Sheet Metal Hardware Insertion

Hardware Insertion in Sheet Metal Parts

Hardware insertion of custom precision sheet metal parts is a process that requires special tools and experience. The first step is to create a die, which is a negative mold of the desired shape. The die is then used to cut the metal into the desired shape. Next, the hardware is inserted into the metal using a press. This step must be done carefully in order to avoid damage to the hardware or the metal. Finally, the metal is trimmed and finished to create a clean, professional appearance. hardware insertion of custom precision sheet metal parts is a complex process, but with the help of a skilled fabricator like Approved Sheet Metal, it can be done quickly and correctly.

Approved Sheet Metal has hardware insertion capabilities in-house so you can get precisely hardware inserted parts FAST. Our hardware insertion operators have 15+ years of experience in inserting hardware into prototype and low volume production quantities. In addition to hardware insertion, other capabilities that Approved Sheet Metal has extensive experience in include:

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Sheet Metal Assemblies

Hardware Reference Chart

We created this hardware reference chart to help you make sense of mixing and matching hardware with sheet metal materials. Save time and money by ensuring your hardware is correct the first time. Download our chart today.

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Sheet Metal Hardware Insertion
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is your lead time for sheet metal parts?

Standard shipping for punch-formed parts is 7-10 days, with expedites available!

What types of hardware can you insert into sheet metal parts?

Standoffs, Pins, Studs, Lock Nuts, Micro Pins, Non-Flush Studs, Flush-Head Pins, Blind Fasteners, Self-Clinching Lock Nuts and much more.

What considerations should I think about when designing parts?

There are ways to design parts, and specific features, that will help reduce back-and-forth and ensure that you get what you need out of your part. Take a look at our Sheet Metal Design for Manufacturing eBook to see best practices - See the eBook

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