An Introduction to Metal Fabricators for Business Owners
If you’re starting a business with the goal of selling products that have metal components, you need to work with metal fabricators either locally or internationally. No matter how you decide to create and manage your supply chain, you need to learn as much as you can about metal fabricating to ensure you can create products that are designed and built well enough to handle the tasks you have in mind for them.
The video posted here gives a great introduction to the work metal fabricators perform.
Metal fabrication techniques vary widely based on the metal being formed and the final product. Some of the techniques used in the video include laser cutting, CNC punching, CNC bending, robot welding, and powder coating. All of these techniques have their place in the metal parts fabrication industry.
Generally, you will need to find metal fabricators who can use any or all of the processes listed above to create your product. After all, many of these processes can be combined to create a beautiful and functional final product. Additionally, if you end up needing metal fabricators to use different processes for different parts, you want to be able to work with the same factory if possible.