Litco–a trusted name in stainless steel fabrication in Dubai, owns a majestic 200,000 sq. ft. facility capable of handling small to large stainless steel structural fabrication projects.
Stainless steel is an iron alloy with nickel, chromium, silicon, and molybdenum. The different ratios of these elements determine various grades of stainless steel, such as the 304 stainless steel and 420 stainless steel.
Several factors set apart stainless steel from common steel, making it the ideal choice for both residential and commercial purposes.
The main benefits of stainless steel are:
Due to these benefits, stainless steel is used in the food and beverage industry, medical equipment fabrication, power, transportation, and construction industries.
Stainless steel fabrication in Dubai involves an extensive process that requires precision. We first begin by deciding what kind of stainless steel needs fabrication. Then, after gathering the raw materials, stainless steel production begins.
Here are the basic steps in stainless steel fabrication:
The first step is melting the raw materials to their melting point in a furnace. This takes anywhere from 8-14 hours.
Excess carbon removal from the liquid raw material is crucial for the end product’s hardness and strength. To remove excess carbon, the molten metal is put inside a vacuum oxygen or argon-oxygen system. This step produces a normal-to-low carbon stainless steel alloy.
To disperse the particulates, liquid steel is stirred and mixed. Stirring also ensures a fine-quality end product.
As stainless steel cools down, it is rolled and given a rough shape. Hot rolling begins while the metal is still above the crystallization temperature. This method is used for making metal blooms and billets.
Besides hot rolling, cold rolling the stainless steel is useful for making metal blooms that need a precise specification.
Annealing, or heat treating stainless steel, involves cooling and re-heating the steel under controlled conditions. This helps to cut internal stresses in the steel and tweak various mechanical characteristics.
An extra step in annealing involves descaling the steel to prevent damage to the oxide layer.
After the annealing process, stainless steel is laser-cut or shaped into the desired form. Using lasers to cut stainless steel is the most used technique in shaping the steel.
Stainless steel is then cut through lasers and made into countersink holes, eyelets, and inscribed lettering.
Besides laser cutting, the steel may go through bending, shearing, CNC milling, surface grinding, and welding.
After an extensive process, it is time to assemble the stainless steel. The fasteners required while assembling are also made of the same stainless steel grade and plate.
Stainless steel fabrication is a long and intricate process that requires great precision. Litco Industries is a trustworthy name among stainless steel fabricators in Dubai.
If you’re looking for stainless steel fabrication and services, contact Litco Industries today. We work with you to achieve your objectives with excellent customer service and support.
Stainless steel fabrication is a process that has four main steps:
A laser machine is mostly used in stainless steel fabrication for cutting long tubes into shorter ones, and making countersink holes, eyelets, and inscribing letters.
Stainless steel is manufactured with the latest machinery under expert supervision. It is fabricated in various grades and used in different industries. The process can seem straightforward at first, but involves several complexities and precision.
Litco Industries is well-equipped to handle custom stainless steel fabrication projects. Our team will understand your requirements and give you solutions that deliver results.
Litco Industries serves various industries, including construction, architecture, interior design, and manufacturing.