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Sheet metal fabrication services 

Order industrial-quality sheet metal parts from a fully-vetted supply chain.  

Sheet metal fabrication is a manufacturing technology that creates precise metal components using various processes, such as cutting and bending.

This technology is cost-effective, fast, and can quickly produce large volumes, making it popular for many applications.  

How sheet metal fabrication works 

A variety of tools and processes are used to fabricate sheet metal. Through MakerVerse, skilled operators operate these tools to create industrial-quality parts.

The first step is cutting the metal sheet to the specified size with tools such as laser cutters or CNC plasma cutters. Once the size is right, the sheet is formed and bent into the desired shape using tools like press brakes or rollers.

Finally, holes and other post-processing features are added as needed. 

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Sheet metal fabrication use cases 

The automotive and aerospace industries rely on sheet metal fabrication for both internal and external parts. Other industries, such as energy, electricity, and industrial machinery, also use sheet metal fabrication for many applications.  

Sheet metal fabrication by the numbers

Max Build Size: 4000 x 2000 x 25 mm (standard size) 

Minimum Wall Thickness: 0.5 mm (depending on material and geometry)

Dimensional Accuracy: 0.2 mm 

Lead Times: Starting at 14 days

Key feature: Oversized parts

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Looking for bigger parts? You're in the right place.

While the standard size for sheet metal fabricated parts is typically 4000 mm in the longest dimension, we offer state-of-the-art sheet metal fabrication tools capable of up to 12 meters. With these capabilities, you can explore all-new applications in production.

Learn how to go far beyond the standard sizes typically available

Key feature: Full range of cutting methods

Get access to all the cutting methods you need for your parts. On the MakerVerse platform, we’ll provide you with the best-fitting technology.

Laser cutting

Waterjet cutting

Plasma cutting

Wire electrical discharge machining

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Source industrial-grade sheet metal parts 

MakerVerse gives you the flexibility to source parts however you need. Get instant quotes and quickly order parts with on-demand manufacturing. Our team of experts will work with you for large or complex orders to develop, align, and supervise a manufacturing quality plan from start to finish.  

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  • Quotes within 24 hours

  • Short lead times

  • Fast and intuitive order placement

On-demand manufacturing
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  • Expert support from end-to-end

  • Comprehensive manufacturing and quality plan

  • Guaranteed quality meeting advanced specifications

Production Orders

Available finishes

Bending

The sheet metal is bent into desired shapes using specialized equipment, such as press brakes. This process allows for creating various angles, curves, and forms, enabling the fabrication of complex metal components. 

Brushed

A brushing technique creates a textured or satin-like finish on the surface of the sheet metal. This process involves the application of abrasive material, typically in a linear motion, resulting in a consistent and visually-appealing appearance. 

Painted
Galvanized

The sheet metal is coated with a protective layer of zinc through a process called galvanization. This coating provides excellent corrosion resistance, making the metal suitable for outdoor or harsh environments.  

Plated 

A thin layer of a different metal, such as nickel, chrome, or zinc, is electrochemically deposited onto the surface. This plating process enhances the metal's appearance, corrosion resistance, and durability. It also enables customization by offering various plated finishes.

Additional color is applied to the printed part, often by a professional spray painting system. The part is correctly prepared through accurate cleaning and a clearcoat to get the desired output.  

Additional Materials

Available sheet metal materials

The MakerVerse platform offers the complete range of metals. Here are some of the most popular ones. 

Aluminum

  • Aluminum 5083 (3.3547)

  • Aluminum 5754 (3.3535)

  • Aluminum 7075 (3.4365)

Main characteristics

A good balance of strength, hardness, and dynamic properties values characterizes aluminum and its related alloys. It's a lightweight, malleable metal that is easy to machine and has good corrosion resistance.  

Use cases

Aluminum is commonly used in the aerospace, automotive, and electronics industries for parts such as housings, brackets, and heat sinks. 

Steel

  • Steel S235 (1.0038)

  • Steel S275 (1.0044)

  • Steel S355 (1.0577)

Main characteristics

Carbon steel offers high strength and durability, making it ideal for sheet metal fabrication. It is resistant to wear, realtively affordable, and has good machinability. 

Use cases

Steel is widely used in automotive manufacturing, construction, appliances, and oil and gas industries. It is utilized for body panels, structural components, appliances, storage tanks, pipelines, agricultural equipment, machinery parts, electrical enclosures, and metal structures. 

Stainless steel

  • Stainless Steel 304 (1.4301)

  • Stainless Steel 316L (1.4404)

Main characteristics

Stainless steel is characterized by high yield strength and strong corrosion resistance. It's a multi-purpose metal offering both good weldability and machinability.  

Use cases

Stainless steel is widely used for everything from valves to fittings to medical instruments. Many industries, from aerospace to food processing, use stainless steel.   

Have a custom material request?

We are constantly expanding and you can request specific materials going beyond our current standardized offering. Simply provide us your desired specifications during the ordering process..

You can also reach out to us with your specific material requests at any time under 
customersupport@makerverse.ai

 Resources: Sheet metal fabrication

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The Guide to Sheet Metal Fabrication Finishes

Bended, plated, galvanized, or something else? See which finish is best for your sheet metal fabrication project.

Even a perfect design for additive manufacturing needs an end-to-end quality control process. 

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Want to make the most of sheet metal fabrication? This guide will help you.

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