Machining

This process usually involves getting rid of the unwanted piece of the raw material and getting the required design and shape. It can also be applied to wood, plastic, and composites. In modern times workshops make use of Computer numerical control. This process involves the controlling of various machines like lathes and mills with the help of computers.

Material deformation

The use of force and temperature is used to change the shape and size of various objects made of metal. The tools used in the deformation process include dies and punches. The deformation of metal is done for various purposes and in different industries like construction, automotive, aerospace, and jewelry.

Welding And Assembly

Welding is the process of joining various parts made of metal and is a process that needs to be performed with caution. This is because the high heated flame is used to melt the metal and join it together. A welder needs to be properly experienced and skilled and also needs to read and understand engineering drawings. Usually, in metal fabrication, the work done at every stage including welding is checked for accuracy and precision. In the stage of assembly different components are effectively combined with the help of welding, clinching, and other adhesive technologies. The person performing the process of assembly also needs to be skilled and able to understand engineering drawings.

All in all metal fabrication is a process that requires good skills and knowledge of machinery. This is the reason that there are schools training people to be able to work in the metal fabrication industry.