Manufacturing either a steel detail or a structural metal construction’s framing is our major area of expertise. In a nutshell, the process of a metal fabrication consists of building the metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling it. It usually is a value added process, so a majority of our customers are manufacturers themselves, who use metal as a basic material for constructing their own end-products, like machines and structures from various raw materials. A fab shop will begin its work, usually based on the engineering drawings, and if awarded the contract will build the product to a varying stage of completion. Our fabrication workshop employs a multitude of value added processes in one plant or facility including welding, cutting, forming and machining.
The bottom line of why ordering partial fabricating of your metal constructions with us makes more sense is our universal approach… Instead of employing your own team of metal welders, purchasing and maintaining professional heavy equipment and so on, you can simply order our company to get a metal part created out of a raw material.
Structural Steel Detailing
Shop detailing is a crucial part of the steelworks manufacturing process… Either as a part of the process or a separate order, our shop detailing department is always ready to work on the measurements for a final detail, sketching them and later on implementing during the fabrication process.
This process is usually extremely intricate and demands near-99% accuracy. Even a tiny error can lead to a loss of valuable time and money, as well as raw material. Structural steel detailing is an important, non-skippable iteration process that is used in all types of manufacturing and construction activities, such as the erection of residential and commercial buildings, factories and institutes, as well as shipbuilding.
It’s during the steel detailing stage, that all people working on a particular manufacturing or a construction project, such as engineers, architects, contractors, fabricators and others communicate it all through. Steel detailing is mainly about creating detailed drawings for fabricators and contractors, which makes it crucial indeed.
Almost any industrial-grade factory plant, a warehouse or other facility oftentimes requires some steel cladding to be done… So in case you need any type of steel cladding, galvanized roofing sections, composite wall and roof sheets, metal cladding, roofing products or fiber cement sheeting done, we will be ready to get it all done.
Regarding the types of materials that we use for our cladding services, we stick to precious metal, base metal, and a combination of both. As for the end-products, besides the rooftops, which we are instrumental in are platinum clad anodes, precious metal inlays, one and two-sided overlays, thin and thick solder coatings, top-lays, metal and wire mesh, and electrodes. Overall, thanks to our position as one of the biggest steelworks manufacturing & processing company in the US, your project will benefit from our knowledge, expertise, and technical skills.
Whatever specific task you will be ordering, be sure that thanks to our professional employees and equipment we will be able to weld it all. While there’s a multitude of different types of advanced welding, we currently work with the electrofusion welding, orbital welding, spot welding and the vacuum welding… On par with precious metals soldering, these welding techniques allow us to work on any level of metal customization. All in all our steelwork company can prepare or provide welding procedures or processes, with our main field of experience lying within working with different types of alloys and alloying elements. All of our staff members have sophisticated knowledge of welding inspection techniques and equipment, which they put into practice on a daily basis.
Also, as our main category of clients come from the energy sector we are fully aware of all industry-standard specifications and codes. For instance, we routinely work with and conform to AWS D1.1, ASME Section IX, AND NACE MR 0175 etc…
While offering the metals curtailing services, our workshop has both hydraulic and mechanical equipment for shearing, blanking, piercing, roll slitting, and trimming of the steelwork. For instance, if required, we can perform Metal Cutting, Machining, Finishing, Polishing, Grinding & Lapping of any difficulty.
Overall, our steelwork company employs a range of precision metal cutting specialists. Additionally, we offer to manufacture burr-free tight tolerance parts from all metals. As to our cuttings precision, we can say that we’re used to working with processing medical devices, electronic, automotive, biotechnology, semiconductor, aerospace, fiber-optic, electrical and many other diverse industries that demand perfection of the highest grade… With more than 45 years of experience with custom metal cutting, grinding, lapping, metal polishing and precision machining metal parts at hand we can assure you of a great end result.
Our practical experience, manufacturing capabilities, and inventory of tubing, rod, and wire provide the skills and capacity to meet the needs of high technology device manufacturers. On par with processing regular metals, we also work with specialty metals, micron tolerances, low and high volumes, complex metrology…
Steel Construction Works
When it comes to taking a structural steel construction project onboard, we’ve got a full-cycle of steelworks production expertise at hand! Over all the years in business, our specialists have been involved in an array of steel construction projects of varying quality, from simple warehouses to complex skyscrapers, military-grade facilities and steel bridges… Just so you understand all the complexity that is usually involved in this process, let’s deconstruct the process backward…
While it all ends with the erection of structural steelwork, the overall process consists of the assembly of steel components into a frame on site. That procedure involves lifting and placing components into position, then joining them together. Generally, this is achieved through bolting, while at times site welding is being used too. The assembled frame needs to be aligned before bolting up is completed, and the structure handed over to the principal contractor. It is important to understand, that the ability to complete these processes in a safe, fast and budget smart way is influenced significantly by early decisions made during design long before erection commences.
Delivery & Erection
In case you do not order a full-cycle steelworks project with us, the delivery & erection of a structure will be the last step in the process and we will perform it absolutely flawlessly! Usually, customers order us to deliver the structural steel framing on site and afterwards erect and incorporate it into the construction’s structure. We’ve always been proud that the delivery of steelwork is largely undertaken by our own fleet and where necessary supplemented by sub-contract transporting companies if we see that fit. In turn, erection of structural steel is usually done by our own crew of mechanics.
This service is available both locally (in Texas) and nationally or abroad under our supervision by specialist sub-contractors. Our company is so sure in the successful end of each operation, that we proudly retain total responsibility and accountability for the delivery and erection.
Protecting a piece of a structural or a modular steel from a corrosion can be done using professional protective coatings and it is critical… However, it is vital that at the very outset of the construction process all the environmental factors, such as weather, as well as the load factors, which altogether attribute to a factor of metal corrosion are thoroughly recognized.
After seeing such prior assessment in the blueprints, that will allow our specialists to choose the most optimized anti-corrosion protective solution! Due to how far did the science of metal protection advance in the last 100 years, contemporary protective metal coatings are a huge relief for that problem. A properly chosen coating can provide as much as dramatically extended maintenance interval and improved performance for absolutely any structural steel component or a structure…
Thus the key to success lies in recognizing the corrosivity of the environment to which the structure will be exposed and in defining clear and appropriate coating specifications, which our company does specialize in!