Sheet Metal Fabrication
LASER-CUTTING, FORMING, WELDING, FINISHING AND MORE
Does Staub do prototype fabrication work?
We do everything we can to help our OEM customers bring their products to market. So, on
parts or assemblies that have future production demand, we work with them from the initial test
build, through the required PPAP run and on up to full production. As a general rule, though, we
don’t do stand-alone prototyping. We’ve found that non-production-oriented shops do a better
job with that type of work. If you’d like us to take a look at your specific requirement, please
What is a typical turnaround time for a fabrication project?
Each project is different. Factors that affect the length of a production launch include, raw
material availability, special tooling or fixturing requirements, the complexity of the fabrication,
and our current production workload. We’ll give your work the attention it deserves to ensure
that it is successful right out of the gate. Talk to our sales team today to have them evaluate
What materials do you work with?
We fabricate components and assemblies from carbon steel, aluminum and stainless, including
most of varieties within those three groups of metals. If you have a special material application,
contact us to see if we can help.
What size fabrications suit you best?
We consider ourselves a light-gauge metal fabricator. That means that most components we
work with are made from ¼” thick metal (or thinner) and weigh less than 75 lbs. We do
manufacture complex welded assemblies up to about 500 lbs.
Do you offer engineering or design support?
Yes and no. Our engineering staff supports our customers with feedback on manufacturability
and suggestions for cost reduction. We don’t, however, offer full product design. Contact us
today to see if we can help.
What are your standard fabrication tolerances?
What information do you need to be able to quote my fabrication project?
Providing complete project information is the best way to get a rapid quote turnaround and the
best pricing. Here’s what you’ll need to send in:
○ PDF Drawings (With notes/tolerances)
○ 3D CAD files (SolidWorks or STP format)
○ Quantities (Per Release and EAU)
○ Finish Requirements (Plating or Powder-coating specifications)
○ Weld Specifications (Including any required certifications)
○ Packaging Requirements (if needing other than bulk packing)
How do I know if my project quantities are a good fit for your operation?
Great question! Our specialty is ongoing, production fabrication, so we definitely shy away from
low-volume, one-time projects. Beyond that, it’s a little harder to pin down. I can say that
typically, on simple plates or brackets, we often run 5,000 or more parts per year and on more
complex fabrications, we typically run several hundred or more a year. The best way to
determine if your fabrication requirement is a good fit for us is to connect with a member of our