What Is Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication?

robotic plasma cutter processing sheet metalPrecision sheet metal fabrication is a manufacturing process that involves shaping raw metal sheets into finished products or components that will be assembled into a finished product. The metal sheet can be formed into a unique shape or “subtracted,” which means smaller shapes are cut from it. In most cases, a computer numerical control (CNC) is used on plasma cutting machines to produce the precision parts that are required for assembly or application.

Industries That Use Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

The sheer number of parts and other components that are produced using precision sheet metal fabrication is endless and range from smaller parts used in agricultural equipment to large steel beams for structural applications. Structural steel, in fact, is in high demand for industries like construction and shipbuilding, which are enjoying a boom around the globe.

Tools Used for Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

Professional fabricators have a variety of tools available to help them perfect their fabrication production. One popular example is plasma-cutting technology. Plasma cutters produce a powerful torch that can cut through both metal sheet and plate, and these machines can be equipped with automated CNC software to perfect and speed up production.

BeamCut—Industry Leading Robotic Plasma Cutting Technology

Fabrication shops that specialize in structural steel production face a crowded industry and need the right equipment to help them get ahead. That’s why they consistently choose BeamCut—the most advanced structural steel fabrication technology in the industry. BeamCut was designed to streamline structural steel and plate fabrication and includes state-of-the-art features, including:

FANUC Robotics

The six-axis FANUC robotic arm can bevel 360 degrees and process any shape or profile required by the job at hand. It is three times stronger and lasts three times longer than the industry standard.

Hypertherm Plasma

BeamCut comes equipped with X-Definition plasma from Hypertherm, one of the most powerful plasma systems on the market.

CNC Software

BeamCut’s CNC software is a cinch to use and can help eliminate mistakes from the fabrication process. In fact, fabricators can manually calibrate cutting tolerances, nest parts for subtraction fabrication, and track robotic cut paths, ensuring a flawless final result.

Delivering an Impressive Return on Investment

Thanks to its automated controls, BeamCut can handle every fabrication step in one pass, reducing production time by as much as 80%. This minimizes the need for material handling and requires only one technician to man the controls. These cost-saving benefits can add up and deliver an impressive return on investment.

Learn More

For more information about why BeamCut is the beam and coping machine that can take your structural steel and plate fabrication shop to the next level of success, contact us today. When you do, be sure to ask about the free and unlimited lifetime support that will be included with your purchase.