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Sheet Metal Prototyping Fabrication

SMFR’s custom sheet metal prototyping services offer a fast and cost-effective solution for your projects. Services including bending, punching, cutting standard gauge metal for both prototypes and low volume production runs.  Sheet metal fabrication produces durable, end-use metal parts with a wide selection of materials and finishes that meet your specifications, for a variety of industries like: Automotive, Medical device, Aerospace, electronics, energy and robotics.



Sheet Metal Prototyping Fabrication

1 Material selection
Aluminum + , copper, stainless steel + , steel and zinc

2 Finishing options
Bead blasting, anodizing, plating, powder coating and custom finishes

3 Thickness options
Variety of gauges available

4 Durability
Sheet metal fabrication produces durable parts for prototyping or end use

5 Scalability
Low setup costs mean low prices for large volumes

6 Turnaround
Parts delivered in just 5-10 days

What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is a set of manufacturing processes used to turn sheet metal stock into functional parts. The sheet metal is usually between 0.006 and 0.25 inches (0.015 and 0.635 centimeters) thick.

There are several processes that fall under the umbrella of ‘sheet metal fabrication’. These include cutting, bending and punching, and can be used either in tandem or individually.

Sheet metal fabrication can be used to create either functional prototypes or end-use parts, but end-use sheet metal parts generally require a finishing process before they are ready for market.

Sheet Metal FAQ

Does it cost more to use multiple sheet metal forming processes?
In general, a part that is cut, bent and punched will cost more than a part that is, for example, just cut using a laser cutter.
However, most sheet metal parts demand a combination of forming processes, and this will not increase the price by a drastic amount.
Is there a minimum order quantity?
No. You can order a one-off prototype or 1,000+ units.


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