Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication: An Overview

There are multiple sheet metal fabrication processes, which can be distinguished by how hot the metal is when fabrication begins and the actions taken to create a product. For example, there are cold, warm or hot-working processes.

There are several sheet metal fabrication processes that typically fall into three categories. Bending, deep drawing and spinning are processes that fall into the forming category. Shearing and punching are classified as cutting with shear; water jet cutting and laser beam cutting fall into the category of cutting without shear. Sheet metal ranges in thickness between 0.006 and .025 inches.

There are several tools used in sheet metal fabrications: bandsaws to cut the sheet to a desired size, chops saws and cutting torches are also used to cut sheet metal. Fabricators use hydraulic breaks to bend the metal at specific angles; they use rolling machines to create rounded, not sharp, corners.

BLV Engineering’s skilled fabricators are experienced in a variety of processes including water jet and laser cutting, and work with varied materials, including sheet metal and steel. Fabricators produce custom-made products from steel, stainless and aluminium that meet the highest quality standards. The company’s folding machine works with material that is as thick as 6mm and 3m long. The notching machine works with material up to 6 mm thick.

Whether your company is looking for industrial-grade products, commercial products or something for a residence, BLV Engineering’s technicians can create your product to precise specifications. The 31-year-old company is a family-owned and operated business.

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