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Metal Fabrication Service

If you need metal fabrication for custom parts we are one of the most capable and affordable sources and we can get the job done right. We stock a wide variety of materials, use state-of-the-art machines and diligently follow all design specifications. We continually strive to improve and optimize our processes and maximize customer convenience. Our customers range from inventors to businesses to government agencies. We are focused on quality and customer service.

About metal fabrication

Metal fabrication includes several processes of manufacturing metal components by changing the raw metal material using various tools. The processes can be classified as cold, warm and hot working depending on the temperature at which the material is processed. Most of the objects around us such as paper clips, computers, bolts, nails, automobile parts, parts used for instruments and machinery and countless other products are transformed by metal fabrication processes such as bending, punching, drilling, turning, grinding, threading etc. The factors influencing the process included the type of material being machined, the rate of production, the desired geometry, and other physical requirements of the part.

Fabrication can be divided into the following categories.

Metal Forming

  • Bending: During bending, the workpiece is bent to form flanges, contours, curls, seams, corrugations and other geometries by means of applying force through hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical machines. 

Shearing

  • Conventional shearing: Shearing is a metal cutting process through which flat surfaces cut using a scissors-like action, usually in straight lines.
  • Turret Punching: Turret Punching creates shapes in sheet material by successively punching a series of basic shapes. Edges are cut by the shearing action of a punch and die.

Material Removal

  • Sawing: Sawing is a type of cutting in which the cutting tool is a blade that has a series of  teeth, with each tooth removing a small amount of material. Sawing is typically used to shape raw material to the approximate size of the part, prior to additional processes.
  • Tapping: Tapping produces internal threads in the workpiece. This involves use of a tool with multiple cutting teeth.
  • Boring: Boring produces circular internal profiles in hollow workpiece or on a hole made by drilling or another process.
  • Turning: Turning rotates the workpiece about its axis while applying cutting tools to create a desired shape.
  • Drilling: Drilling produces holes in a workpiece using a fluted cutting tool.
  • Milling: Milling removes small chips using a rotating cutter that moves in three axiis.
  • Grinding: Grinding is a chip removal process in which the cutting tool is an abrasive grain wheel. Different types of grinding include Surface grinding, Cylindrical grinding, Internal grinding and Centerless grinding.

Advanced Methods

  • Laser Cutting: Laser cutting involves focusing a beam of high density energy on the surface of the workpiece. The beam evaporates portions of the workpiece in a controlled manner.
  • Electro Discharge Machining: Electro discharge machining is based on erosion of metal by spark discharges. This process can be used for machining any material which is an electrical conductor.
  • Wire EDM: The wire EDM or Electro Discharge Machining produces part shapes by cutting a metal work piece with a continuously moving wire by means of rapid, repetitive spark discharges. This process is used to cut thin and thick metal and is often used to make punches, tools and dies from hard metals.
  • Waterjet Cutting: In this process, the force of a water jet is used to cut material. The water jet acts like a saw and cuts a narrow kerf in the workpiece. Most of metals, plastics, fabrics, wood products, rubber, insulating material, leather, brick and composite materials can be cut using the waterjet process.

How to Proceed

We can quote your job using conventional CAD files or you can use our unique free CAD software where you can: design your part quickly and easily, get instant pricing, and order online.


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