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.
"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.