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Sheet Metal Forming

Sheet metal forming, as one of the sheet metal fabrication services, by using mechanical tools, with air or with liquids, magnetically or with explosives, makes a flat metal sheet into desired shapes. There are special forming processes such as superplastic forming, press hardening, and hot forming. Usually, to make one sheet metal rapid prototyping part, one or more above forming processes will be involved.

X Rapid Technologies offers versatile sheet metal forming services with a variety of materials for both rapid prototyping and low-volume production during a short time interval, like other sheet metal fabrication services. 

Tolerances of sheet metal forming services

Tolerances depend on the geometry of the parts. There is a tolerance of +/- 0.05 mm in general. Higher tolerances are available on request for all sheet metal fabrication services.

Finishing for sheet metal forming prototypes

Surface treatments including painting, powder coating, silk screening, anodizing, bead blasting, electroplating, and brushing are all available for all sheet metal fabrication services. 

Advantages of sheet metal forming services

· There is little material waste in sheet metal forming, so it is cost-effective.

· It is possible to create very complex shapes. 

· The final parts are accurate and lightweight. The strength of the raw material may also improve during sheet metal forming processes.

Applications of sheet metal forming services

Sheet metal forming is used in an array of industries like the automotive industry, the aircraft industry, the construction industry, the home appliance industry, the manufacturing industry, etc.

When should I use sheet metal forming services?

Among sheet metal fabrication services, sheet metal forming is very suitable for brackets, front panels, enclosures, chassis, speaker grilles, etc. Contact us so we can offer you the right solution for sheet metal rapid prototyping, short runs, or high volumes.

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Material Options for Sheet Metal Forming Service

Aluminum, copper, brass, zinc, stainless steel, steel alloys, magnesium, etc.

Why Choose X Rapid Technologies for Sheet Metal Forming Services?

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Shorter Lead Time

We can ship sheet metal rapid prototyping parts as fast as 3 days to truly help you speed up your new product development process.

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Tailored Solutions

With profound expertise, we can meet all your customized needs with tailored solutions for both sheet metal rapid prototyping and quick-turn production.

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Vetted Quality

As ISO 9001:2015 certified, quality is our top priority, and strict quality checks are conducted before shipment for all sheet metal fabrication services.

Sheet Metal Forming FAQs

Please send us files in CAD, STP, STEP, IGS, or X_T format. 
The lead time for creating a one-off sheet metal rapid prototyping part is usually no less than 3 days. It varies for different projects of sheet metal fabrication services. We will estimate the lead time during the quoting period.
Sure. We have served the international markets for over 10 years and delivered over 10,000 sheet metal rapid prototyping parts globally. 
In addition to sheet metal forming services, we majorly provide other sheet metal fabrication services including sheet metal cutting, sheet metal stamping, and sheet metal welding services to process all kinds of sheet metal rapid prototyping parts and low-volume components. 
Of course. You can look at our sheet metal rapid prototyping parts on our Case Studies page. Or contact us for some pictures of sheet metal rapid prototyping parts.
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