Fabrication is an industrial term that refers to the manipulation of raw materials (such as steel) to make machines and structures. Steel and other metals are cut and shaped during the fabrication process.
Fabricators are often vital in the initial stages of building up a manufacturing plant. Their services are needed to build the parts of a working system and then throughout the process of production, improvement and malfunctions may also require the building skills of a fabricator.
Fabrication involves the use of many different materials. The tools most commonly used are diverse but some of the more common tools are also the tools commonly used in the welding process such as band saws, cutting torches, etc. Fabrication is truly a specialty where visualization is important because fabricators must have the ability to create an end product with nothing more than a pile of metal pieces.