Everything You Should Know About Custom Fabrication 16 Feb 2022
Custom fabrication is the process of building bespoke items, structures and parts from raw materials. Fabrication allows businesses to create a wide range of items and is used across countless sectors. Without it, most of today’s conveniences, engineering projects, scientific studies, medical procedures and more wouldn’t be possible.
When businesses need specialist items creating — like signage, parts, models, and inserts — they’ll go to a custom fabrication company for assistance. A fabrication service will involve everything from building and assembly to fulfilment and specialist packing.
Does your business require custom fabrication? CutLaserCut can help you by chatting through your ideas, discussing the best possible solution for your needs, and carrying out the fabrication process.
If you’re curious about custom fabrication, here are a few things that you should know…
Who carries out custom fabrication?
Essentially, fabrication means to make something from scratch. So, as you might expect, it usually requires complex machines and specific tools.
The equipment required will depend on the project. However, as fabrication covers a huge range of items, a professional fabrication company with access to specialist tools and highly trained operatives is always necessary.
Fabrication and cutting services will be able to help your business with its custom fabrication needs. You’ll just need to ensure that the company you’re considering works with your required materials and has completed similar projects.
While some companies only offer one service such as plastic fabrication or metal fabrication, at CutLaserCut we work with a wide range of materials such as plastics, wood, paper and foam. We may not be able to offer every type of fabrication, but we can help make your ideas with what we can offer.
Examples of fabrication
To give you some more detail about what fabrication covers, here are a few examples of the services specialist companies can offer:
- Heat moulding
- Custom manufacturing
- Tooling and design
- Diamond edge polishing
- Laser engraving
- Hot and cold bending
Materials such as acrylic, PETG, PVC foam and ACM can be used to create anything from display cases and sneeze guards to 3D signage and shop front displays. Although not all of these can be cut using lasers, they can be cut on a CNC machine.
- Laser cutting
- Fibre laser cutting
- Laser engraving
- Powder coating
- Silk screen printing
Individual parts can be made from metals such as steel, brass, aluminum, and copper, which can then be used to create whole structures or construct machines. Common items that can be made include refrigeration units, security equipment, lockers, retail displays, furniture, and scientific tools and equipment.
Though we have just covered metal and plastic fabrication in this article, fabrication can also involve a wide range of other materials depending on the project.
Although Cutlasercut provides fabrication services, we cannot cut metal but we do work with a partner who can.
Currently we can offer limited size plastic bending and flame polishing services.
If you’re looking for custom fabrication services in London or the South East of the UK, then chat to our friendly team here at Cutlasercut. In 2015 we opened an additional 6000ft² production studio on the South Coast, allowing us to help our clients with every stage of their project. Whether we’ll be using our laser cutter, CNC, or completing work by hand, we’re up to the challenge.
Likewise, if you require a particular specialist service such as precision laser cutting, laser engraving, CNC prototyping, machining, and production or finishing, then let us know.
We have lots of experience in helping clients with fabrication projects, large and small. Feel free to get in touch for a quote.