Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication involves manufacturing components by manipulating sheet metal through various means. This is most often accomplished by first laser cutting or turret punching the material, followed by forming, bending, and/or rolling the sheet metal, along with welding and other assembly processes.
Tempco has the capabilities to form, draw, and assemble the small to large sheet metal fabrications that our CNC turret presses and 9,000 & 4,000 watt fiber optic laser produce. We have a large welding department, for all your metal fabrication and assembly needs. We can also accommodate the cosmetic needs of your metal fabrication project, with finishing techniques performed by our skilled personnel and our straight-line sanding machines.
Contact us for more information regarding our custom sheet metal fabrication processes, or call us at 651-452-1441 with any questions that you may have.
The Sheet Metal Fabrication Process
Before a finished custom sheet metal work can be provided to the customer, there are numerous sheet metal fabrication techniques that must take place. Sheet metal fabrication comprises several processes and tools depending on the application it serves. All these processes and tools are utilized with a common goal of converting metal sheet into a workable item. These custom sheet metal fabrication types include the following:
- Blanking – The following processes are used for high precision custom sheet metal fabrication blanking: laser cutting, turret press, and waterjet cutting.
- Bending & Forming – This type of custom sheet metal work utilizes machines such as press brakes, folding machines and stamping units to form and bend a sheet of metal.
- Assembly – Certain sheet metal fabrication projects requires assembly work through processes such as welding, riveting, hardware insertion and adhesive applications.
- Finishing – After the metal is formed through any of the above processes, a surface finish of powder coating, plating, or anodizing is applied to the material.
Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Turret Press Capabilities
Tempco’s recently added Amada EMK M2 Series turret press provides advanced quality custom sheet metal work with the highest real-world hit rates and ram positioning accuracy of any turret press on the market. This turret press can also process 5’ x 10’ metal sheets without repositioning, which saves time and creates more accurate parts and greater manufacturing efficiency. Additionally, the Amada turret’s automated material tower allows for 24/7 production processes, which provides even quicker turnaround times.
Water Jet Cutting Sheet Metal Fabrication Process
Tempco’s OMAX Maxiem 1530 water jet cutting machine utilizes a constant supply of high-pressure water that is mixed with granular abrasives to cut and manipulate different types of sheet metal material. The water jet cutting machine’s nozzle directly provides the correct amount of focused pressure and water/abrasive fluid and can be adjusted for custom cuts and designs. The machine’s CNC-operated design allows for multi-axis cutting heads, which can produce ultra-complex part shapes and angled cuts.
Fiber Optic Laser Cutting for Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication
Fiber optic laser cutters operate through amplified light that is channeled through a fiber optic cable. The inner lens of the machine then straightens and delivers a hyper focused beam of light that provides extremely accurate cuts. Tempco’s Amada LCG3015 & FOL3015AJ fiber laser cutting systems utilizes a high-powered, 9000-watt & 4000-watt laser, which produces exceptional edge quality and eliminates scrap and inaccurately-cut parts, reducing material costs. Tempco’s fiber optic laser cutting system can also provide 24/7 “lights out” production capabilities, which equates to faster turnaround times.
Secondary Operations for Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication
Tempco takes pride in providing top quality secondary operations to assist in the completion of all of our manufacturing services. To give you more complete parts that are ready to use (or as close to it as possible) upon delivery, we can provide:
- Powder coating
- Pad printing
- Silk screening
- Fastener insertion
- Rounding of edges
- Tumbling and finishing
- and more
In-House Tool & Die Shop
To ensure the quality and precision of our metal fabrication dies and tooling, we operate a dedicated, in-house tool and die shop. We excel at cost-effective tooling design and conversion from castings, forgings, two-piece assemblies, and screw machine parts. We work with our customers to develop the most efficient tooling approach for each project. We maintain and replace non-permanent dies, and continually update and upgrade them to eliminate obsolescence, all at no charge to our customers. Tooling storage is also free.
We produce sheet metal fabrications, parts, and assemblies for clients across many markets, from medical technology to heavy equipment.
A True One-Stop-Shop for Sheet Metal Fabrication
At Tempco, we want to be your one-stop-shop for sheet metal fabrication and provide complete, turnkey parts, components, and assemblies. We provide inclusive, comprehensive solutions, including sheet metal fabrication, precision metal stamping, and sheet metal prototyping and engineering services.
Contact Tempco for All Your Metal Fabrication Project Needs
Tempco Manufacturing is the only resource you need for custom sheet metal fabrication and sheet metal prototyping. Request a quote on your precision fabrication project, or contact us to find out what we can do for you.