Posted on January 23, 2023

Fabrication Trends We Expect to See in 2023

man welding metal with sparks flying

As we begin 2023, it seems like it’s a good time to make some resolutions. It’s also a good time to make some predictions about the future. In doing so, let’s take just a moment to predict metal fabrication trends.

Current trends in the metal fabrication industry indicate:

A Return to Manufacturing Within the United States

“Made in America” was once a popular ad slogan. Yet throughout recent years, more items have continued to be manufactured outside of this country. We should be looking for companies to bring work back from across the pond to account for availability of manufacturing goods in this country. That’s because of the rising cost of manufacturing itself. However, this won’t be an overnight process. Change takes time to allow for proper adaptation to new processes.

One of the 2023 trends that we expect to continue is environmentally-friendly practices. We may soon see reduced usage and dependency upon fossil fuels. “Going Green” is no longer simply acceptable; it’s becoming more expected. In short, we should expect to see a reduction in the carbon footprint that the metal manufacturing process can create.

Protection in Cyberspace

As metal fabrication depends on many different hyperconnected work systems—many reliant on technology—they could potentially be at risk from cyber-attacks. 

Ever since the start of COVID-19 and the implementation of work-from-home policies, cybersecurity breaches have greatly increased. In fact, some experts estimate that incidents have been rising by as much as 70%. Thanks to weak passwords and elaborate phishing scams, cyber crimes remain a serious threat. Looking forward, we should all be expecting to see companies create new methods and programs for protection from such attacks.

EDCO is aware of and prepared to manage these ongoing changes occurring within this industry. We seek to protect the security of our customers and our company along with the integrity of our website. You can feel safe with us. For more information, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!