Structural steel fabrication is the process of bending, cutting, and shaping steel to make a product. Steel fabrication is not any type of welding in which steel is strengthened or repaired. Several pieces of steel are combined together to form different structures of predefined sizes and shapes.
Not everyone is capable of fabricating structural steel. This process requires skilled and experienced technicians who can take raw components and transform them into marketable products. The heavy industrial projects require fabrication. You may also require help from structural steel fabricators at home when you want to build a staircase made of structural steel.
The structural steel fabricators make use of machinery to weld and bend steel in order to transform it into different patterns and shapes. The structural steel fabrication process involves:
This is the first part of structural steel fabrication. High-grade steel is cut by shearing or sawing or chiseling using different tools like laser cutters, plasma torches, or water jets
Another important part of structural steel fabrication is bending the alloy. This can be done by hammering manually or with the help of machines. Whether to bend steel manually or through a machine depends on the type of project
This part of structural steel fabrication involves the assembling of all the molded parts to form complete structures. There are two ways of assembling steel structures. One way is welding, where the steel fabricators apply heat to the steel parts slowly to join them together. Another way of assembling is to bind the steel parts together with adhesives
After all this is done, the structural steel fabricators should determine its shape. To shape, fabricators make use of a software package and the equipment available in the machine shop. Most fabricators make use of the cutting-edge technology to keep a track of the operation and maintain the proficiency of the entire process. Laser-cutting devices give a smooth edge. Painting and sandblasting can also be used during structural steel fabrication.
Structural steel fabrication is used in the construction of buildings, bridges, vehicle parts, and home appliances. Using structural steel fabrication in building and homes is great, as it offers great durability and strength.
Melsteel Pty Ltd has been servicing the steel industry for more than 30 years and are specialized in supplying mild steel, steel fabrication, installation / erection of steel in various projects. We have two comprehensive processing and fabrication departments based in Hallam. Our Abbott Road factory deals with general and domestic fabrication projects and our Hallam South Road factory mostly specialises in larger scale projects Our in-house drafting department assist in domestic fabrication projects by providing detailed workshop drawings using quality AUTO – CAD software. They regularly work with builders to ensure each project is thoroughly detailed to ensure a smooth installation on-site. With over 80 staff members we strive to provide our customers with quality service and to make their steel projects an ease! We can handle all steel sales, construction project enquires, price supply of material, processing requirements as well as fabrication and installation. Housing the necessary equipment required, our highly experienced staff can assist customers with a range of fabrication projects, including: profile cutting, band saw cutting, hole drilling, brake press folding, welding services, guillotining of plates, flat Bars & more.