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Among the variety of products marketed by steel fabricators are steel kitchenware, which can be found in many people’s homes, and steel gardening products, which are used by consumers as well as commercial property managers and landscapers. Steel reinforcements and wire are used in the construction of buildings, bridges and other large structures. Read More…

Steel Fabricators Steel fabricators are companies that offer steel processing services. Steel fabricators, like all metal forming operations, provide an invaluable service to companies in the consumer products manufacturing, agriculture, automotive, construction and countless other industries that make use of fabricated metal products in some way.
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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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Elk Grove Village, IL  |  847-439-4550

O'Hare Metal Products/Concise Industries has been instrumental in metal fabrication for a wide range of products. Our fully integrated capabilities enable us with our strategic location in the Midwest, with more than 100,000 square feet of manufacturing to provide complete product assistance from start to finish.

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O'Hare Metal Products/Concise Industries $$$

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 $$$

Corunna, MI  |  989-743-3467

SLH Metals is located in Corunna, MI. We bring you quality customer service in plasma cutting, custom fabrication and welding services as well as online steel sales. We can provide you with your needs for angles, channels, pipes, wide-flanged beams, stainless steel sheet & plate and various other cold/hot finishing options. Contact us today.

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SLH Metals $$$

Leamington, ON  |  800-330-4649

UNI-FAB has been serving industrial plants & manufacturers since 1991 with an array of modern technologies to produce high performance, durable metal fabrications to specs. Our reputation for quality products delivered on-time means our loyal customers depend on us for a variety of custom metal fabrications: mezzanines, ladders & platforms, machine enclosures, conveyors, hydraulic tanks, etc.

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Automotive components, auto bodies, airframes, marine vessels and other kinds of vehicles can all feature steel in their construction. The steel used for each of these applications must, before it can be used, be refined from iron ore and alloyed with carbon and other additives. Some steel fabricators may be involved with this process, but most are involved with the forming processes that follow.

After becoming steel, raw steel must be shaped. Because a given metal shaping process cannot produce all varieties of metal shapes (the process that produces metal wire cannot also produce metal sheets), many processes are necessary to produce the range of metal products in use today.

The long list of contemporary metal fabrication methods includes roll forming, press brake bending, punching, stamping, welding, laser fabrication and many more methods. Once a collection of raw steel has been engineered to the right specifications, it is usually formed through a rolling or bending process.

Rolling is a popular steel forming method because it can simultaneously shape and strengthen the metal as it is processed. A roll former is composed of a long series of rollers into which raw steel is directed. The first set of rollers is designed to fit snugly around the contours of the steel, drawing the steel in as they turn.

In some cases, the rollers can be designed to compress the steel, which can strain-harden the metal, making it stronger. Each subsequent set of rollers' configurations differ slightly from the previous set, and the steel's shape changes with those configurations. By the end of the process, the steel has taken the shape of the last set of rollers, emerging as a newly-rolled product.

Other fabrication methods like press braking are less complicated as well as less automated. A typical press brake can create one bend in once piece of metal at a time, and they are often manually operated.

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