Valuable Information on Custom Metal Fabrication

metal welding

A main component of custom metal fabrication is welding. Welding is the main focus of metal and steel fabrication and requires special safety precautions not only for humans but to maintain the integrity of the project. When welding, heat is selectively applied to the metal or steel in a slow, straight lined sweep. The metal will contract and once cooled the weld should hold together the two pieces of metal securely.

Shearing is also known as 'die cutting,' which is a process that cuts metal without chipping, burning or melting the metal. If the cutting blades are straight, the process is called shearing. If the cutting blades are curved, it is more of a shearing-type of operation. The most common forms of materials that get sheared are in the form of sheet metal or plates however rods can be sheared as well. Shearing-type operations include blanking, piercing, roll slitting and trimming.

metal shearing

A main component of custom metal fabrication is welding. Welding is the main focus of metal and steel fabrication and requires special safety precautions not only for humans but to maintain the integrity of the project. When welding, heat is selectively applied to the metal or steel in a slow, straight lined sweep. The metal will contract and once cooled the weld should hold together the two pieces of metal securely.

Shearing is also known as 'die cutting,' which is a process that cuts metal without chipping, burning or melting the metal. If the cutting blades are straight, the process is called shearing. If the cutting blades are curved, it is more of a shearing-type of operation. The most common forms of materials that get sheared are in the form of sheet metal or plates however rods can be sheared as well. Shearing-type operations include blanking, piercing, roll slitting and trimming.

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