- August 4, 2022
Welding and Metal Fabrication 101
Welding and metal fabrication play a significant role in mechanical engineering. Metal structures can be fabricated and welded into various shapes and sizes. It can be used in many different areas, including engineering, building, maritime, and more.
Building with metal is referred to as the fabrication of metal. Several techniques are used to accomplish this, including cutting, bending, profiling, welding, and assembly. Steel, aluminum, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals are used in the fabrication process. These metals are frequently bought in raw form by the fabricator, who then cuts, bends, and forms them into the necessary shapes and sizes to be ready for welding.
A variety of methods and techniques are then used for welding the metal from the fabrication process together. The Arc welding technique, which uses a power source to create an electric arc between an electrode on the metal rod and the material itself, is frequently used in welding procedures. The enormous heat produced by the current developed is sufficient to melt the foundation material. Many businesses depend heavily on welding, including those in the automobile, construction, aviation, and other sectors. Numerous structures, gates, fences, kitchen appliances, cars, and even space travel wouldn’t exist without this type of metal work.