There is a wide range of industrial and domestic products that can be made from stainless steel. Steel fabricators are responsible for transforming raw material into finished products, such as cutlery and shower trays. We will be taking a closer look at the nuts that keep this industry thriving.
Stainless Steel Fabrication – A Potted History
There were many types of metal fabricators in the past. For example, the fabrication of jewelry has been around since prehistoric times. The fledgling jewelry industry was less about Beyonce's "Put A Ring on It" urges, but more about who could slay the most tribal rivals in order to claim divine possession of five hectares worth of blood-soaked clay.
You also had to be able to cut and chew gold into a ring that was head-size. As stainless steel forming evolved (and humans), it became more sophisticated and specialized. The smithing trade was created to improve the strength, durability, and purity of these products.
Early steels were hammered by blacksmiths to make a variety of tools, weapons, armor, jewelry, and horseshoes. There were also locks, keys, and chains. These products required many fabrication skills. However, the variety and quality of the products are small compared to the wide range of stainless steel products that are made today by stainless steel fabricators.
Stainless Steel Fabricators: Specialists and Experts
Given stainless steel's ubiquity in modern industry, agriculture, architecture, hospitality, and in homes across the world, the modern-day blacksmith would really need to be a jack-of-all-trades to grasp the incredible range of industries served by this profession.
The industrial revolution brought about specialization which has reduced the amount of knowledge required. Today, top fabricators are able to create unique, durable products for every customer and know which steels work best for each job.