At DaRo we are experts at sheet metal fabrication allowing us to manufacture a wide variety of products from highly complex x-ray enclosures, telecoms equipment and heating and ventilation products through to simple components such as mounting plates, brackets and face plates.

But just what is sheet metal fabrication? Here’s how sheet metal fabrication works:

Sheet metal fabrication is a manufacturing process, which uses raw material in sheet form to produce components and structures. At the high end it can be a complex process that involves a number of stages overseen by highly skilled professionals with a diverse range of expertise.

Computer technology is at the heart of modern-day sheet metal fabrication and we use the latest CAD/CAM and computer numerically controlled (CNC) technology, as well as state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment to offer an efficient, reliable and cost-effective service.

In our workshop, the sheet metal is processed and formed using a number of techniques. It can be punched using a CNC manufacturing process that involves the use of a punch press. The press is programmed to rapidly move a sheet of metal, positioning it accurately under the punching ram, so a series of holes and cut outs can be punched and parts profiled precisely to within 0.05mm tolerance.

At DaRo we also use CNC hydraulic and electric press breaks to form the metal sheet into predetermined shapes, achieving fast, accurate, consistent results.

In addition, our auto-feed Pemserter machines are utilised for fast, accurate threaded insert, bush and press stud insertion, if that is what the design requires.

Another key element of the sheet metal fabrication process is welding used to join different sheet metal parts together. We deploy a number of different welding techniques depending on the product and material type, from spot welding to Mig and Tig welding and fabrication in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Our welding staff are highly skilled and coded to ensure the product strength and appearance is perfect every time.

The final stage of the sheet metal fabrication process involves finishing the metal in some way, whether that is sand blasting, priming and painting, or powder-coating. The preparation of a sheet metal part or product before finishing is always critical which is why at DaRo we have a highly trained team to unsure a first class finish is achieved consistently.

Over the years we have built up a great deal of expertise in the sheet metal fabrication process, with a highly skilled team able to turn around projects quickly and effectively. Our rapid prototyping service is aimed at clients who have a challenging deadline but at the same time expect nothing less than a professional and quality service.