Cleveland Metal Fabrication
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.
Metal Fabrication Capabilities
|Fabricated Products||Angles Art|
Cans Exercise Equipment
Exhaust Stacks Food-service Equipment
Frames Heavy Plate
High Pressure Tubing Panels
Ship components Tooling
|Raw Material Forms||Bar, Coil, Plate, Sheet, & Tubing|
|Lifting Capacity||2 Tons|
|Welding Processes||Robotic and Manual|
|Metal||Cold Rolled Steel Alumunium Alloys|
Hot Rolled Steel Stainless Steel
|Material Thickness||From .010 - .750 in thick|
|Fabrication Size||From 18" x 18" x 18" To 10' x 10' x 10'|
|Cutting Width||Up to 60 in|
Poweder Coating Assembly
MIG and TIG welding Packaging
Metal Cutting Trucking
|Production Volume||Small to Large runs|
|Typical Lead Time||2 To 3 weeks|
Just In Time(JIT)Warehouse Shipping
|Service Area||Northern 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
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.