Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Sheet metal prototypes and low-volume production components in as fast as 1 day. 

Sheet Metal Fabrication Capabilities

Sheet metal cutting

we have cutting-edge technology to transform sheet metal into the exact shapes and dimensions required for your project. Our machinery, including laser cutters, plasma cutters, and waterjet cutting systems, ensures precise and intricate cuts that meet the most demanding specifications.

Sheet metal bending and forming

Our Effective metal bending applies enough force beyond the metal’s yield strength to cause the material to deform without breaking. With different types of metal bending techniques available, you can achieve various shapes and geometries for your desired applications.

Sheet metal welding

Welding is the backbone of many sheet metal applications, and our welding professionals are masters of their craft. We use a range of welding techniques, including MIG, TIG, and spot welding, to join sheet metal components securely and seamlessly. Your finished product will exhibit exceptional strength and structural integrity.

Our Services

At KUSLA Prototype, we offer a range of sheet metal fabrication services, including cutting, bending, punching, shearing, spinning, and welding. We can work with various sheet metal materials, such as aluminum, steel, copper, and brass.

We can also provide different finishes and assemblies to enhance the appearance and functionality of your sheet metal parts. Whether you need sheet metal prototypes or production parts, we have the expertise and equipment to meet your specifications and deadlines.

Low Volume Manufacturing

Flexible, cost-effective low-volume manufacturing for 10-100,000 units. Minimize risk, accelerate time-to-market, and optimize production costs. Agility and quick turnaround for on-demand manufacturing.

Rapid Metal Prototyping

Rapid Metal Prototyping offers a diverse range of options to create metal parts and prototypes, using methods like DMLS(direct metal laser sintering), casting, CNC machining,…

Sheet Metal Phototyping

Our prototype fabrication services facilitate rapid and efficient production of components and products. Using cutting-edge technologies, such as laser cutting and CNC bending, we achieve precision in different shapes and designs. Our prototype services are versatile, serving both new product development and manufacturing process experimentation. Collaborating with KUSLA for your prototypes guarantees high precision.

Sheet metal Low Volume manufacturing

At KSULA, we are capable of low-volume sheet metal manufacturing. Precision, flexibility, and affordability define our service. We deliver top-quality components promptly, adapt to your needs, and work within your budget. Whether for aerospace, automotive, electronics, or custom fabrication, we’ve got your low-volume sheet metal needs covered. Collaborate with confidence for efficient, cost-effective solutions.

What is Sheet metal fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is the process of turning flat metal sheets into metal structures or products, by cutting, punching, folding and assembling. Different metals, such as brass, steel, copper, tin, titanium, and aluminum, are formed and configured using sheet metal fabrication.

Sheet metal Fabrication Specification

Blank Size10’ x 20’ (3.05 m x 6.10 m)
Standard Lead Time3 business days
CuttingTolerance: ±.0078″(0.2mm), thickness: 0.5-20mm
BendingAngle tolerance: ±1.0°, thickness: 0.5-10mm
Punching2″ diameter hole capacity, or larger upon request
WeldingWelded edges and seams, weldments, and assemblies

Benefits Of Sheet Metal Fabricated parts

  • Strength: Durable and strong, ideal for tough environments.
  • Malleability: Easily shaped for various applications.
  • Durability: Resists corrosion and high pressures.
  • Lightweight: Strength without excessive weight.
  • Design Flexibility: Allows intricate and customized designs.
  • Cost-Effective: Affordable materials and efficient processes.
  • Precision: Accurate cutting and forming.
  • Rapid Prototyping: Quick production for prototypes.
  • Short Lead Times: Faster turnaround with full-service options.
  • Recyclable: Environmentally friendly, promoting sustainability.

