Metal Fabrication Services

Welding Services

A main component of custom metal fabrication is welding. Welding is the main focus of metal and steel fabrication and requires special safety precautions not only for humans but to maintain the integrity of the project. When welding, heat is selectively applied to the metal or steel in a slow, straight lined sweep. The metal will contract and once cooled the weld should hold together the two pieces of metal securely.

Shearing is also known as 'die cutting,' which is a process that cuts metal without chipping, burning or melting the metal. If the cutting blades are straight, the process is called shearing. If the cutting blades are curved, it is more of a shearing-type of operation. The most common forms of materials that get sheared are in the form of sheet metal or plates however rods can be sheared as well. Shearing-type operations include blanking, piercing, roll slitting and trimming.

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Steel Metal Fabrication

Probably the most common form of metalworking is steel fabrication. Steel is an alloy produced from the elements of iron and carbon and is the most prominent and commonly used form of metal. Steel can be melted and poured into molds, rolled into bars, flats and cylinders, and formed into pipes and tubing. Most steel fabrication begins with processed shapes such as these, and developed into a final product through cutting, bending, attaching and painting.

Steel is available in a number of formats including stainless steel, spring steel, soft steel, and sheet metal. The versatility of steel allows it to be fabricated into everything from machinery to jewelry to cookware.

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Aluminum Metal Services

Along with steel fabrication, there are also many other types of metal that can be worked into projects. Iron, aluminum, copper, brass, bronze and many other alloys each have unique characteristics, varying capabilities, and distinctive visual appeal. Some are soft and can be easily rolled or bent into shapes, while others are stronger and must be cut or ground to create useful segments.

The choice of materials is often based on the conditions under which the final product will be used. Some metals may be prone to corrosion or rust in certain environments, while others may be perfectly suited to those same situations. It is important to fabricate products using materials compatible with the task.

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