Cleveland Metal Fabrication

 

 Cleveland Metal Fabricating2

    • Turnkey Metal Fabrication Services

 

  • Aluminum

 

  • Steel

 

  • Stainless Steel

 

  • Value Added Powder Coating

 

 

 

Fast and Economical

At Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC, our metal fabrication capabilities allow us to serve all facets of our customer's custom manufacturing requirements.  From metal enclosures to mezzanines Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing can provide turnkey manufacturing solutions for all metal products.  If is larger then 18" in all dimensions we are your best source. 

Delivery is fast as we often have material in stock and our newly renovated 45,000 square foot facility houses our own laser cutting and finishing lines. We are capable of handling small and large volume production runs with JIT shipping services available. Additional processing capabilities include powder coating, laser cutting, welding, cutting, assembly, packaging, and delivery services. For more information about our manufacturing services please reference the chart below or contact us at 440-963-0410.

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Metal Fabrication Capabilities

Fabricated ProductsAngles                            Art
Cans                              Exercise Equipment
Exhaust Stacks              Food-service Equipment
Frames                          Heavy Plate
High Pressure Tubing      Panels
Plates                            Shells
Ship components            Tooling
Tubes                            Tubing
Raw Material FormsBar, Coil, Plate, Sheet, & Tubing
Lifting Capacity2 Tons
Welding ProcessesRobotic and Manual
MetalCold Rolled Steel                     Alumunium Alloys
Hot Rolled Steel                      Stainless Steel
Material ThicknessFrom .010 - .750 in thick
Fabrication SizeFrom 18" x 18" x 18"  To  10' x 10' x 10'
Cutting WidthUp to 60 in
Tolerance.005 in
Additional Services

Poweder Coating                 Assembly

MIG and TIG welding           Packaging

Metal Cutting                      Trucking

Production VolumeSmall to Large runs
Typical Lead Time2 To 3 weeks
Just In Time(JIT)Warehouse Shipping
Service AreaNorthern Ohio                      Western Michigan
Cleveland, Ohio                   Indianapolis, Ind
Toledo, Ohio                       South Bend, Ind
Akron, Ohio                        Eastern Pennsylvania
Youngstown, Ohio               Western Pennsylvania
Solon, Ohio                        Chicago, Illinois
Detroit, Michigan                 New York
Southeast Michigan

WELDER AT WORK (color toned image; shalow DOF)

Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes. Typical projects include loose parts, structural frames for buildings and heavy equipment, and stairs and hand railings for buildings.

  • Cutting is done by sawing, shearing, or chiseling (all with manual and powered variants); torching with hand-held torches (such as oxy-fuel torches or plasma torches); and via numerical control (CNC) cutters (using a laser, mill bits, torch, or water jet).
  • Bending is done by hammering (manual or powered) or via press brakes and similar tools. Modern metal fabricators use press brakes to either coin or air-bend metal sheet into form. CNC-controlled backgauges use hard stops to position cut parts in order to place bend lines in the correct position. Off-line programing software now makes programing the CNC-controlled press brakes seamless and very efficient.
  • Assembling (joining of the pieces) is done by welding, binding with adhesives, riveting, threaded fasteners, or even yet more bending in the form of a crimped seam. Structural steel and sheet metal are the usual starting materials for fabrication, along with the welding wire, flux, and fasteners that will join the cut pieces. As with other manufacturing processes, both human labor and automation are commonly used.
  • Welding is the main focus of steel fabrication. The formed and machined parts will be assembled and tack welded into place then re-checked for accuracy. A fixture may be used to locate parts for welding if multiple weldments have been ordered.
  • The welder then completes welding as per the engineering drawings if welding is detailed, or as per his/her own judgement if no welding details are provided.
  • Special precautions may be needed to prevent warping of the weldment due to heat. These may include re-designing the weldment to use less weld, welding in a staggered fashion, using a stout fixture, covering the weldment in sand during cooling, and straightening operations after welding.
  • Straightening of warped steel weldments is done with an Oxy-acetylene torch and is somewhat of an art. Heat is selectively applied to the steel in a slow, linear sweep. The steel will have a net contraction, upon cooling, in the direction of the sweep. A highly skilled welder can remove significant warpage using this technique.