There is nothing like the craftsmanship and beauty of handcrafted metalwork. Whether you are making a product for a purely functional purpose or not, custom metal fabrication work stands out. Many businesses require custom fabrication solutions for a wide variety of applications. Custom metal fabrication uses a wide range of specialized industrial equipment to achieve its desired result.
The most common metals used in this process include stainless steel, copper, aluminum and carbon steel. However, the difference is about more than aesthetics. Typically fabricated product will be made with a “one size fits all” mentality, products created through custom metal fabrication can be customized to meet each and every one of your needs. Custom metal fabrication work done today combines traditional hammer and forge methods with modern technologies like plasma cutting, water jet cutting, and shear. This ensures the accuracy of the fabrication and allows you to anticipate exactly what kind of product you will receive.
As each product is made specifically to match your needs, it is natural to ask yourself what you will pay for these services.
This number will be based on many factors:
The size of the custom metal fabrication project that you need to be completed will have a great influence on the overall cost as larger products will use more labor and materials.
The metal used for custom fabrication will affect the price too. Metals that are commonly utilized include aluminum and stainless steel. However, depending on the type of project other metals like tungsten, brass and copper may be used as well. Alloys will be used in most custom fabrications and some cases precious metals like platinum, gold or silver will be incorporated.
Types of Processes
The processes which will be used to design your custom fabricated metal work will influence the price too. Some commonly used processes are punching, rolling, bending and metal cutting. Assembly is always performed, and welding will be required in most cases. The total cost will be influenced by the number of processes that will have to be carried out. Their complexity will play a role in the total cost of the custom fabrication. The more expertise and experience required, the more expensive the process will be.