What is metal fabrication?

Metal fabrication is the process of cutting, shaping, bending or joining metals together. For instance, some of the most common procedures include welding, drilling, stamping, punching, milling and forging—each of which uses a different type of machine to transform metals into a particular shape.

How does metal fabrication work?

The metal fabrication process starts with you telling Teske MetalCraft the specifications for your project, including the measurements, quantity, type of material you want and when you need it. From design review to cutting and welding, our team is dedicated to exceeding your expectations.

What is welding?

Welding uses heat—often created by an electrical arc between the tool and the base metal—or sometimes pressure or friction, to turn two pieces of metal molten at the joint. They will then flow together and bond chemically during cooling.

What is the difference between milling and drilling?

Milling and drilling are very similar. Each uses a rotary tool to create holes in the metal. Drilling uses one or more bits to creates circular holes of any depth, and the cutting direction moves straight down the tool’s long axis. Milling, creates non-circular holes with a multi-headed tool that typically approaches the part from any number of directions.

What is sheet metal punching?

Punching is the process of creating metal components by using a punch. It’s a process that can be used on sheet metal and is a cost-effective way to create holes and patterns in materials in medium to high production volumes. Punching is a quick process and can create multiple shaped holes and complex patterns.