There’s a huge list when it comes to the question “What is fabricating machinery exactly?” That’s because it would take ten plus pages to list every single kind of fabricating machinery. Rather it’s easier to focus on the five most commonly used types in almost every machine shop today.
With the ability to cut a variety of materials these are by far the most useful and cost-effect. They are capable of cutting virtually anything by using a combination of water and an abrasive substance.
Without question the sturdiest, strongest, and most dependable in all of machining, that provide a single function, bending metals. It‘s actually not uncommon when looking for a used press to find many of the top brands like Dake, Rousselle and Cincinnati from the 70s and 80s still in working order and in great condition.
- Laser systems
Being one of the more advanced machines on the list, are used most commonly for cutting, welding, marking and surface treatment. Best used in companies with a high demand for these operations as they most likely require high precision for cutting complicated parts.
- Plasma systems
Sounds out of this world right? Well plasma is actually a very common and widespread method of cutting specific materials. Unlike the other cutting methods mentioned, the “specific materials” that can be cut using plasma have to be electrically conductive, meaning steel, aluminum, brass, and copper.
One of the cheapest and most common machines on this list. These machines do exactly what you think they do, cut metal. Generally they are used for cutting sheet metal and aluminum. However, shears can also be found in business other than machine shops as they’re also used to cut paper, plastic, and wood.
- Meet any material needs.
- Most commonly used in machinery.
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