Spot welded sheet metal fabrications
Today I thought it would be good to show off a couple of welded sheet metal fabrications that have been recently manufactured. As well as TiG and MiG welded sheet metal fabrications we often get involved with supplying our customers with spot welded fabrications. These zintec cages have been CNC punched out on our Trumpf 3000R CNC punch press and then folded on one of our CNC press brakes. The final manufacturing operation was to spot weld together folded flaps to the side panels to create a complete strong cage. These cages were then powder coated before shipping to our customer.
Sheet metal enclosures with welded corner joints
These aluminium cases and end caps are typical of the welded sheet metal fabrications produced here at V and F Sheet Metal. They have been CNC punched out and folded up before having their corner joints TiG welded. The final manufacturing operation was to clean off the welds so that they were nice and smooth ready for powder coating. Once they were powder coated there was no witness of the welding or cleaning up operations.
Both the spot welded enclosures and the TiG welded aluminium cases have been CNC programmed using our Radan sheet metal CAD/CAM software. The software is great at enabling us to experiment with initial 3D model design ideas, laser or CNC punching tooling options, the best corner treatment for bending and welding and nesting the most parts for a given sheet of metal.
Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss the right time to use spot welding or Tig / MiG welding in you sheet metal designs. If you are happy that you have the right solution please send your drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to produce estimates for you.