Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication

Custom sheet metal fabrication involves manipulating sheet metal to produce high-quality components with custom specifications. This process is often accomplished by laser cutting or turret punching the material, followed by forming, bending, rolling, or welding the sheet metal.

Tempco can form, draw, and assemble small-to-large sheet metal fabrications pressed by our CNC turret and cut by our 9,000 & 4,000-watt fiber optic laser. We have a large welding department able to accommodate the cosmetic needs of your metal fabrication project. Our skilled personnel and straight-line sanding machines perform high-quality finishing techniques.

Contact us for more information regarding our custom sheet metal forming processes, or call us at 651-452-1441 with any questions.

The Sheet Metal Fabrication Process

Sheet metal fabrication comprises several processes and tools depending on its application. All these processes and tools are utilized with a common goal of converting metal sheets into workable items. These custom sheet metal fabrication types include the following:

  • Blanking – High-precision custom steel blanking produces high-quality specialty parts through laser cutting, turret pressing, and waterjet cutting.
  • Bending & Forming – This custom sheet metal work utilizes press brakes, folding machines, and stamping units to form and bend a metal sheet.
  • Assembly – Certain sheet metal fabrication projects require assembly work through 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 Turret Press Capabilities

Tempco’s Amada EMK M2 Series turret press provides advanced 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, creates more accurate parts, and produces 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 Process

Tempco’s OMAX Maxiem 1530 water jet cutting machine utilizes a constant supply of high-pressure water 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 multi-axis cutting heads to produce ultra-complex part shapes and angled cuts.

Fiber Optic Laser Cutting

Fiber optic laser cutters operate through amplified light channeled through a fiber optic cable. The inner lens of the machine then straightens and delivers a hyper-focused beam of light that provides highly accurate cuts. Tempco’s Amada LCG3015 & FOL3015AJ fiber laser cutting systems utilize a high-powered 9000-watt & 4000-watt laser, which produces exceptional edge quality. Laser cutting eliminates scrap and inaccurately cut parts, reducing material costs along with its 24/7 “lights out” production capabilities, which equates to faster turnaround times.

Secondary Operations for Custom Sheet Metal Work

Tempco takes pride in providing top-quality secondary operations to assist in the completion of all our manufacturing services including: 

  • Fastener insertion
  • Powder coating
  • Rounding of edges
  • Plating
  • Tumbling and Finishing
  • Anodizing
  • Countersinking
  • Pad printing
  • Riveting
  • Silk screening

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. Our expert engineers create cost-effective tooling designs and conversions 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. Non-permanent dies are continually maintained and replaced to eliminate obsolescence, all at no charge to our customers. Tooling storage is also free.

Industries Served by a Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication Manufacturer

We produce sheet metal fabrications, parts, and assemblies for clients across many markets including:

A True One-Stop-Shop for Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

At Tempco, we want to be your one-stop shop for metal fabrication. We provide complete turnkey parts, components, and assemblies. We provide comprehensive solutions, including sheet metal fabricationprecision metal stampingprototyping, and engineering servicesRequest a quote on your precision fabrication project, or contact us to learn how we can create custom sheet metal fabrications for your application.