Metal structure building is a process that requires facilities for cutting, shearing and assembly and it is ultimately known as sheet metal fabrication and serves in industrial terms. Sawing, flame cutting and shearing are processes of cutting the metal on the other hand. In sheet metal fabrication, bending is done by press brakes and like tools.
Metal structure building is a process that requires facilities for cutting, shearing and assembly and it is ultimately known as sheet metal fabrication and serves in industrial terms. Sawing, flame cutting and shearing are processes of cutting the metal on the other hand. In sheet metal fabrication, bending is done by press brakes and like tools. Assembly is a task that is fulfilled by thread fasteners, rivets, or adhesive binding.
Raw materials used in metal fabrication by sheet metal fabricators include metal of sheet and plate material, welding wire, hardware, angle iron and also formed or expanded metal. The sheet metal fabricating requires materials like mild carbon steel, aluminized, galvanized, and coated steel, inconel, stainless steel, core-ten and aluminum.
Raw materials in sheet metal fabrication require cutting to size and formation. Cutting mostly is done by shearing material. Chop saws, cutting torches and band saws are tools used in cutting. When using a cutting torch the power is derived from natural gas and can also be from plasma, water jet cutters and lasers. Shearing and forming capabilities of Young and Bertke are from #26 gauge to ½” plate steel. Young and Bertke also use precision plasma cutting with ½” system capability.
Hydraulic brake presses are the most common method of forming metal. Rolling machines are commonly used to form plate metal into a round section. Tube bending machines can bend without kinking them. Wheeling machines are used to form complex curvature shapes. Young & Bertke have has rolling capabilities up to 3/16” thick and 72” wide.
Welding is the main focus of sheet metal fabrication. Special precautions may be needed to prevent warping due to heat. In the event that some warping occurs, straightening of warped steel is done with an oxy-acetylene torch. Heat is selectively applied to the metal in a slow linear sweep. A skilled welder can remove significant warpage in the sheet using this technique.
After the metal has cooled it is generally cleaned sand blasted, primed and painted. Young & Bertke can wet or dry paint anything they fabricate. There are many uses for sheet metal fabrication. A few of them are: ductwork, weldments, bases, mounting plates, tanks, hoppers, containers, cabinets, work tables, ladders, stairs, platforms, mezzanines, enclosures, guards, racks, acoustical panels and silencers, fittings, exhausts, and architectural applications. Historically, sheet metal was used in plate armor worn by the cavalry.
The Chrysler Building is one example of architectural usage and recognized for its terraced crown. Composed of seven radiating terraced arches, the design of the crown is a cruciform constructed into seven concentric members with transitioning setbacks, mounted up one behind another. The stainless-steel cladding is ribbed and riveted in a radiating sunburst pattern with many triangular vaulted windows, transitioning into smaller segments of the seven narrow setbacks of the facade of the terraced crown. The entire crown is clad with sheets of stainless steel. Young & Bertke completed a similar architectural project on the city of Cincinnati’s Gateway Monument. It includes 14,000 pounds of stainless steel.
In packaging, sheet is used for cans and closures. In transportation, it provides panels for automobile bodies and for tractor trailer vehicles. Sheet is used in home appliances and cookware. In building and construction, it forms siding and gutters, downspouts and roofing, and awnings and carports.
All needs for sheet metal fabricators services can be found at Young and Bertke, more to this is the availability of commercial and industrial air control systems. These, have custom plate and sheet metal fabricating.
There being a lot of technological uncertainty in today’s market, Young and Bertke uses proven and tested procedures to provide value and performance in sheet metal fabrication to companies in need. With experience of 90 year, Young and Bertke successfully guarantee sheet metal fabrication and installation needs satisfaction.
The first choice should be Young and Bertke for any industrial and commercial needs for sheet metal fabrication.