Most of the metal fabrication shops provide the customers with the standard product items such as stocks, metal sheets and rods. However, sheet metal fabrication in Victoria refers to the terms that is much wider than these standards parts. When the customer requires something that is not standard but maybe made of some standards parts by either assembling them or joining them and it can also be some product which is completely unique. In these cases, there comes the need of custom fabrication. The products which are made on order or according to some customer requirements are handled by these custom metal fabricators. They fulfill both the design and production requirements of the client.
Whenever a new thing needs to be developed, it needs proper planning process. Its requirement must be exact and carefully gathered. It must be visualized before the development. Because the poor planning can lead to devastating result. It may lead you to a product that is weak in its structure or does not compliant its design requirement or is simply not accepted by its client. In order to be very precise and specific in custom fabrication there are some tools that needs to be used. These tools provide you help in your tasks and enable you to produce high quality product. The first thing is the conceptualization. You roughly make a draft of how the product will look, what its appearance, what kind of parts will be used, what sort of material is required, and even what kind of color will it have. After finalizing all these things, you can even show it to your client to get an approval or to see that if you are working in the right direction.
CAD (Computer Aided Design) is a computer software especially designed to help the fabricators with their design issue. This software takes the design as an input and produces a three-dimensional model from this design. This software then highlights the weakness in your design and give you suggestion of improving your design. This tool is one of the most widely used tool for modeling.
After the designing part is completed then the fabrication part starts. Where an appropriate method is selected for the product. This selection is based on the geometry, the purpose the product is going to serve and the type of material that is used in the product. There are many methods associated with the custom fabrication which include casting, drawing, extrusion, forging, welding, drilling, punching, milling and turning.