Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal engineering or sheet metal fabrication, as it is often referred to, is the process of cutting, forming metal parts so they can be used in the formation of various products and components. The process involves taking raw materials, usually steel, copper or aluminum, and using a range of methods to shape and bend these parts into something useful. Cutting can be done in various ways; whether through the use of water cutting, laser cutting or plasma cutting. Conventional methods to form the metal parts after cutting including rolling, bending, CNC folding and welding to join pieces together. Additional parts may be added depending on the requirement, including bolts, latches and holes. Metal punching or turret punching allows us to make a hole in a metal sheet, which can either be used to streamline the component and make it more economical, or to act as an entry point for an additional part.

Sheet metal engineering is a process that is applied to just about every metal component you see around you. It is a crucial aspect of producing parts used in the manufacturing, medical, automotive and aerospace industries, among many others.

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Merit Manufacturing has evolved to provide a vast range of manufacturing and associated services.

We pride ourselves on maintaining top of the range equipment and ensure that our staff are fully trained in all machinery and processes in order to provide the extensive and reliable expertise that we are renowned for.

Complementing our in-house services, we are proud to collaborate with a number of local businesses in order to offer a range of ancillary services including plasma, laser & water-jet cutting and powder coating among other finishes. This combined offering and unrivalled access ensures our reputation as specialists in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Merit Manufacturing is able to offer quality production, economical manufacturing and fast turnaround on orders to meet our customers’ needs.

Capabilities

GUILLOTINE

5mm x 3Mtr for accurate cutting of sheet for further processing.

MULTICAM ROUTER

2400 x 1200 perfect for clean cutting of high quality reflective and non-ferrous materials.

TURRET PUNCHING TO 5MM

Amada AE2610 Turret.
Amada Pega 244 Turret.
Low cost and added ability to use small blank sizes for improved economy of off-cuts.
Full Sheet 30 tonne with forming capacity.
This process has an advantage over laser cutting due to being able to form in cutting runs.

CNC FOLDING

Press Brakes from 45T-100T & 1.5Mtr-3Mtr with capacity for simple plus multi-axis production.

HAEGER INSERT PRESS

Wide range of Inserts available from insert nuts, stand-offs and threaded posts for economical fitting of attachments.

OTHER SERVICES

Metal spinning
Bending
Rolling
Welding
Injection molding
Assembly