At Bormill Inc., our facilities employ a large value of added processes from welding and cutting to forming and machining. This operates as an added bonus to our clients because it limits their need to have to hire people from multiple vendors and through different services.
Metal fabrication can be described as building metal structures through cutting, bending and various assembling processes. Based on engineering sketches, a certain amount of money will be put forth in the form of a bid, and the fab shop that wins the contract will bid and produce it.
A metal fabrication job typically begins with engineer drawings that include precise measurements. After determining what’s being built, we move to the fabrication stage and then to the installation. Projects can range from loose parts to structural frames for buildings.
Cutting can be done in the following various ways: chiseling, shearing, sawing, torching, and numerical control. Bending, on the other hand, is done by one of two methods: hammering or with press brakes and similar tools. Most modern-day metal fabricators use the latter option as it is seen as a more efficient way to bend metal sheets into place.
Assembling is typically done through one of the following ways: welding, binding, adhesives, threaded fasteners or riveting. For each method, both human labour and automation are commonly used. Although the end products in common types of metal work such as machining and forging are similar in functionality and shape, these processes are not considered metal fabrication.