Stainless steel fabrication is the technique of manufacturing shapes and products from flat stainless steel sheet metal using techniques such as cutting, welding, forming and machining.
Fabrication processes used for manufacturing stainless steel components are determined by the physical and mechanical properties of the available steels and the type of finish required for the final product: grained, bead blasted, brushed, passivated and polished.
Fabrication with stainless steels provides long-term value, corrosion resistance, 100% recyclability and heat and fire resistance.
Because of its versatility, a wide range of stainless steel fabricating techniques can be employed in the manufacturing process.
Despite its relatively high strength stainless steel is malleable enough to be folded, machined, welded and finished in a wide variety of textures.
Modern fabrication technology allows stainless steel to be cut, welded and processed as quickly and efficiently as other non-ferrous metals.
But, to ensure high-quality stainless steel fabrication and avoid any cross-contamination, it is important that workshops maintain separate processing facilities for ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
Quality stainless steel fabricator must possess the technology, equipment and processes to fabricate the highest quality stainless steel products with ease.
Stainless steels can be fabricated using conventional techniques and, despite a generally higher cost, the benefits make this dependable metal the only choice of sheet metal for many sheet metal fabrications.
The main advantages are:
Stainless steel fabrications are commonly used in food processing industries, the medical sector and for other hygiene-conscious products.
High chromium grades of stainless are also extremely valuable for use in catering equipment, heating and ventilation systems, and the manufacture of products such as boilers, heaters and heat exchangers.
Common stainless steel fabrication projects at KMF include outdoor forecourt and vending machinery and conveyor systems for the food processing and packaging industries.
In stainless steel fabrication, the finish is one of the most important processes. KMF has the expertise and equipment to achieve many types of stainless-steel finishes.
KMF Group delivers stainless steel fabrication services in grades 304 and 316. As expert stainless-steel fabricators, our customers benefit from separate processing of ferrous and non-ferrous materials through KMF Special Products, a purpose-built facility dedicated to stainless steel fabrication.
This ensures the metal fabrication process does not diminish the intrinsic properties of the metal and the surface of the fabricated product does not discolour.
Our stainless-steel facility houses its own laser cutting cell, a dedicated bending department, welding bays and a glass bead blasting cabinet.
By combining the accumulated experience of stainless steel fabrication with dedicated technology and constant innovation, we can design, fabricate and provide a range of stainless steel processing solutions that enhance product functionality, improve time-to-market and achieve cost efficiencies.
If you have a question or enquiry about our services as stainless steel fabricators, please get in touch.
Our Special Products cell is dedicated to high-quality stainless steel component manufacture.
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KMF supports a range of industry sectors with complex fabrications and high-precision parts.