About L.S. Fabrications
We have invested in the latest technology to guarantee our customers the most competitive prices and minimum lead times for any type of project whether it is a prototype or batch quantity work.
Our team has vast experience - we have skilled welders, CAD designers, trained machine operators. We work to a Quality Management System which complies with ISO 9001:2000 and ensures full traceability.
LS Fabrications is comprehensive engineering manufacturing service from design to completion, procurement of materials & parts at competitive prices & proven high quality products. We are bespoke engineers who can take your idea & design it with our Computer-aided design (CAD).
LS Fabrications based in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire (Herts) offers a comprehensive, one-stop service for all your sheet metal working requirements from conception, through design to completion with punching/laser cutting, folding, welding, powder coating and assembly.
The relationship between a client and a contractor has to be a friendly experience, capable of interpreting design to final product. At LS Fabrications have built up a reputation to listen and provide the service clients expect.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the design of objects, real or virtual. CAD often involves in the manual drafting of technical and engineering drawings, the output of CAD often expresses symbolic information such as materials, tolerances, processes, and dimensions, according to application-specific conventions. CAD is used to design curves and figures in two-dimensional (2D) space; or curves, surfaces, or solids in three-dimensional (3D) objects.
Aluminium is a silvery a malleable metallic element found in bauxite, a rock containing aluminium hydroxides that is the principal ore of aluminium.
The Autodesk® Inventor® software product line provides a comprehensive and flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication. Cost-effectively take advantage of a Digital Prototyping workflow to design and build better products in less time.
Computer numerical controlled (CNC) machine tools that have revolutionized the design process. The NC part of CNC refers to numerical control (refers to the automation of machine tools that are operated by conceptually programmed commands programmed on various storage mediums) early models in the 1940s and '50s, based on existing tools that were modified with motors that moved the controls to follow points fed into the system on paper tape.
In modern CNC systems, end-to-end component design is greatly automated using CAD/CAM programs. The programs produce a computer file that is interpreted to extract the instructions needed to operate a particular machine, and then loaded into the CNC machines for fabrication. Components might require the use of a number of different tools—drills, saws, mills, and lathes etc.—current machines often merge multiple tools into a single "cell". A number of different machines are used with an external controller and human or robotic operators that move the component from machine to machine. The complex chain of steps needed to manufacture any part is highly automated and produces a part that closely matches the original CAD design.
Custom sheet metal fabrications
Sheet metal is metal formed into flat thin pieces. It is used in metalworking, and can be cut and bent into many different shapes. Most everyday objects are constructed of the material. Thicknesses can vary significantly, although extremely thin thicknesses are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate.
The thickness of the sheet metal is called its gauge. The gauge of sheet metal ranges from 30 gauge to about 7 gauge. The higher the gauge, the thinner the metal is. Sheet metal is available as a coiled strip or flat pieces. The coils are formed by running a continuous sheet of metal through a roll slitter.
There are many different metals that can be made into sheet metal, such as aluminium, brass, copper, steel, tin, nickel and titanium, important sheet metals include silver, gold, and platinum.
Sheet metal has applications in car bodies, airplane wings, medical tables, roofs and walls for buildings.
JETCAM develops CAD/CAM nesting and material management software products for the sheet metal fabrication and aerospace/automotive composite industries, covering punching, profiling, routing and knife cutting technologies.
Laser cutting is an expertise process that uses a laser to cut materials, and is used for industrial manufacturing applications. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high power laser, by computer, at the material to be cut. The material then melts, vaporizes, burns away, or is blown leaving an edge with a high quality surface finish. Industrial laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as piping materials and structural.
Custom built enclosures made from metal. Built to enclosed dangerous equipment or moving parts.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The difference between and the usual liquid paint and a powder coating is the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension appearance. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermo set polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. The coating is applied electro statically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a covering. Powder coating are used for coating of metals, like, aluminium panels, and car, automobile and white goods p.
