Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild steel fabrication services

At Yorkshire Laser we provide professional, high-quality mild steel fabrication services. As one of the UK’s leading sheet metal fabrication companies, we have extensive expertise in fabricating a range of materials, including mild steel.

What is mild steel fabrication?

Known for its versatility, mild steel has a variety of uses as a raw material, including machinery parts and pipelines, as well as gates and fencing.

Mild steel’s advantages include its high tensile and impact strength, although the alloy is not suitable for heat treatment as part of the sheet metal manufacturing process, to improve its properties.

Fabrication is the process of shaping raw materials into a final product. Mild steel fabrication is a craft that merges science and artistry to shape raw steel into functional, aesthetic, and structurally sound components.

Mild steel, also known as low carbon steel, is produced by smelting iron ore in a blast furnace where carbon is added into the mixture, and all other impurities are removed. The carbon content in mild steel is significant as it is one of the most important factors determining its mechanical properties.

The fabrication of mild steel involves several stages. It begins with the design phase, where engineers create detailed blueprints for the project.

Next is the cutting stage, where the mild steel sheets are cut into the required shapes using various techniques. The pieces are then assembled and welded together to form the final product. The fabricated product may undergo additional processes like powder coating for a decorative finish and corrosion resistance.

What is mild steel used for?

Mild steel is a popular choice for many different industries due to its impressive ductility, consistent yield strength, and cost-effectiveness.

Its properties make it suitable for a wide range of applications.

In the construction industry, mild steel is often used as construction frame materials due to its high strength and flexibility.

It’s also used in the manufacture of steel pipes, safety barriers and outdoor structures.

The automotive industry uses mild steel products for making car body kits because of their formability and cost-effectiveness. Other industries also use mild steel for machinery parts, gates and commercial equipment due to its long-term quality and aesthetic appeal.


Types of metal fabrication

Metal fabrication is a broad field that includes various techniques and materials. Some of the main types are structural, medium to heavy fabrication, and sheet metal fabrication.

Structural fabrication as the name suggests involves creating components for buildings and structures, medium to heavy fabrication produces parts for a multitude of uses ranging from 20,000 litre vessels to pedestrian bollards and everything in between.

Sheet metal fabrication, on the other hand, is focused on manufacturing items from light gauge steels, stainless steels and aluminium sheet.

At Yorkshire Laser, we specialise in the fabrication of sheet metal, including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium sheet metal fabrication.

We serve a wide range of industries, from power generation to automotive, providing each with cost-effective and high-quality solutions.

Whether you need sheet metal fabrication for a building project or sheet metal for a bespoke enclosure, our team can fabricate it for you. Our process ensures a consistent yield strength in our products, ensuring their longevity and durability.


Choose Yorkshire Laser for mild steel fabrication

With our team of expert metal fabricators, we guarantee quality in every project.

With over 30 years’ worth of experience, we have built a reputation for high-quality finishes, fast turnarounds, and reliability.

Our client base ranges from construction to automotive, energy generation and defence and we always take time to fully understand what you require.

For more information regarding mild steel fabrication, contact us today.

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