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Fabrication is the process of blueprint reading, layout, cutting and preparation for assembly.
Metal Fabrication is the building of metal structures by: cutting, bending and assembling process
Metal Fabrication is a value added process that involves the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials and projects, which may include:
• Loose parts
• Structural frames for buildings
• Structural frames for equipments
• Hand railings and stairs for buildings
Fabrication comprises or overlaps with various metalworking specialities:
Blacksmithing has always involved fabrication.Weldments which are products produced by welders are also an example of fabrication.
Cutting – which is done by sawing, shearing or chiseling, all which are accomplished by the use of manual or power variants.
Torching – process is carried out with hand held torches such as, oxy-Fuel torches or plasma torches through numerous controls (CNC) Cutters using a laser, mill, bits, torch or water jets.
Bending – is done by hammering, either manually or powered or with Press brakes or similar tools
Modern metal fabricators use press brakes to either coin or air-bend metal sheets into forms.
CNC controlled backgauges use hard stops to position cut parts in orderto place bend lines in the correct position.
Offline programming software now makes programming the CNC controlled press brakes seamless and very efficient.
Assembling- which is the joining of the pieces, is done by welding and binding with adhesives, riveting, treaded fasteners or even more bending in the form of a crimped seam.
For fabrications, structural steel and sheet metals are the usual startingMaterials, along with wire, flux and fasteners that will join the cut pieces.Both human labor and automation are commonly used for fabrication Manufacturing.Fabrication shops that specialize in this type of metal work are called Fabshops.
End products of other common types of metal working such as:
• Metal stamping
May be similar in shape and function but these processes are not classified as fabrication.
Fabrication shops also have speciality processes which are specifically developed or invested in, based on their customers and expertise:
• Heat treatments
• Pastic welding
• Powder coating
• Powder metallurgy
Metal fabrication services vary amongst companies. Some may have apreference for bulk production runs at a lower cost, while others may opt to work for smaller businesses with more options for customization.
Here are some things to consider when selecting the right metal fabrication company:
• Space – is it large enough to meet your business needs?
• Materials – what materials does the company work with? Can they work with the required size and thickness? Can they work with specific material type?
• Production services offered – do they offer: cutting and forming, welding, fastening, assembly, installation, metal finishing and are they capable of either accommodating a single or large production run?
• Design – do they offer design services? Can they translate drawings to shop drawing? Can they start without an initial design?
• Experience – sufficiently experienced to avoid costly mistakes?
• Customer Service – do they maintain long-term relationships with their customers? Take time to review their customer ratings.
• Price comparison – query discrepancies as sometimes there is a good reason behind the pricing.
• Business location – is the facility location convenient?
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