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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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    Appalachian Machine Inc
    5304 Laboratory Street, Dublin, VA 24084
    We specialize in Waste Management Solutions, Manufacturing Engineering Solutions, CNC/Manual Machining, Fixtures, Fabrication, Welding, Assembly, Powder Coating.
    (540) 674-1914
    iWeld LLC.
    311 Feamster Rd, Lewisburg, WV 24901
    Welcome to iWeld LLC., your family owned and operated welding and metal fabrication company. Contact our professionals today for all your welding, welding repair, and metal fabrication needs!
    (304) 667-1886
    Covington Iron Works
    2545 Old Nc Hwy 86 N, Yanceyville, NC 27379
    Our company specializes in precision metal cutting service. We have a CNC plasma table for the most precise results, and we also do mill and lathe work.
    (877) 395-2055
    Maintenance Sheet Metal Corp
    2005 Chapman Ave Sw, Roanoke, VA 24016
    (540) 345-5566
    Sheet Metal Workers International Association Loca
    2101 Dale Ave Se, Roanoke, VA 24013
    (540) 345-8538
    B & R Sheet Metal Inc
    1002 Service Ave Se, Roanoke, VA 24013
    (540) 427-1877
    Intricate Metal Forming LLC
    1755 Seibel Dr Ne, Roanoke, VA 24012
    (540) 345-9233
    Varney Sheet Metal Shop
    2759 Mary Linda Ave Ne, Roanoke, VA 24012
    (540) 343-4076
    Gw's Sales 'n Service
    4927 Starkey Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018
    (540) 774-5737
    Steel Services Inc
    5025 Starkey Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018
    (540) 774-4461
    Angle Shop
    3547 Booker T Washington Hwy, Rocky Mount, VA 24151
    (540) 721-1259
    Piedmont Metal Products Co Inc
    915 Orange St, Bedford, VA 24523
    (540) 586-0674
    Patrick Enterprise Corp
    110 Patrick Dr, Pembroke, VA 24136
    (540) 626-7106
    Lyon Metal Manufacturing of VA
    7822 Peppers Ferry Blvd, Radford, VA 24141
    (540) 633-0170
    Pals Service
    132 Peaceful Ln, Clifton Forge, VA 24422
    (540) 863-3084

    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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