Metal Fabrication

Compressed Air and Finishing Equipment for the Fabrication Industry

Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing

Fabricated metal products are metal parts that are integrated, shaped, or refined to create an end, useful product. Classified under the 332 NAICS code, metal fab. services are important to all sectors of industry, commerce, and consumer markets.

Air compressors and paint finishing systems are essential pieces of equipment in fabricated metal product manufacturing. Implementing and optimizing compressed air tools and paint finishing systems provide enhanced productivity and quality in the different processes that go into creating these products. At C.H. Reed, we have a large selection of high-quality, reliable compressed air and paint finishing equipment for metal product manufacturers of all sizes.

About the Fabricated Metal Products/Fabrication Industry

Metal fabrication is the complete process of transforming metal into intermediate products, end products, and machines; from assembly to the finished product. Some important metal fabrication processes include forging, bending, stamping, forming, machining, welding, and assembling.

The metal fabrication industry has applications across many subsectors and products. Different industry groups within the fabricated metal product manufacturing sector include:

  • Cutlery and handtools
  • Architectural and structural metals
  • Hardware
  • Springs and wires
  • Screws, nuts and bolts
  • Coating, engraving and heat treating
  • Boiler, tank, and shipping containers
  • Machine shops
  • Forging and stamping

In all fabrication industry processes, compressed air and finishing equipment are essential to the efficiency and quality of your manufacturing.

How Are Compressed Air Equipment and Finishing Equipment Used in the Fabrication Industry?

Air compressors for fabricated metal products are a central power source in the manufacturing process. They are used every step of the way to power equipment for cutting, welding, fastening, and finishing metal projects. Whether it’s a laser or a cutback saw, compressed air keeps many types of vital equipment running. Metal fab. companies use a variety of different types of air compressors and components depending on their application.

Finishing systems for fabricated metal products are also crucial to the appearance and quality of the final product. Paint colors need to be consistent and contaminant-free, and the finish needs to look and feel smooth while providing a protective coating to enhance the quality of the piece. Products such as plural component metering systemspaint spray guns, and powder coating equipment provide enhanced accuracy and control for easy, spotless finishes.

Compressed air and paint finishing equipment are vital components designed to increase your output while also producing a better-finished product.


Contact C.H. Reed for All Your Compressed Air and Finishing Equipment Solutions

C.H. Reed has the compressed air and finishing equipment solutions you need to take your fabricated metal product manufacturing to the next level.

Our equipment selection includes, but is not limited to:

C.H. Reed is your one-stop-shop for all your service needs, including installation, maintenance, and repair as well as training programs and complete system walk-throughs. All of our services are designed with the goal of maximizing the performance of your equipment. We are dedicated to understanding your business, and we will partner with you to find just the right solutions for your specific requirements, whether you’re looking for ways to improve your processes, increase efficiencies or successfully navigate environmental regulations. You can trust us to devise a plan that will address your concerns with sustainable solutions.

Having helped just under 1,000 metal product manufacturers throughout the entire mid-Atlantic region over the years, we have the industry knowledge and expertise to tackle all of your compressed air and paint finishing needs. When you work with us, you can count on:

  • Increased production efficiencies
  • Reduced labor costs
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Improved product quality
  • Increased worker safety
  • Reduced VOCs and waste reduction

If you’re a metal product manufacturer and have any questions about what we have to offer, or would like more information on our capabilities, contact us today.