What We Do

“General Stamping & Metalworks provides a proven platform of collaborative engineering, expert fabrication, and strategic supply chain capabilities that enable manufacturers to deliver superior products, scale their operations, and protect their brands.”

Value-driven Solutions

Companies that survive continually drive down costs, but companies that thrive drive up value. At GSM, we know that for today’s OEM’s, value in fabricated metal parts is driven by more than cost.

Value is more than cost. It starts with an understanding of what our customer is trying to achieve with a particular part or assembly. Focusing on value instead of just cost results in our looking at a fabricating opportunity comprehensively–from our supply chain to yours and everywhere in between. Our manufacturing engineers work to understand the function of your part or assembly to optimize the method of manufacture. Our Supply Chain Group evaluates suppliers, warehousing and distribution options to take out unnecessary costs and ensure on-time delivery. Continuous improvement and skills training keeps our defect rate extremely low and ensures your parts are made to your specifications.

Quality Control is Cost Control

To control costs, we control quality in everything we do. From continuous process improvement to meticulous maintenance of our facilities and equipment, we control costs by eliminating impediments to efficient production. We scrutinized every input to our production processes to identify “distractors” to the manufacturing process. Improved vetting of our suppliers ensures we work only with the best to obtain the right materials and supplies at competitive prices.

Capabilities

Bending


  • Robotic bending cell for large parts - 242 lb. workpiece capacity
  • 15 precision hydraulic brakes from 90 to 360 tons
  • 3 high-speed electric brakes
  • Off-line programming with full simulation capabilities
  • 6-axis back gauging
  • In-line measurement for automatic bend angle correction
  • Tube bending up to 3" diameter
  • Extensive selection of rectangular dies and mandrels
  • Four-roll plate rolling CNC technology
  • Multi-radius plate roll profiles
  • Maximum cross-section 0.25" x 72"
Profiling


2D Laser Cutting

  • 14 lasers up to 8,000 watts
  • Maximum material thickness
    Carbon steel - 1.00 in
    Stainless steel – 1.50 in
    Aluminum – 1.00 in
  • Maximum working area – 78 x 157

3D Laser Cutting

  • Trumpf tube lasers for high productivity manufacturing and precise, high quality results
  • 5-axis laser for complex 3-D part fabrication

Punching

  • Trumpf TruPunch technology enables simple to complex applications with excellent surface and edge quality
  • Energy and material resource efficiency for extremely economical production with punching, forming and deburring in one operation
Robotic and Manual Welding


  • Full service welding capabilities
  • Carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminum
  • In-house tooling design and fabrication
  • Eight 6-axis robotic weld stations equipped with servo-driven auxiliary axis arms including 1000" x 50" large capacity swing
  • Pulse and short circuit transfer methods
  • Thickness range from .40" to 1.0"
  • AWS-certified welders
  • On staff welding engineer and CWI
Stamping


  • Full range of presses from 80 to 800 tons
  • Progressive and line dies
  • Coil thickness from .040" to .500", width to 36”
  • High-strength steels, stainless and aluminum
  • 10-ton cranes
  • Drawing depth up to 8”
  • In-die tapping
  • Tool and die department with full design-build capabilities
  • Managed spares program
Tube Fabrication


  • Fully automated 3200 Watt Tube Laser can cut 6" round and up to 3/8" thick material
  • The 4 programmable axes enable us to cut a variety of shapes including round, oval, square and rectangular
  • Single axis tube bending capabilities
Machining


  • 24-hour quote turnaround
  • 5 Horizontal Machining Centers; w/4-axis capability and 16"X16"X24" capacity
  • 4-axis machining to 12" X 8" X 8"
  • Precision turning to .0004"
  • Highly skilled machinists experienced across a wide range of industries
  • Full range of machining capabilities
  • In-house design capability
  • Prototype Machining


    • From simple to complex 3D parts
    • Rapid turnaround for quotes and prototype parts
    • Low volume production parts
    • Expert support to help you engineer prototypes for maximum machinability
    • Capacity to ensure responsiveness and quick delivery
    • Prototype turning
    Tool & Die


    • Full design/build capability
    • Nine Journeyman Tool & Die Makers
    • Progressive dies
    • Line dies
    • Draw dies
    • Weld fixtures
    • Check fixtures
    • SolidWorks, Logopress3 and MasterCam
    Warehousing & Fulfillment


    • Cross docking for expediting shipping needs
    • Pick & pack for service parts
    • Order fulfillment for speed to market
    • Short-term & long-term contract warehousing
    • Inventory control & management
    Kitting & Assembly


