27 November 2019

Difference between welding and fabrication

Welding and fabrication both are two essential processes in the metal industry. In this article, you can check it out the difference between both of these processes so let start with the definition first. 

Definition of Welding : 

Welding is a process which usually involves metals or thermoplastics by inducing melting, which is distinct from lower temperature metal joining processes such as brazing and soldering that do not melt the base metal. Welding is essentially a combination of two pieces, no design, no layout or cutting.

Definition of Fabrication : 

Fabrication is the building of metal structures by cutting, bending, welding and assembling processes. Fabrication is the process of manufacturing or inventing something. Fabrication is making something while welding is only one operation performed during the process. 

Let us have a deep insight into the difference between welding and fabrication below. 

Difference between welding and fabrication : 

  • Fabrication of metal refers to the build of metal structures and is carried out through a variety of processes such as cutting, bending, profiling, welding and assembling whereas the prepared metal from fabrication process then welded together using a variety of techniques and methods frequently involve arc, power supply in order to create an electric arc between electrode on the welding rod and the material itself. 
  • The difference between welding and fabrication is that welding is a particular method of making something by using heat to join together the metal pieces, and fabrication is creating something and does not usually use heat.