A Potted History Of Steel Fabrication And More Besides

welder fabricating metalThe use of steel in modern society is big business. It’s used in every town or city throughout the world across many industries, and for good reason. It’s cost-effective when you compare it to other materials; it’s also incredibly hard wearing priceofcialis.com/cialis-20mg and can be moulded into pretty much any shape or size, ranging from fine sheets of steel, through to huge solid constructions. In essence steel is everything you could want in a material and much more besides.

It’s understandable then that steel fabricators are very much in demand. In fact many steel fabrication companies offer bespoke services tailored to the client’s specific needs and as such enjoy a working relationship that’s more akin to a partnership than that of a client-customer base.

So how did metal fabrication first come into being?

A brief history

Metal fabrication has been around for centuries and the word “fabricate’ simply means to ‘bend’ or ‘shape’. In centuries gone by there were many different types of fabricators. The bending and shaping of jewellery for example has been around for centuries but was less about ‘bling’ and more about gouging out large chunks of gold and flattening them until they could be worn in some form or another. Eventually though the process became much more refined and specialised. As a result, the Smithing profession was born.

Early blacksmiths hammered out everything from horseshoes and weapons, to tools, jewellery and even ancient machinery; all of which required a huge amount of fabrication skill. It was hot, dirty and downright dangerous work! However when you compare it to the wide range of products that modern day steel fabricators are asked to produce today it’s a drop in the ocean.

By the midway point in the 19th century, the blacksmith’s days were numbered as the onset of the industrial revolution meant that machinery could now complete a project in a matter of hours which would have taken your traditional village ‘smithy’ days or even weeks to complete. What’s more it could be replicated on a large scale. Fortunately out of all the noise, smoke and grime that the industrial revolution brought came specialisation, as companies began to diversify and gear their services towards a particular industry or client base.

Moving into modern times the process is less hands-on as most of the precision bending, shaping and cutting has been taken over by computer. However the skills and knowledge are still required to create a unique product that will last a lifetime.

With years of experience and a fast turnaround on all steel products why not let Metro Steel fabricate that perfect product for you. Contact us on (07) 3204 1000 and speak to our friendly staff for a competitive quote.