What is a sheet metal fabrication?

Sheet metal processing refers to the process of cutting, bending, stamping, welding and other processes to produce metal parts or finished products of various complex shapes. Sheet metal processing is usually suitable for manufacturing machinery, electronic equipment, automobiles, aerospace and other fields, and has the characteristics of high precision, high strength and good appearance quality. This processing process not only requires skilled operation techniques, but also requires the use of various professional equipment and tools, such as shearing machines, bending machines, punching machines, etc. Sheet metal processing has a wide range of applications and can be customized according to customer needs, so it is widely used in various industries.

Laser cutting machines

Each process of sheet metal fabrication includes the following steps:


Development of production program:

According to the needs and requirements provided by the customer, the sheet metal processing factory will communicate with the customer to understand the detailed specifications of the required products, material requirements, quantities, etc., and determine the appropriate production program.


Material Preparation:

Sheet metal processing usually uses sheet metal as raw material, common materials include stainless steel, aluminum alloy, cold plate, galvanized plate, etc. According to the production program, the factory will select the appropriate sheet metal and cut it into the required shape and size according to the size requirements.



Put the cut metal sheet into the cutting machine for cutting. Cutting methods include shearing machine, laser cutting machine, flame cutting machine, etc. Different cutting methods are selected according to different processing requirements.



A bending machine is used to bend a cut sheet of metal into a desired shape. The bending machine has multiple operating axes, and by adjusting the bending angle and position appropriately, the sheet metal can be bent into the desired shape.



If the product needs to be welded, welding equipment will be used to join the sheet metal parts. Common welding methods include electric arc welding, argon arc welding, and so on.


Surface treatment:

According to the product requirements, surface treatment, such as spraying, plating, polishing, etc., may be required to improve the appearance quality and corrosion resistance of the product.


Quality inspection and packaging:

After the above processing steps, the sheet metal parts need to be quality checked to ensure that the product meets the requirements. After that, the products are packaged and delivered according to customer requirements.


 Metal laser cutting

In a nutshell, the process of sheet metal processing needs to be combined with the customer’s needs, selecting appropriate materials and processing methods, and carrying out process operations such as cutting, cutting, bending, stamping, welding, etc., to finalize the manufacturing of the product. This process requires precise measurement, reasonable operation and strict quality inspection to ensure that the processed sheet metal products are of excellent quality.

Post time: Jul-15-2023