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Online Sheet Metal Fabrication Service

Your online sheet metal cutting and bending service. Upload your parts, get a free instant quote and go into production in less than 5 minutes.

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"Amazing experience. All the exceptions fulfilled. Exceptional quality and surface finish. Lead time faster than initially stated."

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"When we started working with Hubs, we noticed an immediate difference in lead time and product cost. Using the DfM tools for CNC machining to quickly iterate, we managed to reduce production costs by up to 50%."

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Why use Hubs for sheet metal fabrication

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Benefit from our network of 250 manufacturing partners to access instantly available capacity. Our manufacturing partners are both local and overseas.
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Dedicated Hubs team to ensure your parts consistently meet your quality expectations. We also offer phone, email and chat support for any concerns or questions you may have.

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What is sheet metal fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is a manufacturing method that involves cutting and bending sheets of metal to form different shapes.

Sheet metal fabrication is more cost-effective than CNC machining when it comes to metal components with uniform wall thickness.

Available materials for sheet metal

Below is a list of our standard available metals for sheet metal fabrication. If you require a custom material please contact sales@hubs.com.

Aluminum Stainless steel Mild steel Copper
5052 304 1018 C110
5754 316L    

Available sheet metal fabrication processes

Our network of Manufacturing Partners gives you easy access to sheet metal fabrication capabilities to serve all your manufacturing needs.

Name Description Allowable sheet thickness
Laser cutting This manufacturing process uses
a high-power laser beam to cut a material sheet.
1-6mm (depending on material)
Bending This manufacturing process uses dies to produce a U-shape,
V- shape or channel shape along
a straight axis in ductile materials.
1-6mm (depending on material)

Tolerances for sheet metal fabrication

The table below summarizes the standard tolerances of the parts produced by certified Hubs Manufacturing Partners.

Feature Tolerance
Cutting feature ± .00787’’ (0.2 mm)
Bend angle ± 1.0°
Bend to edge +/- 0.010” (0.254mm)

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Learn more about our manufacturing services

CNC Machining
5-15 day lead time
Get your parts CNC machined in 20 metals and 8 plastics
3D Printing
3-5 day lead time
Get your parts 3D printed with FDM, SLA, SLS or MJF

Available surface finishes for sheet metal

Surface finishes are applied after machining and can change the appearance, surface roughness, hardness and chemical resistance of the produced parts.

Name Description
sm-standard Standard This is our standard finish. Parts as delivered as cut and bent, no additional treatment applied. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-bb-parts Bead Blasted Parts are bead blasted with glass beads which results in a grainy texture. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-brushed-part Brushed Parts are manually brushed with grit #180 after cutting and bending. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling. Ideal to reduce the surface roughness of a part.
sm-brushed-ano-II Brused + Anodized type II Parts are dipped in an anodizing bath (type II) after manual brushing. Ideal for increasing the corrosion resistance of the part. Ideal for increasing the corrosion resistance of the part. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-bb-ano-II Bead blasted + Anodized type II Parts are dipped in an anodizing bath (type II) after bead blasting. Ideal for increasing the corrosion resistance of the part. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-ano-III-black Anodized type III (Hardcoat) Parts dipped in an anodizing (type III) bath directly after fabrication. Ideal to improve corrosion and wear resistance of components. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-powder-coated Powder coated Powder coating layer is applied directly after fabrication. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-black-oxide Black oxide Parts are dipped in a black oxide bath after fabrication. Ideal to improve improve corrosion resistance and minimize light reflection in steel components. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.
sm-chromate-conversion Chromate conversion coating Parts are dipped in an alodine bath directly after fabrication. Ideal to increase the corrosion resistance of the part while maintaining its conductive properties. RoHS compliant. Sharp edges are broken and deburred for safe handling.