Metal fabrication is the process which entails the construction of structures, parts of structures, machines or other products from various raw materials. A metal fabrication shop typically bids on a job, these bids are typically based on prototypes or engineering drawings. Once a custom metal fabrication shop is granted a contract they will build / fabricate the metal product.

Fabrication shops are employed by a variety of different companies who typically fall under three different categories

  • Contractors
  • OEM
  • VARs

The most common projects for custom fabrication companies, such as Arktek welding shop Perth, include; mechanical parts, exterior or structural frames, heavy equipment, posts, pans, heavy equipment, railings, platforms, and custom build unique metal parts.

Common Metals / Raw materials used in metal fabrication:

Ferrous Metals

  • Low carbon Steel
  • Medium Carbon Steel
  • High Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel

Non-Ferrous Metals

  • Aluminum / Aluminum alloys
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Nickel
  • Titanium
  • Zinc