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Metal Fabrication Quotes

Fathom delivers high-quality parts to its customers by using sheet metal fabrication technology. Whether your project is time-sensitive, high-precision, highly complex or short production run related, Fathom will meet your requirements. Get your metal fabrication quote today.

How Metal Fabrication Quotes are Calculated / /

When calculating the cost of a custom sheet metal job, consider the design, material, quantity ordered and turnaround time. Custom sheet metal projects that call for complex geometric and intricate shapes with a high level of accuracy are possible. Certain sheet metal fabrication methods such as wire EDM make little to no contact with the raw material, making it possible to cut very precise intricate features. Quotes are typically categorized based upon whether an item is flat, formed, or drawn. The type of material selected is also factored into the cost of sheet metal fabrication. Common materials for sheet fabrication include both ferrous and non ferrous metals e.g. steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, bronze and others. The quantity ordered plays a large role in determining the most efficient manufacturing process. To reduce costs, there are several strategies that can be employed i.e. stacking parts during cutting reduces overall time on machine saving you money. Lastly, the turnaround time can influence cost. To help save time and money, Fathom offers an all-in-one program for metal fabrication. Our team can fulfill every customer need throughout the sheet metal fabrication process from design to fabrication to finishing and assembly.

Sheet Metal Processes Considered for Quotes / /

Fiber Laser Cutting

During fiber laser cutting, laser cutting machines create cuts within an enclosure using no mechanical components. The enclosure minimizes the risk to the machine operator while also reducing noise. Fiber laser cutting uses a high-power output and high-intensity laser, making it a very efficient manufacturing process.

Waterjet Cutting

To make precise cutes, water jet cutting uses a high-pressure pump which forces water through a nozzle. The cut is facilitated by the balance of volume and velocity. For cuts that require an abrasive waterjet, abrasive media is combined with water. Both the water and abrasive media can be recycled and reused, which helps to increase energy efficiency while reducing costs.

Microcut™ Micro Water Jet Cutting

Micro water jet cutting uses the manufacturing capabilities of water jet cutting to produce parts on a micro-level. Water jet cutting’s high-level of accuracy is what allows to produce tiny and complex parts.

Wire EDM

The wire EDM process submerges a metal piece into a dielectric liquid where a charged thin metal wire uses electrical sparks to melt the material and make cuts. The spark’s voltage jumps the gap from the wire to the workpiece which causes the material to melt. The metal wire never contacts the workpiece. The dielectric fluid controls the sparks, cools and flushes away excess material.

Stamping

During stamping, a blanked or coiled piece of sheet metal is placed in a press where the stamping tool is pressed onto the material. The stamping tool or die contains the desired shape of the part. Punching, blanking, bending, drawing and embossing are all stamping techniques.

Forming

To form a part, sheet metal is loaded on a flatbed where a pre-programmed design is drawn onto the material using a laser cutter. To add more features, a sheet metal punch can used. The part is then deburred and moved to a press brake for further shaping.

Prototype Etching

Methods of prototype etching include chemical milling or acid etching. During photochemical machining, material is selectively removed by using baths of temperature-controlled etching chemicals. Chemical etching is ideal for prototyping because of its shorter lead time and inexpensive tooling.

Production Etching

Production etching uses photochemical machining or chemical milling to make parts with high precision and intricacies. Production etching is perfect for transitioning prototypes into production because it is fast, cost-effective and offers great design flexibility.

Laser Cutting

A high-powered laser beam is used to cut raw material during laser cutting. Techniques may include a gas, liquid or solid-state laser. CO2 lasers use a gas state laser using a mixture of carbon dioxide to make cuts. Solid state lasers use laser diodes transmitted through optical fibers to create cuts.

CNC Punching

In a CNC punching machine, raw material is moved along a 2-axis direction and positioned under a punching ram. The punching ram adds holes and/or forms to the sheet metal. CNC punch press machines can have one head or a multi-turret design

Welding

Welding fuses two or more parts together using heat and pressure. Arc welding, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), resistance spot welding, laser welding, oxyfuel welding and cutting are all offered by Fathom.

Hardware Installation

Fathom offers hardware installation services. Whether a project contains a low or high volume of parts, Fathom can ensure great quality and efficiency.

Sanding/Grinding

Fathom has sanding and grinding services. Typically grinding is utilized to remove weld fillets it can also be used to add a desired cosmetic surface or pattern. Sanding deburrs and removes scratches from parts after they have been punched or laser cut.

Liquid Painting

Liquid painting is used when powder coating is not possible. Liquid painting offers can result in a professional finish, corrosion resistance, custom colors and more.

Powder Coating

During powder coating, the workpiece is covered with a uniform coating of powder and then cured. Once the part has dried, it has a professional finish. That may be matte, smooth, textured and more. Fathom has a wide range of powder coating finishes to choose from.

Screen Printing

Screen printing adds a variety of different finishes and colors to a part. Fathom can also add a custom design of your choice.

