If you’re searching for steel fabrication near you, PBZ Manufacturing can provide the high-quality services your project needs. We’re a full-service metal manufacturer offering one-stop shop capabilities in engineering, resourceful manufacturing, assembling, finishing and shipping.
We understand that every industry, client and project has unique needs and requirements. We’ll work with you to craft accurate, high-quality steel parts customized to your specifications.
What Is Steel Fabrication?
Steel fabrication is the process of developing steel parts through metal manufacturing processes, such as bending, cutting and fusing. Final steps like finishing and heat treatment help give the metal its characteristic properties and appearance.
There are numerous benefits of using steel for fabrication. Steel is durable, structurally sound, cost-effective, easy to work with, recyclable and reusable. Numerous applications rely on fabricated steel, such as:
- Mining: The mining industry uses fabricated steel and other metals for various equipment, including belt drives, mine cars and machinery. Miners need durable equipment that operates safely and efficiently under demanding conditions, making accurate fabrication a must.
- Energy: Steel fabrication is often used for energy applications like oil and gas platforms, pipelines and wind turbines.
- Transportation: Ships, trains, railways and anchor chains rely on metal fabrication services to create functional transportation products.
- Construction: Components like screws, nuts, bolts, wires and springs require high accuracy to fit correctly, making metal fabrication essential in the construction industry. Steel fabrication also helps create hand tools and hardware.
Our Steel Fabrication Process
Steel fabrication shapes the metal into a final part or product that meets the manufacturer’s specifications. Our metal fabricators use various equipment, tools and techniques to design and produce these components. Fabrication generally consists of three phases.
During the initial design stage, our team uses computer-aided design (CAD) to create 2D and 3D part models based on the steel product’s specifications. This prototype helps identify potential flaws and ensures the finished product meets quality and functional requirements.
Once the client approves the design, our team can start forming the product. We use specialized machinery to ensure the final product meets the specifications established during the design process.
We use several techniques to cut and shape the metal, depending on the part’s shape and dimensions:
3. Finishing and Assembly
- Deburring: Deburring helps to smooth the rough edges of the steel part, ensuring there is no excess material.
- Powder coating: Powder coating is a color-finishing technique that uses a durable powder instead of paint. The manufacturer applies the powder with a spray tool, then heats it to the surface. Powder coating usually achieves a thicker, more consistent finish than spray paint. It also helps the final product look more visually pleasing. We can powder coat metal products with a wide variety of colors.
Choose PBZ Manufacturing as Your Trusted Steel Fabrication Shop
From product planning and design to completion, our certified welders and knowledgeable staff will work diligently to ensure a successful metal fabrication project. Our full-service, one-stop shop removes excess layers from your supply chain, helping you manufacture products faster and at a lower cost.
Turn to PBZ Manufacturing for all your steel fabrication needs. Contact us today to learn more about our services or request a free quote!