At MetalWorks we can bend sheet metal as well as roll form numerous profiles into just about any shape. Our machinery and tooling also allows us to perform many subsequent processes that can create holes or cutouts in any 2D geometric shape, multi angle bends and roll form into complex contours.
Overall, our Metal Fabrication service is categorized into two very distinctive disciplines, forming and cutting. The forming processes are those in which force is applied to shape and form the material. Forming is a process that bends or shapes the sheet into the desired shape. Cutting is a processes that applies force or light energy (laser) and causes the material to cut into the desired shape controlled by our CNC equipment. The most common forms of cutting are shearing and die cutting. Other cutting processes remove material by the use of Laser, Plasma or abrasion in the case of waterjet cutting instead of shearing force.
Turret Presses and Lasers
Manufacturers have many options available when it comes to creating holes in sheet metal. The conventional turret punch press and laser machines both get the job done. Both provide different benefits.
Lasers first entered the manufacturing scene in the 1960s and over time their use has become more popular. Laser users say that the new technology provides smoother cuts, higher processing speeds resulting in minimal heat-affected zones, and contouring without tool change, or tooling expenditures.
While the laser certainly has benefits, conventional punching still offers some advantages over laser cutting, which have made punching machines irreplaceable for many sheet metal fabricators.
Metalworks Engineering Corp. is a precision custom metal fabricator located in Miami. The company has provided fully customized precision metal fabrication services to customers throughout South Florida and the U.S. using the conventional turret punch press since 2011.
As South Florida's premier forming manufacturer, Metalworks Engineering Corp. can produce component shapes beyond the means of conventional metal forming at a more economical price. Better yet, with our extensive range of processes, we can make more than just traditional cones and cylinders; we form one-piece component shapes which nobody else can. With all those processes under one roof, we can take you from design through to the finished product. One designer, one manufacturer under one roof!
Metal forming: Large set of manufacturing processes in which the material is deformed plastically to take the shape of the die geometry. The tools used for such deformation are called die, punch etc. depending on the type of process.
When it comes to providing customers with top quality work, Metalworks Engineering Corp goes the extra distance. Over the years, Metalworks Engineering Corp. has invested heavily in automation for many different tasks.
Factory automation tools have made the Metalworks Engineering’s factory floor safer, as well as improved the consistency and quality of Metalworks Engineering Corp’s custom metal forms.
While CNC punches and lasers can cut holes into sheet metal, there is more to manufacturing a custom sheet metal form than just bending and cutting it into the right shape. Many small sheet metal forms need special studs and other inserts to fulfill their purpose. Metalworks Engineering Corp.’s manufacturing team use machines such as the Haeger 824 Hardware Insertion System to automate the process of inserting specialized tooling into sheet metal forms.
Examples of fasteners that can be inserted during your manufacturing process:
- Floating Nuts
- High Torque Studs
- Self-Clinching Nuts
- Self-Clinching Flush Nuts
- Self-Clinching Studs
- Slide-Top Standoffs
- Spring-Top Standoffs
At Metalworks Engineering Corp., you can get all your welding and fabrications needs addressed from design to a finished product. No job is too big or too small. Whether it's stainless steel, aluminum or anything in-between we can facilitate your needs.
Metalworks Engineering Corp. provides custom metal fabrication services for a wide range of commercial and residential products. Regardless of where our custom metal fabrication expertise is needed, Metalworks Engineering Corp. will ensure that our clients receive the highest level of customer service and superior craftsmanship. Contact us for a consultation. We are the right fabricators for the job.
Simply defined, spot welding is "the welding of overlapping pieces of metal at small points by aplication of pressure and electric current."
We at Metalworks Engineering Corp. have been providing spot welding as one of our processes since our inception. If quality welds and true craftsmanship matter to you, you have come to the right place.
Polishing, Graining and Deburring
Metalworks Engineering Corps.'s metal polishing services produce the highly decorative, shiny finishes for which the company has become known and clients rely upon.
Excellence in manufacturing, rigorous quality control and superior metal finishing processes are all important variables in producing highly decorative metal finishes. Metalworks Engineering Corp.'s hand buffing of metal components, ensuring that the metal finishing processes produce the color and/or shine that is intended for decorative products.
A burr is a raised edge or small pieces of material remaining attached to a workpiece after a modification process. It is usually an unwanted piece of material and is removed with a deburring tool in a process called "deburring". Burrs are most commonly created after machining operations, such as grinding, drilling, milling, engraving or turning. It may be present in the form of a fine wire on the edge of a freshly sharpened tool or as a raised portion of the surface; this type of burr is commonly formed when metal is cut. Deburring accounts for a significant portion of manufacturing costs. At Metalworks Engineering we deburr by hand to insure a quality finish.
Graining or timesaving, means the production of any artificial texture on any surface. At Metalworks Engineering Corp. we work with our customers to come up with a texture that will enhance the finished product. Graining also permits better adhesion of finishers.
At Metaworks engineering Corp. we specialize in making precision steel, aluminum and all metal parts with state-of-the-art CNC lathe machines - in other words, turning! We have been making parts for all types of industries since 2011, with a team of machinists and programmers committed to part quality and your happiness, With all of this experience, we have the tooling and fixturing necessary to make whatever you need.
We have a sizable stable of CNC turning and machining centers, all made by Haas so we can run most jobs on any machine- meaning that when you need something done sooner than expected, we can accommodate you. We have experience machining all varieties of steel, aluminum, copper, and brass, as well as a broad variety of plastics, from Delrin to polycarbonate to PVC, and even phenolic and other plastics.
In recent years, we have also dramatically expanded our ability to machine directly from bar stock, so that we can machine anywhere up to 1.75” diameter rods through our bar feeders, with spindle and live tooling capabilities. This means that we can offer even greater competitive rates on larger parts than ever before, passing savings from these operations directly on to you.
Metalworks Engineering Corp. is your versatile vendor partner for custom machined parts.
Our CNC department can handle a wide variety of machining tasks. Our 3-Axis machine tool technology allows the utilization of high feed-rates and spindle speeds which translates into savings for our customers. State-of-the-art conventional CNC controls allow us to quickly machine jobs with quantities as small as one piece.
We also have CNC machines that are capable of multi-tasking and performing various manufacturing operations without manual intervention or multiple set-ups. Metalworks Engineering Corp. is constantly investing in the latest state-of-the-art equipment to increase our capabilities in order to better meet our customers’ needs. Some of the benefits of multitasking include the capability to turn, drill, tap, and mill in one set-up.
Our highly-skilled machinists perform quick setup and fast run times of CNC machined parts. From CNC Milling to Mill-Turn lathe work, our versatile machines and optimized workflow allow us to offer competitive pricing on small production lots of 1-5 pieces, and larger runs of 100 to 1,000 pieces.