The construction and architectural sector have evolved drastically with rapid technological advancements. Among the vast number of methods and techniques used in this industry, metal fabrication plays a key role. And for any structural metalwork task, you must look for skilled professionals in Northampton. To find out more about this process, go through our web blog now to learn more about this process.

Metal fabrication – A brief

Metal fabrication refers to all the processes that cut, mould, and shape any metal into a desirable product. Fabrication allows manufacturers to develop a final product using semi-finished or raw materials instead of assembling ready-made components. This process is mainly used for stock and custom products.

Types of metal fabrication

Depending on the product’s intended purpose, materials used for crafting, etc., you should select the ideal metal fabrication method. The two most common methods of fabrication are as follows:


Casting is the process when the molten metal is poured into a mould to allow it to cool, become hard, and get the desired shape. It is mainly used for mass production components that are identical.


In this process, a fabricator uses the tensile force to pull the metal by using a tapered mould, in which the metal is stretched to give it a thinner shape. Drawing is mainly done at room temperature, known as cold drawing. However, the metal piece can also be heated to decrease the required force.

Other methods include cutting, folding, extrusion, forging, punching, stamping, shearing, welding, and machining. Fabricators always focus on their requirements and objectives to determine which fabrication method will help them get the desired end products.

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