What is Stainless Steel Fabrication
Stainless steel fabrication is the process of turning raw steel into the desired product suitable for use in building or assembly. Steel is a metal alloy composed of iron and other elements. It comes in a broad range of distinct types use in fabrication processes. Here at KDM, we proudly offer custom stainless steel fabrication services to exceed your requirements.
When it comes to meeting project criteria and objectives, stainless steel fabrication provides greater flexibility. It is comprised of a wide range of procedures. It falls into two broad categories: joining and fabrication. Fabrication Method includes shearing and bending, melting and rolling, water jet cutting, deep drawing, roll forming, machining, wire bending, spring forming, and milling. The second is joining methods such as adhesive bonding, brazing/soldering, welding, fastening, mechanical press fitting, and folding.
Stainless Steel Fabrication Techniques & Process
Stainless steel metals go through high deformation stresses in the deep drawing process. This process is used for metals in appliances, lighting, furniture, design & decoration, or other general industries.
Stainless steel machining process uses an advanced include lathe, mills and drills machine to shave away parts of the metal. This will result in the required shape and designs. KDM is an expert in this process.
KDM uses sophisticated shearing equipment to effectively process sheet and plate forms of stainless steel. It can precision shearing to close tolerances up to 0.625 in. We can prototype for heavy volume production.
Stainless Steel Punching provides accurate holes and error-free metal. KDM can punch metal parts of any shape and design. We ensure the non-breaking of metal used for electronics, textiles, pharmaceutical, automotive, etc.
KDM stainless steel riveting is popular process for constructing metal tools production, buildings, and automotive. Stainless steel is perfect for this process thanks to its high tensile strength and good corrosion resistance. Our stainless steel rivets products have strong and durable join.
Stainless Steel Brazing involves brazing in the air with flux, vacuum brazing and brazing under a reducing atmosphere. The high-temperature brazing filler metals are used in this process.
Stress Relieving is the process of heating metal to a specified temperature below its lower transformation temperature. After that, it is rapidly cooled in the air. It releases stresses accumulated by the metal during processes such as rolling, machining, etc.
KDM Drilling is a cutting procedure in which a drill bit is used to produce a round cross-section hole in solid metals. The drill is often a spinning cutting equipment with multiple points. KDM uses high-standard drilling machines to precisely drill your metal.
KDM straightening stainless steel using flame straightening, bending, twisting, or stretching. The steel structural shapes, bars, and long parts can be straightened through this process. We can custom stainless steel fabricate your products to meet your needs.
Advantages of Stainless Steel Fabrication
Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, reducing waste. More and more industries choose stainless steel fabrication.
KDM precisely cut and welds stainless steel easily. We own top-of-the-line, modern equipment to do these operations.
KDM uses corrosion-resistant stainless steel in fabrications. It provides overall value and long-term investment to stainless steel.
Nickel-alloyed grades and high chromium stainless steel are resistant to fire and heat and ideal for boilers, feed water heaters, valves, etc.
Types of Stainless Steel Used in Fabrication
- Austenitic, 200 series — A steel combination of nickel, and/or manganese, carbon, and chromium. It can be toughened through cold working but has lower protection against corrosion.
- Austenitic, 300 series — most common austenite steel is grade 304. It is referred to as A2 stainless or 18/8. It is composed of 18% chromium and 8% nickel concentration.
- Ferritic – ferritic stainless steel metal sheet has a high level of technical properties but lower corrosion. It has lower chromium and nickel content.
- Martensitic — consists of nickel, carbon, chromium, and molybdenum. It offers exceptional strength and machinability but is not as corrosion resistant as austenitic or ferritic.
- Duplex — It has a balanced combination of austenite and ferrite. This contains low nickel proportions and high chromium allowing it to be more resistant to cracking, rust, and scratch.
- Precipitation-hardening martensitic— This metal has better corrosion resistance than ordinary martensitic steels. For higher-strength applications, it can be precipitation hardened.
Stainless Steel Fabrication Properties
Dealing with stainless steel provides numerous advantages thanks to its physical qualities. Stainless steel offers various benefits and features such as:
- Durable and long-lasting
- High corrosion resistance
- Increased malleability
- Work hardening rates
- Highly recyclable
- High tensile strength.
- Attractive appearance
- Easy formability and fabrication.
