Video blog: Steel fabrication with minimal welds
In this video blog, Bob shows how bo-mar fabricated an intricate, curved steel architectural piece using a single piece of ½-inch steel and our cutting tools. This technique minimized the number of welds required and created a better-looking result. For more information about the equipment we use for steel fabrication, click here: metal fabrication equipment
This is all made out of one piece of ½-inch steel. Here it’s been segmented and welded so it’s a flat piece and a flat piece and we would cut this curve out and weld it in – but you can see it’s a perfect join. The typical shop that didn’t have water jet or laser would have built this out of flat bar, flat bar, another flat bar, and then roll this piece. I’d say there would be 20 components here welded together. You wouldn’t have straight corners. You’d have areas where you need to weld and grind. This is perfect right out of the gate.