Stainless Steel Fabrication
What is stainless steel fabrication?
Stainless steel fabrication is the fabrication of stainless steel into a wide array of products. The stainless steel fabrication is done with standardized techniques that are better suited for fabrication than anodizing or cold working.
The fabrication of stainless involves:
- grinding and polishing
- cutting by shearing and laser cutting, etc.…
What is stainless steel, and how is it made?
Stainless steel is an iron alloy with a minimum of 10.5% chromium content and a maximum of 1.2% carbon content that is very resistant to corrosion by acids or saltwater.
It was invented by Harry Brearley around 1912 and patented in 1913, who first produced it in Sheffield, England, during the First World War.
What are the four main types of stainless steel?
There are four main classes of stainless:
- Type 430 for general fabrication work
- Type 304 or A2 is low alloy steel, making it suitable for fabrication work but as resistant to corrosion as type 430.
Common Stainless Steel Products?
- beer kegs
- surgical instruments
- machine parts, aerospace components and marine hardware.
- Outdoor Ashtrays
- Outdoor Council Bins
- Waste bins for cleanrooms
The stainless steel fabrication industry has grown considerably in the last few years because it is used for various fabrication work where corrosion resistance is vital.
How is stainless steel manufactured?
It is made from taking a stainless steel bar and pressure rolling it to make it as thin as possible. The thinner the stainless, the better its resistance to corrosion and lower fabrication costs because the machinery can be designed more simply.
When fabrication work makes up 56% by tonnage of all stainless steel products, it must be considered when producing stainless in volume.
Who makes most of the stainless steel?
Acerinox is the world’s largest producer of stainless steel. They produce more than the following three largest producers combined. China as a country produces the most steel in general. Both Stainless Steel and other forms of steel.
What is metal fabrication?
Metal fabrication is the process of building machines and structures from raw metal materials. Fabrication engineers and fabricators are in charge of designing, installing, and repairing large-scale industrial equipment.
A fabrication shop is a place where fabrication work is done. It operates similar to a machine shop but with more complex fabrication processes. Fabrication shops are usually small fabrication facilities at major manufacturing plants. They provide fabrication, repair, fabrication and assembly of structural components needed for the production process.
Frequently these shops fabricate large pieces of machinery such as ship hulls, aeroplane fuselages and space shuttle fuel tanks. They may also build smaller equipment for use on the shop floor or in other fabrication areas.
Metal fabrication includes cutting the metal into various shapes to make products using welded construction techniques or bolt fasteners. Welding is used in the assembling of metal parts into larger structures with high strength-to-weight ratios. Metal fabrication projects could include everything from a ship propeller shaft to an aluminium light pole base.
Specialist fabricators like Taltech Engineering would be an example of a dedicated fabricator who works with more than stainless steel.
Stainless Steel Fabrication Services
Taltech Engineering has over 30 years of experience in business and the fabrication of stainless steel. We also work with mild steel and have a vast range of products that we manufacture for ourselves and 3rd parties( also known as third party manufacturing)
Taltech invested in laser cutting equipment over the years, allowing us to create incredibly detailed designs and cutouts.
We have a fabrication area of 2000 sq feet and work with very high-end materials, including 304 & 316 stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium.
We are highly competitive in pricing and can produce fabrication services much quicker than our competitors. We offer fabrication services all over the country, so please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone on 01 4536600 or by email at email@example.com for more information regarding these fabrication services.
Taltech Engineering Ltd offers plastic fabrication services. We can design your products or make parts/components that you need for any industry and application, whether it is Medical Devices, Automotive Industry or Aerospace Industry.