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Fabrication - CapabilityThe Australian structural steel sector is about equivalent in capacity to the highly regarded UK fabrication industry, but with a focus on the engineering projects sector.

The local fabrication industry has invested heavily in new plant and automation to expand capacity and improve efficiency. Information obtained by the ASI and confirmed with ABS statistics, projected across all of fabrication suggests that $400 million was committed to these upgrades in 2006-08.

An overwhelming trend is for fabricators to invest in detailing or to liaise closely with detailers to enable the benefits of computer files to drive their Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) processing which is progressively being applied to plate profiling, line marking, identification marking, drilling and tapping and where required weld preparation and robot welding.

Link to ASI fabricators and capabilities in the ASI Industry Directory