Sheet Metal Fabrication Near Abbotsford - Australian General Engineering
Established in Melbourne's, South East suburb of Mordialloc, Australian General Engineering is a metal fabrication workshop delivering metal manufacturing and fabrication services for Australian markets. To view the home page click here.
For more than 25 years, AGE has provided exceptional craftsmanship and service to the area's most well-known and respected mechanical businesses near Abbotsford, metal fabrication specialists, companies, and institutions.
We handle more than 10,000 tons of metal every year, including aluminum, customized stainless steel, galvanized steel, black iron steel and colourbond. From smaller sized, custom-made style selections to the most complex design-build and spec commercial, industrial and institutional sheet metal projects, we deliver high-quality products near Abbotsford
General Engineering Metal Workshop Near Abbotsford
Australian General Engineering looks after a wide range of sectors and delivers an extensive range of fabrication services near Abbotsford such as:
CNC Laser Cutting
MIG & TIG Welding
CNC Tube Bending
CNC Laser Cutting
CNC Turret Punching
CNC Metal Folding & Rolling
CNC Robotic Welding and more.
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Our team of knowledgeable experts has unparalleled industry expertise and uses our fully geared, 4,000 m2 in Melbourne and similar in Vietnam center that features the latest and greatest in fabrication technology. Excellent value. Exceptional craftsmanship. And top quality items delivered on time.
About Metal Fabrication & Engineering
Metal fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, and assembling processes.
It is a practice that involves the production of machines, parts, and structures from various raw materials. Large fabrication workshops employ a large number of methods in one shop or facility including welding, cutting, forming and machining. Australian General Engineering provides such services to Melbourne based suburbs and across Australia.
Metal fabrication projects usually start with shop designs including precise measurements, then move to the fabrication phase and finally to the installation of the final job. Fabrication companies are employed by contractors, OEMs, and VARs. Typical projects include loose parts, structural frames for buildings and heavy gear, stairs and hand railings for buildings.
CNC Laser Cutting Services Near Abbotsford
Laser cutting is a technology that utilizes a laser to cut elements and is used for industrial manufacturing applications. Laser cutting works by directing the output of a high-power laser most typically through optics. The laser optics and CNC (computer numerical control) are used to direct the material or the laser beam generated. A traditional commercial laser for cutting components entailed a motion control system to follow a CNC or G-code of the pattern to be cut onto the material. The focused laser beam is pointed at the material, which then either melts, burns vaporize away, or is blown away by a jet of gas, leaving an edge with a high-quality surface finish. Industrial laser cutters are used to cut flat-sheet material as well as structural and piping components. For more information contact Australian General Engineering for a custom quotation.
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MIG & TIG Welding Services in Abbotsford
MIG welding is an arc welding method in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. Shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination. MIG stands for "Metal Inert Gas." The technical name for it is "Gas Metal Arc Welding" (or GMAW), and the slang name for it is "wire welding."
TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas and is technically called Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or GTAW. The technique uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode that delivers the current to the welding arc. The tungsten and weld puddle is protected and cooled with an inert gas, typically argon. TIG welding is similar to oxy-acetylene welding in that you use a filler material for build-up or reinforcement. TIG welding is often referred to as Heli-arc welding, originating from an early Hobart "Heli-Arc" machine. The name comes from using helium gas as a shield around the electric arc. TIG welding was developed in the 1930s and was used during World War 2 as the preferred way to weld many aircraft components. Previously, some alloy steels and aluminum had to be welded with a torch, something that called for considerable skill and time.
Both services are offered by Australian General Engineering in Melbourne, for more information on metal MIG & TIG Welding in Abbotsford
CNC Folding, Rolling and Pressing in Abbotsford
Metal folding or forming is basically the process of applying one or bends to a sheet of metal by securing the sheet at a certain point and administering enough pressure to fold the metal.
The angle of the bend is normally determined by the shape of the top or bottom device (usually a "V" shape) and also the pressure applied.
At Australian General Engineering, we have a range of folding possibilities, including press brakes, automated panel folding and robotic.
The standard and most typical method of folding is to use a press brake machinery. We have several press brakes which form bends by clamping the metal sheet between a punch and die (top tool and bottom tool. An operator will feed in the sheet to a pre-set back stop and hold the material in place while the press brake applies the bend.
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Casting Raw Materials
Metal fabricators have many standard raw materials at their disposal that can decrease cycle times and workflow. Casting, a fabrication process that has been in use for over 6,000 years, involves forcing liquid metal into a mold and enabling it to cool and harden in the desired shape. A high degree of custom flexibility makes casting a perfect choice for applications that require intricate geometries. Raw materials used in the process typically include molten metal, but epoxies, concrete, and clay are also used. Common metals used in the casting process include:
Common fabrication methods include welding, lathing, broaching, grinding, milling and honing, though many metal fabrication shops offer a variety of specialties that may be well-suited to your specific needs. A vital process for virtually all manufacturers, metal fabrication, ranges from sectors such as automotive and electrical to food and beverage. Over the years, the use of popular raw materials has resulted in the standardization of many fabrication components and components. Before commencing the metal fabrication process, it is helpful to understand which materials are available and appropriate for our unique application.
