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There are multiple ways to Fabrication metal including Cutting , bending , Welding , Bolting , forging , Casting and more. Working with mental can be hazardous so it it essential to follow basic Safety best practices as well as additional safety precautions depending on the equipment, materials, or techniques being used to fabricate metal.
Bending and Cutting Metal
How to Bend Steel
- Flat Stock with a Metal Break
- Solid Round Bar
- Hollow Tubing
How to Drill through Steel
Use cutting oil when necessary.
Ways to Cut Steel
- How to Use a Hacksaw hacksaw
- angle grinder
- Cut Off Saw
- Metal Bandsaw
- Plasma Cutter
- Water Jet Cutter
- Metal Lathe
Metric Bolt Dimensions
M2 bolt Head 3.8mm Dia x 2mm H M2 bolt lengths 6mm 8mm M2 nut 4mm W x 1.6mm H
M3 bolt Head 5.5mm Dia x 3mm H M3 bolt lengths 10mm 12mm M3 nut 5.5mm W x 2.4mm H
M4 bolt Head 7mm Dia x 4mm H M4 bolt lengths 10mm 12mm M4 nut 7mm W x 3.2mm H
M5 bolt Head 8.5mm Dia x 5mm H M5 bolt lengths 10mm 12mm 14mm M5 nut 8mm W x 4mm H
Finishing Metal Objects
How to clean metal and prep for painting
You need to remove all oil and rust, then quickly add a metal primer. Metal primer can have multiple coats and be sanded smooth in between coats. Primer should be applied as soon as new clean metal is exposed. Clean metal should be allowed to touch the atmosphere for as short of time as possible.