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


Seven Simple Metal Fabrication Steps

November 17, 2017

Fabricating, or manufacturing, metal products has quickly become an enormous industry in today’s world. For most people, welding is the fabrication process that resonates best – but welding is just one of the many processes in fabrication. Industries all over the world rely on metal fabrications for the efficient flow of their businesses. The metal fabrication industry has responded to this by adapting several useful techniques for custom designs.



Metal fabrication always involves several of these means of manipulating metal material:



  • Cutting: This is one of the earliest forms of shaping, and is used to shape the edges of the piece.
  • Shearing: This is a type of cutting used to achieve straight cuts on metal plates.
  • Bending: Also known as folding, this process shapes the metal by bending it.
  • Punching: This process is employed when sheets of metal needs holes for function or design purposes.
  • Shot blasting: This process can be used, similar to sandblasting, to roughen or smoothen metal sheets, often in preparation for welding.
  • Welding: This process uses intense feat to fuse materials together by melting and re-fusing two pieces together as one.
  • Engraving: This is marking or drawing designs on metal, ideally using laser engraving tools.

The many different means of metal fabrication available for industries today mean that custom products have never been easier to manufacture, and that manufacturers can experiment and adapt with increasing efficiency for new challenges. By applying these steps to new materials, and by thinking creatively and critically about unique designs, companies like Baseline are able to innovate and improve their services constantly to meet new challenges.

Over time, these processes have enabled industry players to take on incredibly complex projects, thanks to the seamless delivery of the final products. Baseline Custom Fabrication has decades of experience to draw on, and can deliver custom products of any variety. There are no tasks that are too large or too small for our facility or technicians, who are all experienced workers, ready to take on every project that comes to Baseline. Give us a call today to see how we can meet your metalworking needs!

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