Sheet Metal Terminology – Part 1

In November we posted an article about Ordinary Metal Fabrication Methods.  To continue to inform our audience about metal fabrication methods, some terminology should be explained.

Sheet Metal Terminology – Part 1

Roll forming is a constant bending process in which sheet metal, coil, bar or strips of metal pass through rolls that form the metal.  This process is most efficient in large production runs.  Small production of roll formed parts can be done but it is a manual process where tight tolerances are difficult to obtain.

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Noble Industries, metal fabricator in Noblesville, Indiana … has a new sign!


Noble Industries  is a custom metal fabricator located in Noblesville, Indiana.  In business since 1968, owner William Parker started the company in a barn behind his partner’s home.  45 years later Noble Industries is still going strong and growing.    Our new sign is more than a sign.  It is a symbol of strength and optimism.   We have grown much in the 45 years and expect future growth as well.

Facts about Noble Industries:

  • Incorporated in 1970
  • Started with 500 sq ft and now manufacturing metal fabricated parts in 70,000 square feet
  • Employs 70+ full time employees
  • ISO 9001:2008 Certified
  • 99.8 % delivery on-time
  • Industries served:  Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive, Transportation, Appliance, Electrical, Medical, Dental, Retail Store Display, Point of Purchase Displays, Industrial, Lawn and Garden and more

When it comes to outsourcing to a metal fabricator, our sign indicates we are open for business, have capacity to grow and also proud and confident that our workforce we call “family” will deliver quality parts to you every time.   You can trust your metal fabricated parts to us.  Call Brenda Snyder at 317-773-1926 or contact us through our website at

Noble Industries should be your 1st choice in metal fabrication!

Noble Industries is the most diverse metal fabrication company in the Midwest.  We offer:

  • Laser Cutting with Mazak lasers
  • CNC Punching with Amada Turrets and Salvagnini Panel Punching
  • CNC Forming with Amada press brakes and Salvagnini Panel Bending and …more
  • CNC Wire Forming with Numalliance 3D bender, AIM benders and …more
  • MIG/TIG, Spot Welding, Mesh Welding, Robotic Welding and …more
  • Tube Cutting and Bending
  • Tube Rolling
  • Powder Coating
  • Assembly, Packaging, Hardware insertion and ..more
  • Silk Screening
  • Shipping to single locations or multiple locations
  • And ….more…call for all your metal fabrication needs!

Check out our website at for pictures of products made, for all services offered  and ….more!  Noble Industries should be your 1st  choice for metal fabrication.


Ordinary Metal Fabrication Methods – Part 1

What does metal fabrication mean and what does it entail?  Metal Fabrication consists of several processes that change the raw metal material by using various tools. The material can be changed using equipment that heats the material or just changes it’s shape with the material at room temperature.

Things we use everyday have been modified by one or many metal fabrication processes.   A paper clip is just steel wire formed…

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A Metal Fabrication Company reviewing and reflecting with Thanksgiving

When looking for a metal fabricator do you need only the basic operations which include some type of metal cutting with possibly metal bending and welding?  Or is it beneficial to find a metal fabricator who can handle your project from start to finish with the most efficient equipment?  At Noble Industries we continue to look for ways to improve our processes.

When we started in 1968 making metal fabrication products, we only had basic information to get by and service a few customers.  Today we have a 70,000 sq ft facility, a process engineering department, quality department , several people in the administrative office, 55 – 60 employees on the floor with some in the powder coating and packaging area, 3 people dedicated to shipping and receiving.

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