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From Scratch – Fabrication in Manufacturing-sgffab

Crane manufacturers and suppliers SGF Fab afford top-notch cranes, material handling equipment and industrial fabrications that will decidedly save your bacon. They also provide customized equipage to suit your needs.
Fabrication
– I find the term utterly fascinating because it does not adhere to any one forum. You think of ‘fabric’, you vision something related to the clothing or fashion industry. Then of course, it also means ‘departure from the truth’. You were taught that we have five senses. (This is fabrication)

In reality, some scientists think that humans have  21
including balance, pain, and temperature! (This is not fabrication)

Another forum that uses this word is manufacturing. Let me break down the word’s usage in this industry. The use of raw or semi-furnished materials to create a product is termed fabrication. In simple words, creating a product from scratch is fabrication.

Construction industry is blossoming. It has made our lives comfortable, spacious, and beautiful. It has given us a multitude of sights for sore eyes. However, it didn’t accomplish great feats by simply banking on know-how and creativity.

Material Handling Equipment (MHE) and construction equipage have transformed and revolutionized the methodologies of the construction industry.

Industrial  crane  manufacturers -SGFFab are contributing significantly to this revolution. Their tools are in a class of their own. Reliability, durability, rust-resistance, and the ability to stand the test of time are some of the peerless characteristics of semi-gantry cranes, jib cranes, H.O.T. cranes, single girder/double girder EOT, and a host of other devices that crane manufacturers and suppliers– SGFFab afford.

If you are looking for a trustworthy company that can supply major construction tools, look no more. Additionally, SGF Fab also afford fine MHE and industrial fabrication services.

For novices who are not au courant with MHE, read my blog –  https://sgffab-industrialcraneservices.blogspot.com/2018/09/a-crash-course-on-material-handling.html

Just like MHE, fabrication is imperative. Let us understand metal fabrication.

When cutting, bending, and assembling processes are employed to build metallic structures, it is metal fabrication. Fabrication companies and shops bid on a project based on engineering drawings. If they are awarded the contract, they employ methods like welding, cutting, forming, and machining to build the product.

How are these methods carried out?

  • Cutting is done by sawing, shearing, or chiseling.
  • Bending is done by hammering.
  • Assembling is done by welding, binding with adhesives, riveting, and threaded fasteners.

Fabrication comprises various other metalworking specialties like blacksmithing; boilermakers; millwrights; ironworkers. Raw materials are an integral part of this process. Plate metal, formed and expanded metal, welding wire/rod, and casting are some of the common raw materials.

Common Definitions  

Cutting and Burning 

Raw materials have to be worked upon in order to use them. The basic process is cutting. Band saws have hardened blades and a feed mechanism for smoothly cutting the raw material. Companies also use burn tables.

Forming

In this process, a raw material is created by applying pressure on another material. Nothing extraneous is added to or subtracted from the material on which the pressure is applied. For the object’s shape to change, the pressure applied should be significant.

Machining

De trop material is removed from the primary object to achieve the desired shape. Most components such as gears, bolts, screws, and nuts are manufactured by this process.

Welding

We all are familiar with welding. When two materials or elements are to be conjoined, they are welded together. Welders take necessary precautions to preclude warping of the weldment due to heat.

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