Sheet Metal Fabrication
Metal fabrication is the creation of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. It is a value-added process involving the creation of machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials.
Manufacturing components and sub-assemblies consists of rolling, forming, stamping, punching, and welding sheet metal. Fabrication methods include progressive die, machining, finishing and other secondary services including assembly. Industries include medical, telecommunications, industrial, automotive and electronics.
The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) fabrication process offers flexible manufacturing runs without expensive hard tooling and stamping machinery. High volumes are not required to justify the use of this equipment.
Advantages of Custom Metal Fabrication
The process is very flexible in being able to produce many different configurations of parts due to the modular nature of the tooling employed. In most cases, most of the punches and dies are already available and they can be mixed and matched to produce a variety of configurations.
Due to the fact that most of the tooling is standard and readily available; the lead-time for tooling is reduced or non-existent. All that needs to be done is to schedule the work order in the metal fab shop, after the programming of the CNC is done.