Aerospace Sheet Metal Fabrication

Accuracy and uniformity are crucial for producing and building safe, dependable aircraft in the aerospace sector. Aerospace sheet metal fabrication must withstand dampness, harsh temperatures, and significant mechanical forces. Thin Metal Sales uses sophisticated machining to create unique aerospace metal parts that meet the industry’s stringent safety and quality regulations. Thin Metal Sales is an AS9100D- and ISO 9001:2015-certified company that can handle anything from prototype to full production.

When you depend on us for your aerospace sheet metal needs, you can expect metal materials that meet your longevity and strength-to-weight ratio demands and are corrosion resistant as well. The structural integrity of the metal must also be capable of withstanding the high pressures and intense temperatures experienced during flight.

Aluminum is a lightweight, electrically conductive metal that may be reinforced and improved by adding different alloying elements. The most-often used aluminum alloys in aircraft construction are 7075, 7475-02, and 6061, all of which have outstanding wear and damage resistance. Aluminum sheet metal is used in various aerospace sheet metal applications, including turbine engines, wing windows, fuselage, and exhaust systems.

Stainless steel is another popular choice in the aerospace sector, considering stainless steel is comprised of a corrosion-resistant iron-carbon alloy with 10-30 percent chromium content. Stainless steel alloys are good for sustaining the extreme circumstances of continuous flight because they retain exceptional mechanical qualities across a broad temperature range. Uses of stainless steel sheet metal fabrication in the aircraft aerospace sector include landing equipment, airframes, and jet engines.

Aircraft sheet metal manufacturing is a complex operation that requires precise tools and strict attention to detail. Since they allow for accurate cutting and shape while removing surface flaws, custom metal stamping and forming procedures are especially well suited for sheet metal-produced items. Metal stamping and shaping also have the following advantages:

  • Metal stamping and shaping are affordable, particularly for large-scale manufacturing runs where dies may be reused.
  • Metal stamping and shaping methods enable rapid turnaround times for sheet metal manufacture and fabrication due to their minimal setup periods.
  • Precision and strict dimensional tolerances are ensured by the unique dies and equipment used in metal stamping. Cold forming achieves higher levels of accuracy because it removes heat-related distortion.

Thin Metal Sales, a family-owned business that has been run by veterans since 1976, expanded from its original area of focus to take on customers throughout the United States. You can trust Thin Metal Sales to provide the aerospace industry’s strongest, most adaptable, and most efficient commercial metal sheet fabrication.