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Fabricated Metal Parts

Fabricated Metal Parts

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Fabricated metal parts are of great use to a lot of industries. Get to know the processes behind the fabrication of these items. Together with this, learn about the people who work behind the metal parts you are enjoying today.

If there is one thing you should know about fabricated metal parts, then that would be the fact that it undergoes the fabrication process. Fabrication is a special term used in the industrial products field. It is being applied to the construction of certain structures, equipment and machines. It involves a series of processes including shaping, cutting and assembling of products that can be derived from raw materials such as metals.

The small industries that focus much of their time on the processing of fabricated metal parts are called fab shops. This sometimes has overlapping metalwork responsibilities with those of machine shops. But in one way or another, fab shops concentrate on some things that machine shops do not work on.

Fab shops are generally responsible for certain processes related to metal preparation. Some of these processes are called tubing and bending. Of course, it also involves other processes including that of welding as well as assembly. Furthermore, there is also the blacksmithing process that focuses much on fabrication of metal parts.

Behind all these processes for fabricating metal parts, there are some experts that you should take note of. For instance, there are welders whose products known as weldments, come from the fabrication process. Boilermakers – experts in making boilers – are also focused on using fabrication services. Ironworkers, those whom people go for steel erection jobs, are also noted to extend fabrication work to consumers.

There are also some professionals who were not previously known in the world of fabricating metal parts but are now creating a name in this field. Millwrights, for example, were originally devoted to setting up saw and grain mills. These days, they can be relied upon when a huge bulk of fabrication work is needed.

Some last words on the fabricated metal parts as a manufacturing industry

In the US, the fabricated metal parts industry has listed approximately 55 thousand companies. Combining the revenues of these companies altogether will result to an annual income of around $340 billion. Most of these industries are involved in the manufacture of individual parts but there are also those that focus on the production of cutlery, spring and metal cans. Some also specialize in the manufacture of cable trays, telecom shelter items, heat sinks and sheet metal components. They can be used in a wide array of other industries including automobile and telecommunications.


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