What is precision sheet metal fabrication?
Precision sheet metal fabrication is used to create highly-accurate and detailed metal components. Utilized by industries including aerospace, robotics, biomedicine, and architecture, precision sheet metal fabrication allows engineers to generate complex metal parts in a range of shapes and sizes.
What are the best precision sheet metal fabrication techniques?
At AP Precision, we work with a wide range of metals and techniques. Depending on the material (copper, brass, aluminum, steel, and other alloys) and the type of part (flat, round, engraved, angled, etc) we will utilize one or more different precision sheet metal fabrication techniques. Options include:
CNC Plate Cutting: We use a computer numerical control (CNC) machine to cut sheet metal with a high level of accuracy. We also use the CNC press brake and the turret punch to manipulate materials.
Laser Cutting: Laser cutting is one of the most revolutionary metal fabrication technologies of the twentieth century. This process utilizes a vectorized drawing to yield highly-accurate parts. Appropriate for steel, aluminium, copper, brass, and other alloys, laser cutting is one of the most exact techniques we employ. Tolerances are +/-.003″-.007″.
Welding: Welding can be used to produce 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.
How do we guarantee accuracy?
The best sheet metal fabrication shops have a dedicated quality control department on hand to check that each order matches the specifications laid out in the drawings. Each part should be measured, labelled, packed, and shipped according to the specific instructions given by the client.
Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our precision sheet metal fabrication services.1