For decades, Weld Rich and Steel has been fabricating steel products of all sizes and shapes. Over those years, the products we created through stainless steel fabrication can be seen in many structures and buildings all over the city and beyond. With our knowledge and expertise in this industry, here are some facts we think are worth knowing for.
#1. More than half of all metal products in the world are made through steel fabrication. These products range from the beautiful stair creations of interior designers to grand built of aircraft and ships.
#2. The very first attempt at fabricating steel happened in space back in the year 1969. This is when Russian cosmonauts experimented the process which leads to the developments in the technology of stainless steel fabrication.
#3. The steel industry is the second largest industry next to oil and gas and turns over hundreds of billions of dollar circa. Throughout history, the major players in steel fabrication are Sweden, Great Britain, United States, Russia, and China. Today, China is known as the world’s biggest steel producer, producing more than 50% of global steel production.
#4. There are various different types of steel. These include carbon steel, stainless steel, alloy steel, galvanised steel, tool steel, Damascus steel, Wootz steel, and electroplated steel.
#5. The stainless steel fabrication is a process involving several steps such as cutting, shaping, welding, and assembling of the parts to produce various kinds of structure. The engineers manipulate steel properties to achieve the desired shape or pattern to create the final product.
#6. The material of steel is actually an alloy of iron with 1% carbon. It can also be made containing other elements like manganese. Even if iron is a soft metal in itself, steel can be tough, hard, and resistant to corrosion. As such, it is the material of choice for most industries such as the construction, infrastructure, and household items.
If you want to know more information about stainless steel fabrication and how it can help with your next project, feel free to contact us today.