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A metal bracket is an intermediate metal component used for fixing one part to another, e.g., a shelf to a wall. In addition to creating a connection between two parts, a metal bracket can be used to provide support. Metal brackets consist of two or more planes connected along one edge. The simplest and most common way to fabricate this object is to bend a flat object in two or more positions. Read More…

Metal Brackets Often used for decorative purposes, metal brackets can be powder coated in colors such as black, white, gray and almond to be more aesthetically-pleasing.
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Gurnee, IL  |  847-855-9200

We are the metal stampings experts. We have over 30 years of experience creating customized solutions for our customers in a wide variety of industries. We are fully 9001:2008 certified, and we bring that high quality commitment to everything we do.

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American Industrial Company $$$

Crystal Lake, IL  |  815-455-1900

Manufacturer of precision metal stampings for the automotive, electronics, electrical, medical, industrial & consumer markets.

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G&M Mfg. Corp. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  888-327-6714

As a premiere metal stamping company in the United States, we are fully capable of producing the engineered products you need to get to get your job done.

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Talan Products Inc. $$$

Glendale Heights, IL  |  888-327-8077

Fast-Rite International offers a full line of top quality metal stampings, including multi-slide, four slide, progressive die products, and precision laser cutting. Our products can be manufactured from various materials such as steel, bronze, copper, brass, aluminum, steel and stainless steel. Visit our website or call us today for more details on our metal stamping capabilities.

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Fast-Rite International, Inc. $$$

Grand Rapids, MI  |  616-591-9524

Apex Spring & Stamping is a certified minority owned company that manufacturers springs, stampings, wire forms, clips, and fasteners. Our core industries include automotive, office furniture, medical, recreational, consumer goods, and appliances. We also specialize in value added assembly and prototyping. Our engineering team will ensure your part is both functional and cost-effective. IATF 16949 Certified.

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Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation $$$

Manitowoc, WI  |  920-686-8232

Established in 1965, Manitowoc Tool and Manufacturing imbues their tool and die design process with decades of expertise. We currently offer metal stamping, fabrication, and tool & die services. From design to prototyping to assembly, Our experts provide superior customer service and dependable delivery.

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Manitowoc Tool and Manufacturing $$$

Montpelier, OH  |  419-485-3147

For four generations, Winzeler Stamping has been a custom brass stampings manufacturer. Our products include automotive stampings, deep drawn metal stampings, injector sleeve stampings, appliance component stampings, handle hardware stampings and fillerneck stampings.

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The easiest machining method would be to add a 90° bend to a flat rectangle with a straight profile, turning it into a metal bracket with an L-shaped profile. Metal brackets can support objects like countertops, shelving, mounted televisions, and furniture sections. Metal brackets can be stamped from various materials such as brass, copper, aluminum, and stainless steel. The metal brackets can also be coated with a variety of materials to enhance their appearance. The application of the metal bracket will affect the type of material it is stamped from, the shape, and the appearance.

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How Brackets Are Made

Metal brackets can be made in various ways, which include casting or CNC machining. However, the ideal way to make brackets is by sheet metal fabrication. One of the processes commonly used for sheet metal fabrication is bending. In this process, a machine called a bend is used to bend sheet metal to an angle up to 120°. This process is important since all brackets virtually incorporate at least one bend. Before any sheet bending process occurs, the sheet metal must be cut to size using a machine such as a plasma cutter or a laser cutter. A punching machine may be used to make holes in the bracket for fitting screws. Welding is also required in the addition of gussets or other related features.

Types of Metal Brackets

Bracket varieties vary based on the application and the objects they are designed to support. Some of the configurations for metal brackets include L-brackets, J-brackets, Box brackets, U-brackets, Z-brackets, and gusset brackets. J-brackets are used in construction and often in automotive applications. They can also be found in structural applications in conjunction with L-brackets. Box brackets are also named square brackets, and these are one of the strongest types of metal brackets.

L-Bracket

An L-bracket is one of the commonly used bracket types. The L-bracket contains an L-shaped profile after being bent along a single axis, creating a 90° angle at most. The L-bracket is used in many applications where a horizontal object needs mounting to a vertical object.

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This scenario may be seen in mounting a shelf to a wall. The L-bracket is widely used in decorative and structural applications.

U-Bracket

Unlike the L-bracket, the U-bracket is bent along two axes, forming a U-shaped profile. The U-brackets can be used to grip an object between its flanges or mount two horizontal parallel objects above the other.

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Z-Bracket

A Z-bracket is a type of metal bracket that incorporates two bends. However, unlike a U-bracket in which two bends are formed on the same face of the metal sheet, the Z-bracket bends one flange inwards and the other outwards to make a Z-shaped profile. As a result, the Z-brackets can be used to mount surfaces that are parallel and offset from one another.

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Gusset Bracket

The gusset bracket is a metal bracket supported with extra material to improve its load-bearing capacity and strength. The gusset bracket is like an L-bracket but with an extra triangular section of material between the horizontal and vertical sections.

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The gussets can be welded onto the bracket or included within a single piece. In the latter, the vertical and horizontal faces of the bracket are bent from the edges of the triangle.

Applications and Uses of Metals Brackets

Metal brackets are often used for decorative purposes. In decorative applications, the metal brackets can be powder coated in colors such as white, gray, etc., to be more aesthetically pleasing. Metal brackets can be used in the telecommunications, electronics, construction, automotive, defense, commercial, dental, architecture, and aerospace industries.

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