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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.

Leading Companies:

  • 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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  • Union Grove, WI 262-878-4220

    In business since 1972, our team at M & W Shops can assist you with all of your sheet metal fabricating needs. Capabilities include custom work, design assistance, volume production, and more. With a state-of-the-art facility and a vast inventory of materials, you can count on M & W to meet the needs and specifications of your project. Visit our website to learn more about what we can do for you.

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  • Gurnee, IL 847-855-9200

    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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  • Grafton, WI 800-403-9777

    PROTOTEK has been an expert manufacturer of sheet metal fabrication for over 30 years. We serve a multitude of industries including construction, robotics, electronics, and automotive. Our wide variety of materials for fabrication include aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and titanium.

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  • Chatsworth, CA 818-709-8505

    For over 40 years, Quality Fabrication Inc. has been a leading manufacturer of sheet metal fabrication. Our highly skilled team understand our clients needs and strive to find the perfect product for their needs. Markets we serve included electronics, industrial, and aerospace.

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  • Rochester, NY 585-266-3060

    McAlpin Industries offers sheet metal fabrication, sheet metal forming, sheet metal stamping, sheet metal enclosures, precision sheet metal and sheet metal products. We will also provide you with complete design assistance if needed. Contact us for your complete sheet metal fabricating needs.

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Sheet Metal Fabricators Industry Information

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.

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Process of Sheet Metal Fabricators

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.

Application of 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.

Materials Used with Sheet Metal Fabricators

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.

Design of Sheet Metal Fabricators

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.