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4 Commonly Used Metals in the Fabrication Industry
4 Commonly Used Metals in the Fabrication Industry
May 06, 2019

The metal fabrication process consists of various techniques and tools. The type of metal usually dictates the type of fabrication method since each metal has different physical and chemical properties. Here’s a list of 4 of the most common metals used in the fabrication industry.

 

Aluminum

As one of the most popular metals in the metal fabrication industry, aluminum has many advantages due to its versatile properties. Aluminum is very durable despite being lightweight. Its high-temperature threshold and resistance to corrosion make it a popular choice for the automobile and aviation industry. However, it’s durability and heat resistance can make laser cutting a challenge if the aluminum sheets are thick.

 

Stainless Steel

Due to its high levels of chromium, stainless steel is resistant to corrosion and rusting. Due to these characteristics, stainless steel is commonly used in the medical and food industry where hygiene is imperative. The only real drawback is its above average cost.

 

Carbon Steel

Carbon steel is famed for its durability, versatility, and affordability. Since it’s inexpensive and very durable, carbon steel makes for an excellent choice for large scale projects that require a powerful alloy. Carbon steel’s main disadvantage is its lack of resistance against corrosive agents. As a result, carbon steel is often utilized in environments where corrosive substances are non-existent.

 

Copper

Copper is an excellent conductor of electricity and is very ductile. It’s ductile and malleable nature allows manufacturers to shape it into various forms allowing for many versatile uses. One important thing to remember about copper is its ability to change colour due to oxidation. If aesthetics are important, then another metal might be a more suitable choice.

 

Baseline Custom Fabricating is the primary destination for metal fabrication services in Ontario. We are devoted to providing impeccable service and unrivaled products to all of our clients. For further details, visit our website and contact us today.

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