Sheet Metal Work

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Sheet metal work is the process of metalworking that forms new products from various types of sheet metal. Heating processes are used to harden or soften sheet metal by heating or cooling it until it reaches the desired level of hardness, and also so it is in a form that is workable. Several important techniques may be used in the heat treating process, including annealing, quenching, precipitation strengthening and tempering. Read More…

Sheet Metal Work Sheet metal work includes the various processes involved in heating and shaping metal sheets. In general, sheet metal is created by compressing the metal materials between rollers. Once compressed, the sheet metal can be bent, drawn, cut, punched, or stretched. These processes are responsible for forming the metal into a different shape, surface, or size. Most metal working processes require heating the metal.
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Hanover, MN  |  763-777-8087

Astro Metal Craft is a metal manufacturer specializing in aluminum and stainless steel fabrication. Every day we fabricate aluminum and stainless steel for customers in many different industries around the country. We have esteemed knowledge in providing complex and precise fabrications for architectural metal projects and industrial equipment. Our metal fabrication services include AWS qualified welding, punching/perforating, forming, tube bending, laser cutting, embossing, saw cutting, CNC machining, shearing, prototyping and more.

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Allenton, WI  |  262-251-1632

Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

Since 1981, American Industrial has been on the cutting edge of all things sheet metal. This has helped us achieve our spot as a leader of the industry.

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American Industrial Company $$$

Middlesex, NJ  |  732-356-4306

For all your custom precision sheet metal fabrication needs, come to American Made Fabricators. Using advanced sheet metal punching and bending equipment, we produce fabricated parts such as: cabinets, security lock boxes, frames, enclosures, brackets and others ranging from .024-.187 thick. We delivers prototype units, pre-production quantities and high volume runs to schedule and with zero defects.

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American Made Fabricators Inc $$$

Franklin Park, IL  |  866-918-0995

Classic Sheet Metal was established in 1962 on the premise that quality and customer service are the cornerstones of excellence. We, therefore, strive for excellence in all our services including CNC punching, CNC laser cutting, metal stamping, metal forming, welding services, contract assembly and other turnkey metal fabrication services. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified. Call today!

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Classic Sheet Metal, Inc. $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  317-899-2203

We are a premier designer and innovator of sheet metal fabrication. These solutions are suitable for various tasks and our teams are willing to assist you thorough our entire process. We offer in-house manufacturing and our company has 40 years of successful operation. Our engineers can handle any of your requests and we offer fast turnaround on all orders. Just give us a call today to learn more information!

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Estes Design and Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

Dayton, OH  |  937-890-4486

A family-owned business, Staub Manufacturing Solutions has grown from its initial single service of flat laser cutting to offering CNC laser cutting, laser drilling, laser marking and much more, as a full-service manufacturer today. Customer-focused and dedicated to producing high-quality products, Staub looks forward to working with you to find a progressive solution to your laser cutting needs.

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Staub Manufacturing Solutions $$$

Rockwell, TX  |  972-771-8851

At Special Products & Mfg., our equipment is state-of-the-art and most are fully automated with unattended lights out operations. We specialize in sheet metal fabrication such as punching, shearing, laser cutting, bending, machining, and more. With these capabilities, we can help our customers face the challenges of demand fluctuations, design changes, short product lifecycles, and short lead times.

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Special Products & Mfg., Inc. $$$
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Annealing is a process by which a metal is heated and then cooled very slowly, leaving the metal soft and ductile.Quenching, on the other hand, refers to the rapid cooling of metal that can increase the metal's strength. In tempering, the metal is heated to extreme heat, between 400 and 600 degrees Celsius, and is maintained at this temperature until the carbon diffuses to produce bainite or pearlite. Precipitation strengthening, which can also be referred to as age hardening, is another way to increase the strength the metal. Tempering can also strengthen the material.

After the metal is heated, it can be stretched into various forms. During stretching, sheet metal is clamped around the edges and stretched to make various products, including car doors. Sheet metal can be subjected to bending and curving. Bending involves straining sheet metal by moving it about a linear axis on a neutral plane. Other than bending and stretching, several other techniques may be used to shape sheet metal. Drawing and deep drawing, for instance, are stamping processes that make flat sheet metal into varying three dimensional forms.

Cutting changes the size of the sheet and can also be used to cut the metal into different shapes. Comparatively, punches perforate the sheet and cut specific shapes out of the metal. Sanding or deburring of the product can be applied to remove any rough spots or edges. The metal can then be polished for a shiny finish or buffed for matte finish. To finish the product additional steps such as thermal spraying or plating can also be applied.