Metal Manufacturers

Metal manufacturing encompasses a wide range of methods that are used to alter the condition of metallic materials. Metal processing is most often performed for two main purposes: to shape the metal, such as in metal spinning and metal stamping, or to alter the state of the metal’s surface, such as in galvanization or coating. Of these two purposes, metal forming is more common, and it includes processes like metal injection molding, metal casting, metal extrusion and more. In addition, there are many processes that are more unique and specialized. For instance, there are material specific processes like aluminum extrusion or processes that specifically form sheet metal. Although there is a wide variety of metal manufacturing processes, some of the most common methods of metal processing for industrial applications include electroless nickel plating, metal etching, roll forming, water jet cutting, die casting, forging and metal stamping.

Aluminum Extrusions Manufacturer

Aluminum Extrusions – Talan Products Inc.Aluminum extrusions are typically fabricated by forcing aluminum cylinders through a die, shaping the aluminum into many forms like profiles, channels, and tubing. Aluminum is one of the most commonly extruded materials because of its impressive strength-to-weight ratio, rust resistance, and temperature resistance.

Due to their strength, aluminum extrusions are perfectly suited for structural applications as well as many other functions in the construction and automotive industries. These items are also simple to manufacture and are completely recyclable which makes them a cost effective and reusable solution.

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Broaching Manufacturers

Broaching Services – Avon Broach and Production CompanyBroaching is a cost-effective, precision metal removal service that can cut almost any material, though broaching technicians most often use softer metals. The purpose of broaching is to cut the external (flat, round or contoured) surface or internal part of a shape or form, like an internal spline, a gear, a sprocket, a keyway, a slot or surface serrations. Broaching is performed in a broaching job shop.

Most products made through broaching are intended for use within the industrial sector. Examples include: gears, fastener threading, fastener heads, pulleys, sprockets, wrenches and bushings. As noted, a variety of materials may be broached. The common list consists of copper, aluminum and brass, with some steel grades, plastic and wood.

business Leading Broaching Manufacturers

Avon Broach and Production Company
Rochester Hills, MI | 248-650-8080

Ohio Broach & Machine Company
Willoughby, OH | 440-946-1040

Fairchild Auto-Mated Parts, Inc.
Winsted, CT | 800-927-2545

VW Broaching Service, Inc.
Chicago, IL | 800-966-6052

Miller Broach, Inc.
Capac, MI | 810-395-8810

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CNC Machining Manufacturers

CNC Machine Services – Eagle Stainless Tube & Fabrication, Inc.CNC machining is a manufacturing process that utilizes specialized computer programs to instruct the automated design and production of high precision parts for a number of industries.

An acronym, CNC stands for computer numerical control. This refers to a broad range of CNC manufacturing processes utilized throughout the production process to create small or large volumes of identical precision parts quickly and efficiently.

business Leading CNC Machining Manufacturers

Thuro Metal Products, Inc.
Brentwood, NY | 800-238-3929

Valk Industries, Inc.
Greeneville, TN | 423-638-1284

H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.
Reed City, MI | 231-832-2356

MES, Inc.
Lewis Center, OH | 740-201-8112

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Expanded Metal Manufacturing

Expanded Aluminum – Dexmet CorporationExpanded metal includes all metallic elements or alloys that have undergone a specific machining process in which a sheet or coil is simultaneously cut and drawn to provide an open grid like pattern.

An economic alternative to perforated metals, the production of expanded metal sheets results in no waste material as it is slit rather than punched. Fewer raw materials are needed as well because each component can be stretched to as much as ten times its original length.

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Laser Cutting Manufacturers

Precision Laser cutting – Great Lakes Engineering, Inc.Laser cutting is a low-distortion hot cutting process that most commonly uses a CO2 laser for the cutting of material, which is usually metal. "Laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The beam of the laser is an extremely focused radiation of a wavelength, meaning the beam will not dissipate like conventional light beams.

Laser cutters are frequently controlled through precision programs. These precision programs, which direct the laser cutting process with minimal human intervention, get the information they need from CNC systems that use CAD designs to input machining details.

In addition, technicians may partner an “assist gas,” like nitrogen or carbon dioxide, with laser cutting, in order to ready newly cut surfaces for painting or corrosion resistance coating. CO2 laser cutting, for example, is a gas assist laser cutting technique, and it is considered the most powerful wave laser in the world today.

business Leading Laser Cutting Manufacturers

Great Lakes Engineering, Inc.
Maple Grove, MN | 763-425-4755

Custom Finishers, Inc.
High Point, NC | 336-431-7141

American Industrial Company
Gurnee, IL | 847-855-9200

Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Tamaqua, PA | 888-218-2260

EMW Laser
Largo, FL | 727-548-0452

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Metal Etching Manufacturers

Metal Etching Companies – VACCO Industries, Inc.Metal etching, also referred to as metal engraving, is the process of creating grooves, fine lines or impressed designs on metal parts or sheets. There are a number of different methods with which to achieve the desired pattern or finish on a metal part; the most common of these methods are mechanical or chemical machining or acid etching.

