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Aria’s Sheet Metal Fabrication Capabilities
Sheet metal fabrication is an umbrella term for many of the processing methods used to transform flat and thin sheets of metal into a quality end use part. Sheet metal refers to thin sheets of metal stock that are no more than 0.25 inches thick.
Sheet metal cutting is a process used to cut thin, flat pieces of metal into specific shapes and sizes.
Sheet metal bending is the process of using a machine to shape thin, flat sheets of metal into a desired form or shape.
It is the process of joining two or more pieces of sheet metal together using heat and pressure to create a permanent bond.
The surface quality can affect the appearance, durability, and performance of the final product.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Cutting Process
Laser cutting speed, high quality, dimension accuracy of parts up to ±0.05mm. With smooth surface, surface roughness is only dozens of microns, no mechanical processing, parts can be used directly.
Plasma cutting machine does not need to preheat the workpiece, melting speed, cutting surface smooth, not easy to cause workpiece deformation; When cutting the workpiece with thickness less than 40mm, both quality and speed have obvious advantages.
Water jet Cutting
Water jet cutting can be arbitrarily carved workpiece, and is little affected by the texture of the material. Because of its low cost, easy operation, and high yield, water cutting is gradually becoming the mainstream of industrial cutting technology.
Type of Sheet Metal Bending
The upper part of the workpiece is compressed, and the lower part is adjacent to the walls of the mechanism and stretched
The program is almost identical to V-Shape, the difference is only in the number of processing steps;
Allows you to form complex shapes, while to create a structure, you can use both one element and several;
Allows you to get a smooth bend, used to create loops, clamps, and so on.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Welding Process
The manufacturing method usually depends on the size of the part, the complexity of the design, and the type of finish. We offer the most popular metal fabrication operations covering cutting, forming and joining processes.
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
This process uses a tungsten electrode to create an arc that melts the metal and filler rod. It is a very precise welding method that produces high-quality welds with minimal distortion and spatter. TIG welding is commonly used for welding thin sheet metal.
Gas Metal Arc Welding
This process uses a wire electrode that is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool. The wire melts and fuses the metal together. MIG welding is faster than TIG welding and can be used for thicker sheet metal.
Resistance Spot Welding
This process uses two copper electrodes to apply pressure and heat to the metal. The heat melts the metal at the point of contact, creating a weld. Spot welding is a fast and efficient process that can be used for high-volume production.
Resistance Seam Welding
This process is similar to spot welding but instead of welding at a single point, it creates a continuous weld along the seam of two sheets of metal. It is commonly used for joining sheet metal in automotive applications.
This process uses a high-powered laser to melt the metal and create a weld. It is a very precise and fast welding method that is commonly used for welding sheet metal in the aerospace industry.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Materials
The material you use for your vacuum casting will depend on the application and desired properties of the final product. Some of the most common materials include:
Aluminum's combination of lightweight, strength, corrosion resistance, ductility, recyclability, and cost-effectiveness make it a popular choice for sheet metal fabrication.
5052     5754     7075
Stainless steel is a popular material for sheet metal fabrication due to its corrosion resistance, strength, aesthetic appeal, hygiene, heat resistance, machinability, and cost-effectiveness.
304     316     316L    410
416L    420    430    440
Copper is a highly malleable material that can be easily formed and molded without cracking or breaking. This makes it ideal for sheet metal working. Because of its high conductivity, it is often used in the electronics industry.
C110     C102(T2)     C103(T1)
Steel is the most commonly used material for sheet metal. It is a strong and durable material that can be easily formed and fabricated. Steel sheet metal is often used in construction, automotive, and aerospace industries.
Mild steel 1008       Mild steel 1018       Mild steel 1020
Mild steel 1025       Mild steel 1045     Cold Rolled Steel
Sheet Metal Fabrication Surface Finish
Anodizing is a surface treatment process primarily used on aluminum parts. One of the key benefits of anodizing is its ability to produce a range of vibrant colors, which not only enhance the appearance but also provide added protection.
The wall thickness of a sheet metal fabrication part is an important design consideration that will depend on the application and the material being used.
For sheet metal fabrication, the thickness of the sheet metal typically ranges from 0.005 inches to 0.25 inches (0.13mm to 6.35mm).
When designing parts for sheet metal fabrication, it is important to consider the minimum bend radius for the material being used. If the bend radius is too small, the material may crack or deform, which can compromise the strength and durability of the part.
The size of the hole you need to make depends on the specific application and the material being used. In general, the hole diameter should be no less than the thickness of the material to avoid distortion or cracking.
The spacing between holes is also important, as it can affect the overall strength and stability of the sheet metal. In general, the distance between holes should be at least two times the diameter of the hole.
When drilling holes in sheet metal, it’s important to maintain a tight tolerance to ensure the holes are uniform in size and spacing. A tolerance of +/- 0.005 inches is generally recommended for most applications. More Detail
The shape of the hole can also impact the strength and durability of the sheet metal. Round holes are the most common, but other shapes like square or rectangular holes can be used for specific applications.
Sheet Metal Fabrication FAQs
A: Sheet metal fabrication is the process of creating parts, components and structures out of sheet metal.
Sheet metal fabrication involves cutting, forming, welding, painting and finishing of the material to create an end product that is both attractive and durable.
A: It can be used to create furniture, industrial machinery, automotive and aerospace structures, medical equipment and more. Sheet metal fabrication is often used in cases where the size and shape of the product need to be exact so it works perfectly with the rest of the system. It is also great for creating complex parts with intricate details, such as cooling fans and housings.
A: The cost of sheet metal fabrication depends on the complexity and size of the project. Generally speaking, larger projects that require more intricate details will cost more than smaller, simpler projects. Additionally, there can be additional costs associated with painting and finishing processes. It’s best to consult a professional to get an accurate estimate for your specific project.
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