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Sheet Metal Fabrication Services

KMF Group delivers proficient, reliable and expert sheet metal fabrication and manufacturing services to ambitious OEMs. From design to delivery, we do things differently. We work to understand your unique market needs and offer innovative sheet metal fabrication solutions that drive your business forward.

With 255,000 sq ft of metal manufacturing space across the UK and Europe and 500 skilled employees, we have unrivalled flexibility and experience in metal fabrication services. Modern metal fabrication technology helps deliver reliable and high-level subcontract manufacture of sheet metal products across a wide range of industry sectors.

As well as custom metal fabrication, our extensive capabilities include CAD design and value engineering, laser cutting, CNC punching, folding, CNC turning and machining, welding, powder coating and product assembly. However, our value extends way beyond this. As a leading metal fabricator, we offer the value-added solutions to build a true strategic partnership that minimises risk, adds value and delivers efficient supply chain continuity.

Get in touch to talk to us about sheet metal fabrication or any of the precision sheet metal services we offer.

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Precision CNC Punching

CNC punching delivers accuracy, speed and competitively priced manufactured metal components.

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Laser Cutting Technology

CNC laser cutting at KMF achieves most exceptional cutting detail on a broad range of materials.

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Innovative Metal Folding

High-tech metal folding machines at KMF use the latest specialist software.

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Expert MIG & TIG Welding

Manual and automated MIG and TIG welding of ferrous and non-ferrous materials.

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Metal Finishing Services

Powder coating and wet painting, laser marking, Tampo printing, and silk-screening.

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Assembly & Integration

Our manual and automated assembly services include mecahnical & electrical assembly.

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Sheet Metal Fabrication Basics

What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is the process of taking raw metal materials and using a variety of sheet metal fabrication techniques, which are essentially cutting and burning, to manipulate the basic metal components into useful metal products.

Sheet metal fabrication is a value-added process, which means that the flat sheets of steel and aluminium become more valuable once the fabrication techniques (such as CNC punching, laser cutting, metal folding, welding, finishing and powder coating) have been applied. Sheet metal is a versatile, strong and malleable material that can be manufactured into almost any shape to suit customer's needs, creating durable metal parts that have the capability to solve real world problems.

What does a Sheet Metal Fabricator do?

Sheet metal fabricators are highly skilled metal workers with superb attention to detail. Sheet metal fabricators will be able to analyse and interpret engineer's drawings and then bring the designs into reality by carrying out various metal fabrication processes and ensuring work is carried out to exact tolerances. A good sheet metal fabricator will specialise in at least one of the sheet metal fabrication techniques; they will have the ability to TIG and MIG weld, an excellent knowledge of guillotines and press brakes, and be experienced at working with a variety of raw materials such as stainless steel, aluminium, mild steel and sheet metal. It is the sheet metal fabricators' responsibility to ensure that operating conditions of the fabrication equipment is correct before beginning manufacture, and to produce a high-quality finished product.

Since 2013, KMF have guided budding engineers into their sheet metal fabrication roles by supporting them to achieve metal fabrication apprenticeships KMF have four full time qualified teachers on site and are an EAL approved training centre. Experienced metal fabricators impart their knowledge onto the next generation, and apprentices gain a wealth of relevant knowledge and experience in industry before launching into their fabrication careers.

Reliable & Expert Sheet Metal Fabrication

The benefits of sheet metal fabrication services from KMF.

Wide range of processes

Our modern fabrication facilities offer a variety of precision engineering and metal manufacturing processes, including:
CNC punching for a wide range of metals, including steel, zintec, aluminium, copper and brass.
Metal laser cutting using Trumpf TruLaser machines with STOPA Material tower.
Metal folding with TruBend machines, automated folding cells and 110-ton press brakes.
Welding including MIG, TIG, robotic, spot and stud with dedicated cells for stainless steel.
Finishing including zinc electroplating, anodising, phosphoric bond, bead blasting and CARC.
Powder coating plus wet painting, laser marking, Tampo printing, and silk-screening.

Quality control guaranteed

KMF Group is committed to delivering an agile manufacturing process, supported by exceptional customer service, operational excellence and the highest quality controls. Sheet metal fabrications produced at KMF can range from simple metal enclosures and brackets to sophisticated, fully-integrated electromechanical units containing hundreds of subcomponents. Also, KMF provides value-added services such as product design, prototyping, electromechanical assembly and custom despatch

Stainless steel fabrication

We also house dedicated manufacturing units for the fabrication of stainless steel components and specialist integration with stringent (ISO 9001) accreditation. These services enable us to meet the exceptional quality demands of industrial sectors such as aerospace, medical equipment and defence.

Dedicated engineering, quality and customer service support

From day one, KMF customers benefit from dedicated engineering quality and customer service support. We offer an open, honest and trustworthy service to all of our customers to ensure the timely delivery of cost-effective and high-quality components and assemblies. We strive to deliver complete supply chain continuity, assisiting and providing timely expertise and communication across the entire manufacturing journey.

Outsourcing partnerships

KMF delivers progressive and forward-thinking sheet metal manufacturing services that can solve your production problems and provide invaluable solutions. We work as your manufacturing partner, optimising the design and manufacturing operations to enhance your product and provide real efficiencies in cost and time-to-market.

Our Investment. Your Return

Our 255,000 sq ft modern sheet metal and fabrication and CNC machining facilities operate world-renowned automation and technology to tackle your most intricate and demanding designs with agility, quality & speed.

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Our partnership with KMF has been particularly interesting as KMF have exceeded our expectations on a number of fronts, having reached a level of excellence that makes doing things correctly common place. In looking to take on new business KMF have looked at particular portfolios of product and have driven standardisation such that we have achieved commonality throughout the range and standard operations and manufacturing processes, providing benefit to both us & KMF. KMF's speed of response and desire to wow the customer is hugely refreshing.

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KMF specialises in the outsourcing of design, prototyping, sheet metal fabrication and precision engineering to provide OEMs with a higher return on outsourcing investment. We work to build strategic partnerships with our customers to strengthen core competencies and allow them to achieve complete supply chain continuity.

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