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Modular Ducting

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On top of our range of custom products, Viking supply an enormous range of Modular Ducting to industry in NZ.

 

Some key benefits of Modular Ducting include:

  • Fast Turnaround (all off the shelf!)
  • Simple & Quick to Install
  • Compatible with other systems
  • Competitive Pricing

We have everything. Branches, Dampers, Clamps and everything in between.

If you need an extension to your existing ducting, replacement parts, or even an entirely new system then we can help.

Get in touch with us today at 0508 XTRACT

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#modularducting #ductingsystems #vikingironcraft #sheetmetal

 

Why Viking?

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With so many options now-days… why choose us?

Our difference is that while we do sell standard products, each project we undertake is tailored to that specific customer. We visit your site, find out exactly what you’re after, then 3D model the entire thing in Solidworks so we can manufacture on-spec, every time.

We also innovate on our parts continuously. Take this baghouse door handle as an example:

This is a part we use in our systems all the time. The first iteration was made up of several pieces, including some flat-bar which needed cutting to size, some welds to join everything together, and hot-dip galvanising to complete.

The iteration we use today is made entirely from sheetmetal, needing only a small amount of laser-cutting, and a few bends on the press before final assembly. This means we do everything in one room, instead of using precious time and money on additional processes.

Baghouse Handles Version 1 to 3 (left to right)

What this means is you’re getting a product that is customised for you. Our consistent innovation reduces cost while also improving the look and feel of our systems, benefits we pass on to you.

If you’re after an extraction system that we guarantee will suit your needs, get in touch with us today at 0508 XTRACT

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#sheetmetal #extractionsystems #vikingironcraft #dustextraction 

Working in 3D

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With the recent opening of our Sheetmetal division, we’ve had a chance to apply our 4o+ years of learning as a business to an entirely new venture.

While we’ve been making sheetmetal products for the entire lifetime of Viking, we haven’t been offering this as a service until now.

Cutting Direct from 3D Models

This has been a challenge for many years in the sheetmetal industry. With the popularity of 3D CAD software such as Solidworks and Inventor, many engineering businesses are designing everything on their computers. Traditionally, most laser-cutting machines will take a 2D Flat-Pattern of a sheetmetal part, in the form of a DXF or DWG file.

Having to export these files from 3D to 2D for every single part is tedious. If the responsibility for exporting these files lies on the engineering business, it becomes a huge time-sink for their employees. If the sheetmetal service provider does this for them, it comes at additional cost.

How do we solve this?

Metalix

Viking decided to purchase licenses of Metalix’s CAD/CAM Sheetmetal package several years ago, and we’ve found huge benefit in using this to drive our laser-cutting and press machines.

 

Metalix AutoNest – Nested Flat Patterns from 3D Models

Upon opening the sheetmetal division, we began to automate this process even further. We can now take 3D Models directly from a customer along with a bill of materials (BoM), and using the Metalix package go directly to manufacture.

Metalix takes in 3D models of various formats, recognises whether bending is required, and automatically generates flat-patterns for the laser.

 

 

 

Metalix MBend – 3D Visualisation of Bent Part & Required Tooling

 

The MBend add-on performs a similar task for our press machines, turning 3d Models directly into press-programs that are sent to the machines. This removes the need for our operators to manually programme each step (a tedious process), and even selects appropriate press tooling from our catalogue.

This Add-on, like the the rest of the package, will take many 3D formats such as .STEP, Parasolids (.X_T) along with most native outputs from CAD packages such as Solidworks and Inventor (.SLDPRT & .IPT).

 

Our Promise

With all this technology, we will save you exceptional amounts of time if you come to us with your sheetmetal needs. Automation helps us to keep pricing competitive, with lead-times generally a matter of days.

Lastly, because we manufacture directly from your 3D model, you can be sure that the parts will be made exactly as intended.

If you have a project you’re interested in discussing with us then get in touch today!

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#sheetmetal #vikingironcraft #automation #lasercutting #bending

More Fans

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Most of us buy fans for when the weather gets warm at home, why not have them in your factory as well?

At Viking we manufacture a huge range of Fans, some of which remove hot air and fumes. These can be made to suit your specific requirements, or picked from our standard range.

We’ll handle the whole process, including installation, supports and watershed flashings.

Our range is extensive:

Flow Rates : 800 m³/hr to 65,000 m³/hr

Material Options :

  • Pre-Galv
  • Hot-Dipped Galvanised
  • Stainless

Types :

  • Hazardous Area Fans
  • General Ventilation Fans
  • Hi-Temperature

If you’re interested in hearing more, or have any other sheetmetal projects you’d like to talk to us about then get in touch today!

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#roofventilation #rooffans #axialfans #vikingironcraft #sheetmetal

We’re Back!

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Happy New Year,

From all of us at Viking, we hope those of you that got a holiday in are well-rested and are as excited as we are for 2024.

We’ve got a number of huge projects that we’re already getting stuck into for the year, some of which we’ll be sharing a bit more about over the coming months.

