As a business owner, a renovations specialist, or an interior designer, you’re always on the lookout for products that suit your needs – whether it is to carry out a specific function to make your workflow more efficient, a system that will fit an awkward space or a decorative item with a unique aesthetic that will wow your clients. Custom metal work goes beyond generic, mass-produced items to offer all these benefits and a lot more.
What is Custom Metal Fabrication?
Not to be confused with welding, which is the process of joining two metal parts together using heat and pressure, metal fabrication is the process of creating entire metal structures or metal parts using a variety of metalworking techniques. Custom metal fabrication is when structures or metal parts are built specifically for a purpose instead of being mass produced.
Benefits of Custom Metal Fabrication
Whether you need a stunning wrought iron staircase or a complex airflow system for your workshop, custom metal fabrication is the way to go. Read on to learn how custom metal fabrication services can help you and your business meet its desired goals.
- High-Quality Products
Prefabricated metal products are typically made to generic standards which may not always use metals and alloys of the highest quality. Flaws in prefabricated products are also more likely to be missed before they hit the market due to the mass production process. Custom metal fabrication allows you to choose from a variety of metals and alloys that suit your desired applications. Your metal fabricator will take the time to go over the processes and strains (like heat, chemicals etc.) that your end product will be subject to, to help you choose the right metals and alloys for the job. This means that you can be sure of the longevity of the materials used in your specific project.
- Product Compatibility
Purchasing a mass-produced product may not always work out the way you want it to. For example, a replacement part for an older machine that is not from an OEM dealer may not fit your machine exactly causing it to malfunction. Custom fabrication processes ensure that all components are designed and fabricated to specifications which ensures compatibility.
The same principle can be applied to custom fabricated ventilation systems (for example) where they can be designed and fabricated to fit your space, no matter how large or small, instead of having to retrofit standard sized systems.
- Access to Highly Skilled Professionals
Custom metal fabrication involves the use of many different types of machinery and techniques that are used to create complex designs and shapes that are difficult to achieve with prefabricated parts. Most custom metal fabrication shops use cutting-edge precision tools so you know your products will be made to your exacting standards. Metal fabrication professionals work hard to develop the skills they have, so you know you’re getting only the best.
- Cost and Time Saving
It’s a common misconception that a custom-made product is much more expensive than mass produced metal fabrications. There are plenty of ways that custom metal fabrications can save you money. Firstly, the durability of the products means that you won’t find yourself having to replace parts as often. If something goes wrong, the original metal fabricator will be able to repair it quickly and efficiently, so you have minimum downtime without having to go through the hassle of finding the right repair person for the job. Finally, most metal fabricators have great relationships with suppliers, which means you will be able to get good rates for source materials in the quantities you need.
Additionally, the process of fabricating a part you need may be quicker than waiting weeks for delivery.
- Finishes to Achieve the Look You Want
Custom metal fabrication can also give your space the look you want by incorporating decorative motifs and finishes that cannot be found in mass-produced pieces. Apart from decorative finishes on items like handrails and chimney pieces even industrial interiors can be completed to achieve a pleasant aesthetic that makes your property stand out.
Custom Metal Fabrication from a Touch of Brass
Established in 2002, we bring over 40 years’ experience in all forms of metal fabrication. We provide comprehensive services from design, fabrication, and installation to troubleshooting and maintenance. Our services include everything from sheet metal and ventilation to custom metal décor. We also offer full on-site metal fabrication services, including mobile fabrication for industrial, commercial, and residential purposes.
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