Sheet Metal Engineering
Sheet metal engineering is the planning stage of modifying flat metal sheets (usually made of iron, aluminum, or stainless steel) by forming, cutting, or bending them into a particular shape or structure. The engineers program specialized machinery to fabricate sheet metal and turn it into something meaningful. The discipline is widely used in heavy industries where metal is the major element.
Special tools, such as CNC laser machinery is also used in the sheet metal fabrication process. This method ensures precise cutting throughout the process.
|Metal||Max Thickness in Inches|
|Stainless Steel / Nirosta||1.125|
|HR (hot roll steel)||1.125|
- Sheet Size – 78” x 157”
- Cutting Tolerance – +/- .002”
Service Area Coverage:
Metaline metal fab shop is located in Toronto, at the heart of Canada’s largest business cluster, and minutes drive from YYZ – busiest Canadian airport. We serve customers from all industries in Ontario and across Canada. We also deliver orders and projects in the USA – we are easy to reach within less than 2 hours drive from New York state border.
Our engineers will work with you directly in order to fully understand your requirements as well as provide options regarding materials, finishes and other specifics. It’s our goal to establish a long-lasting relationship with all of our customers and we recognize that this initial step is crucial in setting the trajectory for the entire project.
We will take the submitted specification and prepare pre-production drawings/models/blueprints which we will submit to you for approval. Any changes that need to be performed can be done so at this stage and we’ll ensure that they are made in accordance with the original specifications.
During this stage, we will fabricate your products based on the approved specification, guidelines and timeframes. You will always know exactly what stage your project is in.
Our QC team will inspect the finished materials for defects and ensure that the everything was completed to the original specifications.
Optionally, we offer delivery services as well for projects of any size and can ship your fabricated materials via ground, sea or air to any major worldwide destination.
Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication is the process by which metal sheets are transformed into required form and structure. CNC operators cut, fold, bend or form metal sheets by using press brakes or laser cutting machines. In some cases, chop saws, band saws and cutting torches are also used but these instruments are mainly restricted to the small-scale industry.
Today metal fabrication utilizes programmable CNC machines and production process had made work easy, precise, and fast.
A plain metal sheet that has been punched or stamped using specialized tools is called perforated metal. The process is used to enhance noise suppression and improve protection against breaking. Or sometimes perforation can be used to enhance metal sheet appearance when used for interior or exterior design elements.
For best results and precision of metal perforation (especially stainless steel), such process should only be performed by heavy CNC machinery in specialized shops.
Did you know?
Metaline has recently purchased and installed a 2021 Bystronic Export 12KW Laser at our Toronto facility. The new machine is able to handle 78″ by 157″ sheets on top of our previously purchased machine, that handles 60” X 120” sheets. This increased productivity allows us to meet all of your J.I.T requirements.
Request an Estimate
No matter what size or complicity your sheet metal fabrication project, we are here to assist you. Contact us today via phone or email, share your requirements, and our engineers would be happy to provide detailed quote for your project.