Waterjet cutting is often used during the fabrication
process of machine parts. This industrial tool is capable of cutting a wide
variety of materials using a very high-pressure jet or stream of water. A
mixture of water and an abrasive substance is also used in many applications. The
highly versatile cutting method produces much less waste than other forms.
Waterjet cutting is also more environmentally friendly
as it doesn’t produce dust, chippings or gas like other cutting methods. Engineering
companies are implementing waterjet technology as a cost-effective,
complementary machining method to cut parts to near-precise requirements. This
greatly helps minimise waste, maximise raw material usage and accelerates
Metal fabrication refers
to processes involving cutting, shaping or moulding a raw material (metal) into
a final product. Metal components are available in a wide variety of dimensions
and materials such as sheet metal, metal rods and metal bars. The metal
fabrication process involves a wide range of skills and disciplines from profiling,
bending and forming, cropping, coded welding to assembly and painting.
It is, without a doubt,
a specialist process that requires expertly trained staff and advanced machinery.
Coincidentally, those are also the two main factors to consider when looking
for a trusted engineering company. While modern technology, machinery and
computer aided design software have pushed fabrication services to the next
level, there is no substitute for experience.
The construction industry has evolved significantly and with it, many new and improved methods including steel fabrication. If you think about skyscrapers, warehouses and shopping malls, almost every aspect in construction consists of structural steel. Steel framed structures are common across many construction projects including garages, residential properties and short-term temporary structures.
Steel fabrication is
used to create various components and products with different qualities for different
applications. Fact is, structural steelwork has been the primary choice for
most builders, engineers, contractors and structural steel fabricators. Many
industries rely on steel fabrication because of the quality, reliability,
flexibility, cost effectiveness and sustainability that it offers.
Hitachi has suspended construction of the new nuclear power stations in Anglesey and Gloucestershire. The decision followed some speculation that Hitachi’s nuclear development plans were on hold after failed negotiations with the government based on financing. The Japanese conglomerate concluded that more time is needed to develop a financial structure for the Wylfa Newydd Project. That assessment also included the conditions for construction and operation of facilities.
The nuclear power stations were intended for Wylfa Newydd Anglesey in North Wales and Oldbury on Severn in South Gloucestershire. Horizon Nuclear Power, which Hitachi acquired in 2012, had planned to develop at least 5,800MW of nuclear power across the sites. Adding insult to injury, both sites would have created around 850 full-time positions and 9,000 jobs during construction.
Shot blasting is used to clean, polish or strengthen metal preparing it for the application of overlays or specialist coatings. It is a technological process used to remove various impurities from different surfaces using abrasives. This includes removing rust or old layers of paint to prepare surfaces for further processing like painting, welding or powder coating. Many industries working with metal use shot blasting, including aerospace, automotive, construction, shipbuilding, rail among many others.