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Metal Fabrication can be better understood by thinking of it as a sub-branch of welding. According to Open Universities Australia Metal Fabricators

“…shape, join, and solder metals together for projects both large and small. They may also repair large structures like ships or buildings or smaller products like watches or furniture.”

In other words, metal fabricators turn raw metals into usable components. They work with all types of metal, including iron and steel, and use a variety of processes including melting, pressing, bending, cutting and shaping.

Steel Fabrication Equipment

Metal Fabricators will usually work in their own workshops. However, some metal fabricators are employed by factories or work in other industries like shipbuilding or construction. A fabricator will typically work with a range of specialised machines that might include:

  • Band Saws
  • Drill Presses
  • Belt Grinders
  • Lathes
  • Shop Presses
  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Strut Cutters
  • Pipe + Bar Fabrication
  • Deburring & Polishing
  • Plasma Cutting Systems

Skills of a Metal Fabricator

Reading and understanding blueprints is a key part of metal fabrication, so attention to detail is crucial. Good hand-eye coordination and dexterity is also important as metal fabrication requires manipulating components, controls, dials, switches and gauges. Metal Fabricators also require a certain degree of strength to lift heavy objects during the fabrication and assembly process.

Why Choose Madge Metal Fabrication in Nowra?

Madge Metal Fabrication specialise in livestock feeding solutions. We can make almost anything you need including:

  • Large Pellet Feeders
  • Small Pellet Feeders
  • Large Hay Feeders
  • Small Hay Feeders
  • Troughs
  • Structural Steel

Check out our gallery to see some examples of our recent work or contact us with any questions you might have. We service all of the Shoalhaven, and we can deliver our livestock feeders to other parts of NSW by special arrangement.