Custom Stainless Steel & Aluminium Sheet Metal Fabrication Services
TBK Metal specializes in offering custom stainless steel sheet, aluminium sheet and other sheet metal fabrication services to meet the specific requirements of clients. In addition to fabrication service, we provide architects, contractors, designers, and building owners with an overall architectural metalwork solution, which includes other services such as design, engineering, finishing, and installation. All these services enable customers’ projects to achieve their desired quality and effects and help them to save a lot of cost and effort on their projects. TBK Metal provides fabrication services according to what’s on customers’ minds, and with our innovative design and extensive experience, customers can get an infinite range of possibilities. Not only that, TBK Metal has its machinery facilities & tools developed and customized according to architectural and decorative applications, all these allow our products and services to achieve or even exceed customers’ expectations.
Processe Types Of Stainless Steel & Aluminium Sheet Metal Fabrication
In addition to considering the metal types, different metal products are processed by applying different fabrication methods. It is essential to understand the different types of fabrication techniques applied for different purposes and applications. The sheet metal fabrication methods help turn raw aluminium & stainless steel sheet metal into finished products with specific shapes, styles, and functionalities. Below are some methods of sheet metal fabrication processes, which are commonly applied by various fabricators.
There are numerous best ways to cut aluminium & stainless steel sheet metals. Generally speaking, including cutting with shear and cutting without shear, cutting with shear are referred to as cutting sheet metal by using some machines or facilities with shears, which includes three types, such as shearing, punching, and sawing. As for the cutting without shear, which includes laser cutting, plasma cutting, and water jet cutting, it’s the ideal cutting process for fabricating thick metal sheets with high strength, the products processed with such a cutting type provide high precision.
Cutting Processes Include：
Shearing | Punching | Sawing | Laser Cutting
Plasma Cutting | Water Jet Cutting
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For a large amount of purposes of stainless steel & aluminium sheet metal, there are a wide range of processes for forming sheet metal that can be applied by using machines and mechanical tools, which are driven by electricity, manual power, pneumatics or hydraulics. The forming options mainly depends on the the desired qualities and applications. And what processing methods to be applied are also determined by the cost and order quantity, and other determining factors. Here are several common process methods of sheet metal forming for you to know which is the proper one for your requirements.
Forming Processes Include：
Bending | Stamping | Roll Forming
Curling | Spinning | Stretching
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There several types of sheet metal joints (sheet metal joining techniques) are commonly applied by metal fabricators. How to choose a proper types depends on some factors and conditions of your metal product assembly. Manufacturer can flexibly perform a most proper way to fabricate for their specific products according to cost budget, application, size, function, and more properties. Below some types of sheet metal joints commonly applied by fabricators.
Joining Processes Include：
Mechanical Joint | Welding Joint | Folding Joint | Rivet Joint
Brazing Joint | Clinching Joint | Adhesive Joint
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For different visual effects and application purposes, there are a variety of types of surface finishes for stainless steel & aluminium sheet metal fabrications. All of them can bring you added value, such as aesthetic appearance, corrosion resistance, durability, and more. But different options of surface finishes provide different properties, performances, and processing costs, and not all options are suitable for all metal materials, so it’s so critical to consider your requirements when choosing the proper surface finishes for your decorative sheet metals.
Finishing Processes Include：
Powder Coating | Anodizing | Brushing
Sandblasting | Mirror | Etching
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Services & Solutions
What Is Aluminium & Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Fabrication?
Sheet metal fabrication is a series of manufacturing processes that use flat sheet metal to make products with specific shapes, patterns, and functions. Sheet metal fabrication is not a single work but a wide range of metal forming processes that involve many methods and techniques, which fabricators would like to apply are typically determined by many factors, such as applications, metal types, surface finishes, installation, budget costs, and so on.
There are a variety of metal types as materials for sheet metal fabrication. At TBK Metal, for example, we fabricate decorative stainless steel sheets and other metal panels, which are made from aluminum alloy, copper, steel & iron. The fabrication process is so common for architectural and decorative applications as the metal has so many excellent properties such as durability, stunning design, low maintenance, and more, with all these, your exterior and interior space can greatly get improvement on functions and practical utilities. Whether it’s a suspended ceiling or an art wall background, we can find these elements anywhere.
