We create Custom Metal Fabrication of Distinction and Quality
Combining state of the art software, equipment, and years of experience, our fabrication capabilities are only limited to your imagination. Whether you need small custom brackets machined with tight tolerances or a frame to hold 30,000 pound machinery, Pro-Forming Sheet Metal will make it precisely to your specifications. From concept to finished product, we have the experience and resources to handle any of your custom metal fabrication jobs. Call us today for more details: 860-886-9900
Modifications • Machining • Prototypes • Assembly Work
Production Runs • Painting • Welding • Ornamental Metal
Our team consists of exceptionally skilled craftsmen who have perfected a diverse variety of metal-crafting skills. With the average employee at our metal fabrication facility in Norwich, CT having over 20 years industry experience, Pro-Forming is capable of producing your parts from steel, stainless steel or aluminum with precision and skill.
Over the past 25 years Pro-Forming has been providing a broad range of industry welding services with experience in MIG, TIG, Spot Welding, Brazing, Soldering and Silver Soldering. With our 3 MIG and 2 TIG welders, welding aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, cast iron and bronze are no problem. From welding aluminum in excess of 1” to stainless steel down to .028″, Pro-Forming has the experience to get the job done.
What is MIG welding?
MIG (Metal Inert Gas) also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) was introduced in the late 1940’s for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Soon thereafter, by the 1960’s, this welding process became one of the most used techniques in manufacturing. By creating an arc to start the welding process and constantly feeding filler wire into the molten metal, a high-quality and continuous weld is created. Over
the years, due to its versatility, economics and speed, MIG welding has become the most widely used technique of welding.
What is TIG welding?
TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, also known as Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) was fine-tuned as a welding process in the early 1950’s specifically for stainless steel and non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, magnesium and copper alloys. A slower and more complex process than MIG welding, TIG welding is a strong, light, higher quality weld, which offers more control when precise welds are needed.
Punching with our 30 ton, 25 station CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machine has made short, medium and long production runs easy. Compatible with materials as thin as .047” to as thick as .25”steel, aluminum or stainless steel, we are able to hold the tolerances that your jobs require. With a wide variety of punch and die inventory, we are sure to have the tooling you need. With our punching software we are able to store your programs for quick repeat jobs. In addition to storing, this software also enables us to make revisions to your parts without starting from scratch. From your CAD files to our punching software, the transition is seamless.
- Manual, Ironworker, 45 ton Scotchman Portafab
- Manual, Single Station coordinate punching, 30 ton Strippit
- CNC, 25 station turret punch, 30 ton Strippit/LVD Forming
Press brake forming is limited by the amount of tonnage needed to complete a bend, longer bend lengths and heavier materials require more tonnage. Equipped with our 120 ton x 10’ CNC press brake, we are able to bend 10’ of ¼” material, but can do heavier material, such as 3/8” or ½” in shorter lengths. With our investment in precision tooling, we are able to guarantee a high rate of consistency from one part to the next. As with our CNC punching, we are able to store your programs in order to cut down on set up time of repeat jobs.
- 6’ x 35 ton Chicago mechanical press brake
- CNC 10’ x 120 ton Strippit/LVD hydraulic press brake
- 2” diameter x 30” long 16ga capacity
- 3” x 48” long Power Rolls, 12ga capacity Sawing
- 9” x 12” capacity Kalamazoo
- 6” x 8” capacity Kalamazoo
- 16” vertical Doall Cutting
- .375” thickness L-Tec Plasma
- 1.25”thickness Thermal Dynamics Plasma
- Oxy-Acetylene flame cutting
Pro-Forming can provide basic machining operations in house. By eliminating the necessity to go outside for those machined parts or sub-assemblies, we are able to keep lead times and added cost to a minimum with our milling, drilling and turning capabilities.
Pro-Forming has the ability to finish your products in house. We are able to apply wet paint using name brand products that are low VOC, eco-friendly compliant.
We have used high solids to 2-part epoxy’s, urethanes and polyurethanes, to the latest in water-based paints. From etching primers that insure a permanent bond, to DTM (direct to metal) products, we can spray it. Available in textures, custom color schemes and safety colors.
From concept to design, prototype to production runs (large and small) Pro-Forming is ready to meet the needs and challenges of our customers right here in Norwich, CT or across the country. Contact us today.