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


Fundamentals Of Custom Metal Fabrication

March 30, 2022

Fabricating metals to fit industrial applications is not an easy task. As we already know, most metals are known for their strength and bending and moulding such metals without breaking or compromising their structural integrity is a complex task.


Not only does metal fabrication require skills and experience, but it also demands a dedicated facility where fabricators can work safely. Apart from this, a wide range of modern tools and equipment are also important for successfully carrying out custom metal fabrication projects. 


We discuss in brief the fundamentals of metal fabrication


The demand for metal fabrication is immense in the energy, shipbuilding, aerospace, automotive, and mining industries. Since the application is so different from each other across each industry, even the metal fabrication process needs to adapt to it. Only skilled custom metal fabricators with enough experience can carry out fabrication projects simultaneously for different applications. 

Following are the steps involved in custom metal fabrication:

  • Cutting
  • Bending
  • Joining
  • Finishing


Cutting is one of the basic steps in the fabrication process. Laser, gas, water, and plasma cutters are used by fabricators depending on the thickness of the metal. Each step involved in the fabrication process has to be carefully carried out by the fabricators. Roll, compression freeform and rotary draw are some of the most common types of bending methods used in metal fabrication.


Here are the common metal fabrication techniques that help in moulding the desired metal product:

  • Punching
  • Forming
  • Shearing
  • Stamping
  • Welding


A dependable custom metal fabricator should have the technical knowledge to apply the above-mentioned techniques accurately, depending on the nature of the project. With the help of custom metal fabrication, you can get yourself metal products of the specific shape and size necessary for a particular application of your industry. 

For all your metal fabrication needs, you can count on us at Baseline Custom Fabricating Ltd. Get in touch with us today to learn about everything we can do for you.

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