BENDING – Bars and tubing are forced to bend to the desired shape
BUMPING – The press brake is also used for this process. Same procedures as forming however, the metal is hit (bumped) many times to force the metal to curve.
CLADDING – The process of joining metal to wood, with adhesives, to give the appearance of solid metal.
– There are several types of cutting.
|Band Saw cutting – A very thin and narrow blade circles inside the band saw very quickly causing the teeth of the blade to rapidly cut through the material.
||Cold Saw cutting – This process is best for tubing and bar stock. Clean cuts with a little deburring. Good for 90 degree and various mitered cuts.
FABRICATION of assemblies and components used for industrial use.
FORMING – Using the press brake, sheet metal is placed between and upper and lower die and the press brake forces the sheet metal to bend (form) to the desired shape. Angle, Channel etc.
MIG/HELIARCH WELDING - The blending of two pieces of metal with the use of an arc welder , gases, and welding rods with the same alloy as the metal being joined.
NOTCHING – This process will form a slight indentation in the metal.
PLASMA Cutting- A different form of torch cutting. Plasma cutting gives a smoother cut than standard torch cutting. Both use heat and gases to create the intense heat required to cut through the metal.
ROLLING – Sheet metal, tubing and bars can be rolled to form a radius.
SHEARING – The shear is used to cut sheet metal and heavy plate. It is a clean but very sharp cut. Straight cuts only.
SPOT WELDING – The joining of two pieces of metal, side by side using tungsten welding rod, an arc welding and gases. Difference between Spot and Mig welding is Spot welding is just that. A small spot of weld is placed on each end to be joined and it is joined with the tungsten rod. With Mig welding, the two end are fused together with a matching alloy of welding rod.