Assembly & Kitting

Assembly and kitting can be performed in-house by the Fathom team. Services include hardware installation, manual or automated processes and more. Fathom will ensure your finished part meets your exact specifications.

Outside Processing

Fathom has strategic partnerships and with key suppliers of heat treating, plating and powder coating who meet our standards for both quality and speed. As part of the Fathom Manufacturing Platform, Fathom has access to a robust nationwide network of comprehensive additive and advanced manufacturing. Fathom Manufacturing’s extensive certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, ISO 13485:2016, AS9100:2016, NIST 800-171 and ITAR.

Post Machining

Once a part has been fabricated, it can occasionally require post CNC machining. Fathom has in-house CNC machining centers that can add post-mill features to sheet metal parts, allowing us to successfully manufacture parts within time constraints.

In-house Custom Tooling

Fathom’s team of engineers and master tool makers can deliver creative tooling solutions for your formed parts. We specialize in complex bending and precision and are not intimidated by challenging design features. Our capabilities include intricate EDM tooling, waterjet cut tools and robust CNC machined tooling.

Deburring and Finishing

Attention to detail is critical in the manufacturing process. Our services include deburring and finishing to remove laser dross, mechanical burrs, harps or other surface imperfections. Other finishing processes include hand sanding, automated deburring, tumbling and more.

Sheet Metal Services Quotable by Fathom / /

Fathom is ready to deliver on your sheet fabrication needs. Laser cutting, water jet cutting, Microcut™ and photochemical machining are just a few of the services offered by Fathom. Fathom can finish your project from design to finishing all in-house. Fathom offers post-processing services such as welding, deburring, bead blasting and more. Sheet metal prototyping is just one of 28 manufacturing services offered by Fathom.

Additive Manufacturing

  • FDM
  • SLS
  • SLA
  • Polyjet
  • MJF
  • DMLS
  • DLS
  • STEP (Evolve)

CNC Machining

  • CNC (3 & 5 Axis)
  • CNC Lathe
  • Precision Grinding
  • Wire & Sinker EDM

Injection Molding

  • Injection Molding
  • Tooling
  • Compression Molding

Metal Cutting and Forming

  • Thermoforming
  • Sheet Metal Punching
  • Sheet Metal Cutting
  • Metal Forming
  • Laser Cutting
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Chemical Etching
  • Welding
  • Micro Cutting

Standalone

  • Die Casting
  • Urethane Casting
  • Composite Layups
  • Extrusion
  • Post Processing & Finishing
    • Pad Printing
    • Powder Coating
    • Bead Blasting
    • Surface Grinding
    • Polishing
    • Anodize
    • Powder Coat Passivate
    • Chemfilm
    • Vacuum Metallization
    • Silkscreen
    • Plating
    • Tumbled

Metal Fabrication Quote Times / /

Standard lead times are below, but 24hr expedite options are available.

Parts Delivery time
1-50 flat part pieces 2 days
50-1,000 flat part pieces 5-7 days
1-500 formed parts 6-8 days
1-5 drawn part pieces 10-15 days
4 slide tooled parts 4-6 weeks

Metal Fabrication Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing network is powered by over 530 machines, including mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom’s has equipment dedicated to metal fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, auto deburring, 4 slide machines, multi-slide machines, press brakes, 300-ton presses, 22-ton presses, wire EDM machines, seely slide forming tools and 35-ton blanking presses.

Fathom offers both metal fabrication and hybridized services that leverage metal fabrication. Do you need metal fabrications as part of a more complex job? Fathom can help. A recent case study is listed below where Fathom delivered 20,000 parts in 27 days using 55+ tools, including metal prototype fabrication services:

Case Study //

Real Customers. Real Results.

A customer came to Fathom with a complex project that spanned the technologies and processes of rapid production—and needed it done fast. Fathom delivered.

20,000 Parts // Within 27 Days
55+ Tools to Injection Mold 15,000 Parts First Article in 2 Weeks
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55+ Tools to Injection
Mold 15,000 Parts

First Article in 2 Weeks

3,000+ 3D Printed Parts
3,000

3,000+ 3D
Printed Parts

2,000+ Metal Fabricated Parts
2,000

2,000+ Metal
Fabricated Parts

Hybridized Services Used //

3D Printing / Additive Manufacturing—PolyJet, SLS, MJF.

DFM Analysis + CAD Mods.

CNC Machining. Laser Cutting.

Stamping. Die Cutting. Post-Opp Drilling.

24-hour Turnaround Urethane Casting.

Injection + Compression Molding.

Model Finishing. Insert Assembly.

Advanced Project Management.

Fathom’s Locations for Metal Fabrication Services / /

Fathom offers nationwide coverage to the entire United States, including 3 US-based manufacturing facilities with metal fabrication services. Fathom’s advanced prototyping and manufacturing services include injection molding, CNC machining, chemical etching, metal 3D printing, and more. We have provided over 200,000 quotes to leading US companies and are ready to provide you with a quote today.

