There is a lot of skill and expertise that goes into producing precision sheet metal fabrication. From working on a concept, design and development, to the fabrication itself, every part of the process will be carried out by an engineer who is highly qualified to carry out their role.
Increasingly, precision sheet metal fabrication is carried out through the aid of computer technology, so not only do engineers need to know how to produce fabrications that are engineered to precise specifications, they also need to be skilled in operating this new technology. Personnel are therefore trained and certificated in the use of this high-tech equipment, as well as traditional welding techniques.
So what are the main processes involved in precision sheet metal fabrication?
Successful sheet metal fabrication companies increasingly have to offer a comprehensive service to their customers. They have to be equipped to offer all types of fabrication processes under one roof. This means significant investment in facilities, equipment and the training of personnel to be able to meet ever changing market demands.
Although there are many processes involved in producing precision sheet metal fabrication, the main ones are as follows:
- Design and Development. Using the latest CAD (computer aided design) software, engineers – in conjunction with their customers – work on the concept and are then able to produce 2D and 3D drawings of the product. It will also allow designers to import customers’ own drawings into their systems.
- This service gives customers the opportunity to develop new products or improve and update existing products. Working with highly skilled engineers who are experienced in several areas of the manufacturing sector, customers are able to develop products in a controlled and confidential environment. During prototyping, the products are able to be thoroughly checked and tested to ensure that they are fit for purpose, as well as being suitable for the customer’s requirements.
- Precision fabrications need a very high quality of weld, especially for high accuracy contact parts. Therefore, welders are required to hold coded welder certificates in MIG, TIG and spot welding.
- Many of the fabrication processes use the very latest CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) equipment, such as CNC laser cutting and CNC press brakes. This means that sheet metal can be drilled, bent, formed and cut to complete accuracy to produce fabrications that are manufactured to exact precision. The various fabrication processes include:
- Laser Cutting
- Bead blasting
- Some customers require the individual fabricated pieces to be assembled into machine units. It is particularly important for products that will be employed in sectors such as pharmaceutical, medical and food, that they are assembled in a dedicated, clean assembly area.
High quality and precise
It takes years of experience to know how to produce high quality, precision sheet metal fabrications that are designed and manufactured to customers’ specifications and expectations. Numerous products in industries such as aerospace, military, pharmaceutical, and medical need to be manufactured to such accuracy that even being a 100th of a millimetre out would be unacceptable.
For all of your precision sheet metal fabrication requirements, you need look no further than C H Barnett. With a reputation of experience, flexibility and quality in many industries, we guarantee to produce high quality fabrications made to customers’ precise specifications with zero defects.
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