Why is metal fabrication important?

We’re Leaders In Metal Fabrication

Why is metal fabrication so important? It’s responsible for the production of many of the products we rely on every day – including, many times, even the places where we live. The construction, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing and electronics industries all depend on metal fabrication. SMF is proud to be a leader in providing these industries with the metal services they need.

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What Metal Fabrication Processes Does SMF Offer?

Some of the key manufacturing processes that turn raw metal materials into products or components include:

  • Cutting – SMF cuts materials using laser cutters, saws and plasma cutters.
  • Forming and shaping – SMF can handle any hardness, thickness or footprint with our large array of press brake machines. We can bend components that are 28′ and require 880 tons of force, so we can meet all your requirements even for large or complex bends, with extreme accuracy. Our roll forming allows us to work with large pieces of metal, particularly complex shapes.
  • Welding – We have a seasoned welding team and a line of robotic welders, so we can handle any welding project of any size. We offer efficiency, cost, quality and on-time delivery.
  • Machining – We offer milling, turning, drilling and boring of just about any metal and even some other materials, such as certain plastics. We can mill parts more than 30’ long and 9’ wide.
  • Assembly – This process may include fastening, riveting, bolting, soldering or welding. Talk to us about our full capabilities of on-site assembly, including mass production of unique metal assemblies.
  • Finishing – As a final step, we offer special finishes to improve the appearance or durability. Our powder coating line can handle large projects. Our largest painting booth is 30’ long, 12’ wide and 10’ tall – so we can accommodate virtually any project.

What Kinds Of Customization Does Metal Fabrication Make Possible?

Because the process allows for the creation of a wide range of products and components, metal fabrication allows us to customize products to meet your specific requirements. If you’re working on a prototype for a new product or require a special component, metal fabrication allows us to tailor the work to suit your needs.

Our Quality Involves Meeting Tight Tolerances

Every metal item we fabricate is guaranteed to meet the required tolerance. Our professional crew, top-of-the-line equipment and operating philosophy mean we consistently offer high quality and attention to detail. It all adds up to excellence in custom metal fabrication.

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Wondering If SMF Has Experience In Your Industry?

As a leader in metal work, SMF has extensive experience in many different industries. A few of them include:

  • Oil and gas
  • Agriculture
  • Aerospace
  • Medical
  • Industrial
  • Power generation
  • Renewable energy
  • Construction
  • Rail
  • Mining
  • Pump and compressor
  • Automation and robotics

Are You Ready To Work With Us?

Why is metal fabrication important to SMF? We’re very proud of the work we do! Whatever the size of your job, and no matter where in the continental U.S. you are located, we are here to serve you. When you need custom metal fabrication, call SMF. To reach our location in Illinois, call 309-432-2586. To reach us in South Carolina, call 864-226-0470.