4 Stages of Custom Metal Fabrication
At Jesco Industries, Inc., we take pride in the quality of the products we make for our clients. But what does that process entail? What does custom metal fabrication actually involve?
What Is Custom Metal Fabrication?
We offer custom metal fabrication and material handling equipment to customers from all around the world. But what does “custom metal fabrication” mean?
First, let’s focus on the “metal fabrication” part of the term. Essentially, involves cutting and shaping metal into a product. Many factories and manufacturing companies offer metal fabrication. Professionals like boilermakers, ironworkers, and welders all work in the metal fabrication industry.
Now, let’s add “custom” to the term. Custom metal fabrication means that we can create metal products that meet your specific needs as a company. Instead of offering a limited number of standard products, we’re happy to work with our clients to design something that works for you and your business.
In general, there are four stages to the process:
With most clients, we start with a hand-drawn or computer-aided design. Our team will help you determine the best product(s) for the space you have available. We’ll go over your company’s needs and help you decide on which product will work best for you. While we’re at it, we’ll also look for ways our product(s) can improve the safety and efficiency of your facility.
If you’re unsure of where to start, consider taking a look at our product catalog. We offer a variety of metal products in various sizes to meet the diverse needs of our clients. From there, you can ask us about further customizations if our listed products don’t check all of your boxes.
Once we have a design established, now it’s time to start making the product itself. We start with sheets of metal that we have to cut according to our design. This can involve:
- Cutting (via various methods, such as or burning)
- Shearing (making long cuts)
- Punching (creating holes or notches)
After we’ve cut the metal into various parts, now it’s time to start shaping the pieces into a certain part or form. When it comes to shaping, we can use machines to apply the appropriate amount of force and pressure to create the desired shape. Sometimes, we simply cast metal into a mold, where it will harden into a final shape.
In some cases, we assemble the shaped parts into a final product before shipping. More often, though, we ship the parts and let our clients assemble the final product. Most of our products come pre-engineered for easy assembly, or they only require simple hand tools to assemble.
Get a Custom Product for Your Business
Every step of the way, our custom metal fabrication team is focused on creating high-quality products for our clients. No matter what product you need, our team is here to help design, cut, and shape custom metal pieces so your product will be ready to assemble in no time. Call Jesco Industries, Inc. today at 1-800-455-0019, or contact us online to request a free quote.