Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Sheet metal prototypes and low-volume production parts shipped in as fast as 3 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?

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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.


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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  

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Sheet Metal Materials

Choose from production-grade aluminum, stainless steel, cold rolled steel (galvanneal + galvanized), and copper sheet metal.


Sheet Metal Design Guidelines

Our basic guidelines for sheet metal help improve part manufacturability, enhance cosmetic appearance, and ensure fastest turnaround time.


 

Why Sheet Metal Fabrication at Protolabs?

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Ease of Business

Eliminate slow and antiquated processes with streamlined quoting and production.


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Hardware Inserts

Choose from hundreds of in-house hardware inserts specifically designed for sheet metal fabrication.


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Production Components

Get hundreds of sheet metal parts from production-grade materials within days.


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Single Supplier

Maintain consistent part quality and guaranteed lead times from a single supplier with in-house production.

 


Reinventing Sheet Metal Fabrication

See how design and manufacturing automation gets quality sheet metal parts in your hands within days. 

 


eRapid for SOLIDWORKS 

Get eRapid—our free instant sheet metal part quoting and ordering add-in for SOLIDWORKS.

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