A lot of industries today adopt one of the most widely used manufacturing processes – sheetmetal fabrication. These services are popular among businesses around the world, because they are affordable and can be used for the manufacturing of various products. Catering equipment, aeroplane wings, splash backs, car door panels and machine guards are just a few examples of the ways in which sheetmetal can be manipulated. Most people who require this type of fabrication know that it can be completed with brass, bronze, aluminium, zinc, stainless steel, titanium and tin, among many other metals. However, some are not aware of the following three facts.
It Can Be Used in Many Industries
Sheetmetal fabrication is the process of manipulating a thin sheet of metal into a finished product. Some industries that regularly call fabricators/welders to perform these services include:
* Food Services
These are just a few examples, but the list is endless. Sheetmetal technology has improved vastly over the years, and tools are becoming more efficient at slitting, perforating and cutting, proving why so many industries favour it.
There are Two Main Processes
Before you get in touch with a company that offers sheetmetal services, it’s important that you decide which process best suits your needs. Most companies will offer the following processes:
* Cutting – This process involves the separation of the sheetmetal in certain areas. Shearing forces will cut the metal with this technique. Punching and slotting are similar processes, which involve cutting material from a sheet of metal.
* Forming – If you don’t want to remove the metal but simply want to modify its geometry, this is the type of service to consider.
Prices for Sheetmetal Fabrication Depend on Gauge Size
When setting out a budget and estimating the cost for sheetmetal fabrication, it’s important to know that the final price will be based on the gauge size. The thickness of the metal is specified by the gauge, and some companies may set out their sizes, whereas others may be able to work with whatever size you require. The size will depend on the type of metal, with commonly used sizes being 8-30 gauge. Batch number and the mill where the metal was rolled at will also affect gauge size.
If you are considering getting sheetmetal services for roof repair or installation, get in touch with the team at Sams Fabrications for a quote! You can get a free estimate for various types of fabrication if you call them on 01603 405040.