Custom Stainless Steel

What is

Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication

Custom stainless steel fabrication is among the services offered by Topweld General Engineering and it covers many different applications for stainless steel welding. We work on projects of varying complexities in industries ranging from general construction to automotive. However, the term is rather vague by itself, and there is often confusion as to what kind of work custom stainless steel fabricators such as ourselves can do. We wish to make that clear with this short blog post. With this information, we hope to spread correct information regarding the services we offer, and hopefully reach out to those who would otherwise need our help.

What is stainless steel fabrication?

Metal fabrication – and to an extent, stainless steel fabrication – is the process of turning raw materials, often plate metal and tube metals, into finished products through the process of cutting, forming, assembling, and welding. This is different from forging and machining, in that it focuses more on the assembly process of manufacturing by means of welding. As such, most fabricators are trained welders, but not all welders are trained at fabrication. Both manual labor and automation are used in fabrication, and even with the benefits of having machines do the more difficult and repetitive tasks, it still takes a well-trained fabricator to produce good results. Stainless steel is among the most common metals to work with for a multitude of reasons.

Applications of
Custom Fabrications

Custom fabricated stainless steel is everywhere from homes to factories. Much of it could be attributed to the fact that it is one of the most common ways we process the alloy. Listed below are some of the fabrication and welding services in New South Wales that Topweld provides. 

General Construction

Structures such as handrails, awnings, fences, and gates are made with steel or welding services in New South Wales for strength and durability. These are some of the easier projects to work on because their designs are fairly straightforward and they do not follow strict safety guidelines as some of the other entries in this list, but that does not mean we put any less effort into them compared to other projects.


Storage vessels such as water tanks and storage silos are used in high-density housing and the agriculture industry. They are usually made of stainless steel to prevent corrosion, which could ruin the contents of the vessels. Similar to them are pressure vessels, which are designed to store their contents under a very specific amount of pressure. Because of the risks involved in structural failure, especially if they contain volatile material, they have to follow strict design and construction guidelines. The metal fabrication in New South Wales that we operate in Topweld workshops abides by these guidelines to the letter, so you can lay your worries to rest on that front.

How TopWeld Can Help You With Custom Stainless Steel Fabrication Services?

Stainless steel fabrication is a line of work that is often taken for granted, but we wouldn’t have much of the comforts and security we have in our everyday life without it. That is why we take pride in our work here at Topweld, and strive in every step in welding and fabrication to give our clients the best service we could muster regardless of the scale of their commission. When it comes to metal fabrication in Canberra and New South Wales, our work speaks for itself. Come visit us for welding, repairs, and modifications and we’ll gladly help you out. Whenever you find yourself searching “custom stainless steel fabricators near me”, our lines are always open.

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Pipes and Tubes

Pipes are commonly used to transport liquids and granular materials around the factory as they are being processed into finished goods. Tubes, on the other hand, come in a variety of shapes and are mostly used for structural purposes. Both have their own use case and require welding to be installed in the places they need to be. Topweld’s pipe and tube welding services include cutting and installation for machines and buildings.

Stainless Steel Sheet Metal

Sheet metal fabrications are used for roofing, plating, and automotive bodies. They are incredibly versatile but require a careful and coordinated eye to weld to avoid burning through them accidentally due to their thinness. Handing the material, therefore, is not as easy as it looks. Lucky for you, our stainless steel fabricators are all too familiar with this problem and have honed their skills to do their work with both speed and precision.

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Questions And Answers

Stainless steel fabrication is the complete process of cutting, forming, assembling, and welding metals like stainless steel into a finished product.

Welding is simply the joining of two or more pieces of metal using heat whereas metal fabrication also includes cutting and bending the metals into individual parts.

There are four major steps in stainless steel fabrication: cutting the metal, bending it to a desirable form, assembling, and combining the pieces together by means of welding.