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What Now!

You’re a project architect and have a vision for a visually stunning and fully bespoke metal ceiling or wall concept, yet are not sure what is feasible, manufacturable and constructable… What Now?

You’re a contractor tasked with sourcing and installing an intricate metal cladding solution but experience tells you the standard and typical commodity products simply don’t provide the type of customization required to complete the project on time or on budget … What Now?


It’s a great idea sketched on a napkin but 'What Now'?

Consult and Collaborate: Nelson’s answer to What Now

It’s a question we have been answering for almost thirty years, in major transportation, infrastructure, hotel, and commercial projects throughout North America. Technology has brought a great deal of change with the new millennium and metal fabrication is no exception. Craftsmanship still lives, it’s just the tools that have changed the way we craft metal into the sculpted art forms we see today.

Nelson’s Architectural Metals Division has built a reputation of innovative solutions for WHAT NOW issues with our experienced team of Engineers, Designers and Fabricators who are solely committed to the turn-key supply of metal ceiling, wall or decorative solutions, often from little more than concept sketches. It’s those accomplishments that make us feel like we’ve added a little more to the architect’s catalogue of options available.

Our local Representatives would be pleased to consult at the onset of your next project to collaboratively assist in developing a bespoke metal solution, or to demonstrate to designers, specifiers and contractors that your architectural options are not limited to catalogue products.

Consult and Collaborate: Nelson’s answer to What Now

It’s a question we have been answering for almost thirty years, in major transportation, infrastructure, hotel, and commercial projects throughout North America. Technology has brought a great deal of change with the new millennium and metal fabrication is no exception. Craftsmanship still lives, it’s just the tools that have changed the way we craft metal into the sculpted art forms we see today.

Nelson’s Architectural Metals Division has built a reputation of innovative solutions for WHAT NOW issues with our experienced team of Engineers, Designers and Fabricators who are solely committed to the turn-key supply of metal ceiling, wall or decorative solutions, often from little more than concept sketches. It’s those accomplishments that make us feel like we’ve added a little more to the architect’s catalogue of options available.

Our local Representatives would be pleased to consult at the onset of your next project to collaboratively assist in developing a bespoke metal solution, or to demonstrate to designers, specifiers and contractors that your architectural options are not limited to catalogue products.

ENGINEERING & PROCESS MANAGEMENT SERVICES

PROCESSES

Design & Engineering 
CAD Systems
Quality Assurance
ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)






DESIGN & ENGINEERING

Conceptual Design
Parametric Modeling
DFM (Design for Manufacturing)
Process Engineering
Design & Process FMEA
Process Optimization
Modular Construction
System Configuration
Product Feature Standardization
Value Engineering

CAD EQUIPMENT

7 – CAD Station Running SOLIDWORKS Modeling Software.

5 – CAD Stations Running Solid Edge Modeling Software.
2 – CAD Stations Running Cadkey 2D.
3 – CAD Stations Running AutoCAD 2D.
Able to Process Customer CAD Files in DXF, DWG, CADL, STEP or IGES Format.
3 – Programming Stations Running N.C Punching and Laser cutting nesting software.
All N.C Machines and Lasers are Connected via LAN System for DNC Downloading of Manufacturing Programs.
1 - ‘E’ Size HP DesignJet Color Plotter

ERP SYSTEM (ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING)

Estimation, Order Management, Engineering Masters, MRP, Purchasing, Inventory Control, Scheduling, Labor Reporting, Quality Management, Shipping, Invoicing, Accounting Performance Analysis

LEAN PRODUCTION

5S 
Kanban
SQDC Daily Floor Meetings

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Registered to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System by Intertek
Quality Leaders Program
Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) 
Measuring tools Control System. 
Granite Inspection Table Equipped with Vertical Height Gauge. 
SPC System. 
ERP Integrated Quality Module 
Starrett RGC 2840-24 Coordinated Measuring

Manufacturing / METAL FABRICATION SERVICES

FABRICATION PROCESSES

Shearing
N.C. Turret Press
Laser Cutting
Punching/Stamping
Press Brake Forming
Forming Centre
Pem Sertering
Drilling, Machining & Saw Cutting

SHEARING EQUIPMENT

1 – 12 ft. Accurshear. 

N.C. TURRET PRESS EQUIPMENT

1 – Amada EMK 3612 m2 Turret Press
1 – Amada Vipros 357 Queen N.C. Turret Press
1 – Amada Vipros 358 King N.C. Turret Press
Large Tooling Inventory of Both Standard and Special Tooling.

