Welding and Metal Fabrication

Industrial Welding Compared to Metal Fabrication Services

Welding vs. Fabrication Services in the Modern Industrial Manufacturing Sector

In most industrial manufacturing applications, welding is considered to be a specific type of fabrication service. Essentially, metal fabrication includes any process that is designed to manipulate metal material into custom shapes, sizes, and assemblies. Industrial welding, on the other hand, is the specific process of joining metals by melting material into the joints using extremely high heat and electrical currents.

A Brief Overview of Industrial Fabrication Services

There are a multitude of unique fabrication processes used throughout the modern world of industrial fabrication. This includes welding along with a range of other metalworking methods such as custom machining services, forging and casting, stamping and punching, as well as a myriad of metal rolling and forming processes.

Put vaguely, metal fabrication essentially just refers to the creation of metal parts and assemblies – using whatever manufacturing service that is best suited for the job at hand.

What Are Industrial Welding Services?

As mentioned, welding is a specific form of metal fabrication that uses specialized machinery to generate high heat in precisely targeted areas of a metal part or assembly. Most industrial welding processes rely on arced electrical current to melt material within the joint of two or more metal components. When the molten material cools, the resulting metal joint is strong, consistent, and reliable.

An Overview of Sawyer Fabrication’s Industrial Welding Services

At Sawyer, our highly qualified team of welders specialize in the custom welding of aluminum, carbon steel, and stainless steel. We are also capable of processing many specialty alloys. Backed by decades of combined commercial welding experience, our team provides a full range of quality-backed welding capabilities:

  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • Stick Electrode / SMAW
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • MIG / GMAW 
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • TIG / GTAW
  • Flux Core Arc Welding
    • FCAW
  • Submerged Arc Welding
    • SAW
  • Weld Overlay
    • WOL (for aluminum and bronze welding projects)

Additionally, Sawyer fabrication offers cladding, spray welding, and stud welding services. Our complete range of industrial welding services are performed in compliance with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the National Board Inspection Code (NBIC). 

Quality Industrial Metal Fabrication for the Midwest and Beyond

Located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sawyer Fabrication operates a state-of-the-art production facility capable of meeting your most challenging custom welding and precision fabrication requirements.

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