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One of the key elements of AFI’s business model is diversity. We strive to diversify our customer base and the industries we serve in order to stabilize our business over the long-term. As a result, we fabricate many different types of products ranging from very simple to very complex sheet metal structures. Below you will see just a few examples of the types of products we are currently producing, as well as some past projects.

This is a very simple part we currently produce out of one-quarter inch thick mild steel. This part is used on a chassis for the transportation industry. Notice the edge quality produced by our lasers.

Flat Laser Part

Galvanized Appliance Part

This galvanized part is a sub-component used in the appliance industry. The four holes with drawn embosses on the upper left hand side demonstrate some of our forming capabilities within the turret presses. The part consists of eight separate bends across the width and is held within .030" on the overall dimension.

This is a galvanized hail guard panel for an HVAC unit. This part also has multiple bends across the width that requires close tolerance forming. The hole pattern in this part is punched using a cluster punch tool to reduce the cycle time.

Hail Guard

Pre-Paint Part with Rib

Here is another part for HVAC units made out of pre-painted steel. The part has a stiffening rib in the middle of the part that is also produced on our turrets using a progressive rib tool. Some of AFI’s turrets have brush top tables to assist in maintaining a defect-free surface through the punching operation.

Here is an example of a part we fabricate for a residential lawn products customer. This part has a pressed-in threaded stud, unique joggle forms, embossed areas and requires zinc plating after fabrication.

Lawn Equipment Part

Cross Member

This is a welded structural crossmember used in a chassis for the transportation industry. The two component parts are one-quarter inch mild steel and are formed in matched sets to insure proper fitment and alignment of the hole patterns.

This assembly is composed of nine different sheet metal component parts in addition to various weldnuts and weldscrews. It is part of the floorboard and firewall assembly of a mass transit vehicle and has several coordinated hole patterns used to join the assembly to its mating structure.

Toe Box Assembly

Bus Panel Spot Weld

Here is a close up view of a galvanized panel assembly that has a window frame spot welded in place. AFI’s Amada TS108 spot welders utilize an inverter power supply that produces a very strong weld with very minimal burn marks to the cosmetic side of the part.

In some cases, AFI works with customers in the development phase to make suggestions on how to design their parts for manufacturability and cost. This aluminum muffler guard is an example of a recent effort with one of our customers in the heavy equipment industry.

Muffler Guard


AFI has been serving the appliance industry for many years. One of our strengths is the ability to punch, form, weld and metal finish highly cosmetic brushed stainless steel. We have produced oven doors, control panels, and various trim pieces that require delicate handling throughout our processes. Meticulous TIG welding, grinding and graining is required to produce a finished product that has a stamped appearance. Few sheet metal shops can match our quality and attention to detail.

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