LASER CUTTING EQUIPMENT

1 – Amada LCG 3015 AJ 4000W Fibre Laser with Auto Sheet Load/Unload
1 – L.V.D. Axel 3015 S Laser – 4000W CO² Laser.
Cuts Mild Steel up to 0.750” Thick.
Cuts Stainless Steel up to 0.562” Thick.
Cuts Aluminum up to 0.375” Thick.

FORMING CENTER

1 – RAS Forming Center
96” Forming Length
8” Maximum Form Height.
Auto Load & unload.
Form All 4 Sides of Part in One Handling.

PEM SERTING

1 – Pem Serting Machines with Auto feeder

DRILLING, MACHINING & SAW CUTTING

2 – Drill Presses
2 – Vertical Milling Machines
2 – Vertical Band Saws

PRECISION WELDING SERVICES / PROCESS

MIG • TIG • Resistance/Spot

PRECISION WELDING SERVICES / OPERATION

Free Hand • Robotic 

EQUIPMENT

13 – MIG Welders
7 – TIG Welders
1 – Robotic Welding Cell. Twin Stations with Rotary Tables.
7 – Rocker Arm Spot Welders.
1 – High Frequency Spot Welder.
2 – Stud Welding Guns.
1 – Overhead Spot Welder. 

MATERIAL

Aluminum • Mild Steel • Stainless Steel • Alloy Steels 

RAW MATERIAL FORMS

Coil • Sheet • Tube • Bar • Plate • Angle

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FINISHING & ASSEMBLY DETAILS

FINISHING PROCESSES

Grinding
Deburring
Polishing
Wet Painting
Powder Painting
Plating

SURFACE PREPARATION EQUIPMENT

Segregated Clean Up Room
• Equipped with Dust Collection System.
2 – Stroke Sanders.
1 – Patriot II Twin Head Deburring & Finishing
1 – Grinding & Polishing Lathe.
1 – Polishing Lathe.

PAINTING EQUIPMENT

800 ft. Conveyorized Paint Line.
5 Stage Iron Phosphate In-Line Parts Cleaner.
2 – Wet Spray Booths.
Nordson In-Line Powder Booth.
Off-Line / Batch Facility
Batch Spray Booth.
Powder Equipped Electrostatic Spray Gun.
Steam Jenny Wash Booth.
Large Roll-In Batch Oven 
Large Explosion Proof Paint Storage Room

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ASSEMBLY PROCESSES

Mechanical Assembly
Pneumatic Assembly
Electrical Integration Assembly
Kitting
Screening
Warehousing
Material Handling

MATERIAL STORAGE & ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT

Segregated Assembly Areas.
7 – Shipping Dock Level Doors.
1 – Drive in Dock.
2 – Drive-In Level Doors
1 - 10 Ton Overhead Crane.
1 - 1 Ton Overhead Crane.
3 – Fork Lifts with up to 5000lb. capacity
1 – Fox C3 Automatic Pallet Wrapper.
1 – Lantech Automatic Pallet Wrapper.
1 – Krendl #425-A Two Stage Insulation Blower.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

ADDITIONAL PROCESSES 
PROVIDED

Roll Forming
Aluminum Extruding
Anodizing
Plating
Screening
Custom Packaging

 

MATERIALS

Alloy Steels
Aluminum
Stainless Steel
Mild Steel
Powder & Wet Paint
Glass
Hardware & specialty items

RAW MATERIALS FORMS

Coil
Sheet
Tube
Bar
Plate
Angle
Aluminum Extrusion

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

CWB
Canadian Welding Bureau

ISO
International Organization for Standardization

RoHS
Restriction Of Hazardous Substances (Compliant)

UL
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

ULC
Underwriters Laboratories of Canada

 

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS

CME
Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

EMC
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium

APBOT
Ajax / Pickering Board Of Trade

iMiN
Interactive Manufacturing Innovation Network

FILE FORMATS

AutoCad (DWG)
Cadkey (PRT)
Catia (CATDrawing, CATPart)
DXF
Pro-E (DRW, PRT, XPR)
SolidEdge (DFT)
SolidWorks (SLDPRT,SLDDRW,SLDDRT)
STEP (STEP, STP)

Nelson Architectural Metals Division designs, engineers and fabricates architectural metal products for virtually any commercial or institutional application. This includes decorative metal Wall panels and expanded metal Ceiling Panels (including High Security Ceiling system), metal Column Covers and beam wraps and unique custom architectural furnishings – all offered in painted steel, stainless steel or aluminum. Our extensive portfolio of projects includes customized installations at transit facilities, stadiums, airport terminals, universities, commercial buildings and many other applications throughout Canada and the United States. Our Custom Architectural metal fabrication team is the partner you can rely on.

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