In today’s market, you no longer need to buy ‘off-the-shelf’ pre-fabricated products for your product. Having invested in the latest fabrication machinery featuring cutting-edge technology, some steel fabrication companies are able to provide you with custom metal fabrications, made to meet your exact requirements.
Machinery to achieve complete accuracy
CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery is used for various fabrication purposes, and employs computers that convert a design produced using specialist software into numbers. These numbers then control the movement of the machine tools.
Perfect for fabrication processes such as cutting, milling, drilling, bending and forming, CNC machinery can be programmed with even the most complex of designs. This means that the component can be produced as many times as the specification requires with accurate precision every time.
Although the latest CNC machinery is much more expensive than manually operated machines, they offer a number of benefits which more than compensate for the initial investment.
A guiding hand along the way
To ensure that customers are kept happy, informed and that they get exactly what they want from the process, steel fabrication companies will appoint a project manager. These managers will work with customers through every step of the process to make sure everything goes according to plan. Customers will always know who their point of contact is, and are able to get updates on the project any time they need them.
Reliable and safe
You need to be confident that your custom metal fabrication is reliable, safe and of the best quality. Quality is assured from companies that have their quality management system accredited to ISO 9001: 2008. All processes will follow strict quality procedures and will be regularly checked both by internal and external assessors to ensure full compliance.
Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) personnel are employed to ensure that all structural and mechanical components of the fabrication perform in a safe and reliable way. NDT is performed in such a way which does not interfere with the integrity of the finished product. These tests are used to detect service-related conditions which can affect reliability and safety such as wear, fatigue, corrosion and stress.
NDT personnel are qualified to PCN (Personnel Certification in Non-Destructive Testing) Level 2. They may also hold CSWIP Levels 1 and 2 qualifications for the inspection of welding.
The company may be able to provide you with a custom metal fabrication, but if they can’t deliver the product to you on time, then your project deadlines will not be met, costing you money. It is therefore essential that your steel fabrication company ensures that your deadlines are met.
By having a flexible manufacturing capability with a 24 hour working capacity, steel fabrication companies can guarantee to deliver your product to your chosen site, on time.
Custom metal fabrication processes
There are many different types of processes involved in custom metal fabrication and it depends on your product specifications as to what is required.
The many processes include:
- Material processing
Following these, a number of finishing processes can be carried out:
- Shot blasting
- Spraying / painting
Lycett Fabrications is experienced in producing medium to heavy custom metal fabrications for customers around the world.
To find out more about our fabrication services, please browse our website.
If you would like to discuss how we can help you with your project, please contact us by telephone on 01827 219287, or complete your details together with your questions on the form on our contact us page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.