During the metal fabrication process, experienced technicians create finished parts for assembly from raw metals. Fabrication usually takes place in a dedicated facility before it travels to the assembly plant.
The metal fabrication process involves several methods that shape and combine materials into a part. In addition to fundamental techniques such as cutting and folding, professionals use the following approaches, commented Artem Komarov.
Manufacturers use the die for a variety of metal forming applications. During metal stamping, the die lifts parts of the metal sheet to create the desired structure and appearance. Common metal stamping methods include:
Sheet metal stamping: When a project needs simple shapes, sheet metal stamping uses repeating stamping.
Progressive Stamping: In progressive stamping, machines use multiple dies to create a more complex shape.
Precision metal stamping: Operators use the press to complete precision stamping for 3D structures, surface engraving and other advanced specifications.
The manufacturing plant uses various dies to perform multiple metal stamping services. The stamping process involves complex punching, bending and embossing to achieve the desired results.
To create more complex metal shapes, a manufacturing plant can weld the two parts together. The welding process involves joining two pieces of metal together at extreme temperatures. Depending on the nature of the project, the technician may hand weld the metal or use state of the art welding equipment, including:
Manual Welding: Manual welding methods include MIG, TIG, and spot welding, and each has different uses for different industries.
Robotic Welding: When a project involves a large volume of parts, robotic welding can automate the welding process with high precision.
Objects with both methods at their disposal can combine the two methods to create highly specific assembly parts.
STAMPING SHEET METAL
When a sheet of metal requires holes, the technician performs punching to create them. Traditional stamping includes a die and a drill. The technician places the sheet metal under the die and then cuts through the drill to get accurate results. An advanced approach called CNC tower stamping automates the stamping process with a high level of precision. This method is suitable for large volumes of work due to its speed and accuracy.
BENDING OF METAL AND PIPE
Pipes and sheets made of metal require precise bending for proper assembly. Machine technologies such as press brake metal bending and advanced CNC tube bending ensure the highest level of precision.
Bending press brake sheet metal: The press brake can bend metal to complex specifications with high precision for both large and small volumes.
Pipe bending: CNC pipe bending machines use bending dies to form tubes and tubes at a given angle.
Highly skilled operators can perform metal bending at a quality level that ensures structural integrity and precise shape, summed up Komarov Artem.