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What is sheet metal fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is a manufacturing method that involves cutting and bending sheets of metal to form different shapes.

Sheet metal fabrication is more cost-effective than CNC machining when it comes to metal components with uniform wall thickness.
Advantages of sheet metal fabrication
We have an excellent technical team, which can be designed according to customers requirements.
  • 01
    Material selection
    Machining size:3000*1500mm
    Cutting thickness:20mm
    Tolerance : +0.05mm.
  • 02
    Finishing options
    Bead blasting, anodizing, plating, powder coating and custom finishes
  • 03
    Thickness options
    No matter the demands, we can produce your prototype or parts quickly and efficiency using out connected system of in-house production systems.

Available materials for sheet metal

Below is a list of our standard available metals for sheet metal fabrication.
Aluminum Stainless steel Mild steel Copper Brass
5052 301 1018 C110 H65
1050 304 SPHC C101 H62
1060 316L SPCC   TU1 C260
1100 410 SGCC TU2 -
5083 420 SECC T2 -
5005 430 65MN - -


Available sheet metal fabrication processes

Our network of Manufacturing Partners gives you easy access to sheet metal fabrication capabilities to serve all your manufacturing needs.
 Name                                                                              Description                                                                  Allowable sheet thickness

    Laser cutting                           This manufacturing process usesa high-power laser beam to                               1-6mm (depending on material)
                                                cut a material sheet.                 

Bending                                   This manufacturing process uses dies to produce a U-shape,                               1-6mm (depending on material)
                                                V- shape or channel shape along straight axis in ductile materials.      


Tolerances for sheet metal fabrication

Surface finishes are applied after machining and can change the appearance, surface roughness, hardness and chemical resistance of the produced parts.

Feature Tolerance                                       Allowable sheet thickness

    Bend angle                                                   ± .00787’’ (0.2 mm)    
Bending                                                          ± 1.0°       

Bend to edge                                                  +/- 0.010” (0.254mm)

Available surface finishes for sheet metal

The table below summarizes the standard tolerances of the parts produced by certified Hubs Manufacturing Partners.
This is our standard finish. Parts as delivered as  cut and bent, no additional treatment applied. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
Bead blasted + Anodized type II
Parts are dipped in an anodizing bath (type II) after bead blasting. Ideal for increasing the corrosion resistance of the part. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
Powder coated
Powder coating layer is applied directly after fabrication. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.

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