What Is Metal Assembly?
Metal assembly is the process of joining sheet metal parts together to create a final product. This can involve different methods such as welding, adhesives, rivets, or threaded fasteners. At Precision Machine Fabrication, we offer electro-mechanical assembly services to customers who require a more complete product upon delivery. Our assembly capabilities range from basic to complex, allowing us to customize a project to your assembly needs.
This range of sheet metal assembly methods and our additional fabrication capabilities allows us to customize each project for the exact specifications that are called for. Finally, we can even perform product testing to ensure that the final part of the metal assembly process is working properly before it leaves our facility. As such, our capabilities can be utilized across various industries, making us the one-stop-shop for metal fabrication, assembly, and finishing.
Sheet Metal Assembly Techniques
When it comes to sheet metal assembly, there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution. Instead, there are different methods of sheet metal assemblies welders can choose from in order to create the highest quality product. Deploying different sheet metal assembly techniques allows welders flexibility and options. Since there isn’t one single method for sheet metal assemblies, it’s important welders focus on a technique that considers the functionality, strength, and longevity of the product, as a poorly assembled product won’t last long. Below are various sheet metal assembly techniques and the specific parts they tend to be most commonly used with.
Basic Assembly Operation
Large Welded Frames
Complex Bend and Weld
Customized Welded & Assembled Cabinets
Frequently Asked Questions About Sheet Metal Assembly
How long do sheet metal assemblies take?
Sheet metal assembly times vary from project to project. Contact us to give us more information about your project, and we can offer you a more accurate estimate. After assembly is complete, standard shipping should take between 8 – 10 weeks. Expedited deliveries are also available.
What types of assemblies can you perform?
Precision Machine Fabrication can handle many different types of sheet metal assemblies you throw at us. From basic metal assembly operations to complex bending and welding projects, we get the job done perfectly every time. Contact us for custom cabinets, enclosures, frames, and more.
What are some design considerations in sheet metal assembly?
There are many things to consider when designing a sheet metal component. Design considerations for sheet metal assembly and fabrication include:
Sheet metal assembly requires many single-source parts that can’t be substituted. Obtaining a specific part could take weeks, which could bring the process to a halt. Ensuring flexibility and availability for the product is vital.
Standard Components vs. Custom Components
While there are many standard components available that are suitable for many sheet metal assembly products, some projects require a more personalized touch. If your project requires custom components, that will add to the build time, as it will take more time to tailor the components to meet the project’s specifications.
When it comes to sheet metal assembly, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The scope of your project will determine the resources and materials that go into it. Larger productions require more raw materials, which can increase the cost of your sheet metal assembly project.
Assembly complexity also adds to the estimated time of delivery. In complex assemblies, sub-assembled components require thorough inspection before we install them into the larger assemblage. Intricate projects call for more rigorous quality assurance to ensure that errors are caught early on to maintain the integrity of the final product.
What are the limitations of sheet metal assembly?
Sheet metal is suitable for many projects because of its durable construction and malleability; however, it does have some drawbacks. Occasionally, manufacturers might find it challenging to source different parts and products due to availability. Sheet metal assembly and production have a slower production rate than other forms of fabrication because of the care and quality control that goes into each project. Complex designs can also get to be expensive.
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