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Our Sheet Metal Fabrication Capabilities

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Universal Wolf is a complex sheet metal fabrication partner for some of the biggest industry brands in the UK, from refuse vehicle manufacturers to defence giants and those disrupting the manufacturing landscape.

Working in partnership with our customers, we provide sheet metal design and metal fabrication services, including profiling, bending, welding and fabrication, in-house painting and assembly, from our UK-based sheet metal fabrication facilities.


What is sheet metal fabrication?

Sheet metal fabrication is the process of taking a flat sheet of metal – usually aluminium or steel – and passing it through a series of processes to create a finished, 3D metal structure: for example, an enclosure or a vehicle chassis.

Processes include Profiling, Welding and Fabrication, Painting and Assembly, amongst others. Take a look at our capabilities pages to see the steps sheet metal passes through during fabrication.

Which materials are used for sheet metal fabrication?

Universal Wolf offers sheet metal fabrication services for aluminium, steel, stainless steel and copper. Our core capability is fabrication of sheet metal up to 10mm thick, although we are able to work outside of this too.

  • The most common material used for sheet metal fabrication is steel. Steel is very easy to work with, and holds its shape well when passing through the various sheet metal fabrication stages.
  • Alongside steel, aluminium is often used where a lightweight or corrosion-resistant metal is required.
  • Stainless steel is another popular choice – commonly used for environments such as pharmaceutical and food preparation and processing, due to its anti-corrosive properties and ease of cleaning.
  • Thanks to its conductive properties, copper is a good choice for products incorporating electrical busbars.

Do you have a sheet metal fabrication project you’d like to discuss with us? Fill in our contact form or email us on for more information and a free quotation.

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Why trust Universal Wolf with your sheet metal fabrication?

We consider ourselves experts in the development and production of complex sheet metal components and subassemblies for the UK market, supporting customers across various industry sectors, all of whom rely on our reliable service to meet their sheet metal fabrication requirements.

As one of the leading sheet metal fabricators in the UK, we’re always striving to deliver better for our customers.  Our Engineers are able to provide full technical support and guidance on metal fabrication drawings, to ensure that your sheet metal parts meet your quality and functional criteria.

Take a look at our ‘Five questions to ask your sheet metal fabricator‘ article for guidance on how to choose your sheet metal fabrication partner.

A partnership for the long term

Having trust in your suppliers and their ability to deliver against your requirements is critical. At Universal Wolf, we are proud of our partnership approach with both customers and suppliers, working hard to ensure continuity of steady supply.

Our passionate sheet metal workers can be relied on to produce parts that will exceed your quality expectations, and we’re always looking for new opportunities to improve the products we produce, whether it’s small design or manufacturing adjustments to reduce metalworking costs, or improved design to increase end product efficiency.

We pride ourselves on being an honest business, and commit to delivering value on every project we support. For a free quotation for your sheet metal fabrication needs, contact our UK manufacturing facility to speak to a member of our friendly team.

Curious to learn more? Take a look at some of our previous work and meet some of our pack.