We have the capabilities to do more than aluminum metal fabrication. Our services cover every part of the manufacturing and fabrication process. When you order aluminum products from Summit Steel, you have access to metal products that our professionals can cut, form, coat and finish. Our service offerings include:
- Robotic and manual welding.
- Powder coating.
- 2D and 3D laser cutting.
- Centerless grinding and polishing.
- Bending and forming.
- Swiss-style CNC machining.
- CNC turning and milling.
Visit our service page for a full list of our custom aluminum fabrication capabilities.
Other Materials for Metal Fabrication
At Summit Steel, we use various metals for custom fabrication. We work with aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel to manufacture 95% of our products. Carbon steel is one of the most common alternatives to aluminum, as both metals have chemical and material properties that make them ideal for applications in various industries. However, there are a few instances where carbon steel is a better option.
For most applications, the most significant differences between aluminum and carbon steel are strength and weight. Steel is a stronger metal than aluminum, but that quality comes with a trade-off. Aluminum’s strength-to-weight ratio makes it optimal for products that must be lightweight. If weight is less of a concern, the added strength of carbon steel becomes more attractive.