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Sheet metal fabrication 

Sheet metal fabrication involves transforming flat sheets of metal into various shapes and components. This is achieved through a combination of cutting, forming, and sometimes joining techniques. Here's a breakdown of the most common sheet metal processes:

Cutting Processes:

  • Shearing: This is similar to using scissors on a large scale. A shearing machine employs sharp blades to make straight or curved cuts on sheet metal.

  • Punching: A punch press equipped with a shaped tool creates holes in the sheet metal. This process can also be used to remove specific shapes from the sheet.

  • Laser Cutting: A focused laser beam precisely cuts intricate shapes and designs on the sheet metal. It offers superior precision, minimal waste, and the ability to work with a wider range of materials.

  • Waterjet Cutting: A high-pressure jet of water mixed with abrasive particles cuts through the sheet metal. This technique excels at cutting thicker materials and those sensitive to heat.

Forming Processes:

  • Bending: Sheet metal is bent at specific angles using a brake press. This machine forces the sheet metal to conform to the shape of a mold.

  • Rolling: Sheets are passed between rollers to create curved shapes, cones, or tubes. This process can also be used to reduce the thickness of the sheet metal.

  • Drawing: A sheet metal blank is stretched and formed into a desired shape using a punch and die set. This technique is commonly used for parts like cups, cans, and pots.

  • Folding: Sheet metal is folded along pre-scored lines to create boxes, enclosures, or other three-dimensional shapes.

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Work with Us to Achieve the Metal Parts You Need
Southern Spring and Stamping, Inc. have the latest technology, machinery, and equipment to achieve your desired metal sheets. We can fabricate them into any shape you want with high accuracy and precision. Furthermore, we also offer MIG, TIG, and spot welding techniques that we can use for welding different metals to finish your product.
Lastly, our metal fabrication services come with competitive rates, and we provide timely delivery. So if you’re looking for “sheet metal fabrication near me” that fits your requirements perfectly, don’t hesitate to contact us today! You may also request a quote, and we can get that project going.

  • Shearing: You can cut metals with or without a shear. If you use a shear, it involves shearing, cutting, and blanking. It’s widely used in non-industrial products since they need to produce accurate results.

  • Bending: Bending uses press brakes to bend metal sheets into different shapes, such as U, V, and channels.

  • Forming: Forming is a process that involves stretching, bending, stamping, and roll forming. It reshapes the metal to the contours you want.

  • Welding: Welding utilizes heat to melt one section, which will be joined with another component with a filler. We offer MIG, TIG, and Spot welding for this process.

  • Folding: It involves changing the shape of the material to your desired result without breaking the material.

  • Laser Cutting: Laser beams are used in the material to cut them with extreme precision.

  • Rolling: Rolling is when the sheet metals are passed through tolls to reduce their thickness.

  • Powder coating: A dry coating process where the powder is used to coat the material, which is one of the last steps of the manufacturing process.
     

The methods enable us to achieve the different shapes you require for your project. Furthermore, we can fabricate other metals used mainly by the industries we serve.

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