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Metal Fabrication

Products Made using Fabrication

Page 1: An Historical Overview
Page 2: Developments and Processes in China
Page 3: Pros and Cons of Metal Fabrication
Page 4: Products Made using Fabrication
Page 5: ChinaSavvy’s Fabrication Videos

When talking about what type of products are made through the use of fabrication, you can think of anything that was once a piece of sheet metal or bar, and has, in some way, been transformed into a product.

At the least complex end of the spectrum, simple products can be punched from a sheet of steel, or even plated or painted. Examples of this are brackets, covers and collars.

Within the complex range of the spectrum we see intricate products made of multiple components, using a variety of joining processes, different parts having different finishes and extended to structural assemblies and components for aircraft and complex housings for electrical switchgear.

Products that are sometimes fabricated include:

  • Pipe products
  • Components for temporary structures such as frames and hinges
  • Street furniture
  • Hinge assemblies (extruded in long lengths and cut to size)
  • Truck components that are often associated with truck bodies
  • Instrument components
  • Shop-fitting and exhibition display components
  • Components used in the building industry, including extruded aluminium channels
  • Car components (initially this was only for trim and decorative purposes, but it now extends into the extrusion of components for car chassis)
  • Cabinets and housings (electrical, industrial, electronic etc.)
  • Chassis and Frame components for trains and even wider rail uses

It is clear that just about anything can be fabricated. The range of materials that can be used is wide and its capabilities are broad. Note however that careful consideration must be given in order to ensure that the fabrication is the appropriate process for long term use depending on the product’s complexity, the volume that needs to be manufactured and the alternative manufacturing techniques available.

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