Sheet Metal Fabrication Service
Sheet metal prototypes and low-volume production parts shipped in as fast as 5 days
Need functional prototypes and fully assembled sheet metal components fast? Unlike traditional sheet metal shops, we have infinite capacity and easy-to-use online quoting system ensuring on-time shipment every time—whether you need a single part or 500 parts. At Protolabs, our sheet metal fabrication service is designed for rapid prototyping, end-use production, and assemblies.
How Does Sheet Metal Fabrication Work?
During the sheet metal fabrication process, thin sheet metal stock is placed on a flat bed where a laser cutter (1) draws programmed part patterns. Depending on the part geometry, a sheet metal punch (2) can form additional features. Once the parts are deburred, they move to the press brake (3) where they are formed into the final geometries. Additional secondary operations are often used to finish the sheet metal parts.
|Looking for more than a few basic sheet metal parts? We offer welding, hardware insertion, plating, silk screening, and powder coating to provide complete sheet metal components all under one roof.|
|SHEET METAL FINISHING OPTIONS|
Choose from production-grade aluminum, stainless steel, cold rolled steel (galvanneal + galvanized), and copper sheet metal.
Our basic guidelines for sheet metal help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and ensure fastest turnaround time.
Why Sheet Metal Fabrication at Protolabs?
Ease of Business
Eliminate slow and antiquated processes with streamlined quoting and production.
Choose from hundreds of in-house hardware inserts specifically designed for sheet metal fabrication.
Get hundreds of sheet metal parts from production-grade materials within days.
Maintain consistent part quality and guaranteed lead times from a single supplier with in-house production.