We recognize that metal fabrication may be a difficult field to master due to the apparently infinite technology and processes. However, we assure you that we do not speak another language.
We’ve collaborated to produce a dictionary of widely used terminology to assist you in fully understanding the business. While we recognize that this list isn’t complete, it should enough to get you started.
- 3D modelling is a technique for creating a representation of a three-dimensional (3D) form or item as it would appear in reality.
- Arc Welding (commonly referred to as Stick Welding) is a welding technique that use electrical heat to liquefy and connect materials by melting.
- Once it is punched, the product is separated from the main sheet of metal in this method. The freshly removed material is then used to create a new workpiece (widely known as the blank). Hence, this process is known as blanking.
- CAD stands for Computer Aided Design. This is a type of programme that aids in the project design process (referencing 3D modelling). AutoCAD, Solidworks, and TinkerCAD are some of the most notable applications.
- A liquid substance is poured into a moulded form and allowed to solidify using this method. The casting is the hardened component that is retrieved once it has been set. Toys are frequently made with this material.
- CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines are high-precision machines that is utilised in customised fabrications. It is the mechanical operation of manufacturing machines such as drills and 3D printers using computer-controlled motions.
- Die Cut is a machine that cuts the material into a certain form or pattern. Lasers or steel rules are frequently used in combination with this device (blades).
- Embossing is the process of your patterns being elevated or buried into metal sheets using roller dies.
- Extrusion is when a cylindrical billet is held inside a closed chamber and pushed through a die of the required cross-section in this technique.
- Forming is a method of mechanically deforming workpieces (forcing them to change th proportions without losing any weight).• Machining is a method in which material is chopped into preferred forms and dimensions by a controlled removal method.
- MIG is the abbreviation for Metal Inert Gas. This form of welding is similar to arc welding. To preserve the weld pool, a shielding gas is also supplied through the welding gun.
- Punching is a method of removing the waste component or slug from a workpiece while making a hole in it.
- Shearing is a technique for trimming and removing excess material off the sheet metal after it has been cut.
- Slug is the metal waste created by perforating, punching, or piercing the product.
- Short-Run Stamping is a type of stamping that is used as a cost-effective method for producing components in varied numbers, ranging from trial pieces to more, with short cycle times.
- TIG is the abbreviation for Tungsten Inert Gas. TIG is closely related to MIG and arc welding in that it employs a tungsten electrode to supply electricity to the welding arc before melting.