Sheet metal fabrication is the process of creating parts and components from a piece of flat sheet metal using a variety of techniques, including, for example, laser or plasma cutting, cnc punching, forming or bending and welding. At G.E. Mathis Company, we use 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files to guide the process. This, along with our ISO 9001 quality system, helps to make our fabrication process exceptionally reliable and accurate. This is especially true for large production sizes. The final products are used in a wide variety of applications and industries.
Why Use Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication?
The sheet metal fabrication process allows custom components to be made to match the customer drawings. Our quality system helps our craftsmen to maintain a level of control over the final product that ensures parts meet your specifications, and are compatible with your existing equipment.
Custom sheet metal fabrication also allows the fabricator to make components parts using different types and grades of metal. By custom-fabricating your components, you can ensure the finished product has all the physical properties you need. You can change the hardness, toughness, and corrosion-resistance by altering the materials and processing. For example, using high strength low alloy (HSLA) steel with a higher tensile strength can allow for stronger and lighter component parts. Using abrasion-resistant steel can extend the wear life of components, which can be especially beneficial for certain industries such as construction, mining, and agriculture.
Benefits of Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication
Compared to standard production, the benefits of custom sheet metal fabrication include:
- Durability. Sheet metal fabrication uses a variety of techniques and materials to create parts that are perfectly suited to their environment. If you need a component to function underwater, for instance, a marine-grade stainless steel will help to protect against pitting and other signs of corrosion. Pre-made parts might not stand up to your intended purpose, but custom-fabricated products are designed to last.
- Compatibility. G.E. Mathis Company will work closely with you to ensure your final product meets your requirements and suits your intended use case. CAD files also make it easy to modify your design as needed if circumstances change or you upgrade your equipment.
- Scalability. After the product has been designed, custom fabrication requires only blanks of sheet metal, fabrication equipment, and the time it takes to position and set up the tooling in the equipment. Orders can range in size from 1 to 10,000 pieces, and it’s possible to adjust the quantity as needed.
Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication from G.E. Mathis Company
Your one-stop shop for all things custom sheet metal fabrication, G.E. Mathis Company is capable of fabricating metal using an assortment of techniques, materials, finishes, production sizes, and equipment. Whether you need a single prototype or a large-volume custom order, we’ll work closely with you to ensure your components meet or exceed expectations. By partnering with us, you can streamline your manufacturing process to fill orders faster and with greater precision and quality. With over a century of experience, we’ve developed a sterling reputation and uphold the highest standards in the industry.