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A little metal fabrication info

At Cadet Steel in Denver, we recognize that not everyone understands what metal fabrication involves. A quick overview of metal fabrication can help clarify the basics of our day-to-day work.


One of the first things done in metal fabrication is cutting. Large sheets of metal or pieces of metal are cut or sheared into smaller pieces. Cutting can be achieved using an electrical discharge machine (EDM) which involves materials being melted using a spark from a charged electrode.


Once the metal has been cut, it will be shaped into the component needed. Metal pieces can be rolled or formed using a variety of techniques. Sometimes the metal is shaped over a roll stand, sometimes the metal is formed and bent by hand. During this portion of the process, pieces may be welded together, or holes may be punched into the metal.


After the metal is formed, it is put through the finishing process to make sure that the piece or pieces are fully ready for use. During the finishing process, the metal is sharpened where needed and polished using an abrasive. The abrasive wears away all the rough spots and eliminates any rough edges. During the finishing process, the metal may also be cleaned or rinsed so that it is ready for use upon delivery.

If you or your company need metal fabrication, contact us here at Cadet Steel in Denver. We can help you with all your metal fabrication needs.

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