The definition of fabrication is ‘a process whereby an item or product is made from a raw material such as steel, instead of being made from components that have been already made’.  A company which offers fabrication services have the expertise to be able to carry out everything from design to cutting, bending, assembly and finishing, on to delivery.

  • Detailed 3D drawings of the product are produced using CAD (computer aided design) software to customers’ precise specifications.
  • Cutting/Drilling. This can be achieved a number of ways.  However, modern CNC (computer numerically controlled) laser cutting or drilling machinery is commonly used to ensure high quality, precision cutting of complex designs.
  • Bending/Forming. CNC press brakes are used to bend the steel sheets into various angles.  Tube manipulation machinery is used to form the metal sheets into tubing.
  • The joining of the various component pieces can be done by a number of processes.  These can include welding, riveting, bolting or even bending in the form of a crimped seam.  There are three ways that the components can be welded, either MIG, TIG or spot welding.  The choice of weld will depend on the product type and what its use is.
  • Once the product has been assembled, it will be shot blasted to remove any deburring, paint or sand that may have been left on after casting.  Following this, the product can be painted using an airless spray system to ensure a consistent paint finish.

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