Stainless Steel Material for Your Products
KDM processes various stainless steel materials according to your custom request to boom your business. We can fabricate stainless steel products based on your required material types.
- Stainless steel sheet
- Stainless steel tube
- Stainless steel strip
- Stainless steel profile
- Stainless steel bar
- Stainless steel rod
Stainless Steel Sheet Metal Fabrication
Stainless steel sheet metal fabrication begins with carefully selecting the proper material. Then followed by a combination of production methods and finishing.
KDM is an expert in sheet metal manufacturing. We work with various thicknesses and alloy grades such as 304, 316, and 322 for our custom fabrication projects. Stainless steel sheet also known as inox steel does not easily rust, corrode, non-magnetic and has high & low-temperature resistance. It is perfect for metal production processes.
Stainless Steel Tube Fabrication
KDM specialized in stainless steel tube fabrication. This is a process where stainless steel strips or sheets go through hot or cold roll forming to transform into a tube shape. Cold forming produces better finishes and tighter tolerances than hot forming.
KDM provides all types of stainless steel tube products made from quality alloy grades such as 201, 202, 304, 304L, 316, 630, 904L, and more. The 2 main categories of stainless steel tube include welded stainless steel tubing and seamless stainless steel tubing.
Stainless Steel Fabrication Applications
Stainless steel is utilized in a wide range of industries where high structural reliability and durability are vital. It comes in various types, thicknesses, and designs. KDM can offer custom fabrications ideal for the following applications:
Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication
KDM is supported by professional and well-trained engineers to perfect custom your stainless steel products fabrication. Our sophisticated facility can handle your unique stainless steel fabrication needs from concept to design phase, prototype, product sampling, mass production, shipping, and delivery.
All products undergo strict quality control to ensure 100% defect-free and superior performance. Our team can manufacture quickly and efficiently to deliver the products on time. Message us today for your custom request!
Why Choose KDM Stainless Steel Fabrication
KDM is a professional stainless steel fabrication provider in China. We focused on unique R&D, designing, production, and sales of quality stainless steel finished products. Our company follows strict quality control to guarantee defect-free and premium quality products and services.
Equipped with the latest 3D CAD/CAM software and advanced machineries such as punching machine, water jet cutting machine, polishing machine, cutting machines, and bending machines for stainless steel fabrication. Our company serves all sectors such as residential, medical, automotive, commercial, minerals, chemicals, industrial, and leisure industries.
You can get affordable services at KDM. We also offer custom stainless steel fabrication based on your specifications. Please contact us immediately.
Stainless Steel Surface Treatment/Finishing
Stainless steel plate screen printing process offers various advantages. It provides several surfaces such as bare metals, varnished, painted, etc. This offers diversity, flexibility, and excellent light resistance. KDM can screen printing metal in strong coverage and a thick layer of ink, soft layout, and small printing pressure.
Stainless steel products can be treated with different surface colors and shades for architectural purposes. These colors include black, green, red, purple, blue, gold, etc. In this process, the stainless steel is colored using a patented method. It includes soaking stainless steel in a heated chromic/sulphuric acid solution.
If you don’t want a highly polished surface, KDM offers stainless steel blackening that creates a non-reflective black oxide coating. Several techniques can be employed to obtain this look. The 2 typical procedures include potassium dichromate solution or immersion in sulphuric acid. KDM uses state-of-the-art Stainless Steel Blackening equipment that can satisfy your specifications.
Stainless steel powder coating creates superior corrosion protection, increases the longevity and attractiveness of the product. This process uses a powder spraying device through static electricity. To obtain a smooth surface, the powder is absorbed equally. Powder coating includes methods such as cleaning, pickling and/or passivating, primer and powder topcoat, blasting, and curing.
Stainless Steel Mechanical Polishing involves grinding, polishing, and buffing. This process enhanced stainless steel surface conditions for functional or decorative applications. Polishing is done with abrasives that are firmly attached to a flexible backing. KDM is an expert in this process, ensuring that no contamination by iron-based materials develops.
Pickling is a method of removing scale formed by high-temperature processes such as heat treatment, welding, or hot working. It uses acid or mixture of acids in the process such as nitric acid, sulphuric acid, and hydrofluoric acid. KDM provides extreme caution during the pickling process and waste disposal.
