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Fabrication is a blanket term for many metalworking processes; these include rolling, punching, stamping, sintering, welding, machining and many others. Read More…

Fabricated Metal Products Fabricated metal products are metal parts that are combined, shaped or otherwise processed to create a useful product.
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Allenton, WI  |  262-251-1632

Maysteel provides complex sheet metal fabrication with a focus on design for manufacturing. Founded in 1936, we combine our extensive engineering experience and market knowledge with an expanding supply chain footprint, allowing us to fabricate products that others can’t. We design, engineer and manufacture custom OEM sheet metal enclosures, kiosks, cabinets and racks. We have locations in the U.S. and Mexico, as well as partnerships in Europe. For more information, visit www.maysteel.com.

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Maysteel Industries, LLC $$$

Houston, TX  |  713-644-1931

Since 1953, Ambox has been a company you can count on. We offer many metal fabrication services such as shearing, press brake forming, punching, welding, assembly, and finishing services. We specialize in taking complex products from prototyping through full-scale production. With our advanced equipment and techniques, combined with over 50 years of experience in a broad range of industries, Ambox is a leading provider of laser cutting, metal stamping & machining services. ISO9001 Certified.

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Ambox Limited $$$

Union Grove, WI  |  262-878-4220

At M & W Shops, our mission is to continually improve through the utilization of best practices, workforce empowerment and the latest technology in order to be your top source for metal fabrication. Since 1972, our team has proven ourselves over and over again with projects varying from CNC shearing to punching and burning. Call us today to apply our advantage to all your custom metal fabricating needs.

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M & W Shops $$$

Pilot Point, TX  |  940-686-6000

Over 60 years of experience as a full service custom steel fabricator serving customer needs across the continental United States. STALEY STEEL has developed an affinity for handling complex projects on time and within budget. STALEY STEEL takes pride in developing long term relationships with our customers and enjoys an ongoing 85% repeat business. Contact us today for more information!

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Staley Steel Inc. $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-463-2090

For over 100 years, Milwaukee Metal Products has been a family owned metal shop on Milwaukee’s northwest side. We are a reliable supplier of quality metal products to leading manufacturers in many industries and we strive to always provide the absolute best value for our customers. Now in it’s 4th generation of family ownership, Milwaukee Metal Products is led by CEO Betty Jane Parrott and is a certified Women Owned Business Enterprise (WOBE).

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Milwaukee Metal Products, Inc. $$$
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Fabrication is a secondary metalworking process. Primary processes involve forming raw metal materials into shapes; extrusion and molding are both primary processes. Metal fabricators take extrusions and molded metals and weld them together, bend them and cut them to size. Nearly all products of primary metalworking processes require secondary processing to some extent before they become usable.

For example, metal plates don't become hinges until their edges are bent, holes are drilled or punched and pins are inserted to connect them. Bar stock and small metal rods don't become fasteners until they are machined and slotted. Fabrication services are essential to a long list of industrial operations including the automotive, aerospace, marine, construction, engineering, plumbing, petrochemical exploration and development, food and beverage and commercial product industries.

Fabricated metal products are prominent features of most bridges, airplanes, ships and buildings. Smaller metal fabrications are also important parts of water tanks, electrical wiring enclosures, metal cabinets, frames, brackets, panels, outdoor grills and even sculptures.

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Fabricated metal products are produced by fabrication processes. These processes range in complexity, expense and labor intensity and can be used to create stock products and custom fabrications. Roll formers, for example, involve long series of rollers in different configurations that are used to bend raw metal into useful products.

Roll forming can be a completely automated process once the rollers have been configured. Roll formers are often managed by advanced computer software that monitors and controls the movement and positioning of the rollers, ensuring the closest possible relationship between product concept and reality.

On the other end of the labor intensity spectrum are processes like press braking, which require the constant attention of trained technicians. Press brakes are essentially indented work benches above which are suspended movable pressing tools. The pressing tools are shaped to match the indentation in the workbench, so when a sheet of metal is positioned between the pressing tool and the working surface, the metal is pressed into the indentation, forcing it to take the indentation's shape.

A technician is generally required to manually position the metal and operate the pressing tool in this process. Other processes that involve moderate labor intensiveness are semi-automated robotic welding and mechanical punching processes.

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