3 Ways to Choose the Right Metal for Fabrication

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What are the best materials to use for metal fabrication?

The raw materials used in metal fabrication processes have a significant impact on the final results. Selecting the right metal is a crucial part of any job. So, how do you know you’re choosing the best type? We’ll show you how with these three easy steps!

1. Consider the Needs of Your Project

Some of the most common characteristics to consider in metalworking:

  • Weight 
  • Strength 
  • Corrosion resistance 
  • Appearance 
  • Cost

Appearance would matter more when crafting kitchen hardware than replacement parts for an industrial drill. Each job will have its own priorities. However, writing off appearance entirely - or any other characteristic - could have a negative impact on the final product.

2. Figure out What Equipment You Need

Presses, shears, bending machines, and other fabrication equipment are not cheap to come by. You’ll want to know which pieces you’ll need for working with your chosen metal before starting any job. To keep costs low, look into rentals or hiring the job out to someone who already has the tools and expertise.

3. Work With a Fabrication Expert

DIY is fine for many metalworking tasks, but if you’re not sure which metal is the best choice for a project, it’s a good sign you might benefit from hiring someone with more experience. Contact a professional who already knows metal properties and has the stock to fulfill the job.

Hire Metal Masters, Inc., to handle every step of your metal fabrication project. In operation since 1973, we have the suppliers and the know-how to source the perfect metal for your needs. Call (803) 276-6403 for a consultation today.


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