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Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques

Sheet metal fabrication is becoming increasingly popular across a wide range of industries in the USA and Canada. If you are considering embracing this method of building or repairing parts, there are 4 main techniques that metal fabrication companies should specialize in. We highlight a few important facts about them below.

1. Soldering 

Soldering is different from welding because metal fabricators heat the metal in an effort to bond it together, but it is never melted. However, only certain metals can be soldered. These include gold, silver, brass, copper and iron.

2. Plasma Cutting 

Plasma cutting comes in handy when complicated and intricate designs are required in metal work. A plasma cutting machine has the power to cut those complex shapes without impacting the surrounding material. CNC machines are often employed to do the same thing, but they are not nearly as accurate as plasma cutting machines. 

3. Metal Brake Bending 

Metal brake bending is a sheet metal fabrication technique that creates angles or bends in the metal. A press brake is the equipment that is most commonly used to do this.

4. Hydraulic Pressing 

Hydraulic pressing has various different applications. For example, it may be used for moulding, forging, blanking, punching, clinching, metal forming and deep drawing. Another popular application for hydraulic pressing is sheet metal fabrication. 

Here at Heather & Little Ltd., we specialize in sheet metal fabrication in all forms. We are also one of the USA and Canada’s most trusted suppliers of copper, lead coated copper, and other exotic sheet metal types and finishes. For information regarding our products and services, be sure to get in touch with our team.