    • Reduce inventory by storing component products and finalizing product kits just before delivery
    • Respond quickly and economically to increased retailer demand
    • Procurement of materials and components for kits, field packs and project integrations
    • Inventory management of packaging supplies, WIP, finished goods
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    Trumpf TruLaser 5030
    * Excellent energy balance thanks to the world’s most efficient CO2 laser
    * Sheets up to 50 mm thick can be processed
    * Mobile operation and monitoring of the machine using the MobileControl App
    * High-performance CO2 cutting optics guarantees best-quality sheet metal parts of all thicknesses
    * Cut edges of the highest quality throughout the whole machining spectrum
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    Drew Yarger
    Chicken beef ribs short ribs biltong hamburger corned beef turducken sirloin boudin. Ball tip pork belly ribeye, short loin biltong boudin chicken hamburger swine short ribs pork chuck bresaola. Turducken beef capicola tri-tip bresaola ham hock meatloaf cow beef ribs brisket bacon shankle flank ribeye. Capicola andouille pig venison sirloin. Drumstick rump tri-tip biltong tenderloin chicken, prosciutto ball tip andouille frankfurter pork.
    Paige Hawkins
    Chicken beef ribs short ribs biltong hamburger corned beef turducken sirloin boudin. Ball tip pork belly ribeye, short loin biltong boudin chicken hamburger swine short ribs pork chuck bresaola. Turducken beef capicola tri-tip bresaola ham hock meatloaf cow beef ribs brisket bacon shankle flank ribeye. Capicola andouille pig venison sirloin. Drumstick rump tri-tip biltong tenderloin chicken, prosciutto ball tip andouille frankfurter pork.
    Emily Axelberg
    Chicken beef ribs short ribs biltong hamburger corned beef turducken sirloin boudin. Ball tip pork belly ribeye, short loin biltong boudin chicken hamburger swine short ribs pork chuck bresaola. Turducken beef capicola tri-tip bresaola ham hock meatloaf cow beef ribs brisket bacon shankle flank ribeye. Capicola andouille pig venison sirloin. Drumstick rump tri-tip biltong tenderloin chicken, prosciutto ball tip andouille frankfurter pork.
    Trumpf TrumaBend V85
    * 3200 x 2200 x 2885mm (L x W x H)
    * Lower tool holder for single V-matrices with hydraulic clamping
    * Pressing force 85 Ton
    * Bending length 2550 mm
    * Withdrawal speed 135 mm / s
    * Projection 410 mm
    * Stroke 365 mm
    * Working height 1050 mm
    Trumpf TruBend 7036
    * 51 x 52 x 94in (L x W x H)
    * Pressing force of 40 tons
    * Bending length of 40 inches
    * Precise up to 0.00008 in Y axis
    * Precise up to 0.0008 in X and R axis
    * Heat-free LED lighting
    * Laser projector for exact positioning of bending line
    * Variable supports for standing and seated operation
    Davi MCA 4 Roll
    * 51 x 52 x 94in (L x W x H)
    * Can roll up to 6 foot wide sheets
    * Can roll up to 3/8 in sheet thickness
    * Prebending thickness of 1/4 in
    * 6.6 HP electric power
    * Top toll diameter of 7.5 inches
    Contact Our Bending Engineer
    If you have any questions regarding Press Brake Engineering & Operations, please leave Brad a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Contact Our Bending Engineer
    If you have any questions regarding Press Brake Engineering & Operations, please leave Brad a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Contact Our Bending Engineer
    If you have any questions regarding Press Brake Engineering & Operations, please leave Brad a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.
    Contact Our Bending Engineer
    If you have any questions regarding Press Brake Engineering & Operations, please leave Brad a message and he will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Continuous Improvement


    For almost 95 years you’ve known us as General Sheet Metal Works. Today, a new leading edge facility, a new name, buttress our enduring commitment to providing the highest level of service, responsiveness, quality execution, supply chain integration and breadth of fabrication.


    To more fully reflect the company we have become and the capabilities we have developed over 95 years of continuous operation, effective September 15, 2016, GENERAL SHEET METAL WORKS, INC., will now be operating as


    September 15, 2016

    Dear Valued Customers, Suppliers, and Business Partners:

    We are excited to announce we have changed our name from General Sheet Metal Works, Inc., to General Stamping & Metalworks, Inc., effective September 15, 2016. This change more accurately expresses the core of our capabilities as a full-service metal fabricator providing parts to OEM’s worldwide.

    Our new name reflects the evolution of our operational expertise, which shifted dramatically in 1953, when we left the sheet metal business entirely to pursue the fabrication of metal parts for a diverse range of customers producing products for lawn and garden, agriculture, automotive aftermarket, and other consumer-focused industries. Today, we are a major supplier to the solar infrastructure market as well as serving emerging industries looking to prototype and scale new products.

    For your convenience, our Internet address remains www.gsmwinc.com. Company email addresses will also remain the same. Our corporate address remains as follows until December 1, 2016:

    General Stamping & Metalworks
    1902 South Main Street
    South Bend, IN 46613

    After December 1, 2016 our address will be:

    General Stamping & Metalworks
    25101 Cleveland Road
    South Bend, IN 46628

    Our phone number will remain unchanged:
    574-288-0611