Sheet Metal Prototyping

Sheet metal prototyping works best for when form, fit and function are all a priority.

Prototype Sheet Metal

How Does Prototype Sheet Metal Fabrication Work?

Sheet metal fabrication is the process of forming a piece of metal into a desired shape through bending, stretching, and removal of material. At Rapid, we use press brake punches and die tooling to bend and stretch flat stock into its final geometry. The sheet metal prototyping process is most often used when form, fit, and function are all a priority.

Typical sheet metal parts we manufacture include enclosures, brackets, assemblies, weldments, cabinets, and other components. Whether you need a single sheet metal part or 20 parts, we have the capacity to produce your sheet metal prototypes fast.

Common Applications

  • Functional prototypes
  • Large geometries
  • End-use components

Prototype Sheet Metal Service Details

  • 1-10+ Parts
  • Shipped in as fast as 5 days
  • Minimum flat part size 0.5 in. x 0.5 in.
  • Minimum formed part size 1.5 in x 1.5 in.
  • Max. flat part size of 40 in. x 48 in.

Sheet Metal Design Guide

Prototype Sheet Metal

Quotes in hours, parts in days.®

  • Average quote returned in under 4 hours

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  • Standard ship on most projects of 7 work days or less. Expedites Available!

  • 99+% on-time or early delivery

  • 99+% Quality rating

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