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1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON
L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427
Old School Quality Through Modern Technology

1041 Trulls Rd.
Courtice, ON, L1E 2S9
Tel: (905) 434-2556
Fax: (905) 434-1427


5 Best Practices For Your Custom Metal Fabricating Design

May 07, 2018

At Baseline Custom Fabricating we use the latest machinery for our custom metal fabricating projects. We work with all types of aluminum alloys, perform welding on a whole host of metals, profile rolling, shearing, plate rolling and brake forming. Essentially, a full service custom metal fabricating one-stop-shop in Toronto.


From our expertise in metal fabrication we suggest a few best practices that will help you get the most of your custom metal fabricating.


We undertake projects for clients from a diverse array of industries. Not only that, the projects we undertake can vary greatly in complexity and scope. Which is why our clients have confidence in our expertise in custom metal fabricating – and they know that we can get the job done.

From what we have seen, we point out some best practices that can help you get the most out of your design.

  • Handling – Sometimes designers can fall into the trap of designing parts that become confusing for fabricators or don’t leave sufficient clearances for tools and room to work. Always be mindful of how difficult your design is to handle. Complex custom metal fabricating is not a stumbling block, but it can increase build times and costs.
  • Tolerances – It is tempting to go for the tightest possible tolerance at all junctures, but it can have the effect of increased custom metal fabricating time. Moreover, they will raise production costs and can negatively impact product quality. Consulting with your metal fabricator will assist greatly at the design stage itself.
  • Design guide – For parts that require a specific mounting or alignment, it is very helpful to add a design guide like a notch and divot to correctly orient the part.
  • Machining time – For parts that will be produced in higher volume, consider volume manufacturing processes. For instance, casting and extrusions are reliable and quicker ways of custom metal fabricating.
  • Intricate holes and thin walls – Thin walls and intricate webs have a proclivity to deform under manufacturing. Small holes and threaded features too increase the rate at which ill-formed parts are scrapped.

Baseline Custom Fabricating has undertaken work for the commercial and residential sectors. We offer complete custom metal fabricating, depending on the unique specifications of the client. We work with high quality industrial grade metal and steel alloys.

We work to our motto of "old school quality through modern technology", always strive to stock our 13,000 sq. ft. facility with the latest equipment, in order to offer top quality services for custom metal fabricating to our diverse clientele.

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