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Fabrication of a Large
Steel Industrial
Fan Bed

Fabrication of a Large Steel Industrial Fan Bed
Fabrication of a Large Steel Industrial Fan Bed

A customer in Tennessee recently contracted Columbia Machine Works for the fabrication of an industrial fan bed. The customer specification called out the use of A36 plate steel, in various thicknesses from ½" up to 1". Dimensions for the fan bed are 268' in length, 110' in width and 96 - 1/2" in height. Fabrication required a number of processes, including flame cutting, forming, welding, drilling, and deburring. Construction integrity and dimensional accuracy were verified through comprehensive visual and dimensional inspections. This project represents 10+ finished fan beds, fabricated and delivered in just 8 weeks.

Columbia Machine Works has been a trusted source for metal fabrication and welding services for over 80 years. Their reputation is built on quality and skilled technicians, fabricating economical and robust products to exact specifications. Their technology-based metal fabrication shop provides quick and accurate construction of large structures, assemblies, weldments, structural shapes, and much more. For more information about their comprehensive fabrication capabilities, see the table below, or contact Columbia Machine Works directly.

Highlights of a Large Steel Industrial Fan Bed

Capabilities Applied/Processes
  • Flame Cutting
  • Forming
  • Welding
Milling - Drilling

Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
CNC Flame Cutter, Milling Machine
Overall Part Dimensions
Product Length: 268"
Product Width: 110"
Product Height: 961/2"
Product Weight 14,303 lbs.
Tightest Tolerances
± 1/16 Fabrication Tolerance
Material Used
A36 Steel
  • Material Thickness: 1/2", 5/8", 3/4", 1" Steel Plate
Material Finish
As Welded and Machined
In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
Dimensional Inspection, Visual Inspection
Industry for Use
Industrial Fan
Delivery/Turnaround Time
8 Weeks
Delivery Location
Standards Met
Customer Specifications, 2D CAD Drawing
QM1 - CMM Quality Standards
Product Name
Large Industrial Fan Bed
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