Sheet Metal Fabrication Services

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Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication By SAN-E

we provide custom engineering and manufacturing services that cater to all stages, from prototypes to on-demand production of sheet metal parts. Our focus is on low-cost sheet metal fabrication solutions that deliver high-quality results tailored to your specific requirements.

Laser Cutting

Our intense lasers effortlessly cut through sheet metals ranging from 0.5mm to 20mm in thickness, delivering exceptional precision and quality for creating high-grade prototype sheets for a wide range of parts.

Plasma Cutting

CNC plasma cutting is a highly sought-after method in custom sheet metal services, particularly ideal for accurately cutting thicker sheet metals with precision and efficiency.

Bending

After the cutting process, we utilize sheet metal bending techniques to shape steel, stainless steel, aluminum parts, and custom sheet metal prototypes, ensuring the desired form and functionality are achieved.

Surface Finishing Choices for Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication offers a variety of surface finishing options to enhance the appearance and functionality of components. Surface finishes include powder coating, electroplating, anodizing, and painting, among others. These finishes offer unique properties such as improved corrosion resistance, increased hardness, and improved aesthetics. At SAN-E, we provide a range of surface finishing options to ensure your sheet metal components meet your specific requirements.
Image Process Material Color Texture Description
Powder coating Resin powder Various color options Smooth finish Provides a durable and long-lasting coating with excellent resistance to corrosion and chemicals
Painting Paint Wide range of colors Varies (smooth, textured, glossy) Offers versatility in color choice and can be customized to meet specific aesthetic preferences
Sandblasting Abrasive particles N/A Creates a rough surface texture Used for surface preparation, removing paint or rust, and achieving a textured or matte finish
Anodizing Metal (typically aluminum) Wide range of colors including metallic finishes Smooth and consistent Enhances corrosion resistance, provides an attractive finish, and can be used for decorative or functional purposes
Plating Metal Typically a metallic color (e.g. silver, gold) Smooth and reflective Creates a protective layer and improves aesthetic appearance by depositing a thin metal coating onto the material surface
Passivation Acid solution N/A N/A Removes iron contaminants and enhances the corrosion resistance of stainless steel parts
Hard oxidation Metal (typically aluminum) Typically black, gray, or dark-colored Hard and durable Forms a hard and wear-resistant layer on the surface of aluminum, providing increased hardness and corrosion resistance
Drawing Mechanical process N/A N/A Refers to the process of shaping sheet metal by pulling it through a die to achieve a desired shape or dimensions according to the design requirements

Sheet Metal Fabrication Standards

To guarantee the manufacturability and precision of both fabricated prototypes and parts, our custom sheet metal fabrication services strictly adhere to the ISO 2768-m standards.

ProcessesThicknessCutting AreaDescription
Laser CuttingUp to 40 mm2500x3000mmLaser cutting is a thermal cutting process that uses high-power laser to cut metals.
Plasma CuttingUp to 40 mmUp to 4000 x 6000 mmCNC plasma cutting is suitable for cutting thicker sheet metals.
BendingUp to 30 mm 3000mmIt’s used to shape custom sheet metal prototypes after the cutting process.

 

Common Materials for Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication offers various material options to suit the needs of different industries. Common materials include stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and carbon steel. Each material has unique properties that make it suitable for specific applications. SAN-E’s expertise in sheet metal fabrication allows us to recommend the best material options for your project, ensuring high-quality and long-lasting components.

Metal & Alloy Materials

cnc machining copper

Material Description: Copper has good electrical and thermal conductivity, ductility, deep drawability, and corrosion resistance. The electrical and thermal conductivity of copper is second only to silver, and it is widely used in the production of electrical and thermal equipment. Copper has good corrosion resistance in the atmosphere, seawater, and some non-oxidizing acids (hydrochloric acid, dilute sulfuric acid), alkali, salt solution, and various organic acids (acetic acid, citric acid), and is used in the chemical industry.

Lead Time: <7 days
Wall Thickness: 0.80 mm
Tolerances: ±0.120mm (±0.005″)
Max part size: 200 x 80 x 100 cm

CNC Machining Brass

Material Description: Brass is a corrosion-resistant alloy made of copper and zinc. It has high strength, high hardness, strong wear resistance, and outstanding cutting mechanical properties. The main advantages are easy processing and good thermal and electrical conductivity. Commonly used in decorative applications as well as plumbing, hardware, and electrical components.

Lead Time: <7 days
Wall Thickness: 0.80 mm
Tolerances: ±0.120mm (±0.005″)
Max part size: 200 x 80 x 100 cm

Injection molding Stainless Steel

Material Description:

Stainless steel 304 is also written as SUS304, which has high strength, high ductility, good wear resistance, strong corrosion resistance, etc., and is easy to weld, process and polish. Stainless steel itself has good corrosion resistance, heat resistance, corrosion resistance, low temperature strength and mechanical properties, good hot workability such as stamping and bending, no heat treatment hardening phenomenon, and no magnetism.



