Metal fabrication is the act of cutting, bending, and assembling different types of metal in order to create metal structures or parts. Your business or company can get custom metal parts made specifically for your needs with top quality metal fabrication services in Sydney.
Generally, stainless steel grades 304, 316, and 410 are best for making custom metal parts. Stainless steel grade 304 makes the most cost-effective sense for most sheet metal work and additionally offers reasonable corrosion resistance.
If you need a wide variety of different shapes and forms manufactured, stainless steel grade 304 is the most popular choice. Its high formability and weldability characteristics make it a cost-effective material for most consumer and light industrial products.
If you need your custom metal parts to stand up to elevated temperatures, stainless steel grade 316 is more corrosion resistant and heat resistant than grade 304. Common applications for stainless steel grade 316 include chemical equipment, valves, and pumps. Stainless steel grade 410 has great heat treatability, but it is poor in corrosion resistance, making it ideal for cutlery.
Custom stainless steel metal fabrication capabilities also include medical & dental components, chemical equipment, brackets, baskets, carts, cookware, appliance components, shelving, ductwork, and stainless steel paneling.
Aluminum sheet metal is also great for most custom metal fabrication. Aluminum grade 1104-H14 is commercially pure aluminum that is chemical and weather resistant. While it is ductile with good weldability, it is weak. It is used most in jewelry and chemical applications.
Aluminum grade 2024-T3 is typically used in aerospace metal fabrication applications. This type of aluminum alloy has great machinability, fair corrosion resistance, is heat treatable, and has good workability and appearance.
Aluminum grade 3003-H14 maintains good weldability and formability and is corrosion resistant. Common metal parts made with aluminum grade 3003-H14 include mailboxes, cabinets, tanks, stampings, spun and drawn parts, and fan blades.
While stronger than 3003, Aluminum grade 5052-H32 is still formable and has high corrosion resistance and weldability. It is used in manufacturing electronic chassis, tanks, and pressure vessels. Aluminum grade 6061-T6 is a heat-treatable structural alloy with great weldability, corrosion resistance, and great strength.