Sheet Metal Fabrication Service
Sheet metal fabrication is a versatile manufacturing process that can be used to create a wide variety of products, from car parts to aircraft fuselages. With modern technology, sheet metal fabricators can create precise and intricate shapes that were once impossible to produce. This makes sheet metal fabrication an essential process for many industries today.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Processes
Laser cutting is a process that uses a focused laser beam to cut material. The heat from the laser melts or vaporizes the material, making it possible to cut thick materials or make very precise cuts.
Plasma cutting is a process that uses a plasma torch to cut through conductive materials. The plasma torch creates a plasma arc that heats the material and melts it away.
Waterjet cutting is a process that uses a stream of water to cut through materials. The water is pressurized and then forced through a small opening in a nozzle.
Sheet metal bending is a process where sheet metal is bent using tools to create a desired shape. There are various types of sheet metal bending, such as V-bending, U-bending, and J-bending.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Materials
Aluminum is a versatile metal that can be used for a variety of applications. It is lightweight yet strong, making it ideal for use in construction and other industries. Aluminum sheet metal fabrication is a process that involves cutting, bending, and welding aluminum sheets to create various parts and products.
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Surface Finishes for Sheet Metal Fabrication
There are a variety of surface finishes that can be achieved through Sheet Metal Fabrication. The type of finish will depend on the material being milled, the desired appearance, and the tolerances required.
|Standard||The most common surface finish is a clear, powder-coated finish which provides a durable and consistent finish.|
|Bead Blasted||Bead blasting is an extremely versatile process and can be used on a wide variety of metals. It is often used to prep surfaces for painting or powder coating, as well as create a unique look for signs and other projects.|
|Brushed||The most common brushed finishes are stainless steel, bronze, and aluminum. Stainless steel is the most durable of the three, but it is also the most expensive.|
|Brused + Anodized type II||Type II anodized finishes are created by first covering the metal surface with a layer of anodic oxide. This provides a smooth, even surface that can be tinted to create a variety of colors.|
|Bead blasted + Anodized type II||Bead blasting + Anodized type II surface finishes are specialized surface finishes that are typically used on sheet metal components.|
|Anodized type III (Hardcoat)||Anodized type III (Hardcoat) surface finishes are known for their high wear and abrasion resistance. This makes them ideal for applications where sheet metal is subject to high levels of friction or contact with other surfaces.|
|Powder coated||Powder coating is one of the most popular surface finishes for sheet metal. It is a durable, long-lasting finish that can be applied to a variety of metals, including steel and aluminum.|
|Black oxide||One of the most popular black oxide finishes is black zinc oxide, which provides excellent corrosion resistance and a lustrous black finish.|
|Chromate conversion coating||Chromate conversion coatings are one of the most popular surface finishes for sheet metal. They provide a durable, corrosion-resistant finish that is available in a variety of colors.|
Sheet Metal Fabrication Tolerances
General Guidelines when Designing for Sheet Metal Fabrication
|Cutting feature||± .00787’’ (0.2 mm)|
|Bend angle||± 1.0°|
|Bend to edge||+/- 0.010” (0.254mm)|
Why Choose Us for Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication is a process of shaping and forming metal into desired objects through the use of various tools and machines. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as creating parts for machinery or vehicles, or for creating art or other objects. There are many benefits to choosing us for your sheet metal fabrication needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Sheet Metal Fabrication is the process of forming parts from a sheet metal blank. The blank is cut to size then formed to the desired shape and dimensions.
The best way to cut sheet metal is with a CNC plasma cutter. This will allow you to make clean, precise cuts without having to worry about making mistakes.
The process of sheet metal fabrication involves cutting, bending and assembling disparate pieces of metal to create a final product. The most common metals used in sheet metal fabrication are steel, aluminum and stainless steel.
Plan your design and make a prototype before you start fabricating the final product. This will help you catch any errors in the design before you waste time and material on the final product.
Yes, you can use Sheet Metal Fabrication to create a custom part for your car. We can create custom parts for any car, truck, or SUV. We specialize in creating custom parts for cars, trucks, and SUVs.