Sheet Metal Fabrication Service
Custom sheet metal parts and assemblies in as fast as 1 day. Get an online quote today.
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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.
Our Sheet Metal Material Options
- Aluminum (1)
- Brass (2)
- Copper (3)
- Stainless Steel (4)
- Steel: CR Non-treated (5)
- Steel: CR Galvanneal and CR Galvanized (6)
Why Choose Protolabs for Sheet Metal Parts?
Fast and Simple Online Quoting
Our easy-to-use interface offers an average one-day upload-to-quote lead time (simple design quoting in as fast as one hour). Easily configure part specifications like material selection, and finishing options.
Quality parts delivered within our five-day standard lead time.
All sheet metal parts are made in New Hampshire with secondary operations such as hardware placement, welding, and finishing done in-house or locally by an approved vendor.
With more than 200 machines all under one roof, we’re dedicated to continuously evolving our capabilities.
Sheet Metal Technical Expertise
Work with our team of engineering experts that offer technical design guidance and can inform you on manufacturability and cost-saving opportunities.
Advantages of Sheet Metal Fabrication
The sheet metal fabrication process is ideal for metal components and can support both prototyping and production quantities.
- Low material waste
- Can cost-effectively scale to production volumes
- Multiple finishing options like anodizing and powder coating
Sheet Metal Applications
Sheet metal is a versatile manufacturing process for a range of metal components. The process can support high-volume commodity products and low-volume, one-of-a-kind applications. Common sheet metal parts include:
- Electrical enclosure
- Parts for computer electronics
"Partnering with Protolabs was easy. We ended up with high fidelity hardware at a bargain price on a very competitive schedule."
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.