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Fabrication & Tooling

About Metal Fabrication

 

During metal fabrication, manufacturers undertake necessary operations to construct desired metal structures and parts. Metal forming, cutting, bending, and assembly prominent parts of this process. Manufacturers today use a wide variety of raw materials in order to construct machine parts and other metal structures.

Metal tooling plays a vital role in the production of modern metal parts. A plant or factory is equipped with a variety of tools required to produce goods according to the customer specification. Both metal fabrication and metal tooling prove indispensable for modern metal parts manufacturing.

 

The Process of Metal Fabrication And Some Common Uses

The client requirements for fabrication services can be as simple as producing clamps or clips, or as complicated as full-scale operations of engineering, fabrication, and assembly of complex metal parts. Metal fabrication is required by every economic sector that uses metal structures and often involves specialized processes, skills, and equipment.

Manufacturers typically undertake fabrication in a systematic manner, where the methods are most commonly determined by the client.  The process begins with a rough prototype, and upon iterating, the finished prototype serves as a model for fabrication on a larger scale. Communication with the client is very important here to ensure the fabricated parts fit the requirements fully.

 

Some Popular Metal Fabrication Techniques

Some of the most frequently performed metal fabrication techniques include:

  • Cutting – A portion of a workpiece is trimmed away. Scissors, saws, plasma torches and a variety of other cutting blades assist this operation.
  • Shearing – Metal workpieces are cut into uniform sizes, often making long cuts across shallow surfaces, e.g. through sheet metal.
  • Stamping – Without penetrating the workpiece, a die shapes and bends the material to fit desired indentations.
  • Folding – A manufacturer selectively bends portions of a metal workpiece, often with the assistance of an automated press brake machine and a die.
  • Punching – During this operation, a drill press punches a hole through a metal part. Punching often occurs as a machining operation during or shortly before finishing.

 

Four In-Demand Metal Fabrications and Metal Tooling Operations

 

Parts Fabrication

  • Process: Manufacturers rely on metal parts fabrication to form, cut, bend, and assemble components required for a variety of structures (including machines). Welding operations sometimes contribute to assembly, for example.
  • Applications: Every industry utilizes parts fabrication to help create the constituents required for useful equipment, shelters, and machines. Parts fabrication assists industrial and consumer goods makers, as well as the aerospace, electronics, oil and gas, transportation, agricultural, and defense sectors.
  • Benefits: By performing parts fabrication, a manufacturer can customize and tailor products. This step enables companies to order production of metal parts that fit their unique needs and to appeal to customers through the use of innovative designs.

Welding

  • Process: In this additive manufacturing operation, a welder unites two or more metal pieces by creating a secure weld. Welding technology also facilitates metal cutting.
  • Applications: Welding assists the production of infrastructure and the creation of automobiles, airplanes, boats, and heavy equipment. It also plays a vital role in the production of consumer goods, oil and gas facilities, and agricultural tools and facilities. Virtually every economic sector utilizes welding.
  • Benefits: Correctly welded items maintain a strong permanent union. This operation proves effective in cutting or joining most types of metals

Custom Bolt

  • Process: Many different types of custom bolts serve as industrial fasteners. Most bolts consist of a pin-like cylindrical metal rod with a screw thread on one end and a metal head on the other. A nut helps secure items joined by a bolt inserted through a hole.
  • Applications: Bolts have obtained widespread use in every economic sector. They play a particularly important role as industrial fasteners.
  • Benefits: Bolts will pass through pre-drilled holes to secure many items. Their versatility offers design benefits.

Tooling

  • Process: During tooling, a manufacturer outfits a plant or factory with the equipment designed to facilitate the production of goods. For example, this process may involve creating dies and molds, selecting specific forges and constructing specialized stamping machines and presses.
  • Applications: Tooling, like metal parts fabrication, occurs within every economic sector. A myriad of applications exists for this process.
  • Benefits: Through careful tooling, manufacturing companies help save money in the production of more cost-effective parts. Tooling steps may range from installing highly sophisticated automated systems to equipping very “low tech” assembly floors.

 

Other Specialized Fabrication And Tooling Operations And Devices

  • Aluminum Welding – Gas metal arc welding technology permits us welding of aluminum.
  • Custom Fasteners – Tailored fasteners affix components together in assemblies.
  • Fixtures – Metal fixtures display and store retail and industrial wares.
  • Rollers – Metalworking rollers help form sheet metal.
  • Progressive Die Stamping – This automated stamping method involves feeding a metal strip through a progressive series of stamping stations.

 

Why Customers Prefer Our Metal Fabrication And Tooling Services

Customers choose Bunty LLC as their dedicated metal fabrication and metal tooling partner because of our experienced, knowledgeable engineers and technicians and our state-of-the-art production facilities. We assist customers seeking the capability to access expensive specialized equipment and high volume production resources. Whether you’d like consultants to help create prototypes, fabricate metal parts, tool your own production runs, or plan an industrial parts manufacturing operation, we offer valuable services.

 


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From a contract manufacturing firm, BuntyLLC evolved into a full service custom machined, forged and cast metal parts fabrication enterprise. We supply global solutions from our headquarters in Greenville, South Carolina.

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