All Metals Fabrication (AMF), as is typical of all our architectural work, specializes in the custom, one-off, often challenging, projects. We are no different when it comes to architectural metal panels and panel systems.
Stainless steel, aluminum, copper and aluminum composite materials (ACM) are all materials that we have mastered—including the use of aluminum extrusion systems that often work in tandem with these types of panels.
If you have a metal panel job that requires something special—whatever that might be—you have found the right company to create it for you.
Often, a customer’s request includes complex geometric shapes that high-volume shops might struggle to do. Complex geometry is gaining popularity in architectural trends—flat lines and perpendicular walls are losing ground to contorted angles which look amazing but are, obviously, difficult to manufacture.
In addition to complex geometric shapes, AMF has extensive experience fabricating panels as unitized assemblies, where several individual panels are pre-assembled and unitized to save time in the field when assembling or installing.
AMF excels in unitized systems for several reasons:
1) We have an enormous spectrum of fabrication equipment and capacity that most panel-only shops do not have. For example, we have in-house, tube lasering capacity, which is an enormous benefit for laser cutting tube or extrusions that support the panels.
Panel-only shops rely on routers and/or plasma cutting but can rarely boast the addition of tube laser or flat-laser capacity.
In addition, we have forming capacity that can handle very heavy gauge materials—also great for setting up unitized assemblies.
Finally, very few panel-only shops can laser cut and form ¼” or ½” thick metal componentry.
Bottom line? AMF can fabricate any skeleton, frame or set of components necessary to unitize panel systems.
2) We have decades of experience installing these types of panel systems.
Our proficiency allows us to empathize with our customers who install panels. We know the problems they routinely encounter and we can brainstorm with them to find solutions.
Even more, we understand the extreme pressure many of our customers face as they work with tough general contractors to get these critical path exteriors installed.
As mentioned earlier, AMF also has the capacity to work with a wide array of materials, including:
This broad spectrum makes us the perfect choice for those custom, specialty jobs. Not only can we work with all these material types, but we can also work with a huge variety of metal thicknesses, from 16 oz. copper sheet all the way down to extreme cases like .500″ stainless plate (even heavier when necessary).
Traditional, panel-only shops are forced to outsource much of their manufacturing, which can create long lead times and parts that lack quality. AMF’s huge assortment of in-house capacity gives us the power to control our own production schedules and coordinate materials.
You will find examples of our custom panel work across the country, from Nike Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to the Ground Zero site in New York.