Mechanical Fabrication

Metal fabrication: is the creation of metal structures by cutting, bending and assembling processes. It is a value-added process involving the creation of machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials.

Typically, a fabrication shop bids on a job, usually based on engineering drawings, and if awarded the contract, builds the product. Large fab shops employ a multitude of value-added processes, including welding, cutting, forming and machining.

Metal fabrication jobs normally start off with shop sketches including accurate measurements, then move to the fabrication stage and ultimately to the installation of the final project. Fabrication facilities are hired by contractors, OEMs, and VARs. Traditional projects include loose parts, structural frames for buildings and heavy equipment, and stairs and hand railings for buildings.

It is a value-added approach that consists of the development of machines, parts, and structures from many different raw materials. A fabrication workshop like Australian General Engineering will bid on a project, usually based on the engineering sketches, and if granted the contract will construct the product. Larger fab shops will use a multitude of value-added processes in one factory or facility including welding, cutting, forming and machining. These large fab shops grant additional value to their consumers by minimizing the necessity for paying for personnel to locate several vendors for different services.