An Overview of the Marine Metal Fabrication Process
Marine metal fabrication is a delicate process of taking different pieces of metal and fitting them on a boat or ship. It requires skill and the right touch to create a perfect mesh with the vessel. The metal fabrication process requires planning and making sure everything is right. Here is an overview of how it works.
BiddingThe first thing you want to do is speak to a marine metal fabricator in Fort Lauderdale.You want to get several bids from different ones and give them your drawings, plans, and timeline or you can provide the part to be duplicated or repaired. The metal fabricator will give you a bid on the costs and how long it will take to complete everything. We recommend taking your time and seeing what each metal fabricator has to say. You can compare the bids and visit each one to see if they are a good match for your project.
Planning and DesigningYour original drawings will go through several rounds of editing. This is when the metal fabricator will make modifications to improve the functionality of your design. Once you give the final approval is when we move forward and will collect all of the necessary materials to complete everything.
Selecting the MaterialSelecting the right material and the grade of the material needs to be considered based on how and where the materials will be used.
- Carbon steel
- Stainless Steel
- Copper-Nickle (CuNi)
FulfillmentFulfillment is when the construction and building of the project begins. The process uses metal stamping, CNC machining, cutting, and welding the different parts together. We use many different processes including.
- Waterjet cutting
- Shear cutting
- Forming and shaping the metal
- Tube rolling
- Certified welding
- Sanding and polishing