Nearly all of us use products of industrial fabrication, often referred to as metal fabrication, on a daily basis. However, some industries are more reliant on these products than others. The medical, utilities, government, and even kitchen industries in particular require specialty equipment that often must be custom-made for individual purposes, which is exactly where industrial manufacturers come into play. When a company or organization needs a high quality piece of equipment that can’t be purchased from a standard supplier, they often turn to an industrial manufacturer to help with the job.
Industrial fabrication is a field that requires a lot of highly specialized equipment and skilled workers who know how to use it. Some of this equipment you may find in an industrial manufacturing shop include a metal fabricator, brake press, plate rollers, and ironworker. These machines are responsible for cutting, rolling, and bending metal pieces that will be used to form the project at hand. Once the pieces are formed, it is time for fabricators to assemble them all. While each project requires its own assembling techniques, common methods include welding, thread fastening, and riveting. Finally, once the project is assembled, all that is left is to put finishing touches on it. This may include coating, painting, deburring, or other surface finishing techniques that make it look professional and complete.
So what types of pieces are being produced by this process? There are a number of different industries that heavily rely on industrial fabrication.
Many government agencies utilize mobile command centers which require custom elements that must be fabricated by the methods described above. This can be anything from custom-sized platforms, docks, or staircases to the mobile command center products by Craftsmen Industries. Military branches of the government also rely heavily on industrial fabrication to produce one of a kind equipment that must meet stringent standards. Because of the nature of their work, government agencies require incredibly precise and high quality work, so industrial manufacturing is often necessary for these projects.
Like government work, the medical industry is often in need of mobile offices that are able to host expensive medical machinery and which must meet very strict industry standards to ensure safety and quality. These offices allow doctors to access patients in rural areas, as well as set up additional spaces in high density areas or during emergencies, to provide care, administer tests, and give vaccines. They require power, plumbing, and electric services, as well as the infrastructure to remain accessible to all clients and house any equipment needed, which industrial manufacturing can provide.
A high quality kitchen, whether mobile or permanent, likely contains custom equipment that is a result of metal fabrication. Custom elements such as stovetops, sinks, backsplashes, shelving, countertops, refrigeration units, and ventilation are just a few examples of the interior components that industrial manufacturers may be hired to build and install. In addition, industrial manufacturing can also include more foundational aspects of a kitchen, such as the frame of a mobile kitchen or tailor-made architectural elements of a commercial restaurant.
Power & Water
Nearly every mobile business requires a power and water source of some sort. Industrial fabricators can take much of the work out of ensuring your business is connected to necessary infrastructure by building the plumbing, pipes, connections, and many other elements with custom specifications for each product, while remaining compliant with industry standards and safety regulations.
When looking for a manufacturer to hire for an industrial fabrication job, it is important to ensure that they are certified in relevant industry standards. One of the most common of these standards is the ISO 9001 certification, which ensures that the organization has adequate guidelines set in place to allow for proper quality control. Craftsmen Industries industrial fabrication division is ISO 9001:2015 certified, which is the most recent version of the ISO 9001 certification to date. In addition to this, there are other ISO and OSHA certifications that cover areas like environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, workplace safety, and cyber security. Keep an eye out for these when searching for a trustworthy and reliable manufacturer.
Craftsmen Industries has been a trusted and valued partner of the military, federal government, emergency response, and consumer goods industries for rapid prototype development for nearly 40 years. We are the market leader in design, engineering, and fabrication of deployable solutions including expandable trailers and large containers. We build each project to the highest standard of quality and safety per our ISO 9001:2015 guidelines and customize every unit per our customers' specific needs.