Sheet Metal Fabrication Industry

sheet metal industry

The metal fabrication industry has been around for centuries.  As time has evolved, the processes of fabricating sheet metal has progressed and developed due to the broadening of the uses for sheet metal. Some of the processes of sheet metal fabrication include (VIP provides the bolded processes in-house):

In addition, there are other forms of metal fabrication that can be utilized besides sheet metal in order to create other metalwork pieces. Some of these other processes include sand casting, mold casting, die casting, ablation casting, closed-die forging, deep drawing, extrusion, machining, welding, and powder metallurgy. Besides machining and welding, Vista Industrial Products, Inc. does not offer many of these processes in-house.

There are several industries that utilize sheet metal fabrication in a wide variety of ways. Below is a list of well-known industries that use sheet metal for their products or services (VIP caters to the bold industries):

  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Medical
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • High technology
  • Computer / Electronic
  • Retail
  • HVAC
  • Architectural
  • Transportation
  • Solar / Renewable Energy


The sheet metal fabrication industry has grown rapidly from constant product development within these industries. As a result, many products contain all kinds of metal componentry. Below is a list of the types of parts that are fabricated by sheet metal fabricators (VIP manufactures the part types in bold):

  • Chassis
  • Enclosures
  • Brackets
  • Drawers
  • Cabinets
  • HVAC ducts
  • Signs
  • Airplane wings

If you have sheet metal parts that need to be fabricated and they fit within the above bolded items, please contact us today for a quote.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing all of the uses and applications of sheet metal in our daily lives! I think it is so cool that we can cut or transform the metal in so many different ways. It would be really cool to be able to see someone use a laser to cut metal, in my opinion!

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