Melbourne B2B Metal Fabrication Service
For the industrial and defence supply chain, Glyde Metal Industries provides experienced engineers, tradespersons, technicians and staff under one roof to manufacture commercial quantities of mild and high tensile steel fabrication parts, components and assemblies.
The metal fabrication services deployed by our engineering team transforms steel sheets, metal plates and long product into three-dimensional metal fabrication supply chain components using highly accurate state-of-the-art laser cutting, CNC press forming and robotic MIG welding.
Metal Fabrication for Industry
Glyde Metal Industries manufacture metal fabricated brackets, parts, components and complex assemblies – our service is proven.
Providing a high-quality cost effective ‘build to print’ contract manufacturing service for industry, commerce and defence – our strength lies in B2B industrial manufacturing.
Essential to our metal fabrication manufacturing offer are your SolidWorks® models and AutoCAD® drawings – in this way we can manufacture to your exact requirements. Every batch. Every time.
35 engineers, technicians, tradespersons and experienced staff work under one roof and we are proud to have built Glyde Metal into one of the top metal fabrication companies in Melbourne.
The transport sector has long relied upon our metal fabrication suspension and chassis component expertise.
Experienced steel fabricator and supplier to defence supply chain, LAND, AEROSPACE, and MARITIME programs.
Steel fabrication supplies to Australian Grand Prix Corporation Victoria’s Big Build – SkyRail and Metro Trains Melbourne
We supply steel fabrication parts and galvanised metal assemblies to the suburban switchyard and regional substations around Australia.
Industrial Strength Metal Fabrication Services
With state-of-the-art 10 kW fibre laser technology and many years’ experience to match we have the most cost effective advanced metal laser cutter for your job. Steel laser cutting capability from 1mm right up to 25mm means we can expertly and competitively laser cut steel, aluminium and other metals from 2D and 3D CAD designs. Glyde Metal’s laser cutting team is in-house under one roof so your job never leaves our care. Glyde Metal – supplier of laser cut parts to Boeing’s Airpower Teaming System
With modern press brake equipment and experienced technicians we can handle steel from 1mm to 25mm. CNC machine capabilities range from 80 tonnes over 2.5 meters to 400 tonnes over 6.0 meters to get your job done whether simple or complex. We have a depth of experience with brackets of all shapes and sizes for assemblies, components, frames, towers and tanks – just some of the products we manufacture repetitively.
Standard, Robotic and Special Purpose welding to AS1171 is your strength for light, medium and heavy steels. Welding with precision for metal sheet, steel plate, RHS, SHS, Pipe, Flats, Rounds, Squares, Angles, Channel, Beam, Column and more! Examples of our work include heavy truck and trailer parts, brackets for power distribution, frames for high voltage electricity transmission, assemblies for defence Land program. Machining, coating (powder coat, galvanise, ecoat, priming) and assembly are also available.
Metal Fabrication –
Supply Chain & Sovereign Capability
We use and recommend BlueScope TruSpec® high-quality steel plate manufactured within Australia for our metal fabrication and steel fabrication.
The benefit is your local supply chain protects you from currency movements, shipping delays and volatile international transport charges, examples of which have occurred routinely in recent years due to Covid-19, freight disruptions and war.
Partnering with Glyde Metal Industries defends your supply chain against the unavoidable downtime from a reliance on parts and components sourced internationally using non-Australian raw materials.
High levels of DIFOT (Delivery In Full On time) provided by Glyde Metal fabrication make your supply chain more robust and secure whilst simultaneously reducing your buffer stock holding and your lead time from order.
Metal fabrication combined with industrial strength local buying power – Glyde Metal’s fabrication provides you with a volume production, steel fabrication solution that is cost effective and high quality.
We buy locally and have access to sufficient stock of Australian Steel to accommodate market inventory fluctuations to manage your production lead times and achieve 95%+ DIFOT.
Metal fabrication experience and expertise promoted Glyde Metal to selected steel fabrication supplier for Melbourne’s expanding key infrastructure.
Australian Grand Prix Melbourne
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
Big Build Level Crossing Removal Projects
Metro Trains Melbourne
Steel Fabrication supplies include;
- Debris Fences and Barriers for racetrack safety
- Track Overpass upgrades
- Steel fabricated Stillages
- Poles for race timing equipment
- Rail cabinets for platforms and carparks
- Steel Frames for passenger information displays
- Rail Track Ballast and Riser Cages
- Grates, plates and specialised components
As an experienced manufacturer within the defence supply chain, Glyde Metal Industries has manufactured metal fabrication parts and assemblies for:
LAND – 121 3B and 5B
AEROSPACE – ATS Loyal Wingman
MARITIME – Sea 5000.
