Metal Fabrication Resources by Blackstone Advanced Technologies

Blackstone Advanced Technologies Blog
Feb 26, 2018 7:01:00 PM

Practice Forgiveness With Your Custom Metal Fabrication

custom metal fabricationCustom metal fabrication refers to a service in which sheet metal is adapted to the specific size, shape, and measurements needed by a customer. These structures are used in a variety of industries, such as automotive and health care. Nevertheless, there is still a great deal about the sheet metal industry that the average customer doesn't seem to understand.


For instance, the tolerance and forgiveness of a particular type of sheet metal can play a significant role in how the metal is used. The following is a closer look at the matter of sheet metal tolerance, as well as how it can affect any given project.


Sheet Tolerance for Custom Metal Fabrication

One of the main things many companies and clients do not realize with regard to sheet metal specifications is that, despite its rigid texture, sheet metal can actually be a very soft and bendable material. Therefore, when working with it, the intended use must be taken into consideration.


For instance, bending a piece of sheet metal can change its variability. The more it is bent, the lower its tolerance becomes. Therefore, if a piece of sheet metal requires significant manipulation, it will not be as strong or stable as it once was.


The type of metal can also play a factor. For instance, thicker metals will obviously be sturdier, whereas thinner metals will bend more easily. However, sheet metal is measured in a number of ways. It can be measured in decimal parts of an inch, by weight or in ounces by square footage.


Eliminate Guesswork

Overall, there are many things you need to know when dealing with sheet metal. Fortunately, by teaming up with a vendor like Blackstone Advanced Technologies LLC, you will be taking a step in the right direction.


Blackstone offers premium sheet metal services, such as:

  • Custom Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Design assistance
  • Laser cutting
  • Finishing
  • Storage
  • Assembly

Working with Blackstone is an excellent method of eliminating mistakes and guesswork due to inexperience or an insufficient understanding of the sheet metal fabrication process. Contact Blackstone today to get your project done right!


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