What Is Metalworking?

A common question in the architectural industry, metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. There are many ways of shaping metal, including machining, forging, casting, and fabricating.

Did you know humans have been working metal for nearly 7000 years? Metalworking covers a huge variety of work across multiple industries and sectors, find out all you need to know about the metalworking process.

Common Metalworking Processes

As metalworking is used to a diverse level, it includes a wide range of skills, processes and tools.  Most commonly, metalworking is divided into the following three categories:

  • Cutting: a collection of processes where material is brought to a specified shape by removing excess using various kinds of tooling
  • Forming: modifying metal by deforming it i.e. forming does not remove any metal.  Forming is done with a system of mechanical forces and, especially for bulk metal forming, with heat
  • Joining: bringing two or more pieces of metal together by way of one or more different processes which include welding, brazing and soldering.

Common Tools

There are a variety of commonly used metalworking tools ranging from the) hammer and anvil through to complex tools including Fibre Lasers, punch presses, Salvagnini P4 panel benders, Amada Press Breaks and, MIG and TIG welding equipment. Here at Morgan Brothers, we purchase modern day machinery to enhance our services now including a complete glass production and powder coating service.

Working with metalworking tools, the people that operate them and their skills are as important as the tools and equipment they operate. All our employees are CSCS registered for site installation and we uphold an excellent Health & Safety record with Constructionline and CHAS Accreditation with safety being of the utmost importance at all times within our organisation.  We also uphold C E Marking and are on the approved list of subcontractors for the NHS.

We have become a firm favourite in the world of metalwork, priding ourselves in adapting and succeeding in a fast paced modernisation of the business world. Right from the initial design, we will help you with every step.

Our professional team are fully C E Marked specialists in all aspects of metalwork fabrication and have over 50 years’ experience working with a diverse range of clients manufacturing and installing architectural metalwork for a huge variety of industries.

We manufacture and install Bespoke Metalwork products for Construction projects throughout the world together with providing manufacture drawings and structural calculations.

If you would like to find out more about our fantastic metalwork services and what we provide, get in touch with our experts today by calling 01257 264041 and we will be happy to help.