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What Is Metal Fabrication?

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

Welding, soldering, and brazing all fall under the umbrella of fabrication. Fabrication also deals with a few other aspects of metalworking. These techniques are:

  • Machining to remove specific portions of a piece of metal that a fabricator is working with, usually to create a specific shape by trimming the edges or corners

  • Punching with a die on a drill to create a hole in the metal

  • Stamping with a die to raise parts of the metal without fully puncturing the metal

  • Cutting to create smaller sections of metal sheets. Usually, this occurs with new, unshaped metal that has yet to go through any other process.

  • Shearing which is the process of making long cuts in sheets of metal

  • Folding or bending which is a technique used to manipulate metal to create specific angles without breaking or creating stress points. The process is highly complex and requires high tech machinery. Joining two pieces of metal is seen as a simpler and cheaper process.

  • Casting is a technique for complex shaping where molten metal is poured into a pre-crafted mold to create a solid form. Assembling deals with joining two or more pieces of metal together using techniques such as welding, brazing, and soldering

Metal fabrication deals with the creation of large structures like ships and engines as well as small structures like frames or tables. Fabrication encompasses all aspects of the creation of metal objects. Interestingly, in the Dutch language, the word “Factory” is “Fabriek” – an old way of saying “To Fabricate”

Head over to our website to check out a few of the products we routinely make for our clients using the above fabrication methods

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