Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

RapidDirect provides cost-effective and on-demand sheet metal prototyping and custom sheet metal fabrication services for low-volume prototype to high-volume production run. 

Our sheet metal fabrication processes include water jet, laser, and plasma cutting; hydraulic and magnetic brakes; stamping, punching, welding. Finishing processes include such as anodization, plating, powder coating and painting. 

We have 50 sets of sheet metal fabrication machines. Whether you need a single part or 5,000 parts, At RapidDirect, your order can be shipped in as fast as 3 days. 

Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication 

  • Better Durability. Sheet metal parts can be used for prototyping and end-use applications. 

  • Higher cost-efficiency. Customers can order in precise quantities for production. 

  • Stronger properties. Sheet metal materials offer a broad range of mechanical properties. 

  • Shorter lead time. Your order can be finished and delivered in just a few days. 

Our Services 

As one of the most common manufacturing processes, sheet metal fabrication forms thin, flat pieces of metal into structures using a range of techniques. Below are the major services RapidDirect provides: 

Sheet Metal Fabrication

Punching 

The punching process fits a sheet of metal in between a punch and a die mounted inside a press. Both the punch and die have the same shape, though they vary incrementally in size so that when the punch is pressed into the die, a hole or depression is created in the sheet metal.

Cutting 

In sheet metal fabrication, tools are used to cut sheet metal to size. For softer metals, manual tin snips are available, but in general, more sophisticated cutting tools such as high-velocity water jets, lasers, and plasma cutting tools are more common for industrial manufacturing.

Stamping 

In the stamping process, a piece of sheet metal stock is placed into a stamping press which forms the metal into the desired net shape using male and female dies. 

 

Our Capabilities 

Materials

Sheet metal fabrication is limited by the material of the sheet stock. The most common materials are steel (especially stainless steel), aluminum and copper. At RapidDirect, we offer a range of grades for each material: 

Steel Stainless Steel 301 Stainless Steel 316/316L Stainless Steel 304 Stainless Steel 1018
Aluminum Aluminum 5052      
Copper Copper 101 Copper C110 Copper 260 (Brass)  

* For more details and specific parameters, please consult our specialist. 

Finishes

After sheet metal has been formed into the right shape, it's surface finishing's turn. Surface finishing treatments not only alter the aesthetic finish of metal components but also change the part's properties, enabling wear-resistance, better conductivity and more. 

Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Bead Blast
  • Powder Coat
  • Anodization (Type II or Type III)
  • Chemical Film (Chromate Conversion Coating)
  • Custom

Tolerances

At RapidDirect, the standard tolerance for cutouts is +/- 0.020'' and +/- 2 degrees for bends. A higher level of tolerance is capable of achieving, but please understand that it often incur longer production times and higher costs. 

Why Sheet Metal Fabricating At RapidDirect?

  • Professional - RapidDirect has a team of engineers that is ready to help you prototype or produce any sheet metal piece or product.

  • Cost-efficient - With the help of RapidDirect's network of Sheet Metal Fabricators, your pieces can be produced at a very competitive price.

  • Time-saving - There are 50 sets of sheet metal fabrication machines at RapidDirect, ensuring a shorter lead time for your prototype, piece, or finished products.

  • One-stop solution - As a static piece or part of a mechanical process, sheet metal offers a broad range of custom sheet metal fabrication solutions for any complexity. 

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Factory Address

Rm306, ZhiMei Space, No 2th., Lixin Rd, Fuyong Town, Shenzhen, China, 518103

Email

info@rapiddirect.com

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Telephone : 86-0755-85276703

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