Precision sheet metal fabrications
Precision Sheet metal is metal formed into flat thin pieces and cut and bent into many different shapes to very high specifications. Most everyday objects are constructed of the material. Thicknesses can vary significantly, although extremely thin gauges are considered foil or leaf, and pieces thicker than 6 mm (0.25 in) are considered plate.The thickness of the sheet metal is called its gauge. The gauge of sheet metal ranges from 30 gauge to about 7 gauge. The higher the gauge, the thinner the metal is. Sheet metal is available as a coiled strip or flat pieces. The coils are formed by running a continuous sheet of metal through a roll slitter.There are many different metals that can be made into sheet metal, such as aluminium, brass, copper, steel, tin, nickel and titanium, important sheet metals include silver, gold, and platinum. Sheet metal has applications in car bodies, airplane wings, medical tables, roofs and walls for buildings.
Prototyping metal fabrications
Fabrications, applies to the design and construction of machines, structures and other equipment, by assembling components after cutting and shaping from raw materials. Steel fabrications shops and machine shops have overlapping capabilities, but fabrication shops generally concentrate on the metal preparation, welding and assembly aspect while the machine shop is more concerned with the machining of parts. For all your fabrications requirements contact us today.
Spot welding is a process in which contacting metal surfaces are joined by the heat obtained from resistance to electric current. Items being welded are held together under loads exerted by electrodes. The procedure uses two shaped copper alloy electrodes to concentrate welding current into a tiny "spot" and at the same time clamp the sheets together. Forcing a large current through the spot will melt the metal and form the weld. Spot welding produces a lot of energy which can be delivered to the spot in a very short. This permits the welding to occur without excessive heating to the rest of the sheet.
Alloy steels usually containing 10–35% chromium. Chromium, together with low carbon content, gives resistance to corrosion and heat. Other elements, such as nickel, titanium, aluminium, copper, nitrogen, molybdenum, titanium, sulphur, niobium, phosphorus, and selenium, are added to increase corrosion resistance to certain environments, enhance resistance to oxidation and produce special characteristics.
Steel fabrications refers to the building of machines, structures and other equipment, by cutting, shaping and assembling components made from raw materials.
Steel fabrications shops and machine shops have overlapping capabilities, but fabrications shops generally concentrate on the metal preparation, welding and assembly aspect while the machine shop is more concerned with the machining of parts.
Panels made from steel panels: Alloy steels usually containing 10–35% chromium. Chromium, together with low carbon content, gives resistance to corrosion and heat. Other elements, such as nickel, titanium, aluminium, copper, nitrogen, molybdenum, titanium, sulphur, niobium, phosphorus, and selenium, are added to increase corrosion resistance to certain environments, enhance resistance to oxidation and produce special characteristics.
Steel prototyping services
One off prototypes for and type of steel fabrication. With advance design software and specialised equipment we can turn your ideas into full size prototypes.
The process of welding is a fabrication or sculptural that joins materials, usually metals or thermoplastics, by merging. This is often done by melting and adding a filler material to form a pool of molten material (the weld pool) this cools to become a strong joint, with pressure sometimes used in combining with heat, or by itself, to produce the weld. This is in contrast with soldering and brazing, which involve melting a lower-melting-point material between the workpieces to form a bond between them, without melting the workpieces.
Gas metal arc welding
Different energy sources can be used for welding, including a gas flame, an electric arc, a laser, an electron beam, friction, and ultrasound. While often an industrial process, welding can be done in many different environments, including open air, under water. Welding remains dangerous, and precautions are taken to avoid burns, electric shock, eye damage, poisonous fumes, and overexposure to ultraviolet light.
A Wood Router
A wood router is a woodworking tool used to rout out (hollow out) an area in the face of a piece of wood. It was a tool particularly used by pattern makers and staircase makers and consisted of a broad-based wooden hand plane with a narrow blade projecting well beyond its base plate. The first electric hand routers appeared in the years just after World War I. Further refinement produced the plunge router, invented by Elu (now part of DeWalt) in Germany in the late 1940s. This is even better adapted for many types of work. Today, traditional hand-powered routers are often called router planes. Some workers consider it to be the single most versatile woodworking power tool. Modern routers are often used in place of traditional moulding planes or spindle moulder machines for edge decoration (moulding) of timber. Related to the router, is a smaller lighter version designed specifically for trimming laminates. It can be used for smaller general routing work. For example with an appropriate jig it can be used for recessing door hinges and recessing lock faceplates etc.