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Sheet Metal Fabrication PDF Guides



The team behind Komacut has decades of experience in sheet metal product design and fabrication. We’ve prepared a variety of materials to help educate and guide our customers through the basics of the production process, how to choose the best material and finish for your application or desired result, the do’s and don’ts of sheet metal part design, etc. etc. If you have additional questions or would like to suggest future topics for us to write on, please contact one of our technical sales.

Sheet Fabrication – The Ultimate Guide

Sheet metal fabrication takes thin, flat, and bendable sheets of different types of metal and cuts, bends, and assembles them into a variety of products…

Selecting the Best Material for Your Sheet Metal Fabrication

The sheet metal used in fabrication includes a very broad list of possible materials. Making the best choice for your product includes decisions about the…

Designing Sheet Metal Components Using Laser Cutting and CNC Sheet Bending

Product designs begin with CAD files and in order to get the parts or products you desire; those CAD files should follow specific design requirements…

Metal Finishing Choices for Sheet Metal Fabrication

There are two types of finishing of metal fabricated parts: metal finishing and surface finishing. Metal finishing will be discussed in this chapter and…

Differentiating Air Bending and Bottom Bending for Sheet Metal Fabrication

Air bending and bottom bending are two of the most common ways to create a bend during sheet metal fabrication. Both can be achieved using a…

How Material Properties Impact Air Bending Precision and Tolerances

Bending tolerances are a crucial part of your sheet metal fabrication. For parts requiring precision fabrication, be sure you understand what can impact…

How to Avoid Powder Coating Quality Issues

Powder coating is a common finish for sheet metal fabricated parts. It improves corrosion resistance and gives you multiple options for aesthetic…

How to Choose a Surface Finish for My Sheet Metal Product

In Chapter 4 we covered the different metal finishing options for sheet metal fabrications. Metal finishing involve adding a layer to the part surface…

Galvanic Corrosion – Why It Happens and How to Avoid It

We touched briefly on galvanic corrosion in Chapter 4 however this chapter gives you a deeper look into what it is, why it happens, and what you can do…

Moving to Progressive Stamping for High Volume Sheet Metal Parts

Progressive stamping is the process of choice for fabricating high volumes of complex sheet metal parts quickly and cost effectively…

Design Tips for Stamping Parts with Progressive Dies

Progressive die stamping for sheet metal fabrication is a complex process. For that reason, you want to design the tooling accurately in order to…

Value Add Operations for Sheet Metal Components

Some sheet metal fabricators offer additional value add services so they can deliver a complete part that is ready for use. Depending on your design and…

Preparing Technical Drawings for Your Sheet Metal Fabricator

Design precision can be critical for many sheet metal fabricated parts. The difference of a very small margin can result in something that fails, can’t…

Which CAD Software is Right for Your Sheet Metal Project

Designing for sheet metal fabrication requires specialized CAD tools to create a design that fabricators can successfully turn into your parts…

Design Your Sheet Metal Parts to Accommodate Hardware

There are a variety of hardware options for different sheet metal fabricated parts. Choosing the best ones for your project should be considered...

Packaging and Shipping Best Practices for Sheet Metal Fabricated Parts

Section 1: How to determine the best shipping and packaging
A lot of work goes into partnering with a custom...

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