Sheet metal fabrication vs. precision machining products
For metal projects, there are various options for the manufacturing process. Depending on the requirements of the job, either using sheet metal fabrication or precision machining products is usually the best choice. Sheet metal fabrication involves building metal structures through processes that include cutting, bending, and assembling. A flat sheet of metal is manipulated into the required shape.
On the other hand, when precision machining products, you start with a block of metal and use drills or boring tools to cut away material until you meet the specified dimensions. The process of precision machining products is used to produce accurate components with high tolerances and excellent surface quality by removing materials from the piece of metal.
Why work with Highland Machine for sheet metal machining
At Highland Machine, we handle both sheet metal fabrication and precision machining products in house. Our team precision machines the specified products using a wide variety of materials, including steel, aluminum, cast iron, brass, magnesium, and plastics. We use our decades of combined experience to create your parts accurately and consistently run to run. We offer fast turnaround times on precision machining products to help you quickly scale up production. Machining operations are often an outside service for many sheet metal fabricators. Here at Highland Machine, we have multiple machining capabilities and offer fabrication services all under one roof, helping you to reduce shipping costs and avoid delays.
In addition to machining or fabricating your parts, we also help with powder coating or other metal finishing, full or partial assembly, and inventory management. We are a one stop shop for your entire project. Instead of only handling precision machining or fabrication or finishing, we can complete the entire job, reducing costs of moving materials between facilities. The benefit to your business is that you have one point of contact and a single vendor for the whole job.
Highland Machine is your metal machining partner and works with you throughout the entire project!
“Highland Machine has been phenomenal since we started working with them. They really understand what we are trying to do and have worked hard to help make it possible.”
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