Aluminum and Steel Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication at Midwest Metal Products

Sheet metal fabrication is a complex process of cutting, shaping and assembling metal to create a product. The process of fabricating custom sheet metal products combines methods and techniques of the past with the continually improving technologies of the present.

The results? Quality, cutting-edge products that improve and effect business and life around the globe. The custom metal products fabricated at Midwest Metal Products are important as they benefit industries including: aviation, electronics, and medical equipment. From airplanes carrying important supplies to medical equipment that helps scientific discovery, precision and quality is crucial.

Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication at Midwest Metal Products involves a variety of techniques and specialties that support different metals and industries.
• Welding
• Turret/Laser
• Press Brakes
• Hardware Insertion
• Painting & Finishing
• Silk-Screening

Midwest Metals works with both steel and aluminum to create quality, custom metal products.

Aluminum Fabrication

A large number of custom sheet metal fabrication from Midwest Metal Products utilize aluminum. Aluminum is a popular material in metal fabrication processes because it is light weight and resistant to corrosion. Aluminum is a highly malleable metal, which mean it is highly adaptable to shaping and extension.

Aluminum is commonly used in the aviation and performance automobile industry because of its’ lightweight, but durable characteristics.

Steel and Stainless Steel Fabrication

Steel and stainless steel fabrication is the process of creating a product by cutting, bending, and shaping steel alloy. Steel alloy is a combination of elements added together consisting of mainly iron, but also other metals including nickel, silicon, boron, and others.

At Midwest Metal Products, high speed EML turret and laser technology produces extremely smooth and accurate cuts during steel fabrication. With this technology, cutting capabilities are almost unlimited.

Stainless steel products have a higher level of stain, corrosion, and rust resistance than ordinary steel. Stainless steel is commonly used to make medical and surgical instruments, as well as in the aviation and electronic industry. Steel is commonly used in architecture to create beams and frames.

Aluminum vs. Steel

Both are quality metals, however steel and aluminum differ in many ways, and are used for different reasons.

Cost- The price of all metals constantly fluctuates based on supply and demand across the globe. In general, steel costs less than aluminum.

Strength and Malleability- Aluminum is often used in so many different industries because of it’s malleability and elasticity. Aluminum is much more malleable than steel, meaning it is more easily bent and shaped. Steel, although more difficult to shape, is extremely stronger and harder than aluminum.

Corrosion- A very important quality of aluminum involves its resistance to rust and corrosion. Steel must be painted or coated to prevent rust and corrosion. For more than fifty years, Midwest Metal Products has specialized in powder coating, wet painting and metal finishing of any custom metal fabrication project.

Midwest Metal Products is constantly developing new methods to improve metal fabrication techniques. Fifty years of precision metal fabrication services proves our commitment to providing customers around the globe with superior products at fair prices. To learn more about our products and services at Midwest Metal Products, visit us online, or call us at (800) 394-6474.

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