Sheet metal fabrication is a crucial metal processing technology widely used in various industrial fields. It creates metal parts and structures of different shapes, sizes and functions by processing and forming metal sheets.
Types of Sheet Metal Fabrication Process
Welding or Joining
Cutting is the initial step in sheet metal fabrication, where metal sheets are trimmed or shaped according to the desired dimensions. There are several cutting methods, each with its advantages and applications:
Shearing involves using a shear or scissor-like tool to cut straight lines in the metal sheet. This method is ideal for creating precise, straight cuts and is commonly used for cutting large sheets into smaller pieces.
- Laser Cutting
Laser cutting employs a high-energy laser beam to melt or vaporize the metal along the intended cutting path. It is incredibly precise and suitable for intricate designs, making it a preferred choice for industries requiring high precision, such as aerospace and electronics.
- Plasma Cutting
Plasma cutting uses a focused jet of ionized gas to melt and cut through the metal. It efficiently cuts thicker materials, making it essential for construction and heavy machinery manufacturing industries.
- Waterjet Cutting
Waterjet cutting utilizes a high-pressure stream of water mixed with abrasive particles to cut through the metal sheet. It is a versatile method that is effective for various materials, including metals, ceramics, and composites.
Forming is shaping flat metal sheets into three-dimensional objects or specific shapes.
Bending involves using a press brake to bend metal sheets at specific angles or curves. It creates components such as brackets, enclosures, and structural elements.
Rolling utilizes rollers to bend metal sheets into cylindrical or conical shapes gradually. It is commonly used for producing pipes, tubes, and curved components.
Deep drawing creates complex, three-dimensional shapes from flat sheets by drawing the material into a die. It is used for producing items like automotive body parts, cookware, and casings.
Punching creates holes, patterns, or specific shapes in the metal sheet. It involves using a punch and die set, with the punch applying force to the sheet to create the desired feature. Punching is widely used for manufacturing electrical enclosures, air vents, and perforated sheets.
Welding or Joining
Welding and joining are crucial for connecting multiple metal components in sheet metal fabrication.
MIG welding uses a consumable wire electrode to join metals, and an inert gas shield protects the weld from contaminants. It is versatile and widely used in automotive and construction applications.
TIG welding employs a non-consumable tungsten electrode to create precise and clean welds. It suits applications requiring high-quality welds, such as aerospace and medical equipment manufacturing.
Spot welding involves using electrodes to join metal sheets at specific points. It is commonly used in the automotive industry to connect sheet metal components.
Sheet Metal Parts
Automobile Chassis Stamping Parts
Product name: Automobile chassis stamping parts – Suspension bracket
Processing: laser cutting, stamping
Application: automobile front and rear subframe brackets
Material: automobile special steel
Car Tail Bracket
Product name: Stamping parts/ Bending parts /Drawing parts /Welding parts
Processing: laser cutting, stamping, welding
Application: Automobile industry
Metal Shock Absorbers
Product name: Shock absorber support plate
The shock absorber support seat is one of the essential components of the shock absorber. The support plate is on the shock absorber’s upper part and connected to the vehicle body or suspension system.
Processing technology: laser cutting, stamping, welding, electrophoresis
Application: automobile shock absorber top glue
Fan Refrigeration Parts
Product name: Fan Refrigeration Parts
Material: iron, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, zinc alloy, etc.
Process: CNC machining, fine carving, turning, milling, drilling and tapping, finishing
Electronic: In electronic equipment such as computers, servers, network equipment, TVs, game consoles, etc., cooling fins dissipate heat and ensure the normal operation of internal components.
Automotive: Cooling fins are used in components such as automotive engines, transmissions, braking systems and electronic modules to maintain performance in high-temperature environments.
Industrial Machinery: Fan cooling fins in industrial machinery and equipment help reduce operating temperatures and increase efficiency.
Power Electronics: In power electronic equipment such as power supplies, inverters and transformers, cooling pads help manage and dissipate heat.
Stainless Steel Bending Parts
Product name: Stainless steel metal sheet laser cutting bending parts
Process: Laser cutting, CNC bending, reel welding, drilling and tapping
Surface treatment: Brushed, mirror, matte
Applications: Mechanical components, building exterior decoration, industrial equipment, automotive parts
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