Today, metal etchings are most commonly done using chemical or mechanical machining or acid etching. Other techniques include photo etching, also called photofabrication, stamping, water-jet cutting, laser engraving, electro discharge machining (EDM) and mechanical milling. Laser etching, or engraving, is favored for its ability to create very fine, clean lines on surfaces with little need touchups. EDM achieves exceptionally close tolerances by exposing the metal part to streams of corrosive electromagnetic discharge. After etching, manufacturers can smooth or polish away any imperfections, burrs or marks.

business Leading Metal Etching Manufacturers

Great Lakes Engineering, Inc.
Maple Grove, MN | 763-425-4755

Tech-Etch, Inc.
Plymouth, MA | 508-747-0300

VACCO Industries, Inc.
South El Monte, CA | 624-443-7121

Focused Beam Laser Engraving
Bedford, VA | 540-586-0728

ID3, Inc.
Arlington Heights, IL | 800-995-9781

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Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

Metal Fabricators – Noble IndustriesMetal fabricators are companies that process metals into usable products. Fabrication is a blanket term used in reference to a wide range of metalworking processes. Some of the most common fabrication processes include metal bending, metal welding, stamping, punching and many other metal forming processes.

Fabricated metal parts are almost never made from freshly mined, unprocessed metals. Rather, they are usually fabricated from metal materials that were processed in some fashion. The standard metal raw materials used by metal fabricators include plate metal, tube stock, formed and expanded metal, welding wire/welding rod, and casting.

Virtually any metal or metal alloy can be used to create a part or product, but some, like steel, stainless steel or aluminum, are more likely to be used than others. Some of the other metals commonly used in fabrication processes include bronze, brass, and titanium.

business Leading Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

Manufacturing Sciences Corporation
Oak Ridge, TN | 877-481-0455

MetalTek International
Waukesha, WI | 262-544-7777

Midwest Metal Fabrication & Custom Rolling, Inc.
Whitestown, IN | 317-769-6489

Milwaukee Metal Products, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI | 414-463-2090

Pendarvis Manufacturing, Inc.
Anaheim, CA | 714-992-0950

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Metal Stamping Manufacturers

Assortment of Metal Stampings – Micro Forms, Inc.Metal stamping is a method of metal forming which utilizes a press to force sheet metal into a tool or die.

Many other metal forming processes like bending, drawing, blanking, and cutting can be incorporated into metal stamping. With a variety of different tools and dies, metal stamping can produce a very diverse range of metal products. The metal stamping process is perfect for quickly and efficiently manufacturing large quantities of products at a low cost, and metal stamped parts are repeatable and can attain precision tolerances.

business Leading Metal Stamping Manufacturers

Micro Forms, Inc.
Garland, TX | 972-494-1313

American Industrial Company
Gurnee, IL | 847-855-9200

G&M Mfg. Corp.
Crystal Lake, IL | 815-455-1900

Talan Products Inc.
Cleveland, OH | 888-327-6714

Kenmode Precision Metal Stamping
Algonquin, IL | 847-658-5041

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Perforated Metal Manufacturers

Perforated Metals – MetalexPerforated metals are created in a metal stamping process in which a pattern of holes is blanked out of sheet metal.

Many different kinds of metals can be perforated including steel, aluminum, brass, and titanium, and these metals can serve a variety of purposes. They are commonly used in structural, design, and filtration applications. Lightweight perforated metals like aluminum can be used as decorations, while perforated steel is frequently used for architectural support. There are also many different kinds of perforation patterns like staggered and straight patterns, and the holes come in a variety of shapes and sizes as well.

business Leading Perforated Metal Manufacturers

Remaly Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Tamaqua, PA | 888-218-2260

Ferguson Perforating
Providence, RI | 800-341-9800

Astro Engineering & Manufacturing
Hanover, MN | 763-777-8087

Hendrick Manufacturing Company
Carbondale, PA | 800-225-7373

McNichols Company
Tampa, FL | 855-695-5724

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Screw Machine Products Manufacturers

Screw Machine Products – H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.Although specialty screws and fasteners are a common product manufactured by screw machining, also known as Swiss screw machining, other types of turned parts have crucial applications as precision medical tools, automotive tools, laboratory tools, electronics components, appliance components, military parts and many others.

