Custom metal fabrication creates specialized products made from metal materials. The process differs depending on the product, as it can involve the use of portable equipment or heavy-duty machinery. Custom metal fabrication is crucial in making construction beams, metal decorations, ductwork, storage bins, industrial ladders, and more.
Different types of fabrication equipment can bend, join, roll, and cut metal to form complex assemblies. These processes often use metals such as stainless steel, carbon steel, and aluminum. Custom metal fabrication can also accommodate specialty metals.
Types of Custom Metal Fabrication Services
Depending on the specific product needed, Northern Metal Products offers several types of custom metal fabrication services.
We offer custom metal forming and bending to meet project specifications. Our CNC machining equipment enables us to form and bend metals up to 0.5 inches thick. Our forming equipment includes CNC and hydraulic press brakes, OBI presses, and 4-post hydraulic presses.
Laser cutting is known for its precision, speed, and reliability. We can achieve tight tolerances and consistent cuts on stainless steel (up to 0.375 inches thick), mild steel (up to 0.5 inches), and aluminum (up to 0.25 inches). Our laser cutting equipment includes the 2000-watt Mazak, 4000-watt AMADA, and BLM LC5 Tube/Sheet Laser System.
For parts requiring punched shapes and holes of various sizes, CNC punching is available. Our CNC punching services can create single prototypes as well as large production runs.
Our fully automatic and semi-automatic welding equipment performs both MIG and TIG welding. These services offer unparalleled consistency and speed while reducing labor expenses and human error.
For all our custom metal fabrications, we can provide a variety of surface finishes to suit specific application requirements or visual appearances. Finishing services include powder coating, anodizing, plating, and electropolishing.
Certain OEM projects may require wire fabrication. Our expertise in wire fabrication, forming, and assembly allows us to select the right materials and methods for specific applications. We usually work with stainless steel, galvanized steel, and low-carbon steel, but we can also use other options if needed. Wires range from 0.063 to 0.5 inches in diameter.
We can make specialty tubing out of raw materials using a variety of techniques: piercing, cutting, CNC bending, mandrel bending, laser cutting, notching, and swaging. Custom tubes are typically fabricated from aluminum, stainless steel, or mild steel.
Custom Metal Fabrication Services from Northern Metal Products
Northern Metal Products is a leading custom metal fabricator. For over 50 years, we have provided tailored sheet metal fabrication solutions and dedicated customer service for both OEMs and POP display manufacturers.