If you’ve got any ideas for a sheetmetal project you’ve been sitting on for awhile, give us a call.

Whether we end up being the right solution for you or not, we’d love to have a discussion!

 

Our Process

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Here at Viking we’re manufacturing specialists.

Our process for producing anything looks like this:

  1. Get in touch with one of our experts with your request
    No problem is too big or small. We’ll assess the project at hand and where required, we’ll happily visit your site to get a feel for the solution face-to-face
  2. Take it back to the drawing board
    Our capable and experienced team of engineers will design a solution (including CAD drawing) and price it up for you, free of charge
  3. We’ll present our solution to you
    We’ll chat through the solution with your team and make sure it meets your expectations and requirements in the most cost effective way
  4. Build, manufacture, install
    Our team will take care of the end-to-end process form conception to installation, in-house. Our reputation is built on delivering NZ made quality solutions to meet your expectations, on time and ahead of the competition

For an example lets take this Rotary valve we made recently, a small part of a much larger project.

One major benefit of this process is that we’ve built up a large library of parts over the years which we can pull into new projects, incorporating bespoke requirements and continuously improving upon them to keep ourselves ahead of the curve.

We’ve been around for over 40 years now, and are confident we can do almost anything. If we can’t, we’ve got a huge network across NZ and will point you in the right direction.

Get in touch with us to discuss your next Sheetmetal or Engineering project.

Season’s Greetings!

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From all the team here at Viking, thanks for another incredible year.

We’ll be shutting down from the 21st December, through to the 8th of January. So if you have any last-minute work you need done, get in touch with us ASAP.

Here’s a couple of pictures from some recent fishing trips. Side-note, we made the boat ourselves! Check out this link: VK Marine

The Biggest Fans…

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Are the ones we make at Viking.

We Design and Manufacture Fans anywhere from 1000 m3/hr to 100,000 m3/hr, and they get pretty massive!

 Handling something like this in a workshop is always a challenge, but we’ve been doing it for over 40 Years with no plans to stop.

Sticking to our philosophy of NZ-Made, everything is Designed by us, Cut on our Laser, Folded / Rolled in-house, Welded and Painted by our team of expert Fabricators.

 

 

This particular fan comes in at 90,000 m3/hr, close to the largest we do. It has a 75kW motor, powering the fan via belt-drive. This is just a small part of another large project we’re currently working on for a customer down in Ohinewai.

If you’re after a replacement to existing fans, a completely new extraction system, or even if you’re just curious.. then give us a call. Get a Fan, and become one too.

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Viking | Sheetmetal Division

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With our new Laser-Cutter now fully setup and dialed in, Viking has opened the doors for Contract Sheetmetal Services across Auckland and the greater North Island. We can laser-cut, press and fabricate a wide range of materials & thicknesses.

Aluminium Laser Cutting

We’ve spent a lot of time getting our cut quality perfect. Combining the technology of our 3kW Han’s Laser with Metalix’s AutoNest Software, getting parts from design through to production is almost entirely automated. Check out our products page for Laser Specifications: Laser Specifications

We also have MBend from Metalix, allowing us to program our press-brakes direct from a 3D Model (preferred) or 2D Flat Pattern, meaning operators can focus on the quality of the finished part.

If you have an idea for something you’d like made but don’t have experience or access to CAD, we can help. With the latest in SOLIDWORKS CAD Software we can turn your idea into a finished part using specialist knowledge of our capabilities.

Mild Steel Laser Cutting

What does this mean for you? 

  • Quote’s are fast, and accurate.
  • As soon as you’re ready to order, your parts can be put into production.
  • No more waiting weeks for small orders, expect them at your door or ready to pickup within days.

If you’ve never used Sheetmetal services before, give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process. If you have, then you’ll be impressed by our lightning-fast lead times.

Get in touch today and talk to a Viking about your next Sheetmetal project.

Vikings Laser Cutting Machine has arrived

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There has been a bit of excitement around the factory and office over the past few days as the arrival of our long-awaited Laser Cutting machine came down the drive way on the back of a couple of large trucks.

The system is now being assembled in a stand alone building on the Viking site. Once the machine has been completed, programmed and tested, we will begin training some of our trades people, and the design engineers from our in-house design office.

To begin with, the machine will be operated by existing staff to ensure an in depth understanding of its operation and capabilities.

This investment replaces our CNC plasma cutter which has been a valuable contributor to Vikings fabrication shop for the past 20 years. The Laser Cutter will improve productivity, quality, and provide further options for our design team in the manufacturing and assembly processes.

The addition of this machine will also increase Vikings services to industry- especially in the field of contract Laser Cutting around west Auckland where these types of machines are few and far between and well booked up with workloads.

Laser Cutter

 

Machine specifications

  • High precision rate (±03mm).
  • Cutting sheets up to 3050 x 1530mm
  • Suitable for a range of steel types including Mild Steel, Stainless steel, Galvanised Steel, Aluminum and Brass.
  • Cutting complex shapes.
  • Etching and marking detail.

 

We will update progress of the machines installation once it is on line and operating over the next few weeks.