Metal Fabricator Nashville (American Fabricators)

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Kloeckner Nashville is the home of American Fabricators. American Fabricators is located near Nashville, Tennessee, the state’s capital. Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation and the home of country music, the Grand Ole Opry, and the historic Ryman Auditorium. Downtown Nashville is filled with honky-tonks, live music, and the Johnny Cash Museum. Nashville’s culture is unique and world famous.

Just 10 miles from downtown Nashville, American Fabricators is one of the top fabricators in the South and Kloeckner’s only location that is 100% dedicated to sheet metal fabrication. American Fabricators is solely focused on value-added fabrication, not raw material distribution distribution, though the facility works with a variety of metals including HRP&O, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, aluminized, prepaint, electro-galvanized, aluminum, and stainless.

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American Fabricators

14905 Central Pike
Lebanon, Tennessee 37090
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  • Facts
    • American Fabricators (AFI) is a 115,000 sq. ft. facility.
    • Products at AFI include fabrication of HRP&O, cold rolled, galvanized, galvannealed, aluminized, prepaint, electro-galvanized, aluminum, and stainless.
    • With I-24, I-40 and I-65 all passing through Nashville, AFI is strategically located to allow easy access to all major distribution corridors.
    • In operation for over 35 years, AFI has a highly experienced workforce. Over half of our associates have been with us for over 10 years.
    • AFI has state of the art manufacturing equipment.
    • AFI is also an ISO 9001 registered quality management system.
  • Special Programs

    AFI’s special programs include:

    • Kanban
    • Stocking program
    • Quick turn/prototypes
    • PPAPs
  • Key Equipment

    17 Amada Turret Punches

    Our turrets are capable of up to 50 metric tons of punching force and blank sizes up to 60″ x 200″. We can punch various materials including mild steel, coated steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and plastic sheet ranging in thickness up to .250″.

    4 Amada Lasers

    Our lasers include (1) 6 Kw Fiber, (1) 4kw Fiber, and (2) 4Kw CO2.  We have the capability of cutting mild steel up to .750″ thick, stainless steel up to .500″, and aluminum up to .375″.  We can process blanks up to a maximum size of 78″ x 157″.  We also have the capability of processing tube and structural shapes.

    24 Amada Press Brakes

    Our brake presses range in tonnage up to 220 metric tons and are capable of forming mild steel parts up to 13 feet wide and .500″ in thickness.  All of our brake presses have CNC back gages capable of 8-axis movement.  We have a wide variety of flexible tooling to accommodate most part configurations.

    1 Robotic Press Brake

    We carry 1 60-ton robotic press brake.

    Panasonic TM-2000WG III Robotic Welding Arm

    Our Panasonic Robotic Welding Arm offers quality and repeatability to high volume parts that require precision. Between its custom-made headstocks and tailstocks, it offers four welding surfaces with two sides that can flip, welding on one side as it changes parts on the other. With the right sequence, our Panasonic will produce a perfect weld in the same spot every time.

    1 Prima Power BCe Smart Panel Bender

    Our BCe Smart bending cell revolutionizes bending capabilities with greater precision and safety integrated technology. Compact layout, loading and unloading sequence capability ensure high productivity.

    American Fabricators’ Additional Plant Capabilities 

    •   Welding

    Our weld department is capable of MIG, TIG, and Resistance Spot Welding of mild steel, aluminum, and stainless.  Our welders are qualified through an in-house welder qualification program based on AWS D1.1 to ensure consistent quality and reliable welds.

    •   Hardware Insertion

    We have the ability to install various hardware items such as threaded standoffs, self locking nuts, and blind standoffs, as well as most products offered by Penn Engineering or equivalent.

    •   Assembly

    Our assembly department is equipped to produce parts that require mechanical fastening and various different levels of assembly including hinge installation, locking mechanisms, and latches.

    •   Metal Finishing

    We have a full service metal finishing department with media blasting, abrasive tumblers, grinding, metal graining, and polishing.  We specialize in finishing cosmetic stainless parts for the appliance industry.

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