Metal fabrication is essential in a wide variety of industries across the country. However, some look abroad when needing custom equipment fabricated, structural steel, weldments, assemblies, and production fabrications. While partnering with a company overseas may cost you less up front, you may pay for it in the long run. This is especially true during a global pandemic.
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When you think of the midwestern United States, a few things come to mind. A strong work ethic, great hospitality, and beautiful wide-open spaces. Of course being America's breadbasket is an important aspect, but the Midwest also plays a huge role in the country’s manufacturing industry.
A fabricated structural steel product is only as good as the weld that keeps it together. Not only is it important for an engineer to determine the proper weld to use, but also the welding technique to implement. That can be a little trickier.
Stainless steel can be the steel of choice for many applications, but when it comes to heavy fabrication, the cost of creating large pieces entirely from stainless can be cost prohibitive.
Creating non-essential parts and framework from a lower costing carbon steel can help reduce the overall costs of larger fabrication projects.
It can be tempting to take initial drawings to a fabrication company for an estimate. Perhaps you are looking for a general idea of what a project might cost or you are against a deadline and need to get something for your customer to review.
Galvanized steel is a better option for many reasons. After steel has been galvanized, it has a matte gray finish that blends in well, regardless of your surroundings. This process also extends the life of your steel and can save you time and money on your project.
You may not realize it, but we are constantly surrounded by heavy fabrication projects. Below are some examples of these heavy fabrication projects you’ve likely passed on your way to work.
Technology is speeding up the metal fabrication process across the board. The laser press brake is no exception. Today’s press brake operators can rely on computerization and laser technology to ensure precision and accuracy across a number of applications and metal materials. Evaluate technological capabilities when you search for project metal fabricators to expedite lead times and reduce project error rates.
Swanton Welding Company just increased capacity once again.
In our Heavy Fabrication facility located in Wauseon, Ohio, we added an additional 50,000 square feet of space. This brings the total square footage of this location to 115,000 square feet.
What Does This Mean For You?
This additional capacity in our heavy fabrication facility allows us to take on more projects including those very large in size and with short lead times. Take a look at a video tour of our heavy fabrication facility.
There are welding and fabricating companies all across the country boasting about their capabilities. Some of these companies truly are experts in their field, while others simply employ good marketing companies to promote their services. When it comes down to it, an exceptional metal fabrication company can be accurately identified by the standard of work that they produce day-in and day-out. As the old saying goes, “Actions really do speak louder than words,” and in the world of metal fabrication, a major component of a successful project is the operators and fabricators who work tirelessly to complete the job.