Custom Metal
Fabrication
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Custom Metal Fabrication, since 1958

Heiden, Inc. Metal Fabrication

At Heiden, Inc. we manufacture metal fabricated parts from prototypes/PPAP's to medium volume production parts. We are backed by over 50 years of industry experience and an ISO 9001:2008 certification. Our extensive fabrication capabilities include laser cutting, punching, forming, rolling, welding, and finishing of mild steel, aluminum, and stainless steel. In-house design specialists are available to assist customers in finalizing their designs, and to improve designs for manufacturability. We utilize SolidWorks to model designs in a 3D environment and accept customer drawings in SolidWorks, STEP, CADKEY, AutoCAD, Pro-E, and most drawing interchange formats.

We work with sheet material up to 120" in length, 60" in width, and 0.75" thick, and are capable of holding cutting tolerances as tight as ±0.005", depending on part geometry. We also work with tube, pipe, bar, and angle stock. Jib cranes with capacities up to 2 tons allow us to accommodate a large size range of platforms, cabinets, enclosures, housings, and other custom fabrications. Our welders are certified to AWS standards for the welding of structural steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, and Hastelloy as well as Mil-Spec standards for stainless steel sheet and pipe.

Value added finishing services include coating, plating, silk screening, grinding, and light assembly. Our lead times average 2 to 5 weeks, with rush services available. For additional information about our metal fabrication capability, see the table below, or contact us directly.


SOLIDWORKS Simulation

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Meshing
Meshing
Meshing
Jaw Test
Jaw Test
Jaw Test
  • Validate design performance under real-world conditions.
  • Enhance product innovation
    • Design Comparison with Parametric Simulation
      • Determine the best design option by comparing strengths, design life and weight.
    • Time Based Mechanism Simulation
    • Fatigue Simulation
      • Evaluate the consumed life of a design submitted to repeated loading.
  • Optimize your design to ensure quality, performance, and safety
    • SOLIDWORKS Simulation uses FEA methods to calculate the displacements and stresses in your product due to operational loads such as:
      • Forces
      • Pressures
      • Accelerations
      • Temperatures
      • Contact between components

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Custom Metal Fabrication Capabilities

General Capabilities
Contract Manufacturing
Prototypes/PPAP's

Fabrication Process
Bending
Brazing
Deburring
Drilling
Forming
Inserting
Laser Cutting
Punching
Robotic Welding
Rolling
Saw Cutting
Shearing
Soldering
Tapping
Welding – MIG, TIG, Spot
Equipment Capabilities
CNC
Manual
Lights Out
Materials
Carbon Steel
Stainless Steel
Aluminum
Brass
Copper
Raw Material Forms
Sheet
Bar
Pipe
Tube
Angle
Plate
Material Thickness
Up to ¾"
Maximum Sheet Metal Width
Up to 60 in.
Maximum Sheet Metal Length
Up to 120 in.
Lifting Capacity
One 2-ton 360" Jib Crane
Three 1-ton 360" Jib Crane
Two ½-ton 360" Jib Crane
Tolerance (+/-)
± 1/16" Welding
± 0.005" Laser/Punch
± 0.020" Bending/Forming
Manufacturing Applications
Aluminum Platform
Blower Housing
Brackets
Carbonation Tanks
Catwalks
Compressor Equipment
Electronic Enclosures
Filter Box
Frames
Generator Enclosures
Heavy Equipment
Manifolds
Man-ways
Platforms
Pressure Tanks
Railing Systems
Security Projects
Sink Cabinet
Laboratory Furniture
Stainless Steel Cooling Unit
Tool Boxes
Transitions
Additional Services Provided
Design
Engineering
Consulting
Anodizing
Galvanizing
Painting – Wet Spray or Powder Coating
Parts Washing
Passivation
Plastisol
Plating
Polishing
Salt Spray Testing
Sandblasting
Silk Screening
Light Assembly
Grinding
Piercing
Kanban/Stocking
Production Volume
Specialty Production Shop
Prototypes
Low to Medium Volume Production Runs
Typical Lead Times
3 – 5 Weeks
Emergency/Rush Services Available
Kanban/Stocking Program - reduces lead times 

Additional Information

Industry Focus
Architectural Structures
Automotive – tier two
Communication
Construction Equipment
Dairy
Electrical Enclosure
Electrical/Plumbing
Food and Beverage
Garden Equipment
General Welding
HVAC
Lab Furniture
Marine
Medical Equipment
Military
Packaging
Petrochemical
Pharmaceutical
Power/Utilities
Refrigeration
Reservoir / Vessels
Security
Signage
Transportation
Industry Standards
ISO 9001:2008

AWS
  • D1.1 - Structural Steel
  • D1.2 – Aluminum Structural
  • D1.3 – Stainless Steel & Carbon Steel – Sheet Metal
  • D1.6 - Structural - Stainless Steel
  • D15.1 - Railroad Welding Specifications for Cars and Locomotives
Preferred File Formats
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP
CADKEY
AutoCAD (DWG,DXF)
IGES
Pro-E or Pro/Engineer (DRW,PRT,XPR)

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