Metal fabrication is a process through which products are created by cutting, bending, fitting and assembling metal material together. It’s a complex process, but at the end, metal fabricators have turned raw materials into finished products. Metal fabricators are responsible for creating a lot of the products you use on a daily basis. Below, we take a closer look at some of the more common metal fabrication products based on the type of fabrication performed.
Industrial Metal Fabrication
As the name implies, industrial metal fabrication is the process of turning sheets, plates or other metal materials into industrial products. Metal fabricators create such a wide variety of materials for so many different industries, but their work is especially vital in the automotive, engineering, material handling, energy and aerospace industries. Aside from heavy machine parts, industrial metal fabrication also creates things like tanks or silos.
Commercial Metal Fabrication
Commercial metal fabrication involves the creation of products that are typically installed inside of commercial buildings like stores, buildings and restaurants. Some of the products that might be created through commercial metal fabrication include sinks, appliances, shelving units, awnings and guardrails.
Commercial metal fabrication can also create a subset of products that are considered decorative or ornamental metals. They are typically display items that help to attract business, like signs or light fixtures. Products created through commercial metal fabrication tend to be more precise in nature than other types of fabricated products.