Monthly Archives: January 2014

What is Engineering & Metal Fabrication

 Want to know what Engineering & Metal Fabrication is?

Engineering fabrication refers to a process of cutting, burning, shaping, machining and welding to form the final product. It is used to construct electrical items by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts.

whereas Metal fabrication is a process that involves the construction of machines and structures from various raw materials. The raw materials used by metal fabricators are

  • plate metal
  • formed and expanded metal
    • tube stock, CDSM
    • square stock
    • Sectional Material (I beams, W beams, C-channel…)
  • welding wire/welding rod
  • hardware
  • fittings
  • castings

Metal Fabrication & Welding

Welding is the main focus of steel fabrication, the formed and machined parts will be assembled and tack welded into place and then re-checked for accuracy. A fixture may be used to locate parts for welding if multiple weldments have been ordered.

The welder then completes welding to the detail of the engineering drawings, if welding is detailed, or per his own judgement if no welding details are provided. There are Special precautions may be needed to prevent warping of the weldment due to extreme heat.

These may include re-designing the weldment to use less weld, welding in a staggered fashion, use of a stout fixture, covering the weldment in sand during cooling, and straightening operations after welding.

Want to know more about welding, machining and fabrication services? Taylor engineering is best fit for the job in the west midlands.