • Products delivered on time and in budget

Look What Our Customers Say!

Sandy Love (MD of a specialist electronics supplier to the yellow goods industry): “Yorkshire Laser has been our reliable supplier, creating bespoke enclosures when off-the-shelf solutions just wouldn’t fit. Their help in designing our range enclosures has been invaluable, allowing us to improve the quality of our product whilst significantly reducing our costs.”

If you’re looking for a new enclosure solution pick up the phone and dial 01977 553 120. We are more than happy to help with your enquiry. Alternatively, you can organise orders by clicking here to leave us a direct message.




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