Sheet Metal Fabrication

We provide sheet metal cutting and forming services from prototypes to on demand production of sheet metal parts. Start an one hour CNC quote from real engineer, and get your parts made

  • ISO 9001:2015 certificated
  • Lead time as fast as 1 days
  • Aluminium, Steel, Stainless Steel and more
  • Sheet Metal Cutting (Laser, Waterjet), Stamping, Bending, Welding

Laser Cutting Service

Our laser cutting service are able to deliver high-precision cutting and engraving on materials such as aluminum steel, coppe and more

Sheet Metal Bending

Deliver accurate angles with our bending services, achieving a final product that fits within tight tolerances

Stamping Service

Stamping service is a rapid process that generates parts with complex geometries at relatively lower costs.

Waterjet Cutting

High precision CNC waterjet cutting service cut through sheet metals without leaving burn marks

Welding Service

If you need to create a joint on the Metal & alloy pieces for your project, the Welding process is the right choice!

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Why Choose Our sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Are you looking to create actual parts and products from your 2D or 3D design? Our sheet metal fabrication might be the best approach for you.

 

Sheet metal fabrication refers to the creation of the desired shape from the steps of the manufacturing process. It involves various alternatives for each step, such as cutting, bending, joining, and surface finish. But, choosing the right type of process helps optimize the fabrication’s functionality and cost. Prolean makes it easy for you. We decide the best steps for your project based on your requirements.

Our Sheet Metal Fabrication Capabilities

Features

Info

Bend angle
Thickness0.1mm-20mm
Part size limit6000mm*4000mm

Sheet Metal Fabrication Materials

Aluminum

Aluminum is a superior metal in terms of strength-to-weight ratio. It offers High Machinability, ductility, and thermal & electrical conductivity. Parts with aluminium also become highly resistant to corrosion.

Subtypes: 5052, 5083, 6061, 6082

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Brass

Golden shiny color, low friction, excellent Machinability, and high electrical & thermal conductivity. Brass can be easily machined and the best choice for low-friction applications.

Subtypes: C360, H59, H62

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Copper

It offers good strength, hardness, and excellent corrosion resistance with superior heat and thermal conductivity. It also has a very appealing aesthetic.

Subtypes: 101, C110

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Steel

High mechanical strength, toughness, resistance to wear and fatigue, and sturdiness. In addition to carbon, other alloying elements can be added depending on the needed mechanical and physical qualities.

Subtypes: 1018, SPCC

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Stainless Steel

High mechanical strength, Thermal, Wear, and Corrosion resistance. Stainless steel is low-cost and can be machined easily. Parts made from Stainless steel are durable and do not lose that strength over time.

Subtypes: 301, 304, 316

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Finishing Options

we provide 10+ surface finishes for Laser Cutting, contact us for a quote.

Bead Blasted

Bead blasting produces a matte texture, removing all the marks of machining tools. It applies to ABS, Aluminum, Brass, Stainless Steel, and Steel parts.

Brushing

Brushing is achieved by applying an abrasive brush to the metal surface, which produces a unidirectional satin finish. And it is not recommended for highly corrosive materials.

Anodizing

Anodizing involves adding an aluminum oxide coating to aluminum and its alloys. The layers, which come in various colors, increase strength and shield the surface from corrosion.

Powder coating

Powder coating is the electrostatically applying of dry powder to the surface. It produces a thin layer providing excellent resistance to wear, corrosion, and abrasion.

Black-Oxide

Black oxide finish reduces surface reflectivity and offers mild corrosion protection. It involves adding a thin layer of magnetite to the surface.

 

Electroplating

Electroplating increases the hardness of the steel &aluminum parts. It offers excellent corrosion, wears, and abrasion resistance.