Galvanized Sheet Metal Fabrication Abbotsford
Galvanized sheet metal is a steel or iron product that has a protective zinc coating to prevent rusting. The most standard method is hot-dip galvanizing, in which parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc. This technique provides corrosion protection, durability under harsh conditions, a long lifespan, versatility, availability, and sustainability.
Galvanizing protects the underlying iron or steel in the following main ways:
The zinc coating, when intact, stops corrosive substances from reaching the underlying steel or iron. The zinc serves as a sacrificial anode so that even if the coating is scratched, the exposed steel will still be protected by the remaining zinc. The zinc protects iron by corroding first. For greater results, application of chromates over zinc is also seen as an industry trend.
Aluminum Sheet Metal Fabrication Abbotsford
If you require aluminum parts machined, we are one of the most qualified and cost-effective sources, and we can finish the job right.
Aluminum is the third most abundant aspect in the earth's crust after oxygen and silicon and is a relatively brand-new commercial metal, widely used for less than 100 years.
Aluminum parts are economical, lightweight and attractive. Parts produced from this metal are often less costly because they can be machined in less time than lots of other metals such as steel and do not need extra surfaces. As the pure metal is soft, small amounts of copper, magnesium, zinc and other aspects are added for stability. It is resistant to rust as a thin protective layer is formed when subjected to the environment, preventing surface rust. Aluminum is chemical resistant, easy to machine, and has a high durability to weight ratio-- it weighs about one-third as much as steel.
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The experts at Australian General Engineering, located in the Melbourne area, strive to provide consumers with a wide variety of quality fabrication and sheet metal services.
Victoria, Australia-- Manufacturing is an essential aspect of modern consumerism, so having reliable and top-of-the-line manufacturing equipment is important for large industries to remain successful. Australia General Engineering is a market-leading metal fabrication company that offers sectors a wide array of specialized fabrication services.
About Abbotsford, Melbourne
Abbotsford is a suburb of Melbourne, Australia, 2 km east of Melbourne's Central Business District. Its local government area is the City of Yarra. At the 2016 census, Abbotsford had a population of 8,184.
Abbotsford is bounded by Collingwood, Richmond and Clifton Hill and separated from Kew by the meandering Yarra River. Formerly part of the City of Collingwood, it is now part of the City of Yarra. Victoria Street forms the southern boundary to Abbotsford (with Richmond); Hoddle Street forms the western boundary (with Collingwood); the Eastern Freeway forms the northern boundary (with Clifton Hill) while the Yarra forms the eastern boundary with Kew, in Boroondara.
Some well known Abbotsford landmarks include the Skipping Girl Sign, Dights Falls, the former Collingwood Town Hall, Victoria Park Football Stadium and Abbotsford Convent.
Abbotsford is designated one of the 82 Major Activity centres listed in the Metropolitan Strategy Melbourne 2030.
Abbotsford takes its name from the estate of John Orr, which in turn is named after a ford in Scotland's Tweed River, used by the Abbott of Melrose Abbey.
The Abbotsford area was once bush along the Yarra River sporadically occupied by the Wurundjeri people.
The area of Abbotsford was first subdivided in 1838 and sold at an auction in Sydney. One of these lots was purchased by John Dight and the lot was later called Dight's Paddock. Dight then further subdivided the land into 5 acre (12 hectare) lots and in 1878 Edwin Trenerry, a Cornwall-based property developer, purchased a large portion of Dight's Paddock for his nephew Fredrick Trenerry Brown and proceeded to further subdivide it for a residential estate.
In order to provide recreational facilities for potential residents and hence boost the value of the lots being offered for sale Fred Brown and solicitor David Abbott created a sports oval and called it Victoria Park in 1879.
Abbotsford quickly established as an industrial area, home to many Irish, mostly factory workers, and until the construction of Melbourne's sewerage and drainage systems was regularly flooded by the Yarra River. Like many inner Melbourne suburbs, its working class origins have given it a reputation for crime.
Since World War II the area has become quite ethnically diverse, with many Greeks, Italians, Vietnamese, Chinese and more recently Arabs and Africans, making it their home.
In the 1960s a section of the northern part of the suburb was demolished to make way for the Eastern Freeway.
Along with Clifton Hill and Collingwood, the suburb was a part of the City of Collingwood, until former State premier Jeff Kennett conducted a wholesale merger of local government areas in 1994.
Property values have skyrocketed in recent years and many young professionals have moved to the area and the old industrial areas have experienced significant gentrification and urban renewal since 2000.
A steady stream of migration since the 1980s has made Abbotsford home to Melbourne's largest Vietnamese community. So much so that Victoria Street is also known as Little Saigon. It is best known for its exceptional varieties of Vietnamese food, which draws tourists to the area from across Melbourne.