Sheet Metal Manufacturing Made Easy: Your Guide to HLH Services

Sheet metal is a ubiquitous material found in a wide array of products, including cabinets, housings, enclosures, weldments, and assemblies. Its versatility demands an equally adaptable manufacturing method, even for prototypes. At HLH Proto, we provide a comprehensive range of sheet metal prototyping solutions suitable for everything from single prototypes to low—or mid-volume part production. Depending on your specific needs, we can assist you in selecting the perfect process to shape and manipulate metal sheets into the precise geometry required for your project.

What do we do?

At HLH, we use tried-and-true processes to shape sheet metal into specific shapes and sizes. These include laser cutting, bending, welding, and punches. Let’s delve further into our most common techniques:

  • Laser cutting: Laser offers a highly accurate and precise way to cut sheet metal, even when the sheet metal has unequal thickness. Plus, it can cut hole diameters under half the material thickness.
  • Stamping: Sheet metal stamping turns sheet metal into functional components. The process involves a press and a die to create the desired shape.
  • Staking: Staking is ideal for sheet metal prototyping projects that require connecting two components with an interference fit between them. One workpiece has a boss, and the other has a hole where it fits.
  • Bending: Sheet metal bending is among the most common ways to manipulate and shape steel, aluminum, and stainless steel parts after laser cutting.

How sheet metal manufacturing benefits your project

At HLH Proto, our sheet metal prototyping service is ideal for one-off and low-volume production. We have experience working with projects that require sheet metal components for communications and medical products, enclosures, and housings. With sheet metal, you get durable parts that can have custom finishes. We offer a wide range of materials, including different types of stainless steel and steel, copper, iron, and aluminum. Plus, we can scale our production without compromising turnaround times.

Do you need to make prototypes out of sheet metal?

Contact us today and get a custom quote for your sheet metal prototyping project. Our online sheet metal fabrication service is a one-stop, cost-effective solution with fast lead times.


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