Forma-Fab Metals supports high quality manufacturing processes with a variety of additional in-house metal machining and design capabilities. We provide automated punching, hardware insertion and specialty CAD engineering services for truly comprehensive fabrication and production. We invite you to contact the Forma-Fab Metals team today at 919-563-5630 today to learn more about our metal machining and engineering capabilities or submit an inquiry via our web form.
Our insertion machines incorporate up to four separate tool sets during one set up. This allows the inserting of up to four dissimilar pieces of threaded hardware with the same machine during a single handling of a part. Having the ability to insert multiple types of hardware during a single handling allows us to increase throughput and lower overall costs to our customers.
As with our laser, our punches are automated. We have the capability to punch materials up to 3/8” mild steel and handle sheet sizes up to 48” x 96”. Our automation allows us to run “lights out” minimizing labor, reducing lead times and increasing throughput for our customers.
- Mild steel up to .25″ thick
- Galvanized steel up to 11 gauge
- Stainless steel up to 11 gauge
- Aluminum up to .25″
Our CNC AMADA punch machine has a bed size of 4′ X 10′ and a maximum “throat” of 48″. By repositioning, we can punch lengths up-to 12 ft.
Design / CAD Engineering
We provide engineering services to our clients on an as needed basis. We can assist with value engineering and cost reduction projects as well as full scale product designs. Our software includes Solidworks, Auto Cad 2007, AutoDesk Inventor and Tru-Tops. Using the latest and most sophisticated software allows us to process a variety of 2D and 3D file types. (DXF, DWG, IGES, PDF etc.)