Materials for Sheet metal Fabrication

Aluminum Aluminum 6061, Aluminum 5052-H32, Aluminum 1100-H14
SteelSteel, Low Carbon
Stainless SteelStainless Steel 301, Stainless Steel 304, Stainless Steel 316/316L
brass Brass C27400, Brass C28000
CopperCopper C110, Copper 101

Surface finishing for sheet metal parts

  • Painting can be used to finish metal sheet parts.
  • Powder coating involves applying a dry powder paint to the parts, which is then baked onto the part. This method is often used for parts that need to be used in a harsh environment.
  • Anodizing creates a durable, corrosion-resistant finish on aluminum parts. This is a chemical and electrical process which causes a thin oxide layer to form on the surface of the parts.
  • Electroplating involves applying a thin layer of metal to the surface of the parts.
  • Polishing uses abrasive materials to create a smooth, shiny surface finish on the parts.
  • Brushing use abrasive belts to draw traces on the surface of a part.

Surface Finishing

Enhance product durability and visual appeal with our expert surface finishing services. From polishing to coating, we offer a wide range of specialty options to meet your needs for rapid…
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Service Workflow 

Send Us Your CAD File

Send Us Your CAD

Fill in your info and send CAD file. We’ll create a 3D model for your part/prototype

Quote & Design Analysis

Quote & Design Analysis

In 24 hours, you’ll get a quote and DFM feedback for project feasibility and cost estimates.

Order & Start CNC Machining

Order & Start Machining

Once you place your order, we will begin production of your CNC prototype or CNC machined part.

Dimension Check & Test

Quality Check

We measure parts’ dimensions with calipers, micrometers, gauges, or CMMs.

Packaging & Shipping

Packaging & Shipping

We pack and ship your products with a robust international express standard.

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Rapid Tooling

Achieve success with KUSLA Prototype’s high-quality and cost-effective rapid tooling services. Fast turnaround, advanced technology, and skilled engineers for your product development needs.

CNC Machining

Complete CNC machining capability for Rapid prototyping and low volume manufacturing service high quality, fast delivery and competitive prices

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FAQs About Sheet metal fabrication

  • Stainless steel: This is a widely used sheet metal material that has high strength, corrosion resistance, and durability. It can be divided into different grades and finishes, such as SUS304, SUS301, SUS430, matte, bright, mirror, and wire-drawn. It is ideal for applications that require high resistance to rust and oxidation, such as refrigeration, air conditioning, household appliances, and decorative structures.
  • Cold rolling steel: This is a sheet metal material that has good formability and weldability. It can be divided into different grades and hardness levels, such as SPCC, SPCD, SPCE, HRB, 1/2H, 1/4H, 1/8H, and H. It is prone to scratches and rust, so it needs to be protected and finished promptly. It is suitable for applications that require low cost and simple design, such as furniture, cabinets, and enclosures.
  • Aluminum: This is a lightweight and versatile sheet metal material that has high thermal and electrical conductivity. It can be divided into different grades and alloys, such as AL1100P, AL5052H32P, AL6061T6. It can also accept different finishes and colors, such as anodizing and powder coating. It is suitable for applications that require weight reduction and heat dissipation, such as electronics, cookware, and heat sinks.
  • Hot-dip galvanized steel: This is a sheet metal material that has a zinc coating on the surface to improve its corrosion resistance. It can be divided into different grades and thicknesses, such as SPGC. It has a gray luster and a rough texture. It is suitable for applications that require high resistance to salt spray and moisture, such as construction, roofing, and piping.
  • Hot rolling steel: This is a sheet metal material that has high strength and hardness. It can be divided into different grades and thicknesses, such as SPHC. It has a black luster and a smooth texture. It is suitable for applications that require high mechanical properties and dimensional stability, such as automotive parts, machinery parts, and structural components.
  • Copper: This is a sheet metal material that has high electrical conductivity and ductility. It can be divided into different grades and thicknesses, such as C1100P. It has a reddish-brown luster and a soft texture. It can also accept different finishes and colors, such as electrolysis and plating. It is suitable for applications that require electrical transmission or decorative purposes, such as connectors, wires, jewelry, and art.

The difference between metal fabrication and sheet metal manufacturing is the materials used. Metal fabrication often starts from processing basic raw materials, these raw materials are often large and thick including; steel, aluminum and copper but sheet metal manufacturing work on a flat metal sheet which is a thin material.