Top Custom Metal Fabrication Servicing Charleston and Columbia
Farris Group is South Carolina’s choice for quality metal laser cutting, custom sheet metal fabrication, and precision metal bending and more metalworks.
Our Charleston and Columbia Metal Fabrication Services
Our team offers a range of capabilities to meet the unique production demands of our clients while providing a number of secondary services, adding value and convenience to each of our projects. We specialize in the design and manufacture of high-quality, small precision in three main areas.
Metal Fabrication Services
Our custom metal fabrication services allow customers to create their own parts instead of relying on off-the-shelf components. Our expert staff, advanced equipment, and high-quality materials enable us to offer an extensive portfolio of metal fabrication capabilities.
Automated computer numerical control (CNC) machining enables cost effective manufacturing of custom parts in nearly any volume. CNC machining offers exceptional part-to-part repeatability, and our advanced fleet of CNC equipment can machine parts within desired tolerances.
CNC Laser Cutting Services
Precision CNC laser cutting is an affordable and precise method for cutting small and complex parts. Our laser cutting machinery creates smooth surface finishes and generates minimal waste. Precision lasers create clean cuts with nice edges that often don’t require any additional processing.
We offer fabrication in prototype volumes to help our customers with samples and testing. We can also handle rapid prototyping for projects with short lead times.
Kitting & Assembly
We strive to offer end-to-end service to help our customers simplify vendor management and streamline production. To this end, we employ skilled assemblers that can handle intricate mechanical assemblies and create kits of related items for convenient sale.
Powder Coating, Wet Paint & Finishing Services
We offer multiple services to provide aesthetically pleasing and/or functional finishes on parts and components. Our paints and coatings are available in a variety of colors and can enhance specific physical properties depending on the selection.
Industrial Welding Services
Welding is an essential skill for any metal fabricator. We employ skilled welders experienced in a full range of welding methods and project types.
Metal Forming Services
Bending and forming capabilities are critical for any metal fabricator. At Farris Group, we employ advanced press brakes to facilitate precision forming and bending on metalworking projects.
Pop Displays & Custom Retail Fixtures
We design, engineer, and develop point-of-purchase (POP) displays and other retail fixtures that attract consumer attention and drive sales increases in retail settings.
CNC Waterjet Cutting Services
As a cold-cutting process, waterjet cutting won’t deform workpiece material and can often produce accurate parts that require no secondary finishing. Our waterjet cutting capabilities offer intricate cuts on a variety of material types including plastics, metal, wood, and acrylics.
Industries We Serve
Metal Fabrication Company with the Best Track Record in South Carolina
Farris Group has grown over the past 40 years into one of the leading fabrication and finishing facilities in the United States. With 200,000 square feet at three locations and over 230 employees, Farris Group is able to provide exceptional customer service, state-of-the art manufacturing and superior quality.
Farris Group Corporate Offices and Farris Fab Shop:1006 West Academy St., Cherryville, NC 28021
Farris Paint: 520 Bess Town Rd., Bessemer City, NC 28016
Farris Group – F3: 1228 Isley Dr., Suite 400, Gastonia, NC 28052
South Carolina’s Leader in Metal Fabrication
Basic overview of services provided beyond metal fabrication.
We are best known for being:
- Metal fabrication company
- Stainless Steel Fabrication
- Aluminum Fabrication
- Sheet and Plate Fabrication
- Structural and Miscellaneous Fabrication
Delivery Service Area
- Mount Pleasant
How do you choose a South Carolina metal fabrication company?
There are a variety of factors to consider when vetting a metal fabricator for your project, such as:
The metal fabrication company you select should have extensive experience working on previous projects similar to yours. This helps ensure that your project doesn’t suffer from the initial roadblocks that can appear when a company works on a totally new concept.
Your metal fabricator needs a large enough team to get the job done right. It’s also important that the vendor’s workforce has the appropriate skills needed to complete your project on time and on budget.
Ask about the metal fabricator’s equipment portfolio. A state-of-the-art equipment portfolio is a sign of a skilled metal fabricator that is interested in keeping up with the latest trends and best practices.
#4: Financial Stability
Financial stability in a metal fabricator is important for multiple reasons. Good financial relationships with suppliers ensure timely delivery and access to quality materials. Choosing a fiscally stable vendor also ensures that they won’t go out of business before your production run is complete.
Selecting local and regional providers can offer drastic reductions in terms of shipping and logistics costs. It also affords you the opportunity to visit their facility in advance of and during production.
Pricing should reflect a fabricator’s quality and skill. Remember that if a price quote seems too good to be true, it probably is. If a company keeps hitting you with hidden costs, they may not be an ideal partner.
Every metal fabricator offers different finishing services according to their skills and capabilities. At a minimum, most high-quality metal fabricators can blast, paint, and finish your products, but make sure that a prospective provider has the finishing capabilities you need before entering into an agreement. This will help you to minimize the number of vendors you need to manage.
Selecting a metal fabricator with an outstanding quality record will ensure optimized production costs and a superior product. Be sure to ask about defect rates. For example, at Farris Group, our defect rate is 200 parts per million (DPM).
#9: On-time Delivery
Late deliveries can have a domino effect on your supply chain and drive up overall project costs. Make sure that you select a fabricator with an impressive history of on-time deliveries. Farris Group has a 98.9% on-time delivery rate.
What is metal fabrication? What does a metal fabricator do?
Metal fabrication is a broad term encompassing a broad spectrum of manufacturing processes used to shape and form products, components, and parts from metal stock material. Essentially, some form of metal fabrication technique was used during the manufacture of virtually any item made from metal. A few examples include auto parts, pipes and pipe fittings, cutlery, cans, and much more.