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Custom Metal Fabrication Adds Value Across Multiple Industries

From the paper clips on your desk to the components of the car you drive, a wide range of goods both large and small rely on fabricated metal. End products containing fabricated metal parts include machinery, computers, electronics and furniture. 

Metal fabrication is a type of manufacturing process in which metal parts are shaped into end products or components of other end products. At Metaltech, we perform a variety of metal fabrication processes to create a variety of custom products, both large and small, to meet our customers’ needs. Our services include design, cutting, forming, machining, welding, powder coating and assembly.

Uses for Metal Fabrication

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Many industries rely on metal fabrication, such as backup power generation, heavy duty equipment and automotive aftermarket parts. Others include the following: 

  • Commercial and military aircraft parts
  • Agricultural equipment and attachments
  • Construction materials, tools and supports
  • Food processing and packaging equipment
  • Consumer products like home appliances 
  • Military defense tools, communication equipment and vehicle components
  • Fracking tanks and pumps

Examples of small fabricated components include car parts, engine components, valves and caps. Large fabricated products include components for heavy duty equipment and transport vehicles. Other examples of fabricated metal products include: 

  • Hand tools
  • Bolts, nuts, screws
  • Cans
  • Cutlery
  • Pipes and pipe fittings
  • Metal windows and doors
  • Equipment attachments
  • Car parts
  • Metal fabrication for mass consumption
  • Cans, screws, cutlery, pans, pipes

Metaltech works with a variety of metals including titanium, stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum and copper. Some jobs require only one service while others require a combination of services, all tailored to meet the customers’ needs. In some cases we produce a product from start to finish, starting with design and ending with assembly. In other cases we augment a customer’s existing capabilities to complete the process more efficiently.  

Backup Power Generation

Metal fabrication plays a major role in the manufacture of backup power generators. Metals commonly used for generator components include copper, aluminum, iron and steel. Cast iron is used for the fan housing in most diesel generators. Mild steel is commonly used for casing or canopy components. 

In larger generators the stator includes a wire looped around an iron core. In small generators it includes permanent magnets. Stator coils are commonly made with copper. Copper generators last longer and are more efficient than models made with other types of metal. Advantages of copper include a low heat value and smooth current. It is also quieter than aluminum during operation. As for the rotor, enameled copper is typically used for the wire. 

Metaltech specializes in building frames and covers for generator casings. These are typically made with mild steel. Strong and durable steel works well for the canopy. Sometimes cast iron is chosen. 

Heavy Duty Equipment

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Heavy equipment manufacturers produce goods for multiple industries including construction and agriculture. Equipment manufacturers often prefer to source components close to home for efficient logistics. Customization and cost control are other top priorities for producing equipment such as bulldozers and excavators. 

Commonly used metals for heavy equipment include carbon alloys, aluminum and stainless steel. Carbon alloys are stable in extreme conditions and stand up to routine wear and tear. Carbon content typically depends on the alloy specified by the customer’s product requirements.  

Aluminum is a budget-friendly lightweight metal with low density and high corrosion resistance. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity. 

Known for its strength and hardness, stainless steel withstands harsh environmental conditions and resists heat and corrosion. It is more challenging to mold and bend. 

Automotive Aftermarket

The automotive aftermarket consists of parts for use by mechanics and consumers in keeping vehicles up-to-date. 

Titanium is one of the hardest metals with a high tensile strength of 63,000 psi. Because of its low density and light weight, it helps reduce fuel consumption. It is long lasting and needs fewer repairs and has an attractive appearance. Titanium is commonly used for engine valves, turbocharger components, connection rods and exhaust systems. It is also more expensive than comparable metals. 

Steel is produced from iron ore and is another widely used material. Heavy and durable, it can be reshaped and restored when damaged. It is used for car brake parts, engine parts, wheels and exhaust systems. Other uses include the chassis, body, roof, door panels, beams between doors, mufflers and exhaust pipes. 

Aluminum is a lightweight and malleable metal that is found in wheels and engine blocks. It is also used for hoods, bumpers, radiators, suspension systems, engine parts and engine cylinder blocks. Like titanium, it reduces vehicle weight which increases fuel efficiency. It resists corrosion and is a good conductor of heat and electricity. It is also ductile, flexible and easily recyclable. 

Magnesium is lightweight and chemical resistant so it doesn’t tarnish easily. It is a heat-resistant and affordable material that is often used for the gearbox, airbag housing, steering columns and front end IP beams. 

Customization for Large & Small Projects

Need fabricated metal components? Metaltech Products has over 20 years of experience with custom sheet metal fabrication, from design to assembly. Customers rely on our expertise and attention to detail to create quality fabricated parts that will last. 

Our certified engineers work with you to develop components of all shapes and sizes. 

If you need information about producing custom components for your products, we invite you to request a quote online, or give us a call at 417-426-5577. 

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