Sheet metal fabrication: what is fabrication and what processes are involved?

Fabrication as a process entails manipulating raw or semi-finished materials to craft various items. It’s the act of creating something from scratch rather than piecing it together from pre-existing components, and the possibilities are endless.

Withing the manufacturing world, fabrication is an essential part of the process, and metal fabrication specifically is one of the most important parts of modern daily life. It’s all around us, whether it’s driving a car or using a smartphone, every day you interact with something which is the result of metal fabrication.

The fabrication process revolves around working with pliable sheet metal, which can be moulded into different shapes through cutting, stamping, shaping, folding, and welding.

At Shearfab we are sheet metal fabrication experts. Our one-stop-shop facilities allow us to produce a diverse range of mild steel and aluminium products. We produce structural steel to BS EN IEC 1090 Execution Class 2.

Our general fabrication products include acoustic enclosures, gas injection enclosures & pedestals, bespoke cabinets in mild steel or stainless steel, equipment bollards, support frames, DfMA enclosure plinths, and more! Read more about it here.

We have the skill and knowledge to carry out many different fabrication jobs. Our in-house capabilities include laser cutting, punching, folding, welding, and powder coating.

To learn more about our sheet metal fabrication services, please contact a member of our team today.