Structural & Fabrication
What Is Structural Steel Fabrication?Steel is available in an impressive variety of forms, suitable for different purposes. The term steel fabrication refers to the process of bending, cutting, and assembling steel to create a specific product. Similarly, structural steel fabrication involves forming beams and other structures using steel. These structures would become a part of various final products, such as buildings and industrial equipment.
What Takes Place During Structural Steel Fabrication?Fabricating structural steel is essentially a complex process that involves various tasks. Usually, a structural steel fabricator would follow these steps:
IdeationThis is the phase where you express your requirements to the fabricator. This implies that our team would work with you to get an idea of what exactly you are looking for. Upon hiring a fabricator that offers custom services, you may choose any design or even get them to build you custom pieces.
Creating The BlueprintAfter the ideation phase, once the vendor has understood your requirements, they would start working on a blueprint. Leading fabricators use sophisticated engineering software for this task, to accomplish it with great accuracy. The client may review the blueprint and check for code compliance, specifications, requirements, etc. You are also free to come prepared with your own blueprints.
Shop DrawingsOnce you confirm the blueprint design, the vendor would convert it to shop drawings. The manufacturer would follow these drawings to build the fabricated structure. This is the final phase of placing your order, as the fabricator would start working on the project once you agree to the drawings. Reputed vendors adhere to their client’s deadlines and budgets while creating the shop drawings.
Cutting and DrillingNow, the fabricator would start cutting and drilling steel beams to convert them to the desired dimensions. This involves the use of various tools and technologies, like laser cutters, plasma torches, water jets, etc.
BendingThe fabricator would then bend the allow into the desired shape. This process can take place either with the use of machinery or manual hammering. Usually, machinery finds applications when the bending process involves repetitive tasks.
AssemblyFinally, the fabricator would etch a part number and plate location into all the components and assemble them to create the final product. This is the phase when they would create any special custom components too.
What Can a Custom Structural Steel Fabricator Build?Leading structural steel fabricators offer a personalized range of services and can help build various products, including:
- Oil and gas equipment
- Ladders and more
If you need any custom steel fabrication job done, feel free to contact DanCar Industrial Group. You may either fill up this form or call us at 972-633-1200.