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Sheet metal fabrication includes parts that are found almost everywhere and HLH can help you quickly and accurately make your enclosures, brackets, assemblies, weldments, cabinets, housings and other sheet metal parts and prototypes.
Our rapid sheet metal prototyping and production services include a variety of tooled and manual manufacturing techniques and processes enabling us to realise some highly complex parts without expensive and time consuming production tooling.
|Bead Blasting||All metals||Uniform matte of raw material colour||Bead blasting is used mainly for visual purposes and comes in several different grits which indicate the size of the bombarding pellets.|
|Powder Coating||All metals||Black, white||Powder coating is typically used because it has a longer lasting, tougher finish than painting.|
|Anodizing||All metals||Clear, black, grey, red, blue, gold||Anodising is used to increase surface hardness, wear resistance and durability of metals such as Aluminium.|
Sheet metal encompasses a wide range of processes to manipulate and shape sheets of metal into the required geometry. HLH use bending, laser cutting, punching, welding as well as CNC folding, drilling, tapping, countersinking, counterboring and other processes to manufacture your sheet metal parts and prototypes.
Benefits of Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal can be quickly cut into 2D profile shapes and formed out of a variety of high-strength materials, making it perfect for rapid tooling. Its per-unit pricing lowers significantly in production volumes. Combined with end-use materials and high throughput, sheet metal fabrication is a well-known production method.
Sheet Metal Fabrication is Used For
Prototypes and low volume production, medical and communications products, housings and enclosures, everything from cars and space rockets and planes to air conditioners and soda cans.
Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal is a common form of raw metal stock, usually 0.006 and 0.25 inches thick. Fabrication is a collection of processes used to shape raw metal stock into a usable product. Sheet metal fabrication includes many machining processes meant to assemble, cut, or form a sheet metal workpiece. After fabrication, a product often needs to undergo finishing processes before it’s suitable for commercial use.
There are 3 common stages in the sheet metal fabrication process, all of which can be completed with various types of fabrication tools. 1. Material Removal 2. Material Deformation (forming) 3. Assembling
Many industries are heavily reliant on sheet metal fabrication, such as the aerospace, automotive, electronics and farming industries.