Stainless Steel Fabrication

Stainless Steel Fabrication

With nearly 70 years in business providing custom metal fabrication to exceptional standards, Langford Metal is fully equipped to make the most challenging projects a reality.

Our combination of accurate and reliable fabricating equipment, skilled workforce, and 2D / 3D knowledge enable us to work with aluminium, stainless steel, general sheet metal, heavy steel, copper and brass to Australian Standard AS 1554 (including SP Carbon Steels (AS1554.1), SP Quench and Tempered Steels (AS1554.4) and Austenitic and Ferritic Stainless Steel (AS1554.6).

With an on-site robotic welder, a self-automated pressing machine for folding, and guillotine cutting capabilities, Langford Metal can capably handle repetitive work and high-volume component requirements to a guaranteed level of precision.

Most importantly, many of our longstanding employees are highly skilled fabricators and welders. Underpinned by the ISO 9001:2015 accreditation, it is our guarantee that your project will be delivered on-time and to exact specifications.

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The team at Langford Metal are your experts at stainless steel fabrication in Brisbane. Fabrication refers to using stainless steel to create an entirely new product. With endless designs available for fabrication, stainless steel products can accompany various spaces and settings – from an industrial environment to inside the home. At Langford Metal, we offer high-quality stainless steel fabrication and welding services to create custom-made products to an exceptional standard.

Stainless Steel Welding And Fabrication Brisbane

While people may combine the terms welding and fabrication, they have slight differences. At Langford Metal, we specialise in both and understand how the two processes differ.

What is stainless steel fabrication?

Fabrication is the process of creating something out of metal – it can be anything with any design. At Langford Metal, we have a guided fabrication process to create the perfect metal product, from specification and design to programming and manufacturing.

What is stainless steel welding?

On the other hand, welding can be defined as a singular operation that is utilised within the fabrication process. Welding will join two pieces of stainless steel together using fusion. Most often than not, when you opt for our fabrication services, we’ll utilise welding as a way of creating your metal structure.

Although the two go hand in hand, our stainless steel welding and fabrication processes are slightly different.

Stainless Steel Fabrication Process

The stainless steel fabrication process is carefully constructed to ensure each product is designed in the most professional and high-quality manner. As most of our clients opt for custom-made pieces, we constantly communicate and conduct review phases where you will make any necessary changes before the final product is fabricated.

Our stainless steel fabrication process includes the following:

Specification

Let us know what stainless steel product you are after. The specification stage is essentially a consultation session where we will discuss the entire process with you so you know exactly what to expect from us and the fabrication methods.

Prototyping

When all planning has been completed, we will begin to prototype your product so that you understand what the final design will likely look like. Prototyping is known as the trial and error stage, where the product will be changed, altered, and perfected before the final version is created.

Design

Do you have a vision for your final product? Give us details on how you want your stainless steel to look. We’ll try our best to create a system that works for your product and results in your completed look.

Programming

We have access to advanced laser cutting machines (TRUMPF 6KW and 5KW), as well as other technology to create the design and product you desire.

Review

Once we have started the fabrication process, we will conduct a review session to ensure that you are happy with what has been accomplished so far. We will also make any necessary changes that have been discussed.

Manufacturing

The final stage of the stainless steel fabrication process where your structure will be perfected and created to your unique specifications. Once this entire process has been completed, we guarantee that you will have a stainless steel product for your space that you will love.

Stainless Steel Welding

Welding is an incredibly popular step in the fabrication process. To create intricate designs, welding is used as a singular operation within the fabrication method. At Langford Metal, we specialise in stainless steel welding. This involves joining two pieces of metal together using fusion and creating more complex, interesting structures.

Some various methods and techniques can be used to complete the welding process. When it comes to your stainless steel product, we use the latest and most advanced machinery to create the design you need. Our team are experts in all welding types and will use the appropriate one to fabricate the stainless steel into the desired shape. For more information on the differences and similarities between welding and fabrication, contact our team today. Our experienced welders will help you understand the many benefits of stainless steel welding.

FAQS

How do you polish stainless steel after welding?
During the process of welding, the metal often gets tinted and discoloured. To get the shiny look back to your welded metal, you must remove the layer of discolouration. There are many ways to polish stainless steel after welding, but the most common is electrochemical cleaning. It is a fast and safe method that doesn’t pose any potential risk to the welder, unlike some other techniques. The welded metal is submerged into an electrolytic cleaning fluid, and an electric circuit passed through the liquid. This clears the impurities and removes the discolouration caused by welding.
How do you weld stainless steel?
Many different processes are used for welding stainless steel, but the most common methods are TIG welding and MIG welding.

TIG welding is useful for precision welding and when you want a clean aesthetic on your welds. However, it is slow and requires an experienced welder who has excellent technique. This process also has a lower heat output, making it useful for welding thin metal.

MIG welding is a better choice for projects that do not need immaculate welds. It is suitable for jobs that require efficiency and cost-effectiveness. MIG welding also uses simple equipment that is easy to transport. It’s a good choice for maintenance and repair work.

What is stainless steel welding wire made from?
When welding, it is crucial to take into consideration the type of metal you are using. This will help you make an informed decision on which type of welding wire you should use. Choosing a suitable welding wire for the job is essential to ensure a successful welding join. The use of an incompatible welding wire can result in a shoddy or incomplete weld.

Most welders will use a wire that is the same type of metal they are welding. If you are welding stainless steel, it is also recommended to use stainless steel wire.

What shielding gas is used for MIG welding stainless steel?
It’s essential to choose the correct shielding gas for your welding project to promote an effective welding job. Some common shielding gas elements for stainless steel include argon, helium, oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and hydrogen. These gases are combined in various proportions to produce a shielding gas that is optimal for different situations.
To get a recommendation for what shielding gas to use, you may want to contact a welding supplier. They can give you advice on what shielding gas to use with your exact metal base and wire.

Contact Us For Stainless Steel Fabrication In Brisbane

Are you searching for stainless steel fabrication services that are high-quality and will seamlessly replicate your desired design? When you team up with our experts at Langford Metal, we ensure reliable, professional, and premium stainless steel fabrication in Brisbane that will turn your vision into a reality. We have nearly 70 years of experience in the metal industry and understand what it takes to create custom-made pieces that are dependable and unfailing. For the best stainless steel fabrication services, contact us today or call us on (07) 3088 9274.