Steel Fabrication

Steel Fabrication ChuteSteel fabrication is the process of transforming raw steel materials into predefined shapes, components, and structures. It is a crucial part of various industries, including infrastructure, mining, construction (for buildings, bridges, and infrastructure), manufacturing (for machinery and equipment), and many other industries. It also plays a vital role in creating durable and reliable steel structures, steel products and applications.

Steel fabrication process

The steel fabrication process includes these basic steps.

  • Steel sheets, plates, or structural sections are cut into the desired shapes and sizes. A builder can use different methods which includes laser cutting, shearing and sawing.
  • After cutting, the steel components may undergo further shaping processes, which can include bending, rolling, and forming to achieve the desired contours and dimensions.
  • Individual steel pieces are joined together via welding using heat and often a filler material to create strong and secure connections. Among the common welding techniques that can be used are arc welding, Metal Inert Gas (MIG), and Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG).
  • Once the individual steel components are cut, shaped, and welded, they are assembled into the final structure or product. This may involve additional welding or fastening methods like bolting or riveting.
  • After assembly, steel structures may undergo finishing processes such as sandblasting, painting, or coating to enhance their appearance, protect against corrosion, and improve longevity.

Lotus Steel fabrication Capability


Types of Steel Used in Steel Fabrication

Lotus Steel can work on a variety of steel types, each with specific properties and characteristics. Here are some common types of steel used in steel fabrication.

Carbon Steel (Mild Steel) – It is one of the most used types of steel in fabrication. It’s known for its strength and durability. Common grades include AS1554.5/AS1554.1 2014

Stainless Steel – It is highly resistant to corrosion and staining due to the addition of chromium. Common grades include AS/NZS 1554.6 for welding stainless steel, with various grades such as 304 (AS/NZS 1554.6-W304) and 316 (AS/NZS 1554.6-W316).

Aluminium – Alloy steel contains additional alloying elements to enhance its properties. It offers increased strength, hardness, and resistance to wear and fatigue. Common grades include AS/NZS 3679.1-4140 for general-purpose alloy steel.

Structural Steel – It is used in construction for building frames, beams, and columns. Common grades include AS/NZS 3679.1-300 for mild steel and AS/NZS 3678-K1042 for high-strength steel.

The choice of steel type depends on the specific requirements of the project, including factors such as strength, corrosion resistance, weight, cost, and environmental conditions. Lotus Steel can select the appropriate steel grade based on these factors to ensure that the final product meets the desired performance and durability standards.

Steel-Fabrication-Hydraulic-Oil-TankSteel thickness to be chosen for fabrication

At Lotus Steel, the appropriate steel thickness is determined by the structural and functional requirements of the project. Factors that influence the choice of thickness include the following:

  • Load-Bearing Capacity – Thicker steel is often used for load-bearing components in structures. This is to ensure they can withstand the required loads without deformation or failure.
  • Material Strength – Different steel alloys and grades have varying strengths. The required thickness may differ based on the specific alloy’s properties.
  • Corrosion Resistance – In applications exposed to corrosion, thicker steel with appropriate coatings or treatments may be chosen to extend the component’s lifespan.
  • Aesthetic Considerations – In architectural or decorative applications, thinner steel may be preferred for a sleek or lightweight appearance.
  • Cost and Weight – Thicker steel tends to be heavier and more costly. We can work with steel thickness from 0.5mm to 100mm

Machine/tools used for steel fabrication

Steel fabrication involves a range of tools and machines. Each of these tools and machines serve specific purposes in the fabrication process.

Cutting Tools:

  • Plasma Cutters
  • Fibre Laser Cutting
  • Oxy-Fuel Cutting Torches

Bending and Forming Machines:

  • Press Brakes
  • Rolling Machines
  • Tube Benders

Welding Equipment:

Assembly Equipment:

Tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, and pneumatic or hydraulic presses are used to assemble steel components.

Finishing Equipment:

  • Paint Booths
  • Blast Cabinets

These machines and tools used at Lotus Steel are essential for the various processes involved in steel fabrication, from initial cutting and shaping to welding, machining, assembly, and finishing.

Skilled labors that enable Steel Fabrication at Lotus

  • Skilled staff are essential for maintaining quality, precision, and safety in the steel fabrication process.
  • Our expertise and attention to detail contribute to the successful completion of projects in various industries.
  • Lotus Steel has in-house Design draftsmen, Project Managers, Steel fabricators, welders, and machine operators to ensure efficiency and productivity on every project.
  • Lotus Steel has implemented a Quality Management System to the requirements of AS/NZ 9001: 2008.
  • We have access to 3rd party certifiers to ensure that your project meets the specified standards, codes, and regulatory requirements.

Why choose Lotus Steel’s Steel Fabrication services?

  • Quality assurance JAS-ANZ-ISOQuality Assurance

    Lotus Steel has a rigorous quality control process to ensure that every piece leaving its facility adheres to the highest industry standards, guaranteeing the structural integrity and longevity of your project

  • Custom Solutions

    Lotus Steel is a custom steel fabrication known to craft tailored solutions to meet your unique preferences. Whether it’s industrial structures, architectural elements, or precision components, Lotus Steel can turn your vision into reality.

  • Unparalleled Expertise

    Lotus Steel has a team of highly skilled engineers, metal fabricators, and craftsmen. They can bring a wealth of experience to every project, ensuring precision and perfection in every weld, cut, and assembly.

  • On-Time Delivery

    With our efficient project management, Lotus Steel can deliver your project on time, so you can stay on schedule and within budget.

  • Competitive Pricing

    Good quality doesn’t have to break the bank. At Lotus Steel, we offer competitive pricing without compromising on craftsmanship.

Get ready to elevate your steel fabrication projects! Get in touch with Lotus Steel’s experts today to discuss your next steel fabrication project. We are one of the leading metal fabrication shops in Sydney.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our Metal Fabrication Experts at (02) 9896 1846 or email info@lotussteel.com.au