Sheet metal fabrication is a specific machining method to manufacture metal sheets with a uniform thickness of less than 6mm. There are lots of sheet metals and the main fabrication processes are cutting, bending, snapping, forming, welding, riveting, etc. 

1. Material choices

There is a wide range of metal material choices, including cold-rolled sheet (SPCC), hot-rolled sheet (SHCC), galvanized sheet (SECC, SGCC), copper (CU), red copper, beryllium copper, brass, aluminum (6061, 6063, 5052, 1010, 1060, hard aluminum, etc.), stainless steel, etc. Stainless steel and aluminum sheet metal fabrication are generally its top two applications.

2. Part types available

Sheet metal fabrication is typically used to produce parts shaped like chimneys, iron barrels, oil tanks, ventilation pipes, elbow-shaped heads, sky circles, funnels, plug-in boxes, etc. For example, sheet metal box and ductwork fabrication are common applications. There are some showcases.

  • Stainless 403 sheet metal fabrication

Aluminum Sheet Metal Box and Ductwork Fabrication Facts

Aluminum Sheet Metal Box and Ductwork Fabrication Facts

People seldom have sheet metal parts finished, especially stainless steel parts from sheet metal boxes and ductwork fabrication. They are inner parts that cannot be seen, so surface treatment is unnecessary. 

  • Aluminum sheet metal fabrication with oxidation finishing

Aluminum Sheet Metal Box and Ductwork Fabrication Facts

Apart from stainless steel metal fabrication, aluminum sheet metal fabrication is the second most applied one.

You may notice the above sheet metal parts have lots of holes. They are made by laser drilling technologies that change the traditional processing method of sheet metals, realize unmanned operation, and greatly improve efficiency, thus realizing fully automatic operation, driving the development of the sheet metal fabrication industry, and upgrading the drilling effect. The result is remarkable.

No matter what you need is sheet metal box and ductwork fabrication or other parts fabrication, X Rapid Technologies is here ready to offer you the best machining solution with a short lead time and good finishing.