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What Does a Sheet Metal Fabricator Do?

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A Day in the Life of A Sheet Metal Fabricator
As sheet metal fabricators, our job at Avon Lake Sheet Metal is to turn raw metal sheets into usable products for various industries. From construction to aerospace, our work is critical to the success of many businesses. In this blog post, we’ll take you through a typical day in the life of a sheet metal fabricator and explain what we do to make sure your products are built to the highest standard.

First, we start with the design process. Our team works closely with our clients to create detailed plans and blueprints for the products they need. This includes taking precise measurements and figuring out the best way to form and cut the metal sheets based on their intended utilization. We use specialized software to create 3D models of the product, which allows us to spot any potential issues before we begin production.

Once the design is finalized, we move on to the fabrication process. This involves cutting the metal sheets to the correct size and shape, using a variety of tools such as lasers, plasma cutters, and CNC machining. Depending on what the design requires, we may use bending machines and rollers to create the desired shape of the metal. Our team of certified welders will handle any joining or welding needed to create the final product. Throughout the fabrication process, we make sure to keep a close eye on the structural integrity of the metal and the accuracy of our measurements.

Finishing and Installation
Next, we move on to finishing. This involves smoothing out any rough edges and applying any necessary coatings or finishes to the metal. This not only enhances the appearance of the product but also protects it from corrosion and other types of damage. Depending on the client’s needs, we may use different types of finishes, such as powder coating, painting, or anodizing.

Finally, we inspect the finished product to ensure it meets all our quality standards. We use a range of testing methods, such as visual inspection and pressure testing, to ensure the product is structurally sound and meets all necessary specifications. Final testing is usually highly specialized. For example, if the project involved fabricating ductwork, the Avon Lake Sheet Metal team will perform airflow testing prior to completion. Often, we will go on-site or in the field for the final installation or delivery, as it is not uncommon for us to work as subcontractors on larger projects.

Partner with Avon Lake Sheet Metal
At Avon Lake Sheet Metal, we take pride in our work and strive to provide the highest quality products to our clients. Our team of experienced professionals uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure every product we produce meets the highest quality and durability standards. Whether you need custom sheet metal components for your construction project or industrial application, we have the expertise and equipment to complete the job in a manner that will exceed your expectations! Call us today at 440-933-3505.

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Who is Avon Lake Sheet Metal?

We provide high-quality services in CNC laser cutting, CNC forming, certified welding, custom machine guarding, and other value-added options. 3D Modeling allows us to seamlessly integrate sheet metal and structural components into complex finished assemblies.