Metal is our business at Wiley Metal and we love it. When you think of the various aspects of the material it is pretty astounding. After all, metal can be liquid at room temperature like Mercury or it can be magnetic. It can be precious like gold or platinum or it can be corrosion resistant like stainless steel. It is used to make coins for government across the globe as well as to build skyscrapers. Metal is a natural resource we have learned to make the most out of. Perhaps best of all, it is recyclable.
There is an actual branch of science that deals with the properties of metals that is called metallurgy. Metallurgy helps us determine metal strength, flexibility, and durability of the raw materials we use.
At Wiley Metal, we focus on the manipulation of the metal to deliver products that solve problems and improve the quality of life. This takes place in a variety of ways like sheet metal forming, cutting, welding and more.
You would think metal cutting is a pretty straight forward process. At Wiley Metal, we create so many different parts and products we need to have access to a wide selection of cutting options to suit a particular job perfectly. These include:
It boils down to having the right tool for the right job.
Many don’t fully appreciate the science of welding. In many production processes, where there is a cut, seam, or merging of materials, it is viewed as a weak link in the strength of the product. Proper welds can actually make that seam stronger than the original material. We offer a variety of welding services at Wiley including:
They all have their place in the science of metal fabrication.
Metal forming involves knowing the properties of the metal being used well enough to use the right vehicle and amount of pressure to form it into a desired shape. When it is formed into that shape, it needs to stay that way and have the overall desired strength the client needs.
Comprehensive metal forming techniques include rolling, extrusion, die forming, forging and indenting.
Tensile forming techniques include stretching, expanding and recessing.
Art, Science & Experience
Metal fabrication is part art and part science that is learned through experience. While science dictates what should happen when force or other fabrication forces are applied, experience and technique can ultimately determine a project’s success.
What is it that you want to accomplish? Contact us at Wiley Metal and let’s talk about it.