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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.

Details Considered for Quoting a Custom Sheet Metal Job / /

When calculating the cost of a custom sheet metal job, consider the design, material, quantity ordered and turnaround time.

Design

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 often based upon whether an item is flat, formed, or drawn.

Material

Fathom can assist you in selecting the best sheet metal material for your custom project. Sheet metal fabrication uses thin metal sheets to produce parts. Common materials for sheet fabrication include aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper and bronze.

Quantity

The volume of parts required also factors into the cost of a sheet metal job. To reduce costs, parts can be stacked during cutting, which helps save time. Quotes are based on the amount of time needed on the cutting machine to yield a complete part.

Turnaround Time

Fathom offers a rapid turnaround time thanks to an all-in-one approach to manufacturing. Our team can fulfill every customer need throughout the sheet metal fabrication process from design to fabrication to finishing and assembly. By eliminating the need to outsource another supplier, you save both time and money.

Sheet Metal Processes Considered for Quotes / /

Fiber Laser Cutting

Fiber laser cutting uses laser diodes transmitted through optical fibers to create desired cuts in the raw material. Laser cutting machines make their cuts within an enclosure using no mechanical components. The enclosure decreases the risk to the machine operator while also producing less noise. Fiber laser cutting uses a high-power output and high-intensity level, making it a very efficient manufacturing process.

Waterjet Cutting

Water jet cutting uses a high-pressure pump which forces water through a nozzle to make precise cuts. The cut is facilitated by the balance of volume and velocity. To create abrasive water cuts, an abrasive substance is mixed 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 Fathom to produce tiny and complex parts.

Wire EDM

The wire EDM process submerges a metal piece into a dielectric bath 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 is used to control the sparks, cool and flush away excess material.

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. Stamping may involve punching, blanking, bending, drawing, embossing and more.

Forming

Sheet metal is loaded onto a flatbed where a laser cutter draws pre-programmed parts onto the material. To add additional features to the part, a sheet metal punch may be used. The part is deburred and then moved to a press brake where it is shaped further.

Prototype Etching

Photochemical machining, chemical milling, or acid etching may all be used during prototype etching. 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 may use photochemical machining or chemical milling to produce 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

During laser cutting, a high-powered laser beam is used to cut the workpiece. A gas, liquid, or solid-state laser cutting technique may be used. 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

CNC punching machines move raw material in a 2-axis direction, positioning it beneath a punching ram. While under the punching ram, a hole or form is punched into the sheet metal. CNC punch press machines can have one head and tool rail design or a multi-turret design

Sheet Metal Services Quotable by Fathom / /

Trust Fathom with your sheet metal fabrication needs. Laser cutting, water jet cutting, Microcut™ and photochemical machining are just a few of the services offered by Fathom. In addition, Fathom also 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

Quotable Sheet Metal Post Processing & Finishing / /

Post processing and finishing can improve the overall quality of a part while also ensuring the part meets design specifications. To customize or finish a part, smoothing or painting are often required. Fathom offers all of these services in-house or can outsource to one of our strategic partners.

Welding

Fathom’s welding team uses heat and pressure to fuse two or more parts together. Welding services include arc welding, metal inert gas (MIG), tungsten inert gas (TIG), resistance spot welding, laser welding and oxyfuel welding and cutting.

Hardware Installation

As part of Fathom’s complete sheet metal fabrication program, we offer hardware installation services. Whether a project a low or high volume of parts, Fathom can ensure great quality and efficiency.

Sanding/Grinding

Fathom offers sanding and grinding services. Grinding adds any desired cosmetic surface and can also remove weld. Sanding deburrs and removes scratches from parts after they have been punched or laser cut.

Liquid Painting

Liquid painting is a finishing process suitable for projects where powder coating cannot be used. Liquid painting can result in a professional finish, corrosion resistance, custom colors and more.

Powder Coating

The sheet metal part is covered with an even coating of powder and then cured. After the part has cured, it has a professional finish that can be matte, smooth, textured and more. Fathom has a variety of different powder coating finishes to choose from.

Screen Printing

Sheet metal parts can be screen printed in a variety of different finishes and colors. Fathom can also add a design of your choice to your custom part.

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, Incodema 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

After the fabrication process CNC machining is sometimes required to complete a part. 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

Our experts understand that attention to detail is critical to the manufacturing process. We can uniformly remove laser dross, mechanical burrs, harps or other surface imperfections using our in-house deburring and finishing operations. Our finishing process include hand sanding, automated deburring, tumbling and more.

Sheet Metal 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

Sheet Metal Machines Used by Fathom / /

Fathom’s manufacturing facilities include over 530 machines, such as mills, lathes, presses, press brakes, turret punches and additive systems. Fathom has equipment dedicated to sheet metal fabrication, including lasers, waterjet machines, finishing tools, autodeburring, 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 provides not just sheet metal fabrication but also hybridized services leveraging sheet metal processes. Need sheet metal fabrication as part of a more complex project? Fathom can handle it. 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
15,000

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 Sheet Metal Services / /

Fathom has 3 US-based locations that offer sheet metal fabrication, offering nationwide coverage to the entire United States. 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

Sheet metal 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.

Q: Is Fathom ITAR certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is ITAR certified.

Q: Is Fathom AS9100:2016 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom is AS9100:2016.

Q: Is Fathom NIST 800-171 certified?

A: Yes, Fathom’s certifications include NIST 800-171.

Q: Can Fathom offer same day sheet metal?

A: Yes, Fathom offers 24 hour expedite sheet metal fabrication services.

Q: How do you calculate sheet metal fabrication prices?

A: To calculate sheet metal fabrication prices, consider the quantity ordered, design, raw material and turnaround time.

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

A: Use Fathom’s SmartQuote program to receive a sheet metal quote in as fast as 1 hour, usually within 24 hours.

Q: Is sheet metal fabrication cheaper than 3D printing?

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

How to Get Metal Prototype Fabrication Quotes / /

Ready to get a quote or calculate costs on your next sheet metal project? Use Fathom’s SmartQuote application for a fast 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
ISO 9001:2015 Design Certified
ISO 13485:2016


 

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