McAfee Sheet Metal opened its doors in 2002, so our team knows just what you need. Sheet metal is our only business, so we work to do the job better than anyone else for every client. Our team works in all facets of sheet metal, adhering to supreme standards and on-time delivery. McAfee Sheet Metal also produces a product that is unsurpassed in the industry.
Our Cincinnati CNC 5-axis press brake makes metal bending a consistent and accurate process across all sheet metal materials. True angles are obtained no matter what the part length is. We also exclusively use Wilson Tooling, which produces a quality part once bent.
We work closely with you from the initial call to the design, fabrication and installation of your products. Single items or large runs, call or email us to discuss your sheet metal fabrication needs.
Stainless steel, like all metals, expands when heated. On a backsplash this expansion amount is tiny, but when it's securely taped and glued to a wall and you heat up the material enough so it expands 1/64in or 1/32in, it has to go somewhere. This will either result in the panel rippling or completely detaching from the wall. HOWEVER, this is ONLY an issue on some commercial type OVENS that are PROPANE or NATURAL GAS (e.g. Wolf, Thermador, Blu Star, etc) and grills. We have NEVER experienced this on your LG's, GE's, Kenmore's, and other residential ovens, and thermal expansion is NOT an issue with cooktops or electric appliances.
A hemmed edge is about 1/8in thick, and formed when the edge of the sheet is folded underneath and flattened to a tear drop shape. This is called a tear-drop hem\" and it leaves the front of the backsplash flat while giving you a beautifully finished and rounded edge that also increases the rigidity of the backsplash. A hemmed edge is recommended for any exposed edges, especially between your cabinets and countertop. For those questioning hemmed edges. There have been instances where a customer did not get the hemmed edge and when cleaning they actually cut their hand on that un-hemmed edge. If hems aren't ideal for your installation or you really don't want to them, use some kind of trim whether stainless steel or wood. Or you can even use drywall compound to feather the edge of the backsplash in with the wall so it looks flush.
The 2B Finish is gray in color and somewhat reflective. It looks good initially, but is extremely difficult to keep pristine in applications where it will be handled and/or cleaned frequently. This has no effect on the performance or longevity of the product, but rather the aesthetics. Fingerprints, oils, and various liquids tend to stain the surface of the metal, resulting in uneven coloring and patches with different shades of gray. In addition, the 2B finish is done at the steel mill and may vary in color from batch to batch.
Residential ductwork is the trade that started it all for us! We still pride ourselves on the ability to offer a truly custom and properly sized residential ductwork system. We are a sheet metal shop so naturally, 70-90% of all the ductwork we install is made in house by our talented crew. We provide custom-made products that meet your project's needs. Together with our clients, we create designs, continually managing to achieve success. One year warranty on parts & labor. Satisfaction guaranteed.
In our metal shop we keep a complete stock of the most popular sheet metals in inventory and ready to be shaped, cut, and rolled for your project. Keeping inventory on hand allows us to turn projects faster and in most cases, faster than the competition. We also have full sheets available for purchase same day depending on stock on hand.
Aluminum is one of the most common types of metal sheets used in the manufacturing world, with 3003 aluminum being one of the commonly used types of aluminum in manufacturing. With aluminum, it has more elasticity and is more malleable than steel. Though there are some exceptions to this with certain aluminum, like 6061 aluminum. However, there are more types of aluminum that have more elasticity than steel. Aluminum has a high weight ratio/strength while being an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. This metal is found to be cheaper than stainless steel, making a good option when searching for metal sales near me.
Our full service precision sheet metal fabrication services, frame capabilities, metal finishing, polishing, and powder coating give you one place to go to get the components you need on time and at a competitive price.
Local 17 was formed in 1896 so that men and women working in the sheet metal industry could bargain collectively for better work standards. Today, our members enjoy dignified contracts, industry-leading wages and healthcare, and a sound pension plan they can count on after retirement.
Aviation Sheet Metal focuses on teaching basic aircraft structural skills. Students spend time in the classroom learning terminology, tools, equipment, blueprint reading and shop safety before moving into the shop for hands-on experience. This second portion of the class focuses on advanced aviation sheet metal skills. Training is performed primarily on assemblies and panels, workbenches and some actual aircraft components.
Oklahoma aviation employers had drawn more aviation sheet metal mechanics from our Aviation Sheet Metal training program than any other since 2006. These materials require skilled technicians, and completing this course can help ensure your entry into a successful, growing aerospace industry. 59ce067264