Locations include:

COLORADO
7770 Washington Street
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

NEW YORK
1920 Slaterville Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Boulevard
Newark, NY 14513
ISO 9001:2015
AS910:2016
ITAR

Details Considered with Metal Fabrication Quotes / /

Precision Forming: Prototype to Low-Volume

Need precision forming? Fathom has developed a technique which transforms an ordinary press brake into a manual progressive die. We can easily meet intricate and complex design specifications by combining this dynamic technique with our custom tooling made in-house by our toolmakers.

Large Format Parts and Prototypes

Fathom can manufacture both small, complex and larger parts in-house. Our manufacturing facility in Ithaca, New York houses a 300 Ton Press with a 36” x 72” bed. This 300 Ton Press is ideal for small volume projects that call for deep-drawn custom parts or large die sets with embosses and gussets.

Mid to High Volume Production

Looking for more volume? Our services include mid to high volume solutions that take advantage of lower tooling and setup costs when compared to progressive die manufacturing and can include custom features such as gussets and embosses. All tooling is designed and built in-house, making Fathom a comprehensive manufacturing supplier.

Semi Automated Manufacturing

For mid-to-high volume quantities, we offer various cost-effective and semi-automated tooling solutions at 15-30% of the cost of fully automated production tooling.

  • Photo Chemical Machined Flat Blanks –Small, thin parts with complex flat geometry are produced with no burrs and ready for forming.
  • Put-and-Take Tooling – Semi-complex dies, actuated manually or by machine, form complex features and/or multiple bending operations in one step.
  • Die Blanking – Flat parts and some parts with formed features may be manufactured complete in full automation or made ready for secondary, semi-automated bending and forming processes.

Four-Slide and Multi-Slide

Small and intricate springs, brackets, electrical terminals, clips and battery contacts can all be made in high volume quantities using four slide and multi-slide manufacturing. All tooling is designed and built in-house by our team of experts.

Specialty Stamping

Our experienced tool makers design and create complex tooling solutions to meet the requirements of even the most challenging stamped parts. Our team of hands-on operators also possess engineering skills that allow them to come up with creative manufacturing solutions on the fly and keep the production process progressing forward.

Part Types Considered When Calculating Metal Fabrication Quotes / /

Before the manufacturing process can begin, you will need to estimate the cost. Cost can be greatly influenced by the design of a metal part. For example, if a part requires multiple sheet metal fabrication machines or processes, the cost can increase. Most sheet metal parts do require more than one fabrication method to achieve the desired results. Fathom offers a hybridized approach to manufacturing, which means our team can leverage our sheet metal fabrication processes in addition to any of our other 28 manufacturing services.

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Metal fabrication quotes FAQs / /

Q: Does Fathom offer metal prototype fabrication?

A: Yes, Fathom offers metal prototype fabrication.

Q: What is metal prototype fabrication?

A: Metal prototype manufacturing is creating a sample or “rough draft” part that can be used to test the form and function before mass production.

Q: Is Fathom ISO certified?

A: Fathom’s certifications include ISO 9001:2015, ISO 9001:2015 Design, and ISO 13485:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171. For site-specific certifications, please visit https://fathommfg.com/fathom-manufacturing-certifications.

Q: Can Fathom offer same day sheet metal?

A: Fathom offers sheet metal fabrication services with a 24 hour expedite option.

Q: How do you calculate metal fabrication quotes?

A: The cost of metal fabrication depends on the material selected, complexity of design, quantity ordered and turnaround time.

Q: How long does it take to get a sheet metal fabrication quote?

A: Submit your file through Fathom’s SmartQuote platform and receive a quote within as little as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours.

Q: Is metal fabrication cheaper than 3D printing?

A: The cost of both metal fabrication and 3D printing largely depends on the material selected, complexity of design, quantity ordered and turnaround time.

How to Get Metal Prototype Fabrication Quotes / /

Are you ready to calculate costs or receive a quote on your next metal fabrication project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a quick quote.

Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
Manufacturing Locations Across National Time Zones
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HEADQUARTERS

1050 Walnut Ridge Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016
ITAR

ARIZONA

444 W. 21st St. Ste. 101
Tempe, AZ 85282
ISO 9001:2015
NIST800-171 Compliant
ITAR

COLORADO

7770 Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

MINNESOTA

13758 Johnson Street NE
Ham Lake, MN 55304

TEXAS

1801 Rowe Lane
Pflugerville, TX 78660
ISO 9001:2015
AS9100:2016

1513 Sam Bass Rd
Round Rock, TX 78681
ISO 9001:2015
ISO 13485:2016

CALIFORNIA

620 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
NIST 800-171 Compliant
ITAR

FLORIDA

14000 N.W. 58th Court
Miami Lakes, FL 33014

NEW YORK

1920 Slaterville Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
ITAR

401 W. Shore Blvd.
Newark, NY 14513
AS9100:2016
ISO 9001:2015
ITAR

ILLINOIS

1207 Adams Drive
McHenry, IL 60051
ISO 9001:2015

1401 Brummel Ave
Elk Grove, IL 60007
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified

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