High-precision custom metal fabrication solutions are crafted to offer exceptional products that meet today’s metalwork needs. From laser cutting and metal bending to robotic welding, automation has proven to improve quality and speed while reducing the cost of metal fabrication in today’s world.
In a nutshell, as demand shifts, products and parts evolve and labour markets change in the era of the fourth Industrial Revolution, automated high-precision custom metal or sheet metal fabrication has become a no-brainer due to its inherent flexibility.
In this post, we are going to rely on AMP (Automated Metal Processing)’s award-winning expertise and experience to unravel the details of high-precision custom metal fabrication and find out what is in it for you!
Simply put, custom metal fabrication is a manufacturing process used to assemble, bend and cut metal into parts or end products. Inherent in this definition are customizability and precision, which should ultimately achieve every manufacturer’s goals: reducing waste, increasing productivity and cutting costs.
AMP’s service delivery is centred on offering client-customised products that address and solve client-specific challenges. To achieve this, AMP follows a 3-phase process shown below to deliver four solutions: computer numerical control (CNC), laser cutting, metal bending and robotic welding.
AMP uses customer or client requirements as specifications for fabrication projects. We work hand in hand with clients to determine the types of metal that will be used and the finishing process required to attain their desired result. So, whether you present us with a completed design that needs reshaping, a prototype or written requirements, AMP will tailor solutions to solve your specific challenge. We work with numerous metals, including the most common materials:
This is where the cutting and shaping of metal components from the design phase takes place. AMP adopts a CNC computer-aided machining process which ensures improved accuracy, efficiency and productivity. Depending on the project, we may use different fabrication tools like laser cutting, metal bending or robotic welding.
The final step involves assembling the various fabricated pieces to produce the final product and applying finishing techniques like deburring and powder coating to ensure proper functionality and presentability.
So, let's take a look at the range of customer-driven solutions offered by AMP
Computer numerical control (CNC) machines have changed the face of metal fabrication in today’s era of industry 4.0. CNC machines are controlled by an input that is executed via code or CAD software.
CNC laser cutting offers many advantages over other means of cutting. It is accurate, leaving extremely small or no deviation. It also provides high repeatability and flexibility, and requires less labour which translates into financial gains.
At AMP, the benefits of computer-aided machining can be summarised as including improved accuracy, efficiency, productivity and safety. This translates into:
Laser cutters are the perfect means of handling plate and tube metal materials with the significant advantage of a complete CNC controlled operation. This combination leads to greater efficiency and increased productivity.
Other benefits of metal laser cutting include:
Ideally suited for cutting high carbon or abrasion resistant steel, laser cutting can often produce such a clean finish that there is no need for secondary machining operations. The laser cutting solution offered by AMP therefore helps surmount the challenges associated with shearing or hard metal machining.
AMP has the most advanced and modern laser cutting machine in Western Canada. A touchscreen control panel with a graphic user interface allows us to program your specifications to high-tolerance accuracies so we are able to give you freedom of choice. Our metal laser cutting specifications include:
Note that we can use your drawings or work with you to provide design and drafting expertise and guidance during the project design phase to accurately align with your business needs.
Bending is one of the most common sheet metal fabrication operations used to deform metal sheets into the desired angular shapes. Also known as press braking, flanging, die bending, folding and edging, this is done through the application of force on a workpiece. At AMP, we are able to provide our customers with laser cutting and metal bending thanks to our CNC press brake, which takes the pieces we laser cut and precision-bends them for assembly.
Specifically, we use the Durma AD-S press brake plate bending machine which offers uncompromising precision and reliability as a result of its wide assortment of material handling accessories and back gauge configurations.
After many years of experience supported by our CNC press brake methodology, we are confident that we offer the best sheet metal bending in the industry. So don’t hesitate to contact us to implement this technology into your production process.
Robotic welding represents a cornerstone of the contemporary manufacturing industry because of the quality output such systems offer in short cycle times. In the production environment, robotic welding systems are often employed within an entirely robotised system which is represented by manipulators and a robotic welding system. At AMP, automated welding complements our laser cutting services to deliver important advantages for your business.
So, if your metal fabrication projects require the flexibility and precision that a robotic arm can offer in hard-to-reach spots, AMP can assist you to set a new standard.
AMP’s customer-first approach and dedication to quality and consistent innovation has led to many happy returning customers. Our ‘customer-determined’ approach results in customers who are not only satisfied but also delighted to return for more.
Our ordering process is very easy; simply start by filling in our ‘Request a Quote’ form.
The cost heavily depends on the size of the project, the cost of materials and other peripheral costs from prep work, but generally the single most important cost factor is the amount of time it takes to create the piece. So, with AMP’s time-saving CNC-driven technology, you are sure to get highly competitive pricing.
When it comes to high-precision custom metal fabrication solutions in today’s era of the fourth Industrial Revolution, automation has clearly become a no-brainer due to its inherent benefits, the main ones being cost savings and waste reduction. It has also become even more crucial to get a reliable and constantly innovating partner in the production of brackets, mechanisms, holders, enclosures and every other metal part and component who can ensure that you obtain the full benefits of automated custom metal fabrication.
This is where AMP comes in as a key player in today’s fabrication industry with valuable years of experience in the use of advanced technologies such as the CNC press brake methodology accompanied by a ‘customer-determined’ approach that is designed to fulfil your business needs.
To find out more about our state-of-the-art equipment and our commitment to providing the highest quality products and services, contact us for a quote.