Fabricating sheet metal parts is an extremely versatile and cost-effective method for manufacturing parts and components for a variety of different applications. This process has found its way into just about every facet of our daily lives, from the materials which were used to make your household appliances to the car you drive, the smartphone in your pocket, the gutters on your roof, and the airplanes that fly overhead. It all begins with an idea, and through the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), the designs become a reality through a system of machines in a modular assembly line which is configured to manufacture sheet metal into finished parts and components.
Sheet metal is just about as diverse as the metal and alloys used to create it. Steel, aluminum, and pre-plate each are bent, pressed, welded, cut, and fabricated into a finished sheet metal part. Depending on the requirements, costs, and structure of the design, there is a sheet metal that is right for the job. Finishing can also include anodizing, powder coating, painting, silk screening, and acid etching.