Sheet Metal Fabrication
With over 20 years of experience in sheet metal fabrication, Yorkshire Laser is home to state-of-the-art machinery and software.
Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, our highly-qualified and experienced CAD engineers and welders, are considered to be experts in our field, with a client base ranging from the automotive sector through to telecommunications and food manufacturers.
Yorkshire Laser and Fabrication is a byword for experience and expertise from a metal fabrication company. We combine experience with innovation to ensure we can design and deliver the most up-to-date and reliable solutions. Harnessing the benefits of modern technology, we are the ‘go-to’ experts in sheet metal laser fabrication, steel fabrication services, laser profiling, CNC punching and CNC folding in the Leeds area.
What is sheet metal fabrication?
Sheet metal fabrication processes are comprised primarily of forming metal sheets to the desired shape using metal fabricators and a variety of manufacturing methods. The steps involved include laser cutting, bending, surface treatment (such as powder coating or shot blasting) and assembling.
What are the benefits of sheet metal fabrication?
Sheet metals are capable of withstanding heavy pressure without collapsing. They are also resistant to corrosion, moisture and sunlight. As well as this, sheet metal is highly malleable and with the correct equipment metal components can be moulded into almost any shape with the correct equipment and appropriate fabrication techniques.
Our sheet metal fabrication services
Accuracy is our watchword, and our Leeds-based team have combined traditional skills with 21st-century technology and automation to provide:
Sheet metal laser profiling
Precision sheet metal laser profiling refers to the process of using a focused laser beam to melt raw materials in a localised area.
Computer numerically controlled punching is a metal manufacturing punching process that is carried out by punch presses.
Computer numerically controlled folding is a metal manufacturing process that is carried out by CNC press brakes.
Studding and spot welding processes
Studding and spot welding are two welding processes industries can use to attach fasteners to plate metal materials.
MAGS and TAGS welding to coded standards in mild steel, aluminium and stainless steel
Metal Active Gas refers to the process of using heat from a DC electric arc between a consumable metal electrode and a workpiece which melt together to create a weld that fuses to form a join.
Expert finishing of materials – especially in stainless steel fabrication
The process of finishing stainless steel products is complex and involves having to follow numerous steps in a specific order.
Bespoke design service
Here at Yorkshire Laser, we’ll laser cut sheet metal to your design specifications wherever possible. From structural steelwork to security grilles, Yorkshire Laser offers a complete offline design service using the latest 3D modelling software package from Solid Works.
Types of sheet metal fabrication process
Mild steel fabrication
Known for its versatility, mild steel has a variety of uses as a raw material, including machinery parts and pipelines, as well as gates and fencing. The advantages of mild steel include high tensile and impact strength, although the alloy is not suitable for heat treatment as part of the sheet metal manufacturing process, to improve its properties.
Stainless steel fabricators Yorkshire
Stainless steel fabrication refers to the process of cutting, machining and bending steel into usable structures. Yorkshire Laser are experts in the sheet metal forming process and can meet all your design specifications. The advantages of stainless steel sheet metal include the fact that it is resistant to corrosion, fire and heat as well as being very easy to clean.
Aluminium sheet metal fabrication
Aluminium fabrication is the process of shaping aluminium into a finished product. The process of fabricating aluminium is varied and includes methods such as welding, stamping, bending and extruding. A highly durable product, aluminium is corrosion-resistant and immune to the negative effects of harmful UV rays.
Galvanised and Zintec materials
Thanks to the sophisticated machinery on site at Yorkshire Laser we are able to cut both Zintec and galvanised steels.
Our sector expertise includes:
Sheet metal enclosures
Suitable for use in telecommunication, power generation and even harnessing the power of cryptocurrency, our sheet metal enclosures are suitable for a wide variety of purposes.
Sheet metal fabrication can be used for the construction of a various types of shop fittings including decorative metalwork, counters, shelving and display stands. Get in touch with one of our dedicated experts at Yorkshire Laser today.
Creative furniture made from sheet metal can add a futuristic look to your home or business. Here at Yorkshire Laser, we pride ourselves on our ability to fulfil bespoke design briefs involving sheet metal, making us the perfect laser cutting manufacturer for you.
Yorkshire Laser sheet metal parts are ideal for creating applications such as food conveyors, roller conveyors and belt conveyor systems. With over two decades’ worth of experience, Yorkshire Laser are able to produce even the most sophisticated conveyor parts.
With our extensive knowledge of sheet metal fabrication combined with the sophisticated machinery at our disposal, it’s perhaps unsurprising we are often tasked by customers to supply bespoke design items for high-profile building contractors and iconic landmarks. This extends to architectural grilles, facias, doors, security windows, orangeries and louvres.
Laser cutting has changed what we previously thought possible in the manufacturing of medical tools and components. The cutting and processing techniques involved with sheet metal fabrication allows us to create high-quality surgical and biopsy tools as well as needles and hospital bed frames.
Sheet metal is popular for fencing due to its versatility and ability to provide a decorative touch and privacy to your home. With the wide variety of techniques our experts here at Yorkshire Laser have at their disposal, combined with our sophisticated machinery, we can create the sheet metal fencing that meets your needs.
Our experience in the lighting sector extended to us being involved in the manufacture of brackets, sheet metal enclosures and metal fabrication for some of the world’s most impressive projects – including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Components for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers)
An Original Equipment Manufacturer is a company whose goods are used as components in the products of other components which then sells the finished items to others.