Kosmos is a leading contractor that provides broad range of services to fabricate machinery for equipment manufacturers and industrial projects

Metal fabrication is the process of creating a finished end product from sheets of metal or different shape of profiles and tubes. The process involves metal cutting, forming, fitting, welding and coating. Many industries rely on metal fabrication to create the tools and equipment they need, products they develop.

Kosmos is a leading contractor that provides broad range services to fabricate metal equipment and structures.

Preparing fabrication drawings and cutting plans is an essential step in the metal fabrication process. These drawings and plans provide the detailed instructions and specifications that are used by our workshop to produce the final product. The fabrication drawings usually contain information such as dimensions, tolerances, surface finish, and material specifications, and they are typically created using computer-aided design (CAD) software. The cutting plans, also known as nesting plans, are helping us to minimize the waste of material, reduce the cutting time and increase the productivity. They also help to ensure that the final product is produced to the correct specifications and meets the customer’s needs.

Metal cutting is the process of cutting or shaping metal into the desired form by using various methods such as sawing, shearing, laser cutting, plasma cutting or abrasive cutting. It is a crucial step in metal fabrication as it allows for the creation of precise cuts and shapes on metal sheets or plates. The type of cutting method used will depend on the type and thickness of metal being cut, as well as the desired level of precision and finish.

Metal shaping through bending or rolling is a process used to shape metal into various forms, such as cylinders, arcs, or other complex shapes. Bending is the process of using a press brake to apply force to a piece of metal, causing it to bend along a specific line or axis. Rolling is the process of using a rolling machine to shape metal by passing it through a set of rollers that compress and shape the metal. Both bending and rolling are crucial steps in metal fabrication as they allow for the creation of precise, complex shapes that would be difficult or impossible to achieve through cutting alone.

Fitting is a crucial step in metal fabrication. It involves the precise alignment and positioning of metal components in preparation for welding. This step is essential to ensure that the parts are aligned correctly, and that they fit together snugly without gaps or overlaps. Fitting involves clamping, tacking or holding the parts in place before welding to make sure that they don’t move during the welding process. This step is important for ensuring that the final product is of high-quality and that it is safe and functional.

Welding is a process used to join two or more pieces of metal together. Welding is a critical step in metal fabrication as it allows for the creation of strong, durable connections between metal components. The quality of the welding is critical to the performance and safety of the final product. It is important to use the right type of welding process and the right welding techniques to ensure that the metal parts are securely joined and that the final product is of high-quality.

Trial assembly
Trial assembly is an important step in metal fabrication as it helps to ensure that the final product is of high-quality and that it meets the customer’s specifications. The process is used to test the fit and function of the fabricated parts and helps to identify any issues such as misalignment, interference, or missing parts, that may not have been apparent during the individual fabrication steps. It also helps to identify and correct any issues before final assembly, which can save time and money during installation.

Coating protects metal surfaces from corrosion and other environmental factors. Liquid paint or hot dip galvanization coatings are applied to the metal after fabrication is complete. They are important in metal fabrication as they help to extend the life of the product and maintain its integrity, especially in harsh environments. The choice of coating depends on the intended use and environment of the final product, as well as the desired aesthetic appearance. Both coatings have their own advantages and disadvantages, and the decision on which one to use will depend on the specific requirements of the project.

Packing refers to the process of preparing and packaging the final product for shipping and delivery. There are different ways to pack, depending on the size and shape of the parts, and the mode of transportation. For large, heavy, and bulky parts, such as industrial equipment and steel structures custom fabricated wooden crates, skids or pallets are used. Packing also involves carefully wrapping and securing the fabricated parts to prevent damage during transportation. Proper labeling and documentation is also important to easily identify the parts and that any special handling instructions are followed. Packing is important step to ensure the product is delivered in good condition and ready to use, avoiding any further cost and time for repair or replacement.