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Redstone Manufacturing’s U.S. headquarters means that we value quality. Our sheet metal manufacturing facilities located in China, Mexico, India, Taiwan, and Brazil are certified in production quality and consistency. After years of experience navigating manufacturing overseas, we have simplified doing business overseas to help companies secure the best price for their sheet metal fabrication projects.
What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?
Sheet metal fabrication is a fundamental process for manufacturing metal products. It involves taking metal sheets and forming them into the desired shape and size. Cutting, forming, and finishing are the three methods of metal fabrication.
Sheet metal fabrication has uses across countless industries from the appliance industry, computer electronics, railroad to aerospace, agriculture, and even the medical industry. Sheet metal is a cornerstone of nearly everything we interact with on a daily basis. From cars to washing machines and I-beams in buildings, it is in everything. It is difficult to name an industry that does not utilize sheet metal fabrication in the production of its parts and products.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques
Sheet metal laser cutting combines clean edge finishing free of distortions, high repeatability, and fast production. We offer 2D and 3D cutting options for engraving, rapid prototyping, and manufacturing applications.
Sheet metal stamping is also known as pressing and involves placing a flat sheet into a press. This is a high volume, low-cost, and fast process for producing identical parts. Sheet metal stamping can also be performed in conjunction with other metal shaping operations for easy manufacturing.
Metal robotic welding is becoming a faster way to join metal than traditional welding done by an individual. There are a variety of different robotic welding methods such as arc, resistance, spot, TIG, laser, and plasma welding, all with different applications.
Sheet metal punching involves punching out a predetermined shape in a piece of sheet metal. The end product is a metal that is left behind.
Sheet metal plasma cutting is ideal for metal blocks thicker than one inch. Plasma metal cutting is faster and more precise than with a laser at these sizes, which then translates to cost savings.
Sheet metal bending forms metal into a curved form such as U, V, L offset bending, edge bending, roll bending, and channel bending. This is one of the most common processes of sheet metal fabrication.
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Welding joins together two pieces of glass, thermoplastics, or metal that have similar melting points. Fabrication is a longer process that involves the design, formation, and finishing of metal sheets.
Sheet metal fabrication process will depend on the fabrication technique. Laser cutting will have a very different process and machinery than sheet metal stamping.
A huge benefit of sheet metal fabrication is the ability to purchase what is needed with little material waste. Unused sheets can also be used for other projects. Sheet metal fabrication offers a variety of materials, and that choice will depend on the part’s application. Metal fabrication materials include Stainless steel, pre-plated steel, cold rolled steel, aluminum, and copper-brass alloys.
Countless products are made from sheet metal fabrication services. Some examples include car frames, train frames, airplane wings, building frames, fences, plumbing components, wiring, playground equipment, and even bike racks.
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