Mechanical assembly is a useful technique used in a variety of metal fabrication projects. It can often cut the overall cost of a project down as it reduces the need for more costly techniques, such as welding. This article will define mechanical assembly in the realm of metal fabrication and discuss some of its benefits.
What is Mechanical Assembly?
Mechanical assembly refers to the process of piecing together hardware components via a mechanical process, rather than a manual process. Two of the most common forms of mechanical assembly include riveted mechanical assembly and screw-together mechanical assembly.
Benefits of Mechanical Assembly
So what are the true benefits of mechanical assembly in a metal fabrication project? The fact is that mechanical assembly can significantly cut the overall cost of a metal fabrication project for three primary reasons:
- Reduced Labor Costs. Mechanical assembly can reduce labor costs because it eliminates the need for skilled operators.
- Increased Speed & Efficiency. Compared to other assembly methods like welding, mechanical assembly is a faster, more efficient process.
- Eliminating Locating Fixtures. Mechanical assembly makes it possible to self-locate assembly components, eliminating the need for expensive locating fixtures.
While mechanical assembly isn’t appropriate in every metal fabrication project, its cost-saving benefits should be explored if possible. Your metal fabricator will be able to explain to you the best tools and techniques for your project.
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