More Parts We Made for Our Clients
KDM designs stainless steel cabinets for garages, kitchen use, bathrooms, and commercial use. We design custom stainless cabinets suitable for your needs.
Stainless steel countertops are durable and strong enough. This is water-resistant, heat resistant and, stains resistant. It is virtually indestructible and last longer.
KDM works with all types of stainless steel for creating excellent quality sinks. It includes 300 series stainless steel, 304, 316 alloy grade, and more. Custom stainless steel sink according to your specific sizes, types, and designs.
Stainless Steel Trim is used for joining and edging stainless steel panels. It has excellent cutting, high gloss, and high hardness. It is easy to install with low maintenance. It adds a lot of color to the house decoration, commercial spaces, and more.
Stainless Steel Bracket is made from 304 or 316 stainless steel grade. It comes from .024” to .750” in thickness. You can choose between brushed, polished, or mill bracket surface treatment. KDM provides low to high volume bracket productions.
KDM manufacture stainless steel enclosure that provides excellent protection to electrical parts for indoor and outdoor use. These products have waterproof and dustproof structures. NEMA, UL approved boxes with IP65 & IP66 requirements for harsh environments.
KDM stainless steel railing systems are guaranteed durable with an attractive appearance. It is available in different designs according to interior and exterior trim. Choose whether you need round or square railings from KDM. It improved the appearance of any contemporary-designed property.
Discover high-quality stainless steel shelving fabrication at KDM. We supply all types of heavy-duty shelves such as fixed shelving, adjustable shelving, freestanding, or floating shelves. These are accessible in different sizes, layers and loading capacities.
Get a unique stainless steel mailbox with excellent features in KDM. These are easy to install, easy to carry, and mounted indoors, in garages, walls, and sheds. You can find a mailbox at KDM perfect for schools, hospitals, offices, libraries, hotel applications, and more.
KDM stainless steel staircases exhibit a durable and aesthetically-pleasing appearance. It is very easy to clean and sanitize. This is extremely resistant to fire (heat) and cold temperatures. It offers long-lasting usage. These are available in limitless designs and styles for your projects.
Stainless Steel Water Tanks Fabrication is manufactured from AISI stainless steel grade 304 material. It is safe, reliable and durable stainless steel water storage tanks. We offer mass production water tanks for your needs.
KDM produced a wide range of stainless steel cans for food and beverages applications, milk dairy industry, etc. It can be finish with smooth finishing, mirror finish polishing, etc. It is safe and food-grade cans fabrications.
Customized trendy and sturdy stainless steel food serving trays for any events, parties, residential or commercial applications. These are made from versatile materials to last long and withstand daily usage.
For your stainless steel trolley fabrication, you can trust KDM. Stainless steel trolley is used for storage and carrying the products needed for the client. Get a stable design stainless steel trolley at KDM. It is made of advanced machinery, processes, and technology.
KDM fabricates plenty of stainless-steel furniture options for your business. This includes but is not limited to stainless steel chairs, cupboards, trolley, lockers, and more. KDM ensures premium quality material in furniture fabrications.
Stainless steel garden tools are designed with high strength, high corrosion resistance and high performance. These are made to last and can handle the most difficult work. Choose the best alloy grades to meet your steel garden tools requirements.
Stainless steel medical equipment includes canes and walkers, wheelchairs, sinks and bowls, surgical steel, etc. We can produce various medical-grade tools according to customer requirements. KDM offers various stainless steel medical devices that vary in thickness, size, shape, and features.
“We are very satisfied working with KDM. They support us in every stage of production until the completion of our projects. They have superb customization services as well as after-sales assistance. All finished products we received exhibit all necessary features and advantages..”
“For your stainless steel fabrication requirements, KDM is the best partner. They provide reliable services, unmatched quality products, and technical support. All stainless steel products we request are in excellent condition, corrosion resistant and durable.”
“KDM stainless steel fabrication meets even the most exacting standards demanded by the industry. They have a team of skilled, engineers, architects and craftsmen. The quality in delivery and service is guaranteed.”
Stainless steel fabrication costs approximately 3 times as much as raw steel material. At KDM, a ton of steel will cost approximately $400. This means that production alone will cost between $1,200 and $1,500, without including the primer coat.
If you require a custom product with a unique design, the stainless steel fabrication price may vary. There will be an added cost for producing steel that is more than 30 feet.
Contact KDM and talk about the cost for your project.