Metal Fabrication Services
Elmira Stamping & Manufacturing offers a multitude of fabrication processes, including:
The press brake is used to bend and shape sheet metal. It works by applying force to a metal workpiece that is positioned between a punch and a die. The punch exerts pressure on the metal, causing it to bend at a predetermined angle. Press brakes are crucial for forming metal components with the kind of precise angles and shapes required by modern manufacturing.
In CNC machining, a turret punch press can be used for perforating sheet metal with holes, notches or custom shapes. The machine itself has a rotating turret-like element that holds multiple tools. Tool changes are nearly instantaneous, enabling complex operations to be undertaken with a single set-up. ES&M takes advantage of turret machines whenever possible.
Lasers can be used for cutting, engraving, and welding metal. In metal fabrication, laser cutting machines use a precisely controlled light beam to vaporize, melt, or burn through metal, producing precise and clean cuts. Laser cutting is highly accurate, making it a go-to cutting method for metal fabrication work at ES&M, used on a wide variety of materials in varying thicknesses.
Sheet metal can be sliced in a straight line by using a shear machine. In the shear, the sheet, or sheets, of metal are held between two blades and a shearing force is applied to make the straight cut. Elmira uses this cutting method to trim sheets of metal to size, or to cut larger sheets into smaller, more manageable sizes.
In metal fabrication, specially configured saws may be used to cut metal. They may take the form of a circular saw, a bandsaw, or an abrasive saw, to name just a few. Each is suited to a specific kind of application. Bandsaws, for example, use a continuous looped blade for making straight cuts with great precision. Abrasive saws make use of a metal disk, coated with aggregate, that rotates at extremely high speed and that cuts through metal by grinding it down. Elmira uses saws in fabrication work that involves cutting metal pipes, bars, etc., into precise lengths.
Comprehensive Metal Fabrication
Elmira Stamping & Manufacturing proudly offers a wide range of metal fabrication services, including comprehensive MIG, TIG, and spot welding capabilities. For more information regarding our fabrication services, please contact us today!