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Metal Fabricating Basics: Tools And Techniques

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sheet metal fabrication is the art of shaping, forming, and fusing metal together. It has been around for centuries, as blacksmiths would forge metal to create weapons and tools in the past. Today, it is used to create or repair items made of metal.   There are three main techniques for metal fabrication: bending, cutting, and shrinking. Here is a brief overview of the techniques and tools needed to fabricate metal: Technique 1: Bending Metal Bending is one of the most simplest ways to fabricate metal. In can be done in several ways, including: Form Bending: This method uses heat, a pre-made form, and a heavy mallet or other tool. The person responsible for bending the metal will start by heating it up. They will then place it on the form and use the heavy mallet to beat the...

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