Metal fabrication involves processes such as cutting, bending, forming and assembling to produce various structures from metal materials such as aluminum and steel. Metal fabrication engineers play a prominent role in the process by designing, executing and improving the essential systems used to produce fabricated products. Many metal fabrication engineers have acquired industry-specific expertise they apply to their employers’ unique production processes.
At Summit Steel, our metal fabrication engineers adhere to a series of best practices to ensure superior, consistent results for every client. Proficient with the use of AutoCad, 3D Solidworks, Master Cam, and FG CAD/CAM, our in-house engineering team can help customers modify their designs for cost savings, shorter lead times, scalability, and product quality.
Our engineers work closely with our production team to ensure quality during the design process, as well as to eliminate any unnecessary details that could prevent product optimization. They also perform continuous testing to verify design quality through methods such as 3D modeling, finite element analysis and prototyping. Our team places a heavy emphasis on materials — if necessary, they’ll recommend a change in material type if it would make a significant difference in critical areas such as cost, efficiency, practicality and return on investment.
Our Metal Engineering Capabilities
Our advanced sheet metal fabrication engineering capabilities allow us to deliver superior results for every project, regardless of size, scope or complexity. Whether your goal is to create a fully functional prototype or launch a large production run, we can meet your requirements. We’re also adept at performing customized metal fab engineering for any type of material including aluminum, carbon steel and stainless steel. We work with companies in a broad assortment of industries such as aerospace, automotive, military and defense, construction and many others.
Our metal fabrication engineering capabilities extend to all critical processes such as grinding and polishing, CNC bending and forming, CNC machining, CNC turning and CNC milling. Our experience also allows us to anticipate and overcome potential setbacks and resolve issues to maintain the quality and integrity of the design.
We understand the importance of getting your products to market as quickly as possible — we’re capable of producing fast fab engineering results without sacrificing quality. We also emphasize efficiency in our engineering processes. By finding ways to eliminate waste, we can help you lower project costs and improve your bottom line.