Metal fabricators make metal products, such as automobile parts, structural supports and engine attachments. They usually work out of large-scale manufacturing facilities and specialized fabrication shops.
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The main processes that are used in metal fabrication are cutting, bending, assembling and finishing. Fabricators also use threaded fasteners, rivets, brazing and welding.
A good metal fabricator should be able to perform all these tasks and produce items that are both high-quality and meet customer expectations. This requires the ability to perform accurate measurements and follow patterns and blueprints.
Many metal fabricators receive welding training at trade schools. Their training includes safety regulations and various welding techniques.
Metal fabricators need to wear appropriate safety equipment such as heavy boots, flame-resistant clothing, and protective goggles. However, despite their safety precautions, there are unexpected physical hazards in the workplace.
To avoid accidents, it is important to maintain a clean, safe working environment. A metal fabricator should be able to use computers, power tools, and automated machinery. It is also a good idea to invest in protective clothing and hearing protection.
Some companies that specialize in metal fabrication offer a variety of services, including custom metal products. For instance, a tech company may have a new gadget that needs a machined aluminum case.
Other industries that require fabricated parts are the HVAC, kitchenware, and jewelry industries. Many fabricators also serve the medical industry.
A common way to cut metal is by laser or waterjet. Another process is shearing.
Carolina Fabricators, Inc.
West Columbia, SC 29172