Fabrication applies to the building of structures by cutting, shaping and assembling components made from steel. Steel fabrication shops generally concentrate on the preparation, welding and assembly aspect with a much greater use of the multi functioning machines.
Fabrication (cutting and drilling features) of structural steel elements has always been performed using manually operated techniques, and these remain today as fabrication methods. The emergence of CNC (computer numerical control) technology brought automation and greater accuracy to these techniques, resulting in families of special purpose machines dedicated to performing individual fabrication tasks.
The following tools are included for steel fabrication purposes in Tekla Structures installation:
There are also some steel tools that you can download from Tekla Warehouse.