Understanding Custom Metal Fabrication

Most custom metal fabrication products are crafted out of a huge variety of commonly utilized metals and alloys. Some of these metals that are commonly utilized in custom metal fabrication are aluminum, copper, brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, steel, zinc, titanium, and many more grades of steel. Because of this vast variety, metal fabricators, especially those involved in custom metal fabrication for warehouses and other manufacturing environment, need to keep themselves abreast of all the current trends in the market. In order to help them achieve this, they make use of various kinds of technology that makes their job easier, such as computer-aided design (CAD) and computer aided design (CAD/CAM). By combining these two technologies with the availability of highly skilled metal fabricators, a company can greatly increase its production capabilities and get quality products at a much cheaper rate than what is possible if they were to do it manually.

The kind of custom metal fabrication services that custom fabricators engage in mostly include complex shapes made out of metals of various alloys for example, tubes, pipes, enclosures, racks, handrails, countertops, etc. Some of these require complex shapes like CNC machines to be able to manufacture the exact sizes or shapes. For example, if a company is manufacturing tubes, they cannot just stamp out random sized tubes-it takes an expertly skilled operator with experience in complicated shapes to achieve that. To help them achieve intricate designs like this, metal fabricators have access to some of the best welding equipment and welding supplies in the world.

Wrought iron fabricators and sheet metal fabricators use a process called punching and cutting. They take raw materials that they want to fabricate and by punching holes into them with hammers and shears, fabricators can then cut out the desired parts. The process uses reciprocating saws and press brakes and is extremely crucial to the proper functioning of a metal fabricator. This punching and cutting are necessary for making tubular parts and in many cases, metal sheets need to be cut and punched hundreds of times before being assembled into the exact final design.