Metal Fabrication Processes
Often, there are numerous sub-component parts and processes with make up a final, fabricated assembly. Usually this would consist of a series of cut & pressed sheet metal parts, assembled together in our welding bay.
Sheet metal is formed into the desired shape using a press brake. This uses a series of dies and tools to “press” the metal into a recess to create the required shape.
Press brake machines are ideal for bending a variety of materials including aluminium, steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, phosphor bronze, titanium and specialised alloys.
Sub-component parts (if not assembled using nuts/bolts or other fasteners) are typically welded together; which is the fusing of two or more parts using heat to form a join. the 2 most common methods in welding are:
MIG – Metal Inert Gas
TIG – Tungsten Inert Gas
MIG welding and TIG welding are both similar in terms of the operation, as both use heat generated by an electrical current to melts the base materials and/or bonding materials together. When this is cooled, it forms a solid joint to fuse the components together.