As you will probably be aware, metal fabrication involves transforming raw metals into different shapes and forms, thus making them suitable for a particular purpose. A wide range of industries and businesses now employ metal fabrication products – using such products to help them carry out their day-to-day work more effectively and significantly improving their productivity. Below we explore the industries that use metal fabrication products, including those created at Special Metal Fabrications; highlighting the specific type of products used by each industry and the reasons why.
Ship Building Industry
A variety of metal fabrication processes are used in the shipbuilding industry. Ships are often used for military-related services and, as such, they need to be of a very high standard. The size and shape of the metal parts need to be 100% accurate, thus making sure the ship can be constructed successfully and ensuring the safety of all those who will eventually be on board.
Metal fabrication products that will tend to be created for this industry include:
- Conveyance tubing
The creation of a ship via metal fabrication also requires the use of very heavy machinery. This is to enable the movement of heavy parts and products and also allows such parts to be bent and shaped, according to the current needs of the ship. Machines such as hydraulic press brakes, for example, are frequently used in the shipbuilding industry.
Parts of your house rely very heavily on the manufacturing of metal products. Metal fabrication processes can be used in the bending and shaping of metallic products and these metallic products are often found in the kitchen of your home. Once again, strong heavy machinery (such as a hydraulic press brake) will typically be used in this metal fabrication process – thus helping to manufacture a range of strong, high-quality metal products that are seen in a domestic setting.
The metal fabrication processes employed in the aerospace industry are very similar to that of the shipbuilding industry. Any aircraft that is designed and produced via metal fabrication, must be suitable to fly both the general public and military staff in a safe manner. As a result, all metal products need to be manufactured with extreme precision and accuracy. Metal fabrication products are also used in the construction of spacecrafts, used to launch astronauts into outer space.
The types of aerospace products that are created via metal fabrication processes are:
- Airship frames
- Aeroplane cylinder blocks
The energy industry can be split into a number of different categories and each category employs metal fabrication in some way. For example, metal fabrication processes are used in the manufacturing of products that relate to nuclear energy, solar power, wind energy, oil and gas.
The types of energy-related products that are created through metal fabrication processes are:
- Oil and gas wells
- Components for electricity-powered turbines
- Transformer cores
- Transmission towers
- Wind turbines
- Electromagnet shields
Precision and safety are two aspects taken very heavily into account with the manufacturing of products for medical services. As such, metal fabrication processes are deemed necessary and a vast range of products in this particular industry are manufactured via a metal fabrication process.
Mining would not be able to work as effectively as it does without the use of metal fabrication products. The mining industry needs products that are capable of getting the job done, regardless of the conditions they are under. Thanks to metal fabrication, the mining industry is able to have a range of precise high-performance products at their disposal – including a range of machinery and tools that are created via metal fabrication processes and perfect for use in the industry.
Mining products that are created through metal fabrication processes are:
- Mine cars
- Belt drives
Metal fabrication processes are vital to the construction industry. This is an industry that needs hardened sturdy products, both for the actual structuring of a building and for the tools and hardware needed in their day-to-day work. By using metal fabrication products, construction companies are able to create a structured base for the likes of bridges, warehouses, houses and other buildings. Some of the metal fabrication products used in the construction industry include:
- Support/steel beams
- Industrial walkways
- Building frames
Contact Special Metal Fabrications
Special Metal Fabrications are a leading metal fabrication company, specialised in the fabrication of refractory metals – such as molybdenum, niobium, tantalum and tungsten, to name just a few. Established in 2004, with over 75 years of combined experience, you can rest assured that Special Metal Fabrications can give you metal fabrication products of a high quality, no matter what industry you happen to work in. Want to know more about Special Metal Fabrications or already feel that we can help you with your metal fabrication requirements? Contact us today! You can call us on 01268 820409 or send an email to email@example.com. Alternatively, head over to our contact page and fill out the online contact form. Our team of highly skilled specialists are here to help and happy to answer any questions you may have.