Every specific fabrication process is not only way to have the product manufacturing done, there are so many other fabrication methods that need to performs in interaction with each other, the common fabrication types we can find include cutting, curling, bending, stamping, punching, joining, and so on. We will learn more details of these fabrication processes later in this article.
Sheet Metal Fabrication For Decorative Products
TBK Metal maintains a powerful working team that not only includes fabrication experts that can form nearly any type of decorative metal panels and architectural sheet metal, but also has experienced installers that can install nearly all types of wall cladding, roofing, and railing for numerous famous projects in China, even projects located in other countries all over the world. We help customers customize an extensive range of architectural metal products with different patterns and styles as follow:
Laser cut metal sheet is fabricated with laser cutting process, which is the extremely effective way to cut sheet metal, and it’s also called CNC laser cutting or laser beam cutting. For most fabricators, using the laser cutting process is the favorable solution ...
TBK Metal provides a diverse range of water ripple stainless sheets & metal sheets, which come with an exclusive style that looks like a water ripple effect. They are all appealing, functional, and durable, used in a variety of applications such as ceilings, ...
In these few years, TBK Metal established some fabrication factories and marketing offices in many countries, so that it can be more convenient to approach the local customers to flexibly know more their requirements, and that can allow our experts to instantly know and solve the problems of the projects.
Architectural Applications For Metal Fabrication
With our overall custom solution for metal sheet fabrication, we can fabricate a wide range of structural and decorative sheet metal products for architectural projects, such as facade cladding, roofing, fencing, ceiling, dividing screen, railing, etc. Our architectural metal fabrication services allows you to improve your project with both aesthetic and functional elements, which can withstand the atrocious climate and other complicated conditions for long-lasting uses.
Not only the structure of the construction, but we also need to consider its aesthetic elements when comes to metal sheet fabrication works. So we need to focus on the visual impulse and functionalities in commercial or residential buildings such as apartments, stores, offices, hotel lobbies, restaurants, and more. Imagine that as creating a fantastic world with metal to transform your space with your marvelous designs.
Material Types For Sheet Metal Fabrication
There are numerous metal options to choose from for sheet metal fabrication, such as stainless steel, aluminum, copper, steel & iron. The appropriate metal type you decide to use should be largely determined by the required properties and functions of finished products, as each different type of material has its own mechanical properties. However, before starting your sheet metal fabrication, it’s essential to be clear about your application requirements, and learn which metal type is most suitable for your products to achieve the desired physical properties and functionalities.
For metal fabricators, there are some factors to be considered when applying a proper metal type, such as tensile strength, durability, ductility, weldability, machinability, corrosion and rusty resistance, density, cost, and so on. All these factors could be the determinant of which fabrication process you will apply, and the final cost of finished products.
What To Prepare Before Sheet Metal Fabrication
It would be better to have some preparation beforehand before starting the stainless steel & aluminium sheet metal fabrication process. Otherwise, it would be difficult to achieve the required and expected results if we don’t have sufficient knowledge for that. For successful processing completion, the sheet metal fabrication processes usually require some preparation steps and skills as follow:
Advantages And Disadvantages Of Sheet Metal Fabrication
Sheet metal fabrication has some advantages and disadvantages, as there is a wide range of processes and techniques for aluminium & stainless steel sheet metal fabrication, all these depend on what process you apply. In this charter, there are some descriptions of the benefits and limitations of fabricating sheet metal below. With This knowledge, it can help you easy to know what types of fabricating processes are suitable for your projects.
As you can see from above, in addition to some advantages, sheet metal fabrication simultaneously comes with some disadvantages that are outweighed by the advantages.
Sheet metal fabrication is widely applied in various applications as it is a versatile type of material. In addition to architectural and construction projects, products made of metal can be used in an extensive range of industries and fields, such as consumer products, furniture, cars, airplanes, etc. There are various different processes and techniques applied in stainless steel & aluminium sheet metal fabrication, all these knowledge are important to be held by fabricators, such as metal types, sheet metal applications, processing methods, fabricating tools and facilities, benefits and limitations of sheet metal fabrication. All these factors can help you deal with the metalwork with high efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
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