Structural steel is one raw material without which industrial functions would come to a standstill. This doesn’t come as a surprise as it is widely used across various industrial sectors such as manufacturing, construction, transport, infrastructure and oil, and gas. Structural steel sections are created and then fabricated in metal shop floors and then assembled on the required work site. Structural steel is not only preferred by industry experts but also by metal fabricators across the world.
Let’s take a look as to why structural steel is ideal for the fabrication process in shop floors in South Africa.
Structural steel is beneficial for many reasons. Firstly, it is a tensile metal which means structural steel has a high strength to weight ratio which makes it very easy to work with. It weighs less than a lot of other metals used for fabrication. Using structural steel in buildings and equipment can ensure that the final product is strong enough to withstand all kinds of external pressures. Being an alloy structural steel can be adapted to give different properties. Lastly, structural steel is malleable and ductile so it can be bent and molded into any shape as desired. These qualities have made structural steel a popular choice in the construction industry.
Welding is an integral part of metal fabrication. Steel is a naturally strong material but with proper welding techniques, this quality of steel can be enhanced. This process makes steel suitable for high-pressure applications such as columns and I-beams in commercially designed buildings. The welding team at Northern Weldarc is highly specialized in producing high-quality structural steel sections. Our team is highly experienced to create steel products which are ideal for construction and energy sector projects. We strive to tailor our steel sections as per your specifications to give you a final product which can stand the test of time.
Fabrication companies produce metal sections based on the specifications of the client. And in most cases, clients want to work with fabricated structural steel. One main reason for this is that structural steel is cheap compared to other raw materials used in fabrication. Even the overall process of structural steel fabrication is cost efficient. Most industry experts who want to finish their project within a stipulated budget would only opt for structural steel over any other metal.