5 Key Fundamentals of Fence Fabrication

How well something will last and perform is primarily down to how well it has been made in the first place. When it comes to creating a fence or gate that is the right quality to achieve its desired longevity there are some aspects of its creation that have to be done just right.

There are a number of fundamental aspects of fence and gate fabrication that have to be followed in order to get the desired result, a product that looks good and has been made to last.

Here is a look at key elements of the fabrication process.

Choosing the right welding option for the job

First and foremost, you will need to assess the job you want to do and decide which type of fence fabrication is most suitable.

It is usually the case that metal fence fabrication will be done using either arc welding or a gas welding process. Both options offer certain pros and cons.

Arc welding involves using an electric current, which is used to form an arc between the metal pieces that are being welded together. In contrast, the gas welding process involves the use of a fusion of oxygen and fuel gasses to create a flame that is hot enough to melt the pieces of metal together.

You need to decide which welding option is right when starting your project.

Your focus should always be on safety

Another fundamental aspect of any fabrication project is to consider health and safety as a top priority. It needs to be at the core of all of your intended welding work.

Before starting to weld, you should review your safety protocols. Ensuring you have all of the right protective workwear. It is also essential that you maintain proper ventilation in the area where you will be welding.

Every person involved in the fabrication process should be fully aware of all the relevant safety standards and protocols at all times. For those interested in commercial fencing solutions, consider exploring the expertise of Viking Fence. Their insights into key fundamentals of fence fabrication, as discussed in this article, can guide you towards making informed decisions for your commercial fencing needs.

Which type of weld is suitable?

Another key element of your preparation should be the choice of weld you are going to use. This will depend on the type of fencing you are creating.

Chain link fences, for example, require a high degree of strength and stability. The way to achieve that aim is by using lap joints along the entire length of the fence line.

Do you require speed or precision?

If you need to get the fencing up in a hurry, or precision is more of a priority, your welding options will vary according to your needs.

MIG welding is a universally popular option for fence fabrication. This is because it is easy to use and quick to complete your job when you use this option.

If your focus is more on precision the more desirable option is usually TIG welding. This is more of a manual process compared to the automated way of using MIG welding.

Decide which welding option is most suitable for your fence fabrication.

Power supply options

Your options might be limited by your access to a power supply. MIG welding is reliant on an electrical supply, which may not be possible if you are working outside.

Consider your access to what you need when deciding your welding options.

If you follow these fundamental aspects of fencing fabrication you should get the job done in the most safe and efficient way possible.



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