SHEET METAL FABRICATION

Sheet Metal Fabricated Black Anodized Sheet Matal Bracket
Aluminum Anodized Sheet Metal Bracket Assemblies
Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Face-Plate with PEM and silk Screen
Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Face-Plate

Ionthis Sheet Metal Fabrication

Ionthis manufactures custom Sheet Metal Chassis, Housings, Bracket Assemblies and various Components. Our sheet metal capabilities include CNC Turret Punch Press, Single and Progressive Stamp Punch Press, Press Brakes , Laser. A full list of our Sheet Metal Fabrication Capabilities are listed below including our full service options.

What makes Ionthis a unique Precision Sheet Metal Fabricator is that we can offer our customers choices on different processes options to best suite their design, production, market and cost requirements. This allows our customer to make their best-informed decision and not force feed them only one process. To understand the differences in each process plus the positives and negatives please see our section “Sheet Metal Fabrication Process” under MFG Processes explain

Although we routinely manufacture large production runs, We specialize in LOW COST SMALL QUANTITIES

1U CATV Transmitter Aluminum sheet metal chassis with PEM and powder coat and silk screen using a CNC Press Brake and CNC Turret Punch Press
1U Aluminum Sheet Metal Chassis with PEMs
Sheet metal Fabricated adapter plate with PEM made from a CNC Turret Punch Press and CNC Press Brake
Aluminum Sheet Metal Adapter Plate with PEMs

Capabilities of our Sheet Metal Fabrication

When looking at the capabilities of a sheet metal fabricator, customers primary are concerned about the lowest cost at a specific MOQ (Minimum Order Quanity). As explained in “Sheet Metal Fabrication Process” if you used a CNC Turret Punch or Laser to cut the profile of the design you must use a Press Brake to do the bending.

In production manufacturing there are basically three types of Press Brakes that are use:

CNC Press Break

Robotic Press Break

Automatic Press Break

Standard Mold Sheet Metal Punch Press will do the cutting and bending in 1 to several molds were a Progressive Die Punch Press will do all the cutting and bending in a single mold. Below we shows Ionthis’s capabilities with the addition of the cutting and braking process and the MOQs typically expected.

The MOQs are driven by the complexity of the design, size of the design, material type and material thickness. An example of the differences is if you have a large 12 gauge Aluminum Enclosure at an MOQ of 100, the CNC turret Punch/CNC Press Break is the best choice.  However if you have a large 8 gauge Stainless Steel Enclosure at an MOQ of 100, the Laser/CNC Press Brake would be the best option.

  • Laser Cutting With a CNC Brake, QTYs 5-250.
  • Combination of a CNC Turret Punch Press with Laser and CNC Press Break, QTYs 25-250 with little or no tooling cost.
  • CNC Turret Punch with CNC Press Brake, QTYs 25-2000, with little or no tooling cost.
  • CNC Turret Punch Breake with Robotic Press Break, QTYs of 1000-5000, with little or no tooling cost.
  • CNC Turret Punch Press with Automatic Press Break, QTYs of 1000-10,000.
  • Stamping Punch (QTY 250+), NRE/ Mold cost but lower per part cost.
  • Progressive Die Punch Press, 1000++, Higher NRE/Mold cost but lowest per part cost.
  • Deep Draw, special for "bowl" like designs.
Cable Harness enclosurer made from a CNC Turret Punch Press and CNC Press Brake
Cable Management Cabinet
APC outdoor power supply housing made from a CNC Turret Punch Press and CNC Press Brake
Outdoor Back-Up Power Supply Housing

Additional FULL-SERVICE Contract Manufacturing Capabilities

 FULL-SERVICE means the contract manufacturer can provide you with a finished part such as powder coating, silk screening and fastener installation. Ionthis is a  “one stop shop“. This eliminating having to resend out your part for a secondary process to a separate multiple vendors. The significant advantage to this is you now only have one source responsible for your quality and on time delivery needs. Below are our typical but not limited to capabilities:

  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Surface treatments such as Anodized, Alodine, Zinc, Nickel, Chrome and Gold Plating, Powder Coating & Painting
  • Fastener installation such as PEMs, Rivets, REVNUTS, weldnuts and so on
  • Welding (MIG, TIG, Spot) Available if required
  • Designed for indoor or outdoor services (IP66, IP67 & IP68)
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication Optionally as semi-box builds or complete box builds if required
  • Silk Screening and Engraving
  • Bulk packed or individually packed for wholesale or retail sales
  • Material such as Aluminum, Stailess Steel, Carbon Steel, Copper, Beryllium and more.
Custom powder coated computer sheet metal enclosure case
Custom Computer Case
Computer Chassis made from a CNC Turret Punch Press and CNC Press Brake
Custom Electronics Chassis

We Contract Manufacture but not limited to

  • Bracket Assemblies
  • Enclosures
  • Housings
  • Panel and Panel Assemblies
  • Sheet Metal Chassis
  • Faceplates
  • Sheet Metal Cabinets
  • Rack Mount 1U-6U Sheet Metal Enclosures
  • Electronic Sheet Metal Enclosure
  • Electrical Enclosure
  • Computer Enclosure
  • Custom Copper/Beryllium Components and Connectors

“Cradle to Grave” CONTRACT MANUFACTURER

Cradle to Grave” means as your product matures, we will continually give you suggestions, (process changes, material changes, sub-assemblies) to reduce your cost giving you an improved sales advantage. An example would be perhaps at the beginning of marketing your product, your volumes are low, and you do not want to make the investment in a punch mold. What Ionthis could make your finished part from CNC Punch or Laser and bending with a CNC Press Break and the beginning with little or no NRE investment.  When your volume gets high enough to justify mold, then Ionthis will recommend move you into a mold or even evolve to a cast or plastic part or assembly. This is “Cradle to Grave”.

For a DFM/Analysis and recommendations of your Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication component or assembly, feel free to contact Ionthis at engr@ionthis.com