Prior to fabrication of all projects, detailing is essential. Once structural (engineering), along with design (architectural) drawings are presented, our experienced and professional steel detailing team prepare shop drawings (and erection drawings (if applicable)) using 2D computer-aided drafting (CAD). These drawings are provided for customer review and approval.

Fastfab Steel's workshop is equipped with all the fundamental machinery, with tools required, to process structural steel including band cold saws, hydraulic power presses, magnetic drills, and various welding apparatus. Forklifts and overhead cranes assist in workshop transfer of steel members. Steel is cut, drilled, punched, and welded, for a number of diverse purposes. Fastfab Steel also offer curved and rolled structures to suit a range of projects.

Our in house workshop and welding supervisor ensures all welding is executed either as specified by the structural engineer or to the highest standard, meeting AS/NZS 1554.

Fastfab Steel offers the following welding methods:

Metal Insert Gas (MIG) and Metal Active Gas (MAG) Welding

Is a welding process in which an electric arc forms between a consumable wire electrode and the work piece (metal), which heats the work piece (metal), causing them to melt, then join. Along with the wire electrode, a shielding gas feeds through the welding gun, which shields the process from contaminants in the air.

Flux Cord Arc Welding (FCAW)

Is a semi-automatic or automatic arc welding process. FCAW requires a continuously-fed consumable tubular electrode containing a flux and a constant-voltage or, less commonly, a constant-current welding power supply. An externally supplied shielding gas is sometimes used, but often the flux itself is relied upon to generate the necessary protection from the atmosphere, producing both gaseous protection and liquid slag protecting the weld. The process is widely used in construction because of its high welding speed and portability.

Manual Metal Arc (MMA) Welding

Manual arc welding process that uses a consumable electrode coated in flux to lay the weld. An electric current, in the form of either alternating current or direct current from a welding power supply, is used to form an electric arc between the electrode and the metals to be joined. As the weld is laid, the flux coating of the electrode disintegrates, giving off vapours that serve as a shielding gas and providing a layer of slag, both of which protect the weld area from atmospheric contamination.

Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG) Welding

Is an arc welding process that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. The weld area is protected from atmospheric contamination by an inert shielding gas (argon or helium), and a filler metal is normally used, though some welds, known as autogenous welds, do not require it. A constant-current welding power supply produces energy which is conducted across the arc through a column of highly ionized gas and metal vapours known as a plasma.

Air Carbon ARC Gouging

Is an arc cutting process where metal is cut and melted by the heat of a carbon arc. Molten metal is then removed by a blast of air. It employs a consumable carbon or graphite electrode to melt the material, which is then blown away by an air jet.

Fastfab Steel's premises include a blast and paint facility. Grit blasting (SA 2.5) removes all surface deposits on the fabricated steelwork, providing a coarse surface prior to coating. Zinc silicates along with high build epoxy paint systems are then applied to meet Australian standards. Hot dip galvanising and various top coating is also available.

If erection or modification of structures is required, Fastfab Steel employ a highly skilled and experienced site crew who, with our 6 tonne truck crane, or on-site vehicles, are more than capable of erecting or modifying your next project. We also use trusted external riggers and mobile crane companies that specialise in structural steel erection