Posted on March 23, 2023

A Beginner’s Guide to the Metal Fabrication Process

man welding metals together

Metal fabrication is, as its name suggests, the process of manufacturing and putting together products by using metal materials. Sheets of metal are often used to make products and their components. For example, welding is one of the commonly used metal fabrication methods.

Industrial Metal Fabrication

This process of fabrication is used to put together industrial products that are used in various industries such as…


The elements used in the aerospace industry must be precise. Their components have to function safely and reliably. These parts are generally made of aluminum, carbon steel, stainless steel, and titanium


The automotive industry relies on fabrication to create a car’s body and frame. Steel is the primary metal used in constructing these vehicles, but aluminum is a common material as well. 


The construction industry uses metal in almost all its processes. From steel beams and ladders to entire prefabricated sections, metal is crucial in bridges, ramps, railings, and warehouses. 


Mining is a heavy-duty process that requires durable equipment. The industry uses metal fabricated components in its machines and equipment so they’ll be able to handle extended use.

Structural Metal Fabrication

Structural metal fabrication involves utilizing larger sections of metal to design and create large-scale projects. This process would include using hydraulic lifts to build complexes, arenas, buildings, and bridges.

Commercial Metal Fabrication

Commercial properties such as stores, restaurants, or bars will need to use multiple elements of metal fabrication including: 

  • Appliances
  • Bathrooms
  • Sinks 
  • Metal shelves
  • Railings
  • Metal decorations

Custom Metal Fabrication

Custom metal fabrication allows a customer, regardless of the industry they are working in, to submit their own unique designs to a fabrication company. That company can then custom-make what is needed according to their customer’s specifications.   

The Metal Fabrication Process

Project Design

The design process is the first step along the path to a completed project. This is the phase where designs or prototypes can be submitted or developed. Additionally, the design phase makes it possible to ascertain if the end result of a project will operate as intended, and make adjustments if needed.  


In the fabrication stage of a project’s development, the metal is cut in order to create the individual parts that have resulted from the previous design phase. 


This is the final stage, in which all of the parts of the project are put together. Finishings and coatings can then be applied if desired.


We’re here to help you with your project from beginning to end, no matter the scope. We’ll design, fabricate, and assemble something to meet all of your needs. Contact us today and let EDCO bring your project to fruition!.