Polishing

Physical rubbing of a metal surface to create a shiny surface is called a polishing surface finish. It increases the reflectivity and does not affect the dimensional stability of parts.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Tolerances

Dimension detail

Tolerance(+/-)

Edge to edge, single surface0.005 inch
Edge to hole, single surface0.005 inch
Hole to hole, single surface0.002 inch
Bend to edge / hole, single surface0.010 inch
Edge to feature, multiple surface0.030 inch
Over formed part, multiple surface0.030 inch

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Standards

GENERAL TOLERANCE

For metals, the standard is ISO-2768 fH (fine)

For plastics, the standard is ISO-2768 mK (medium)

Metric threads tolerances:ISO 965-1 standard UN Threads Tolerances: ASME B1.1-2003 standard

knurling: ISO13444:2012 standard Our factory is ISO 9001:2015 certificated

Visual inspection and Protection

Constant visual inspection conditions

Quantification of cosmetic surface quality

Process requirements

Part cleaning and Protection

Quality Inspection Report

Inspection Confirmation

Dimensional confirmation

Appearance confirmation

Quality documentation

Design tips

Design Guidelines-CNC Machining and Sheet Metal

You’ll find it all here, from the material, selection, and standard tolerances to design advice for each operation we provide, including sheet metal bending, Laser-cutting, water-jet cutting, and surface finishing options.

Technology Overview

Introduction

Are you looking to create actual parts and products from your 2D or 3D design? Then, sheet metal fabrication might be the best approach for you.

Sheet metal fabrication refers to the creation of the desired shape from steps of the manufacturing process. It involves various alternatives for each step, such as cutting, bending, joining, and surface finish. But, choosing the right type of process helps optimize the fabrication’s functionality and cost. ProLean makes it easy for you. We decide the best steps for your project based on your requirements.

What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is converting the metal sheet into the desired shape. The process involves more than one step while manipulating the sheet metal to form the body, such as cutting, bending, welding, surface treatment, and many more, depending upon the complexity of the required shape.

The fabrication of sheet metal begins with drawings (2D& 3D). However, before starting the actual fabrication, manufacturers develop a 3D such as a CAD file. The 3D of desire shape provides guidance on what actions should be made, which strategy is the most appropriate and practical, which manufacturing steps are needed, and many other things.

Advantages

• Sheet metal fabrication is the low-cost and effective approach for prototype development and large-scale production.
• The finished part or product made of sheet metal has a high strength-to-weight ratio.
• Sheet metal fabrication offers a wide range of material options to create the desired shape.

Fabrication Steps

The steps of sheet metal fabrication begin with preparing a complete blueprint of required parts. For example, it might be the paper drawing or CAD-3D containing all dimensions. Then, it requires identifying the manufacturing steps such as cutting, bending, welding, assembly, & surface treatment.

Cutting the sheet metal is the step where the actual fabrication starts. Cutting the sheet metal into pieces as the dimension in the drawing can be achieved with various approaches such as CNC cutting, Laser cutting, and Water-jet cutting. After the Cutting operations, the cutting pieces need to be joined to form the shape with Riveting & welding. Other processes, such as bending and turning, are involved if angular or complex shapes are required. If holes are present in the shape, punching or drilling operations are used to create them.

Assembly of components is done to produce the desired shape according to the design of parts or products. Last but not least, surface finishing procedures, including plating, deburring, powder coating, or painting, must be carried out.

Applications

Several industries use sheet metal fabrication processes to create parts and the final product.

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Agriculture
  • Medical
  • Home appliances
  • Construction
  • Electrical & electronics

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Sheet Metal Fabrication FAQ

What are the Material Options for Sheet Metal Fabrication at Prolean?

We have various material options for Water- jet cutting to contribute to your project: Nylon, Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum and its alloys, Nickel, Silver, Copper, Brass, Titanium, and more.

What are the fabrication steps you offer?
We offer almost every manufacturing step needed for your sheet metal project, including cutting, bending, punching, Stamping, joining, milling, drilling, and surface finish.
What is the range of sheet metal thickness for fabrication?
We are capable of working on sheet metal with a thickness range of 0.5 to 5 mm.
Can you assist me with the prototype design?
Our Experienced engineers assist you with the design phase to maximize the function of parts and provide assistance throughout the manufacturing process based on your requirements for the final parts.
What types of products can you produce?
We specialize in HVAC cabinets, electrical device enclosures, automotive parts, ductwork, and aerospace components. In essence, we produce anything from basic furniture to sophisticated engine components.

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