Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Custom sheet metal parts and assemblies in as fast as 1 day

CERTIFICATIONS

ISO 9001:2015 | ITAR Registered

1,000+
parts within days
50,000+
Product developers served
37,000+
Parts fabricated each month



Our Sheet Metal Fabrication Process​

Unlike traditional sheet metal shops, we have infinite capacity and an easy-to-use online quoting system ensuring on-time shipment every time—whether you need a single part or 500 parts. You also have access to our team of knowledgeable engineers to optimize part designs and user-friendly online resources. Trim your production time and launch products faster with one local sheet metal supplier from prototypes to assemblies to finishing options.


 


Sheet Metal Finishing Options

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.

Why Choose Protolabs for Sheet Metal Parts?





How Does Sheet Metal Fabrication Work?

illustration of sheet metal process

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.

If you have any issues getting your guide, click here to download.

Sheet Metal Design Guide

Download this guide to explore the processes involved in creating sheet metal parts along with how to design common features and select the right material.


Additional Links and Resources