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Sheet Metal Fabricator Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of sheet metal fabricators. Utilize our website to review and source sheet metal fabricators with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate sheet metal fabricators that will design, engineer, and provide sheet metal fabrication services for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading sheet metal fabricators. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right companies whether you are looking for filter sheet fabricators, industrial sheet metal fabricators, or precision sheet metals.

  • Gurnee, IL

    American Industrial Company is one of the premier sheet metal fabricators in the industry today. We have been in business since 1981, and we carry that knowledge and expertise into every project we handle. For more information on all our products and services explore our website or give one of our representatives a call.

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  • Sterling Heights, MI

    Detronic Industries is an industry-leader in custom sheet metal fabrication, including sheet metal products. We are sheet metal fabricators, servicing industries such as the computing, financial services and health care fields. We are an ISO 9001:2000-certified company serving you since our founding in 1958. Contact a Detronic team member today and tell us how we can assist you.

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  • Oxford, NC

    RFR Metal Fabrication specializes in the fabrication of precision sheet metal parts, assemblies, custom enclosures and more. We have been providing quality products for the telecommunications, automotive, computer and electronics industries since 1999.

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  • De Pere, WI

    The sheet metal fabrication division at Robinson Metal specializes in stainless steel as well as aluminum, carbon steel & polycarbonates. We guide you through each phase of your metal fabricating project from design to production. Our custom sheet metal work is produced on state of the art equipment. Since 1975, we’ve done sheet metal fabrication & have specialists in every type of fabrication.

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  • Bridge City, TX

    The STI Group provides you diversified service capabilities for your industrial capital construction, maintenance, piping spools, heavy structural steel & plate, sheet metal, modular, material processing, vessel fabrication, boiler & heater, exchangers, and related specialty services. We have been a dynamic partner executing these specialty services for over 30 years. Privately owned and operated.

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Sheet Metal Fabricators

Sheet metal fabricators use a variety of processes to form parts from metal that has been compressed and stretched until thin and pliable. Common fabrication processes include stretching, drawing, bending, flanging, punching, shearing and spinning. The general process consists of forming, cutting, finishing and assembling the sheet metal. Fabricators may also work with previously manufactured sheet metal that can be reused.

Sheet metal providers provide the material the sheet metal fabricators use to produce the products. Because sheet metal itself is rarely the final product, sheet metal fabricators have a very important role for many industries. Aluminum sheet metal and stainless steel sheet metal are two of the most widely used materials. Some fabricators use computer numeric control or CNC machining which uses a software program to control the movements of the tools and equipment. This results in precise designs while reducing the cost of materials and labor.  Specifications such as part size, required strength, number of parts needed and additional materials are important details for sheet metal fabricators. Virtually every industry relies on sheet metal fabricators to produce the metal parts they need including electronic enclosures, computers, aircraft, HVAC, consumer appliances, exhaust systems, tanks and more. Fabricators are necessary for food processing and storage, communications, automotive, medical, electronic, aerospace, construction and other applications.


Sheet metal is made from slabs and rods of alloys that have been melted and pressed into rectangular shapes. As with most metal working processes, either high temperatures or high pressures are necessary to change the characteristics or form of the metal. Raw material is melted together to remove impurities and to form a homogenous mass. The molten metal is then cooled and reheated through annealing, a process where the metal is slowly cooled or quenching, where the metal is cooled very quickly. Tempered metals are subjected to extreme heat to increase their strength. Sheet metal fabricators work with different procedures and tools than fabricators who work with machined parts. Sheet metal designs are cut from thin flat metal and assembled into larger parts whereas machined parts are made from rods or thick pieces of metal. Once the metal is ready, the slabs are compressed between rollers until thin. Fabricators then apply mechanical deformation forces to change the form and shape of the flat sheet. It may be perforated and punched full of small holes or repeatedly bent. Stamping, drilling, blanking and shearing are cutting processes that physically alter the shape of the sheet metal by removing selected material. Trimming also occurs during this step. Finishing finalizes the product through such processes as sanding or deburring to remove rough bits called burrs, the metallic equivalent of sawdust. Painting and visual designs may be added by specialized fabricators and the final part is assembled or prepared for shipping.

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Sheet Metal Fabricators - Noble Industries
Sheet Metal Fabricators - Southerntier Custom Fabricators, Inc.
Sheet Metal Fabricators - Southerntier Custom Fabricators, Inc.