A stainless steel fabrication company will offer a variety of fabrication services. However, no two companies are alike, one may not have the same level of experience that their competitor possesses. To guarantee that you are getting the very best service available, you need to choose a company that not only has a great deal of experience but also one that can offer you a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your fabrication requirements.
So what are the full range of fabrication services?
A stainless steel fabrication company that can deliver a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your fabrication needs will be able to provide everything from design and prototyping to production and assembly. To be able to provide this complete service, the company will rely on highly skilled and experienced staff across the board.
There are a large number of fabrication processes that can be carried out to manufacture an end product. Depending on the design, the steel may need to be cut, drilled, bent, welded or a combination of all or some of these.
Some of the processes are:
Design and prototyping
Our skilled engineers would assist your designers to create an electronic 3D model of the product by using sophisticated CAD (Computer Aided Design) software. Once approved, a prototype can be produced so that it can be tested and checked for suitability before going into production. Carrying out the prototyping in a controlled environment can reassure customers of complete confidentiality of the products being developed.
In the modern fabrication facility, engineers use CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) machinery to carry out much of the fabrication work. This will include cutting using flying optics laser-cutting machinery, press brakes for bending the steel, as well as machinery used for drilling, rolling and machining. Using this technology means that it is now possible to produce precision-made, intricate and complex designs.
Welding and Assembly
Depending on what your product requires, different assembly techniques are used in stainless steel fabrication. Some customers require delivery of the component parts which they will then assemble at their own premises, while some require the fabrications to be assembled into the product units by the stainless steel fabrication company.
Assembly can be achieved by a number of ways including welding, riveting, threaded fasteners or bending to form a crimped seam. For fabrications that will be used in the medical, pharmaceutical or other industries where it is vital to avoid any contamination, assembly will be carried out in a dedicated, clean assembly area.
Welding will be carried out by professionally trained welders who hold coded welder certification complying with European standards for welding competence. There are three main types of welding techniques:
- MIG Welding (metal inert gas)
- TIG Welding (tungsten inert gas)
- Spot Welding
Again, the individual requirements of the customer or the demands of the product will govern the type of finish. Finishes include mirror, sateen or bead blasted which is perfect for high quality, food-grade stainless steel fabrications.
This ‘one-stop-shop’ provision means that every part of the engineering of your product will be carried out by one provider under one roof. This guarantees continuity of service, which in turn brings continuity of quality.
C H Barnett is a stainless steel fabrication company based in Birmingham and has been providing high quality fabrications to customers since 1948. We have the manufacturing capability and facilities to offer a ‘one-stop-shop’ for all of your fabrication requirements regardless of scale – from a packet of screws to large assemblies.
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