Precision turning and machining processes are often required for the construction of such products.

business Leading Screw Machine Products Manufacturers

H & R Screw Machine Products, Inc.
Reed City, MI | 231-832-2356

Thuro Metal Products, Inc.
Brentwood, NY | 800-238-3929

Avanti Engineering, Inc.
Glendale Heights, IL | 630-260-1333

Pacific West America, Inc.
Calabasas, CA | 866-317-0208

C&M Machine Products Inc.
Hudson, NH | 603-889-1330

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

Sheet Metal Fabrication – Seneca Sheet Metal CompanySheet metal is metal in the form of thin, broad sheets.

Sheet metal itself is seldom a finished product; rather, it used to create many different products in the aerospace, automotive, communication, computer, construction, electronics, food processing and storage, military, and pharmaceutical worlds.

The process by which sheet metal is formed into usable parts and products is called sheet metal fabrication. It features a variety of fabrication processes, such as bending, drawing, flanging, punching, shearing, spinning, and stretching. All sheet metal fabrication processes seek to create high quality, long-lasting parts and products, while reducing material and labor costs.

business Leading Sheet Metal Fabrication Manufacturers

American Industrial Company
Gurnee, IL | 847-855-9200

Detronic Industries, Inc.
Sterling Heights, MI | 586-977-5660

IDEAL Industries
Vinton, IA | 800-332-0005

J & E Metal Fabricators, Inc.
Metuchen, NJ | 732-548-9650

Prestige Metal Products Inc.
Antioch, IL | 262-891-3888

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Steel Service Centers

Hot Rolled Steel – Penn Stainless ProductsSteel service centers are facilities that process and treat various alloys of raw steel and sell the treated steel to manufacturers, who use them to produce any number of steel goods. Manufacturers that request the services of steel service centers include those in the aerospace, automotive manufacturing, construction, electronics, and shipbuilding industries, among others.

Typically, steel service centers manufacture a variety of premade shapes, such as steel beams, steel strip, steel tubing, and I beams, as well as a myriad of pre-production treatment processes. In fact, approximately 70% of all steel purchased by steel service centers receives some sort of pre-production processing. Servicers perform services like steel galvanization, steel aluminization, hot rolling, and cold rolling.

business Leading Steel Service Centers

Block Steel Corp.
Skokie, IL | 847-966-3000

McNichols Company
Tampa, FL | 877-884-4653

Curtis Steel Co., Ltd.
Houston, TX | 800-749-4621

Premium Plate
Axis, AL | 251-602-7404

Leeco Steel, LLC
Lisle, IL | 800-621-4366

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Tube Fabrication Manufacturers

Tube Forming – Tube Bending IncorporatedTube fabrication, or pipe fabrication, uses a variety of techniques to shape, bend, enlarge and cut tubes of all sizes and metals into parts, components and consumer products. Tubes are used to serve many functions: containment, support, transportation, protection etc. While tube fabricators are not generally involved in forming raw metal materials into tubes, tube fabrication services are an essential part of the process of tube or pipe manufacturing.

Equipment such as swaging machines, mold bending, hydraulic tube benders, and CNC mandrel bending machines are used extensively by trained engineers in the processes of tube cutting, flaring, swaging, and bending. Each of these processes are applied to ensure the fortitude of the tubing and the prevention of material diffusion.

business Leading Tube Fabrication Manufacturers

Tube Bending Incorporated
Apple Valley, CA | 760-948-4220

United Metal Fabricators, Inc.
Cleveland, OH | 216-662-2000

Triad Products Corporation
Everett, WA | 425-514-8363

Albina Co., Inc.
Tualatin, OR | 866-252-4628

Diversico Industries, Inc.
Brooklyn Center, MN | 763-537-5919

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Water Jet Cutting Manufacturers

Waterjet Machining – Jonco Industries, Inc.Water jet cutting is a volume reduction process used to create new shapes and machine existing shapes. Hydro cutting offers manufacturers and fabricators an alternative to resource-intensive hot-cutting processes like laser and plasma cutting. Water jet cutters are capable of precisely cutting intricate shapes out of metal and plastics as well as some glass and ceramic materials.

Customers of waterjet cutting services and waterjet cut products include those in the aerospace, automotive, communications, food processing, and industrial equipment manufacturing industries, as well as lumberyard workers and artists. Waterjet cutting services are popular with these customers and others because, unlike conventional cutting processes like blade cutting, they do not create burrs or other imperfections. Also, because waterjet cutting does not use heat, but is rather a cold-cutting process, it does not put products at risk for warping from friction, discoloration, or other related damage.

business Leading Water Jet Cutting Manufacturers

Hydro-Lazer, Inc.
Freeport, PA | 724-295-9100

Jonco Industries, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI | 800-236-7311

Ability Engineering Technology Inc.
South Holland, IL | 708-331-0025

Atlantis Waterjet Services, LLC
Atlanta, GA | 866-961-0360

Precision Waterjet Concepts Inc.
Pequot Lakes, MN | 218-568-5052

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