SHEET METAL DESIGN
What is Sheet Metal Design?
Sheet metal design and fabrication, similar to that of CNC machining, produces highly durable parts that are made to your specifications. Sheet metal design is most commonly used in applications such as enclosures, chassis, and brackets. Although sheet metal parts are generally made from a roll of stock material that is less than 0.25″ thick, thicknesses up to 1″/1.5″ may be used with the laser and plasma cutters, respectively. Fabricated sheet metal parts can serve as effective, well-performing prototypes or as end-use production parts.
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In the ideal world, everything is perfect. Tolerances and allowances are exact, and there’s no need to add any feature or change the design to accommodate the shop floor or real-world material behavior. But the truth is numerous factors including chamfers at the edges, collars near holes, and spaces between drilled holes matter in the sheet metal world.
This gap between the ideal and real-world sheet-metal design usually proves costly! With over 20 years of manufacturing experience, CEI Tech can help you save money by harnessing our expertise and designing your sheet metal component for manufacturability, reducing the possibility for errors, unforeseen costs of redesigns and bridging the gap between the ideal and real world.