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Metal Fabrication Terminology

Metal fabrication refers to the reshaping and assembly of metal. Manufacturers fabricate metal to use for building purposes, decoration, and to create new objects. In most cases, several of the processes listed below are required to fully fabricate a single item.

  • Machining - Machined metal describes metal that is altered through the use of lathes, mills, drills, or other metalworking tools.
  • Forming - If a piece of metal is bent into a different shape, this process is called forming. Plate steel, for example, can be rolled to create a circular cross section. Forming is used to create and supply the steel beams used on construction sites.
  • Welding - Welding is used to assemble pieces of metal. High heat is applied to melt the surrounding metal along with a filler material. When the area cools, the pieces of metal are strongly joined together. Copper, aluminum, and steel all require different types of filler when welding to create effective bonds.
  • Cutting - This simple type of fabrication uses a saw to modify metal. While most cuts will be straight lines, fabricators may cut decorative shapes out of sheet metal.
  • Stamping - Fabricators can use hot dies to stamp designs into the metal. Cold or hot dies can be used to cut standardized shapes from sheet metal.

    With the exception of on site welding, most metalworkers fabricate metal by machine. However, artists who work with metal will use their hands to form pieces. Ironwork, for example, is often formed by hand. Artists may also use a forge to form ironwork.

    Fabricators & Manufacturers Association
    Rockford, IL 61107
    FMA provides the tools and resources needed by companies to improve operations. We take our industry seriously and are committed to offering the best resources and information available.
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    Sadlemire Metal Custom Design and Installations
    Our metal fabrication business specializes in all types of custom metal works from grand staircases, entrance gates, artistic railings to unique metal sculptures. We have the best metal work around.
    (843) 267-4894
    Creative Fabrication and Welding
    400 Bluff Hill Dr Ne, Navassa, NC 28451
    Our company provides iron work and ornamental iron for clients in the local and surrounding areas. Whether you need an aluminum pipe expery or a metal engineer, call us today.
    (910) 371-1174
    Frazier's Ironworks
    1932 Milford St, Charleston, SC 29405
    Ornamental ironwork for interior and exterior use. Welding and iron specialists offering custom work or replicas. We create fences, gates, handrails, furniture, lighting, and more. Fireplace screens and tools, too!
    (843) 577-0830
    Myrtle Beach Sheet Metal
    336 Cameron Cir, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
    (843) 236-4847
    Southern Welder Supply Company Inc
    429 Piedmont Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 448-1448
    Airgas National Welders
    1580 Executive Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843) 626-0066
    Southern Metal Fabricators
    132 Daytona St, Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 347-7089
    Barnes Sheet Metal
    812 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29575
    (843) 232-8507
    Larrimore Metal Works
    1833 Lone Star St, Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 347-1720
    Terrell Sheet Metal & Heating Co
    2120 Oak St, Conway, SC 29526
    (843) 248-2555
    G R G Truck & Trailer
    951 Mcnabb Rd, Loris, SC 29569
    (843) 716-1600
    Grg Truck & Trailer Repair Inc
    951 Mcnabb Rd, Loris, SC 29569
    (843) 716-1600
    Atlantic Metal Fabricators Inc
    898 Gator Ln, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 651-5590
    East Coast Powder Coating
    2140 S Highway 17, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 651-7528
    ARC Inc
    1135 Burgess Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
    (843) 357-1713

    Proper machinery is a necessity to fabricate metal. Steel, aluminum, and copper are popular metal choices that fabricators use for building machines, structures, and other pieces of equipment used at construction and industrial sites. Employees are experienced at working with metals and follow strict safety guidelines to keep everyone in the shop from getting hurt. Sheet fabricator shops often bend sheet metal, weld, and assemble the pieces of metal to form a structure that a company has ordered. They use elements of architecture in order to create custom orders and have them shaped in a way that keeps the metal strong after it has taken its new shape. Each fabrication company hires contractors that are experienced in working with metal, and understand how to weld, meld, and saw metals safely. Some fabricators concentrate in building certain products, such as metal frames and trailers. Others offer custom services for customers that need something with specific measurements. Companies that offer custom orders employ contractors that have experience in creating certain structures and know what must be done in order to resize or reshape the metal in a way that doesn't hinder the structure's strength. There are companies that manufacture the parts needed for metal fabrication. When hiring a contractor to fabricate stainless steel, aluminum, or copper, it is important for them to know what they can and cannot do with the metal. Customers are able to ask each fabrication company how much they charge, what experience their contractors have, and how long it is expected to take before the order is completed.
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