The Ins and Outs of Sheet Metal Processing and Fabrication
If you are wondering about fabrication and sheet metal processing in Manitoba and beyond, wonder no more. Dowse Manufacturing creates custom metal components every day, and we’re happy to provide information on the industry.
Before we go any further, let’s define what sheet metal is, so we’re all on the same page. It is, simply put, metal that is formed into thin flat pieces, or sheets. It is the prime material used in a number of manufacturing processes to create an amazing variety of products.
Sheet metal processing involves using different techniques to shape parts from various types of metal, such as carbon steel, aluminum, or stainless steel. Most companies use proven methods like flat laser cutting, tube laser cutting, CNC forming, plate rolling, welding, and plasma, flame, or saw cutting. It takes skilled and experienced technicians to use this type of high-tech equipment and develop prototypes or a production run of components.
These methods of fabrication are incredibly useful. They allow manufacturing and machining companies to create products as diverse as gears, metal roofs, and airplane fuselages. When you contract with a company for a project, they require specifications to make the piece to exacting tolerances so that you get precisely what you need.