[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”324″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” title=”Types of Sheet Metal Fabrication”][vc_column_text]From the turret punch to laser cutting, different types of sheet metal fabrication applications are used across the robotics, design, manufacturing, and electronics industries. At AP Precision, our skilled fabricators execute many types of sheet metal fabrication techniques to meet our clients’ needs. [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Types of Sheet Metal Fabrication
Your sheet metal project starts with a drawing. Whether digital, blue print, or a sketch, this drawing will serve as a guide to selecting the best sheet metal fabrication processes for your needs. Highly-precise parts will benefit from techniques like CNC machining and laser cutting, while large or high-volume parts may utilize the press brake or turret punch. Here are the types of sheet metal fabrication we offer:[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Laser Cutting: Laser cutting utilizes a vectorized drawing to yield highly-accurate parts. It’s an appropriate tool for steel, aluminium, copper, brass, and other alloys. With tolerances of +/-.003″-.007″, laser cutting is one of the most exact types of sheet metal fabrication techniques in the industry. Our in-house fiber laser cutting machine is capable of rendering complex curves, high-tolerance parts, high-efficiency yields, thin components, and etched plates.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]CNC Plate Cutting: We use a computer numerical control (CNC) machine to cut sheet metal with a high level of accuracy. The CNC press brake is especially useful for creating specialty tooling, architectural parts, and small metal components.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Welding: Welding creates a clean, strong, and precise join between two metal parts. Depending on the size and type of metal used, we will use either Gas Tungsten Arc (TIG), Gas Metal Arc (MIG), or Shielded Metal Arc (Stick) welding.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Turret Punch: The turret punch can take large pieces of sheet metal and mass produce high volume orders. Similar to laser cutting, this tool runs using CAD/CNC technology, making it an efficient and precise sheet metal fabrication technique. Our turret punch uses standard hole sizes, straight edges, and custom tools to quickly create a range of different parts. This technique is ideal for medium tolerance components, weldments, stamped parts, louvers, and logos.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Sheet Metal Finishing Processes: Once your sheet metal part is measured and cut, it may require a surface finishing process like anodizing, chem film, passivation, sand blasting, or zinc plating.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Powder Coating: Powder coating is a way to paint and seal sheet metal parts. It creates a resistant, and streak-free surface. Powder coating comes in several colors, finishes, and weather-resistant options. Read more about our in-house powder coating services here.
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Sheet Metal Fabrication Materials
AP Precision was formed by Southern California’s emerging need for high-precision metal fabrication. A growing technology industry, paired with high-skilled workers and a commitment to quality has allowed AP Precision to become one of the most advanced metal fabricators in the region. Our ongoing focus on quality and accuracy enable us to support a wide field of local and international industries, including: [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]
Our Production Process & Quality Assurance
Once your part is cut and finished, it is reviewed by our Quality Control department for proper specifications and labelling. After your parts pass our quality control measures, they are sent to our shipping department for labelling and packaging. This helps to ensure our parts arrive undamaged and are easily identifiable by your team.
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