Sheet metal work is a specialty craft. Finding a shop that can effectively take a piece of metal and fabricate it into anything from a small prototype to a large scale mass production can be a difficult task. Sheet metal can be used to craft a slew of items including, but not limited to the following:
- Splash Backs
- Electrical Enclosures
- Control Panels Fasciae
- Brackets, Trims, Manifolds, Case work, Machine Guards, Covers
- Conveyors, Bespoke, Hand Made Items
- Tanks, Packaging and Labelling equipment
- Prototypes, Small and Large Batch works
The Limitless List of Quality Sheet Metal Uses
The list is actually quite limitless when it comes to what can be crafted from stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium and sheet metal when the right craftsman is at the helm. Not every company that offers sheet metal projects can produce the high quality results that one would expect. Choosing the right shop will insure a quality product that meets your exact standards while avoiding disappointment. There are some tell-tale signs if a shop is up to the challenge of your project. Meeting some basic requirements is a good sign that a shop is a good choice.
The Basic Requirements for Sheet Metal Work
The proper production of sheet metal requires three main components. The proper equipment is first on the list, but the proper equipment cannot stand on its own. The proper education and experience of the operator is also a necessity. The operator needs to have a formal education in the sheet metal industry. Whether that formal education was received in school or as an apprentice it is the basis for becoming a great sheet metal artisan. Education is necessary but it does not take the place of experience. Experience is mandatory for sheet metal work. The combination of the well trained operator with a nice level of experience and the proper equipment is what makes a sheet metal shop ideal.
A Strong Reputation
Reputation goes a long way in this industry. A sheet metal shop with a strong reputation for producing quality items to specification earns that reputation by meeting customer needs. Typically a sheet metal shop relies solely on word of mouth reputation. So if you are hearing good things about a shop than you know that it is a shop you can trust. A shop that is well established and that has a strong reputation in the community is a good choice.
SAMS Fabrications has been providing sheet metal work for over 25 years. They have a large facility with the latest equipment that is complemented by well-trained operators.