For custom sheet metal fabrication projects, expert technicians make parts pre-fabricated from raw materials to assemble and make an item. This is done in a special facility, known as a fab shop before it goes to an assembly plant. Metal fabrication uses several techniques that shape and connect materials in one part.
There are many ways by which a metal can be fabricated. Some of these include:
Laser cutting for the metal fabrication process:- A Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Machine can be used to make stress-free cuts in the metal. This technique prefers CNC punching because it puts less physical stress on the material around the hole. This strengthens the sheet metal.
To create a more complex metal shape, the manufacturing process may require two parts to be welded together. This welding process involves joining pieces of metal with excessive heat.
Resistance welding:- This technique is used to join two sheets of stainless steel and other metals. This is done by applying a large pressure and passing a current through a metal field to join. The advantage of resistance welding is that no other material is required to form the bond, which makes this process more cost-effective.
A reliable and reputable fab shop that offers stainless steel fabrication will use modern technologies such as Medium Frequency Direct Current (MFDC) that welcomes stainless steel, then alternative technology at a faster pace. This provides better quality of welds and does not produce any deformations that are typically associated with MIG and TIG welding techniques.
Robotic welding with automation: Robotic welding can also be used, especially when the project involves most of the parts. In addition to providing high-precision parts, robot welding also accelerates the welding process.
An advanced CNC tube laser cutting job work technique is used to achieve the highest level of accuracy in a tube and metal bending process. A press brake can be used to bend metal to complex specifications with high precision.
The advantage of custom sheet metal fabrication is that you get exactly what you want. Our expert technicians are able to design parts that are unique to your project needs, so if we have a project coming up call us or send us an email so we can help you.