Tolerance:
+/- 0.005″
Delivery Time: 5 – 7 working days
Maximum Size: 40cm x 40cm x 120cm

CNC machining Alloy Steel

Material Description:

Alloy steel is a material with excellent heat resistance, high strength and corrosion resistance. Typically used in aerospace and energy industries for heavy duty parts such as turbine blades, exhaust systems and heat exchangers.



Tolerance:
+/- 0.01″
Delivery Time: 4 – 7 working days
Maximum Size: 30cm x 30cm x 120cm

CNC Machining Low Carbon Steel

Material Description:

Steel is characterized by high yield strength and high corrosion resistance. Due to the moderate carbon content, the comprehensive performance is good, and the strength, plasticity and welding properties are well coordinated, and it has a wide range of uses. Also known as low carbon steel, it has excellent mechanical properties, excellent machinability and excellent weldability. Due to the low cost, it can find general purpose applications such as manufacturing mechanical parts, jigs and fixtures. Mild steel is vulnerable to corrosion and chemical attack



Tolerance:
+/- 0.01″
Delivery Time: 3 – 6 working days
Maximum Size: 30cm x 30cm x 120cm

Injection molding Tool Steel

Material Description:

Tool steel is a metal alloy with extremely high hardness, stiffness, wear resistance and heat resistance. This metal is often used for injection mold inserts, extrusion tool inserts or functional prototypes. Tooling steel is characterized by high tensile strength and high toughness. Since its mechanical properties remain stable at high temperatures, it can be used at higher temperatures. In order to achieve good mechanical properties, they must be heat treated.

Lead Time: <7 days
Wall Thickness: 0.80 mm
Tolerances: ±0.120mm (±0.005″)
Max part size: 200 x 80 x 100 cm

CNC Machining Titanium

Material Description:

Titanium is characterized by high strength, light weight and high resistance to corrosion and oxidation. Titanium is more difficult to machine, so the material is usually more expensive than other metals. Titanium is used in medical and dental applications due to its biocompatibility. Its high strength and relatively low weight make it attractive for high-performance components such as racing gearboxes and connecting rods, and bionic brackets for the aerospace industry.

Lead Time: <7 days
Wall Thickness: 0.80 mm
Tolerances: ±0.120mm (±0.005″)
Max part size: 200 x 80 x 100 cm

Aluminum

Material Description: Aluminum is a lightweight yet high-strength metal with good machinability, often used in the manufacturing of mechanics or constructions.

Tolerance:
+/- 0.007″
Delivery Time: 3 – 5 working days
Maximum Size: 30cm x 30cm x 120cm

Choosing SAN-E for Top-Notch Sheet Metal Fabrication Services

Discover why opting for SAN-E’s sheet metal fabrication services is the clear choice for those seeking unmatched excellence. From precise craftsmanship to superior quality, we deliver tailored solutions that exceed expectations. Make the right choice today!

Online Instant Quotes and DFM Analysis

Our digital quoting platform provides instant competitive pricing and comprehensive DFM feedback upon upload of design files. No need to write quote request emails.

Consistent High Quality

We operate with a strict quality management system, complete with full inspections to ensure you receive defect-free, precision machined parts.

Fast Lead Times

Thanks to our digital CNC machining services platform and in-house workshops equipped with state-of-the-art machinery, we ensure speedy production and delivery for your prototypes or parts.

24/7 Engineering Support

Our experienced engineers are ready to provide you with part design solutions, material selection advice, surface finishing options, and lead time information regardless of your location or the time of day.

On-Demand Manufacturing Capacity

With us, you can eliminate downtime spent waiting for parts and safeguard in-house machining, thanks to our infinite manufacturing capacity.

Advanced Capabilities

Benefit from our wide variety of engineering-grade plastic and metal materials along with finishing options like anodizing, plating, and chromate coating. We offer tight tolerances and volume pricing options through our manufacturers' network.

Sheet Metal Fabrication Showcase by SAN-E: Inspiring Craftsmanship

Step into our sheet metal fabrication showcase gallery and witness the brilliance of SAN-E’s impeccable craftsmanship. Discover stunning and innovative creations that showcase our expertise and attention to detail.

Industries We Serve: Versatile Applications of Sheet Metal Fabrication Services​

Explore the diverse range of industries that benefit from our sheet metal fabrication services. From automotive to aerospace and everything in between, our expertise and precision craftsmanship cater to the specific needs of each industry. Trust us for reliable and quality solutions tailored to your unique requirements.

Why Our Customers Love SAN-E's Sheet Metal Fabrication Services

Discover why our customers can’t get enough of SAN-E’s sheet metal fabrication services. From unmatched precision to exceptional quality, we deliver tailored solutions with quick turnaround times and outstanding customer service. Experience excellence today!

Frequently Asked Questions about Sheet Metal Fabrication

The advantages of using sheet metal fabrication include its versatility, durability and low cost. Sheet metal can be easily formed into complex shapes and is resistant to corrosion, making it an ideal material for a wide range of applications.

  1. Select the right metal material.
  2. The order quantity as large as possible, the order production cost will be correspondingly lower

At present, the thinnest sheet that can be used for manufacturing is 0.05mm.

Generally speaking, we can bend 6061 aluminum at an angle of no more than 90 degrees. Otherwise, the parts will break.

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