Sheet Metal Industry and the safety of Metal Fabricators

Sheet Metal industry is one of the most powerful, one of the largest industries of Australia. Apart from its nature and size of working, the sheet metal fabrication industry is also known as one of the leading contributors to the annual revenue growth of Australia.  With a large number of activities such as metal fabrication, injection moulding and metal stamping in a sheet metal company; there is a large number of human workers deployed at the manufacturing unit of any sheet metal company. And with the rapid growth of sheet metal fabrication and metal stamping companies, there has been also a rapid increase in safety concerns about metal fabricators – the workers at the factories of metal stamping and metal fabrication industry.

Because of hazardous environment of the place where metal fabricator or sheet metal industry workers work, they are also likely to play with high risky business – risk to their physical health. Let’s take a look at some safety tips for metal fabricators and other workers of sheet metal manufacturing company which may help metal stamping companies in maintaining a safe and secure environment for their workers and thus allowing them work in a worker friendly environment which ultimately lead to a great growth story of the company.

Safety Tips for Sheet Metal Workers and Metal Fabricators

  • Stay alert stay safe

The first and fine tip to stay safe is to stay alert. If you or your worker(s) as a metal stamping worker are habituated to stay alert and cautious to any probable accidental threat, you are all set to avoid any big injury or physical risk. So always stay alert with the factory’s environment and make constant notice of surroundings of the place.

  • Train workers for actions in time of accidents!

If you are the boss or seating at any of the top chairs of the metal fabrication company, train your sheet metal workers on how to tackle the danger time and prepare them for any emergency time. In short, train your workers on what actions they need to take when any unwanted condition, accident take place around the ground.

  • Use technology for security!

Technology is something that can be used not just to be creative and productive but also can be used to stay safe and secure. Yes, we are talking about implementing and using technology for the security and safety of sheet metal fabrication workers who work in a hazardous environment. There are a number of technological security equipments available in markets which are used to monitor the environment, alert the works in case of emergency. Use them and make the place a bit safer!

  • Use up-to-date equipments

Make sure that your metal stamping, sheet metal, injection moulding and other metal fabrication tools and machineries are up-to-date and latest. Because it has been surveyed and noticed that in most cases, accidents in sheet metal manufacturing companies happen due to old, out dated and improperly working tools and machineries.

  • Government security norms

The local, state or federal governments also take precaution steps and design and issue safety policies for the security of metal fabrication and manufacturing workers. Do follow those policies and norms because government officials who design and implement such security policies are concerned and dedicated to safety of their people and hence design strict security policies.

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What is Metal Fabrication
Materials used in Metal Fabrication

 

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Materias used for matel fabrication

Metal Fabrication process involves building metal structure by cutting, bending, and assembling the raw metal. Metal fabrication is one of the most important processes for building up the metallic structure for various industries like Architectural & Construction, Mining & Minerals industries, Water Treatment, Food and Beverage Production, Energy Generation etc. The metallic structure governs the working of all these industries so fine care must be taken about the materials selected and process involved in building those structures.

 

Various materials used in this process are:

 

  • Metallic Plate
  • Based on the structure to be developed, their application and the industry served the metal to be used are decided. For example stainless steel plate is used for preparing metal structures required by industries like Architectural & Construction, Energy Generation.

     

  • Expanded Metal
    • Square stock
    • Tube stock
    • Sectional metals stocks like C-channel, I beams, W beams etc.
  • Metal plates are sheared in a press to form a metal stock known as expanded metal. Due to shearing metals get stretched and leave behind them diamond shape voids that are enclosed by interlinked metal bars. Following are the types of expanded metal.

     

  • Welding wire
  • Welding wires are used to weld metals because of which flux adhesion and corrosion resistance are increased.

     

  • Hardware
  • Hardware’s are metal fittings and parts for making the structures stronger, long lasting and easy to assemble.

     

  • Moulds/Castings
  • Casting process is used to manufacture metal structure of desired shape using moulds from high temperature metal in liquid state. These moulds are designed as per the requirement of the customers.

 

Many processes, many types of raw materials are involved in the completion of metal fabrication process. And for a perfect metal structure, each and every minute detail of the process associates have to be taken high care of.

 

Manomay, one of the best metal fabricators in Melbourne aims to provide its customers the best quality metal fabricated products. All the process and the material required for these processing are selected with fine care at Manomay to satisfy the quality parameters desired by the customers.

