Using raw materials to create metal parts or structures is known as ‘fabrication’ and our sheet metal fabricators in Suffolk employ several different processes and techniques to do so. Our team can produce fabricated metal for various applications and can also produce fully assembled finished products using the wealth of services that we offer. Our fabricators have spent years perfecting our fabrication process so that all of our customers receive high-quality products, regardless of how technical the brief. Taking briefs from conception to completion, we’ve
developed a fool-proof process that produces exceptional results.
All the projects our sheet metal fabricators in Suffolk undertake to start with a design and we offer our clients a range of options. If they want to provide their own design specifications, our team are happy to abide by these and stick rigidly to the requirements presents. Alternatively, we can formulate an idea for a product based on loose parameters and can provide technical drawings to present.
The next stage involves our sheet metal fabricators in Suffolk translating the final design into programmable language so that we can accurately and expertly instruct our various pieces of machinery to form the products. All parts are drawn and ‘nested’ onto a metal sheet, for maximum material usage and minimal waste.
Our laser cutting machine is then employed to start the forming process, navigating straight lines, complex curves and intricate designs to form the correct shapes. Whether it’s a side piece that needs a clean edge or central pieces that need small slits, laser cutting is one of the most precise ways to form metal and has a much smaller margin of error than manually cutting.
Bending & Assembly
Nearing the end of the sheet metal fabrication process, our team make any necessary bends to the material using our press brake forming machine. By clamping the metal between a top tool and a die, then applying pressure, the intended curves are easily achieved and are sharp and precise. Any orders that require a finished product then move into the assembly phase, where any necessary welding and colouring takes place.