Custom Metal Fabrication

Slew-Drive-custom-metal-fabrication-for-Mining-Power-transmissionCustom metal fabrication is a specialised manufacturing process in which metal products, components, or structures are created according to specific, individualised design requirements and specifications. This process involves cutting, shaping, and assembling various metal materials, such as steel, aluminium, copper, or stainless steel, to produce customised items that meet the unique needs of metal fabrication.

Custom Metal Fabrication Process

There are quite a few steps in the custom metal fabrication process to create customised metal products or components. Lotus Steel has the capabilities and strives to achieve the desired quality and precision of the end products.

  • Mechanical Design – The custom design accurately reflects the customer’s requirements, including dimensions, tolerances, and material specifications.
  • Material Selection – Select the appropriate metal material based on the application. Some factors to consider when choosing the type of material to be used are strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity and cost-effectiveness.
  • Material Preparation – Properly prepare raw metal materials by cutting, shearing, or machining them into manageable sizes and shapes.
  • Cutting and Shaping – Precision cut and shape metal materials using techniques such as laser cutting, plasma cutting, or waterjet cutting to achieve the desired forms and dimensions.
  • Concentrate-Cone-Fabrication-for-Gold-Mining.jpgWelding and Joining – Ensure high-quality welding and joining processes, including proper fit-up, weld penetration, and post-weld inspections to create strong and reliable connections.
  • Bending and FormingPrecisely bend and form metal components to meet design specifications, maintaining uniformity and minimising deformities.
  • Quality Control Checks – Execute thorough quality control procedures for each stage of fabrication. This is to identify and address any abnormalities from design requirements.
  • Surface Finish and other finishing touches – Pay attention to surface finish details to achieve desired aesthetics and corrosion resistance. Address any imperfections in the finishing processes. Final finishing processes, such as painting, powder coating, or plating, should also be carried out with precision to achieve a consistent surface texture and appearance.
  • Testing and Verification – Conduct performance or functional testing, if necessary. This is to verify that the fabricated metal product meets its intended purpose and specifications.
  • Installation (if applicable) – If installation is part of the project, carry out on-site assembly with attention to detail, following proper procedures and safety protocols.

By diligently addressing these critical points in custom metal fabrication, Lotus Steel can achieve a high level of precision, quality, and customer satisfaction, while minimising errors, rework, and costly issues. Each step in the process contributes to the overall success of the project and the production of customised and high-quality metal products via custom metal fabrication.


Various types of metals Lotus Steel custom fabricates

Custom metal fabrication usually involves the use of a wide range of metals and alloys, depending on the specific requirements of the project. Some of the common metals used at Lotus Steel for custom metal fabrication include:


  • Carbon steel: Commonly used for its strength and affordability.
  • Stainless steel: Known for its corrosion resistance, making it suitable for various applications, including architectural elements, food processing equipment, and industrial machinery. 


Aluminium is lightweight and has good corrosion resistance. It is commonly used in applications such as aerospace components, automotive parts, and architectural elements.


Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc, known for its attractive appearance and corrosion resistance. It is used for decorative items, musical instruments, and plumbing fittings.


Mining-Machinery-Boot-End-frame-fabricationBronze is an alloy of copper and tin, known for its durability and resistance to corrosion. It is used for sculptures, bearings, and marine applications.

Cast Iron

Cast iron is used in applications where its excellent castability, wear resistance, and heat retention properties are beneficial, such as engine blocks and cookware.

Custom metal fabricators at Lotus Steel can work closely with clients to select the most appropriate material based on the specific design requirements of the project. Additionally, some projects may involve the use of multiple metals or alloys in combination to achieve the desired properties and characteristics of the actual product.

Why choose Lotus Steel’s Custom Metal Fabrication services?

  • Customised Solutions

    Lotus Steel tailors their fabrication services to your specific requirements. We work closely with you to design and custom fabricate the products for you.

  • Quality assurance JAS-ANZ-ISO

    Quality Assurance

    Your project will meet the industry standards and regulatory requirements. Lotus Steel upholds rigorous quality control measures at every stage of custom metal fabrication.

  • Exceptional Customer Service

    Lotus Steel values its customers. They have experts in the field who are experienced and strive for customer satisfaction.

  • Experienced team of professionals

    Lotus Steel has a team of skilled and trained metal fabricators and engineers who are ready to collaborate with you, from initial concept to final installation. 

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