 

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What is Sheet Metal?

Sheet metals are thin and flat pieces of metal which are used in building many of engineering material.
Metals that can be made into sheet metal are aluminium, copper, steel, nickel, brass tin and titanium and many a times silver, gold, and platinum.

Sheet metals are widely used in medical tables, roofs for buildings car bodies, airplane wings and many other things.Some of the processes involved in the manufacture of sheet metal pressed components are:

  • Incremental sheet forming
  • Ironing
  • Cutting: Different tools or processes that are involved in the cutting processes are:
    • Tin snips (very large powered shears)
    • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) lasers cutting or multi-tool CNC punch press.
    • Laser
    • Perforating
  • Press brake forming: this process involves the formation of metal sheets on a pressbrake by bending the raw metal
  • Punching: Punching the metal by placing the sheet of metal fixed between a punch and a mold in a press.
  • Roll forming: A type of bending operation used for producing large quantity of open profiles or welded tubes
  • Rolling: Uses rollers to bend the metal sheets
  • Spinning: Helpful in making tubular parts.
  • Stamping:  Includes punching, blanking, embossing, bending, flanging, and coining and many more operations
  • Water jet cutting: Holds the capacity of slicing sheets into metal or other materials using high velocity, pressure or other characteristics of water.
  • Wheeling

Manomay Group is a major manufacturer of sheet metal components to a large and diversified customer base company supplying precision sheet metal parts for use in the manufacture and assembly of electrical electronics, building, automobile etc.

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What is Metal Fabrication?

Building the structure of metal by cutting, bending, and assembling the raw metal is called Metal Fabrication. The cutting of metal during fabrication is done by saw, shear, or chisel; torching is done with handheld torches like oxy-fuel torches or plasma torches. The bending is done using hammering, press brakes and similar type tools. The assembling that is joining of the metal pieces is done using welding, threaded fasteners, adhesives and riveting.
Scope of Metal Fabrication:

  • The work done by blacksmith is also included in fabrication.
  • The products produced by welders involve the use of fabrication.
  • The making of boilers also requires the skilled use of fabrication techniques.
  • Steel erectors/ironworkers, are also involved in metal fabrication jobs.

Raw materials

The standard raw materials used by metal fabricators are plate metal, sheet metal, tube stock, welding wire, hardware, CDSM, square stock, sectional metals, castings and fittings.

Specialities

Many fabrication shops have speciality processes which they develop or invest in, based on their customers’ needs and their expertise:

The various fabrication techniques used for building and developing expertise metal structures are:

  • brazing
  • chipping
  • drawing
  • hydroforming
  • oven soldering
  • punching
  • shearing
  • welding (Tig welding, Mig welding,Arc welding etc.)

The semi finished Fabricated structures are later finished by some below given finishing Processes :

  • Powder coating or painting
  • Hot-dip galvanizing
  • Sand Blasting
  • Electro plating
  • Polishing etc

Manomay group is a leading producer of engineering products aims to provide 100% quality products to its every customer. During the entire manufacturing process that involves metal fabrication, quality of the product is consistently checked at all stages, especially the dimension and welding quality of the product manufactured. Certainly our in-house quality control experts also ensure that only the best reaches our invaluable customers. A fine care is taken by Manomay group experts during every stage of the production of the structures that may satisfy customers need.

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Metal Fabrication for Energy generating industries

The Energy generating plants utilizes a large amount of heat during the production of required form of energy. Because of large amount of heat involved in the processing there are chances of the different machineries and metal structures, getting damaged and destroyed. The projects efficiency is highly dependent on the machineries and materials used in building the various parts of the plant.

Any fault in the building and the material type of the parts of the plant may lead to stopping or destruction of the whole plant. Thus it is necessary that we have trusted structures used in the energy plant.

An important step involved in the production of the structures is Metal Fabrication. Metal Fabrication refers to building structures by bending, cutting and assembling the raw metal. Care should be taken during the construction of metal structure as the parts decide the final output of the whole plant.

Manomay group, a leading producer of engineering products aims to provide 100% quality products to every customer. During the entire manufacturing process that involves metal fabrication, quality of the product is consistently checked at all stages, especially the dimension and welding quality of the product manufactured. Certainly our in-house quality control experts also ensure that only the best reaches our invaluable customers. A fine care is taken by Manomay group experts during every stage of the production of the structures that may satisfy perfectly the needs of the energy plant.

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