Sheet Metal Fabrication
At Trademark Heating, Cooling & Electrical, our extensive in-house sheet metal shop allows us to uphold higher standards of quality and accommodate even difficult projects.
We custom fabricate ductwork and parts, ensuring precision design, fit, and integrity of materials. There’s no needless delay, miscommunication, or extra fees. We handle your start-to-finish job, and make sure every detail is done right.
Sheet Metal Fabrication Basics
Custom-fabricated sheet metal typically comes in rectangular sheets or, if they’re thin and long, rolls. Sheet metal also comes in varying degrees of thickness.
Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems dictate specific industry standards of thickness for various parts of the ductwork, but the majority of dictates fall into the six mm range.
Sheet metal forming is a grouping of several processes, working together in a complementary manner to form the needed parts. One or more of these processes mechanically applies deformation forces changing the shape of the metal. Custom fabricators create ordered HVAC pieces by cutting and forming the flat sheet metal into various shapes, then finishing each piece.
Here are the metals commonly used in sheet metal fabrication:
- Carbon Steel
- Stainless Steel
While carbon steel is one of the most widely used metals in sheet fabrication, our team can help you determine the best metal to complete your design requirements. Schedule your appointment today to go over your project.
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Sheet Metal Processes
A custom order can begin with an engineering drawing, a hand drawing, or even a phone call with the needed measurements. All specifications, particularly the measurements, are clarified before the project goes to the cutting, forming, and assembling stages:
- Cutting is the act of cutting sheet metal into smaller shapes that are used later in the fabrication process.
- The drawing process relies on a mold or dies to form the sheet metal into the desired shape.
- Folding bends the sheet metal to certain angles.
- Sheet metal punching creates holes in the sheet metal.
- Sheet metal shearing cuts sheet metal into a long straight line.
- Sheet metal stamping is similar to punching but does not completely cut through the metal.
- Roll forming turns sheet metal into a rounded shape.
- Assembling is joining the cut and formed pieces.
Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication uses much less material than block-material machined parts, thereby offering overall cost savings. It offers you a highly flexible solution for ductwork and other components in the HVAC manufacturing industry. Combining custom sheet metal fabrication with other metal fabrication processes often results in an even higher degree of flexibility.
Call Today for Top Quality Sheet Metal Fabrication Service
Fully equipped with leading-edge technology, our on-site sheet metal fabrication shop resolves nearly any challenge. We go above and beyond HVAC equipment, providing the resources and expertise to produce a perfect end result.
Whether you know exactly what you need, have an idea, or are looking for an innovative solution, the experienced team from Trademark Heating, Cooling & Electrical is here to help. There’s no metal fabrication project too big or small. Just give us a call or request service online today.