Steel is one of the most widely used materials in construction and has been for a while now. It’s in and out our homes, and almost everywhere you look, and for good reason.
Any industry which utilises metal will require the services of a steel fabricator. Steel is one of the most popular materials for use in so many industries and construction thanks to the materials, versatility, strength, quality and overall value. However, without any fabricators, there wouldn’t be an opportunity to enjoy these types of benefits. So what is steel fabrication and what is it used for?
Steel Fabrication Processes
Steel fabrication services have become more and more efficient and reliable over the years since the introduction of high-tech 3D computer software. With the latest and greatest technology monitoring and controlling delicate pieces of equipment like laser cutters, routers and welders, 3D modelling has made it much easier to digitise and visualise the final product.
Have a read about some of the most common fabrication processes below:
A section of steel that has been cut prior to fabrication is much easier to work with compared to one that hasn’t. Steel cutting for fabrication can be done using a variety of techniques, including – flame cutting, circular saws and plasma cutting.
This technique is used a lot in the process of steel fabrication when both attaching steel fittings and fixtures as well as preparing connections that are going to be installed. This technique of fabrication melts the primary material as well as what the material is being attached to with extremely high heat. Once this is achieved the materials cool and solidify forming on a securely attached product, that can be used on a variety of sites.
Using a variety of bending and rolling techniques by the fabricator, we are able to achieve a beautifully curved element that can you see on many of the steel constructions on a daily basis. For example, press braking may be used for more straightforward bends where steel lengths can be as long as 3 metres. On the other hand, steel may have to be passed through a series of bending rolls several times, until the exact level of curve has been achieved.
Commonly Fabricated Everyday Items.
- Universal columns and beams
- Pipe racks
- Bar Joists
- Steel Stairs
If you’re in need of high-quality steel fabrication then contact the team at Had-Fab Ltd today. Our team of experts are more than capable and more than happy to answer all of your questions and determine the best solution to meet your requirements. Call us today on 01875 611 711 or fill in the online form at hadfab.co.uk/contact.