Sheet Metal Forming

Kent Metal Products’ specialty is Sheet Metal Forming, a process that transforms a thin sheet of steel by cutting, bending and rolling it into a 3 dimensional shape.

You’ll see sheet metal products used everywhere : filing cabinets, auto bodies, aluminum siding, appliances.

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At Kent, we generally work with business and industry to supply their product manufacturing needs.  In doing so, we’ve built hundreds of different items from sheet metal incuding:

  • Tanks
  • Brackets
  • Washers
  • Safety Guards
  • Machine parts
  • Fascia for elevators and buildings
  • Tables and work benches

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In this photo, Raju (with Kent for 30+ years!) uses a brake press to form steel angles that will be welded into frames.  The longest piece we can bend is 10′.

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Sheet metal is available in a variety of thicknesses (called the gauge), and finishes from rust-inhibiting to the highly cosmetic.  Base materials include many types of steel, aluminum and copper.  Kent keeps a robust inventory of materials and finishes for quick delivery.

Metal Fabrication

Look around … products that are made to last, are made of metal.  And it’s no wonder: Metal is strong, attractive, and malleable into most any form.

Serving clients in Construction, Transportation, Consumer products and Industry, Kent Metal Products is a full-service contract manufacturer of metal objects.  From tables to tanks, window frames to storage lockers, Kent has the equipment and expertise to help clients large and small realize their production goals.

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Based in Richmond, BC, our clients appreciate the speed with which we can deliver vs buying offshore.  They also value the personal service we provide, the ability to order in volumes that suit their order flow, and our ability to make minor customizations on the fly.

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Once fabricated, Kent can complete the job with a variety of finishing processes including:

  • Paint
  • Powder Coat
  • Sandblasting
  • Galvanizing
  • Anodizing
  • Chrome

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Certified Welding

Your products are only as strong as the welds that hold them together.  That’s why Kent Metal Products maintains Canadian Welding Bureau Certification.

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A rigorous program that tests the skill of our welders and shop process, CWB Certification is your guarantee of manufacturing quality.

The other guarantee comes from the skilled tradesmen that do the work.  Some members of our Welding Team have been with Kent for over 30 years, and in that time have produced tens of thousands of products used daily in construction, manufacturing and consumer products.

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Among the products we have welded :

  • Window frames
  • Staircases
  • Railings
  • Mechanical components
  • Tanks
  • Bus Shelters
  • Bike racks

Laser Cutting


One of the most versatile tools in the Kent Metal Products factory is our amazing 2kw CO2 laser.

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Able to cut 4′ x 8′ sheets up to 1/2″ thick, laser cutting is able to cut complex shapes with exacting precision.

Faster than traditional machining, and more accurate than water-jet cutting, Kent’s laser can cut :

  • Aluminum
  • Mild Steel
  • Stainless
  • Plastics
  • Wood

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Our laser (in fact all modern machining equipment) employ digital controllers that require the part first be drawn as a .DXF file using software like AutoCad or MasterCam.  We then take those files and layer-on information such as the cutting speed and tool path.  Once that .DXF file is created, parts can be reproduced in any quantity.  And because these digital files don’t change, you can be sure that your re-orders will be identical.

If creating the .DXF file is an issue for you, Kent is glad to assist via our drawing and setup services.

Factory Tour

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Kent Metal Products Ltd. is a Canadian owned manufacturing company, strategically located in Richmond, B.C.

Established in 1959, the company is named for its original location on East Kent Avenue in Vancouver.  Close to the airport and all major highways servicing the Pacific Northwest, our large outside yard affords easy access for large trucks and cranes.


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Our 15,000 square foot factory in Richmond is well-equipped for the custom fabrication of high quality, built-to-order parts and products.


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Kent maintains a robust inventory of metal gauges and finishes. Stainless, hot or cold rolled, P&O and more are kept on hand to speed delivery.


 

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The Kent workforce has been working together for decades.  Raju, our most-skilled brake press operator, has been with us since 1977!


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Fully equipped for mass production, our factory can expertly supply high-quality product for even the largest of jobs.


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Kent is a Canadian Welding Bureau certified welding facility.  In this photo, Raj (with us 25+ years) welds fencing.

How Can We Help?

The Kent Metal Products team is comprised of true industry-professionals.

Boasting decades of metalworking experience, we’re here to serve, and delighted to answer your questions.

Please … Feel free to contact us.