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Welding Fabrication Projects

What is Welding Fabrication?

Welding FabricationWelding Fabrication of a metal refers to the building of metal structures. This is done via a variety of processes such as cutting, bending, profiling, welding, and assembling. Metals such as steel, aluminum and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals are used in the fabrication process then is finished off with our powder-coating paint finish.

Welding is the main focus of steel fabrication. Formed and machined parts are assembled and tack-welded in place, then rechecked for accuracy. If multiple weldments have been ordered, a fixture may be used to locate parts for welding. A welder then finishes the work according to engineering drawings (for detailed welding) or by their own experience and judgment (if no details are provided).

Special measures may be needed to prevent or correct the warping of weldments due to heat. These may include redesigning the piece to require less welding, employing staggered welding, using a stout fixture, covering the weldment in the sand as it cools, and post-weld straightening.

The straightening of warped steel weldments is done with an oxyacetylene torch. In this highly specialized work, heat is selectively applied to the steel in a slow, linear sweep, causing the steel to contract in the direction of the sweep as it cools. A highly skilled welder can remove significant warpage this way.

Steel weldments are occasionally annealed in a low-temperature oven to relieve residual stresses. Such weldments, particularly those for engine blocks, can be line-bored after heat treatment.

What is the difference between welding and metal fabrication?

Quite a few people think welding and fabricating are the same thing but they are not. Most of the time fabrication is the process of creating a blueprint plan out of metal, and welding can be a step in this process.

Welders that can Fabricate

Simply described welding is the joining of different pieces of metal with similar melting points according to the specifications provided. Having working background knowledge of fabricating is essential for our welders.

Fabricators that can Weld

Simply described fabrication is the process of creating a project from a blueprint plan to exact specifications by means such as welding, bending, and cutting. Our fabricators have a working background of welding and can do so themselves to increase efficiency and precision.

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Steel Fabrication Company Brochure

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The Beginning. . .

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Nor-Fab was established in 1994 to provide high quality machined and fabricated products for a niche market in the foodservice industry. Since then, we have developed into a trusted supplier to a wide variety of industries and have provided design and Assembly services for globally marketed food and automation machine projects.

Through technology, innovation, skilled people and unmatched customer service, we have been able to assist our customers with their toughest challenges in manufacturing while maintaining competitive pricing.

Laser Cutting 5′ x 10′ Table

  • 1″ carbon steel
  • 1/2″ stainless steel
  • 1/8″ aluminum

Stainless and Steel Welding Capabilities

  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Spot
  • Aluminum

Powder Coating

  • Wide range of colors and chemistry
  • Industry-leading pretreatment for durability
  • Rapid color change for lead time

Forming

  • 7 axis press brake bending up to 10′ wide
  • Complex part experts
  • Hemming and offsetting

Hardware Insertion

  • Automatic feed and manual presses
  • Special tooling for complex geometry

Design Assistance

  • Solid modeling software
  • Proven problem solvers

Nor-Fab offers competitive pricing, on-time delivery, and quick response time for your quotes. When it comes to custom fabrication, attention to detail is mandatory. Let Nor-Fab Enterprises, Inc. show you why we are the sheet metal specialists. We look forward to helping you with all your production needs.

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Being certified ensures that the products are of high-quality, safer, and more reliable. The process of creating the products are also certified to meet time-constrictions and efficiency so that the savings can be passed along to the customer.


Address: 3520 Sjoquist Drove, Gladstone, MI 49837
Phone: 906.428.5627
Fax: 906.428.5628

Capabilities

Metal Fabrication Capabilities

CAPABILITY STATEMENT


Since 1994 Nor-Fab Manufacturing has been providing high-quality sheet metal, machined products, and services for a wide variety of industries. Our dedicated staff of machining and fabrication professionals is the cornerstone of our company. Combined with a modern all CNC facility and the latest in ERP and Manufacturing software. Nor-Fab is ready to meet or exceed your needs now and in the future. We stand behind our work and our commitment to quality, on-time delivery, competitive pricing, and customer service.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • ISO Certified 9001:2015
  • Process Control
  • SOLIDWORKS™ 3D Modeling for process refinement and concept development
  • ERP Software for real-time job tracking and part traceability
  • State of the art 4k watt laser
  • Powder Coating system designed to maximize corrosion resistance
  • Advanced technology laser measuring equipment
  • Precision sheet metal fabrication

INDUSTRY STRENGTHS

  • SHEET METAL ENCLOSURES
  • ROBOTIC WELDING
  • POWDER COATING
  • TURN-KEY PRODUCT DELIVERY WITH ASSEMBLY
  • ON-TIME DELIVERY
  • COMPETITIVE PRICING

COMPANY SNAPSHOT

CAGE Code: 3CNM9
DUNS Number: 096183640

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Phone: (906) 428-5627
Address: 3520 Sjoquist Drive Gladstone, MI 49837
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MANUFACTURING CAPABILITIES

  • LASER CUTTING- 5×10 Sheet Size, 1” Steel,” Stainless. ” Aluminum
  • PRESS BRAKE BENDING- 8 feet long x 100 tons and tooling for many complex bends including hemming.
  • WELDING- MIG, TIG, SPOT and to a variety of AWS and MILSPEC, Welder Certified Program
  • SAWING- Up to 10 Round, up to 8×12 Rectangle
  • CNC TURNING- 20” Chuck Work, 10×40 Between Centers, Up to 3” Bar Capacity, Live Tooling, and Sub Spindle Machines, CAM Programming Software.
  • CNC MILLING- Up to 14x30x20 Envelope, Rotary Axis Work, CAM Programming Software.
  • ASSEMBLY- Large and small machines, components, and enclosures. Hardware insertion.
  • FINISHING/POLISHING- Familiar with UL and NSF Standards, #4 Grain Finishing for Stainless.
  • POWDER COATING- Up to 5’x5’x10’ Parts, multiple-step pretreatment process, a system designed to maximize corrosion resistance.

View some of our Fabricated Bending Projects
View some of our Fabricated Cutting Projects
View some of our Completed Projects
View some of our Welding Projects
View some of our Painting Projects


ISO Certified

View our ISO Certification.

Being certified ensures that the products are of high-quality, safer, and more reliable. The process of creating the products are also certified to meet time-constrictions and efficiency so that the savings can be passed along to the customer.

Read more about what ISO Certification is all about.