An experienced company that offers quality sheet metal Fabrication Services in Folsom CA has compiled a list of some of the most frequently asked questions that customers ask when inquiring about their services. Here they are along with their answers from the experts. They are freely available for any additional inquiries if the need arises.
Q. Which grade of aluminum is most appropriate for the project being ordered?
A. There are three main grades of aluminum that are used for commercial purposes. These are 1050a, 5251 and 5005. Here is how they differ:
* 1050a is an aluminum that has a moderate strength and is perfect for projects that do not need to be anodized and that will require bending of the metal.
* 5251 is a medium strength aluminum that is allowed to be anodized. The corrosion resistance of this type of aluminum is very high and it is typically used in marine applications.
* 5005 is a grade that is most commonly used in electronic components that need to be highly anodized.
Q. What is the maximum thickness of metal that can be CNC punched?
A. This depends on the type of metal that is being fabricated. CNC punches are determined by the force needed to punch through the metal. Generally speaking, the maximum thickness is 3mm for stainless steel, 4mm for mild steel, and 5mm for aluminum.
Q. Can any type of sheet metal be spot welded by Fabrication Services in Folsom CA?
A. Typically, the type of sheet metal that is able to be spot welded is mild steel, galvanized steel, and stainless steel. Gas welding, however, can be performed on a wider range of sheet metals including mild steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, brass, and aluminum. The type of gas welding used is Tig and Mig.
Q. What are the size of bends that are able to be performed by the fabrication?
A. This completely depends on the type of sheet metal being used along with the sheet gauge and the overall length of the component. It is a good idea to Click here to contact the engineering team to inquire as to if the bend can be accomplished if it may be considered uncommon or out of the ordinary.