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Manchester, United Kingdom






Industrial Machinery Manufacturing

What we do

Fractory is a metal manufacturing business. Its online platform allows engineers to price and order metal parts. This can be for large-scale, series production or for one-off prototyping. A global supplier network means Fractory customers access best prices and lead times. Fractory handles the entire ordering and shipping process. Most orders can be made online, directly from CAD files. But dedicated mechanical engineers are always available, especially for complex or high-value orders.

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Heat treatment processes involve precise heating and cooling procedures to change the physical and mechanical properties of metals. Generally, to alter undesirable properties and strengthen desirable ones. One such heat treatment process is annealing, which allows us to modify the mechanical characteristics of certain metals and alloys to better match their intended use.

Annealing Explained - Definition, Process and Benefits

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Plasma welding is an arc welding process that uses a plasma torch to join metals. The principle of this method is derived from GTAW aka TIG welding, where an electric arc is struck between the electrode and the workpiece. Let’s dig deeper and explore what plasma welding is all about.

Plasma Arc Welding (PAW) Explained

Submerged arc welding is a standard industrial process wherein an arc is formed between a workpiece and an electrode. It was invented in 1935 by the E. O. Paton Electric Welding Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine as a driving force behind the Second World War. One of the most notable applications of this invention is the T34 military tank.

Submerged Arc Welding (SAW) Explained

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