Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication
Quality Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication Services
Aluminum is one of the most versatile materials in the world, which makes it perfect for a variety of purposes.
Aluminum can be formed in virtually any shape, making it ideal for use in manufacturing custom products such as high-volume sheet metal fabrications. Aluminum sheet metal fabrication is a widely valued process due to the versatility of the end product.
It’s also malleable and lightweight, meaning that it can be used to create products with complex shapes while still being easy to transport. It’s also extremely corrosion-resistant, which makes it ideal to use outdoors in areas that have a lot of environmental stressors.
Properties of Aluminum
Aluminum has many properties that make it a great material for sheet metal fabrication. It is lightweight, which makes shipping easier and less expensive. It also has a high strength-to-weight ratio, making aluminum very durable. When heat treated, aluminum becomes stiffer than stainless steel but not as brittle as glass or ceramics are. This means that when cut, rolled or welded into thin sheets of aluminum, you can bend them without breaking them.
Another big reason why aluminum is a great material for sheet metal fabrication is that it can be anodized, or dyed. Not only does anodizing aluminum add color or increase its strength, but it also protects against corrosion. As a result of all these properties, aluminum has become one of IMS’s favorite materials in sheet metal fabrication.
How IMS Uses Aluminum Beyond Sheet Metal Fabrication
At Integrated Manufacturing Solutions, we pride ourselves on utilizing the best materials possible. That’s why we use aluminum, a versatile material that can be shaped into almost any design. From industrial buildings to car parts, this metal has been used in myriad applications since its discovery.
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There are many benefits of using aluminum over other metals. It is one of the lightest metals available, and it also offers great heat conduction properties as well as corrosion resistance. Additionally, aluminum requires less energy to extract from ore than iron, which makes it an excellent choice for sustainable manufacturing.
IMS is able to offer products like these thanks to our ability to work with all types of materials including: steel, brass, stainless steel, bronze, nickel silver, brass plated zinc plate, and copper. Let us know what type of product you’re looking for so we can discuss your options!
Common Applications for Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication
Aluminum has a variety of different applications in modern society. It can be used for anything from a building material to an airplane’s frame, but one of its most popular uses these days is in sheet metal fabrication. Sheet metal fabrication involves cutting aluminum into shapes, bending them into curves or angles, and joining them together with rivets or welds. By using aluminum instead of other metals like steel, manufacturers can save weight while maintaining structural integrity.
There are a variety of reasons that aluminum has become one of the most common materials used in sheet metal fabrication. In addition to being lightweight, an aluminum structure can maintain strength when exposed to outside forces. It’s also easily shaped into complex curves or angles through a process known as die-stamping or bending. The tensile strength and malleability of aluminum makes it both flexible and reliable—making it ideal for building things like:
- Aircraft construction
- Building materials
- Consumer durables
- Electrical conductors
- Chemical and food-processing equipment
Aluminum is easy to shape and cut because of its low melting point. Bending pieces takes advantage of the material’s elasticity. A solid sheet of aluminum can be pulled over a die block (a type of punch) that stamps out sheets.
After the die block punches out a part, there will often be a bend in the material around the edge of where it was punched. If enough force is applied to this bend, the metal will form into whatever angle you want it to go.
Other Common Materials Used in Metal Fabrication
Due to its ability to be bent, cut, drilled, tapped, and formed, aluminum is an excellent choice for sheet metal fabrication. Other common materials used in metal fabrication include steel, stainless steel, or brass. Each of these metals has its own characteristics which make them better suited for specific applications.
Steel is a strong material that can withstand high temperatures. It’s also relatively easy to work with, making it an ideal choice for outdoor use. Stainless steel, on the other hand, resists corrosion from wet environments and acids. Brass offers similar corrosion resistance, but may be more prone to tarnishing than stainless steel over time.
What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is a metal that has been used in countless ways, from aerospace to cooking. It has a density of 2.7 g/cm3, which makes it one of the lightest metals on Earth. The best part about aluminum? It’s corrosion-resistant—even when exposed to salt water! What’s more, aluminum doesn’t corrode in oxygen or dry air.
At IMS, we use aluminum in our sheet metal fabrication, but not just because of its structural or corrosion-resistance properties. We also appreciate how easy it is to work with this metal! We can cut, form, bend, paint and weld aluminum with ease.
As you can see, there are a lot of things to love about aluminum. Our custom products are made from top-quality aluminum because we believe in investing in high-quality materials that get results. We encourage you to contact us today if you want to know more about our work or want your own custom product!
Whether it’s aluminum or another material like steel, IMS strives to be a one-stop shop for all of your sheet metal fabrication needs. They work with a variety of customers to provide quality products that meet their needs.
In addition to sheet metal fabrication, IMS also offers powder coating, bending, assembly and packaging. Our fast production time, quality production, and low prices help keep customers happy.
Having access to all of these services in one place, from design through delivery, helps us keep customers happy and reduce costs. This allows us to provide top-notch products at a fraction of what our competitors charge.
Give IMS a call today to find out how we can help you with your next project!
At IMS, we are more than just a manufacturing company. We are a precision powder coating and sheet metal fabrication business that helps companies of all sizes improve overall costs by providing them with innovative solutions and flexibility that matches their business needs. Our skilled team of engineers provide all-in-one solutions for those needing complete Metal Fabrication services, including laser cutting, welding, assembly, and powder coating.
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