Glyde Metal Fabrication is a founder of the ZenithGroup defence supply chain collaboration. Our Vision is to have a stable of proven, successful SMEs that collaborate to provide a unique solution solving capability for Defence and Industry Primes’ projects and programs. In doing so ZenithGroup enhance opportunities and enable Defence to have greater SME AIC.
Our metal fabrication parts and assemblies are found on heavy trucks all over Australia as well as on exports to Japan and southeast Asia. We have supplied thousands of high tensile assemblies for heavy trailers to Defence LAND project 121 (phase 3B & 5B).
We not only meet the applicable industry standards but also apply our own stringent quality control to meet your requirements – your satisfaction with our products and services is paramount.
Companies from across the globe call upon our metal fabrication expertise as new smart grid technologies are deployed into the existing power distribution network infrastructure.
Our power transmission partners require frames and assemblies to be manufactured with precision by a reliable and experienced power industry metal fabricator. Our metal fabrication delivers galvanised metal assemblies for :
- Smart Grid installations
- high-voltage suburban switchyards
- regional substations around Australia
Precision parts and components from Glyde Metal include insulator mountings, spacers and brackets, connecting rods and cross arms, switch bases and blades, supports and many more specifically designed parts.
Metal Fabrication Dandenong
Melbourne is Australia’s engine-room for economic activity, entrepreneurial start-ups and Industry 4.0 and Glyde Metal has positioned itself as its Steel Fabricator of choice.
With 25 continuous years ISO9001 accreditation and 50 years’ experience in the metal fabrication industry, Glyde Metal has developed an enviable reputation that sees us at the top of the list for manufacturers and engineers across Australia.
With a 3,200 sq.m workshop Glyde Metal is perfectly positioned to service increased demand as Australian industry turns its focus to local manufacturing. Since the early 1990s, Glyde Metal’s owners have built an enviable reputation within Victorian manufacturing and metal fabrication in the Dandenong precinct.
Glyde Metal Industries is headquartered within the industrial corridor of south-east Melbourne, within 3.4 kilometres of Melbourne’s Eastlink M3 freeway and the M1 Monash Freeway arterial transport network, enabling time and cost-saving logistics and distribution. Dandenong is the gateway of Victoria’s regional industrial heartland, the Latrobe Valley.
ISO9001:2015 Celebrating our silver jubilee we are manufacturer with quality accreditation continuously held for 25 years.
SEMMA (South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance) : peak Victorian industry group – Manufacturing Member.
ADA (Australian Defence Alliance) Vic : Australia’s largest independent defence advocacy body – Full Member.
Metro Trains Melbourne – reduce risk using a safer, stronger, sustainable supplier.
Health, Safety & Environment
Processes are in place to manage waste and the environment – all waste steel is 100% recycled.
As an essential manufacturer supplying defence and infrastructure our Safety Plan formulated at the at the onset of the pandemic has ensured our manufacturing has continued without interruption during the covid crisis.
GMI has a quality accredited process for managing customer orders and repeat manufacture of your parts, components and assemblies.
We use an MRP (Manufacture Resource Planning) system for controlling the manufacturing process which includes managing your order from receipt to delivery.
With three metal laser cutting machines, our capabilities include high accuracy cutting of steel sheet and metal plates up to 6000mm long by 1500mm wide. For steel fabrication our Genius fibre laser is 10 kilowatts of power, state-of-the-art technology that can precisely and cost effectively cut your parts to a very high standard.
The Genius laser is coupled to a twenty-three level Prima Power Tower that fully automatically loads steel sheets into the Genius laser. This Industry 4 technology provides a significant uplift in our ability to meet the demands of your supply chain. Fibre laser (FL) is the new benchmark for accuracy and speed compared to CO2 lasers, the technology that preceded FL. High speed yet accurate laser cut steel allows for higher quality parts to be manufactured more quickly which improves management of your lead time.
With five Brake Presses there is high production capacity to simultaneously process many and varied parts. All Press brakes are CNC computer controlled which provides for high accuracy and ongoing repeatability whether these parts are simple or complex folding operations.
Your parts and components are reviewed by our CAD engineers to check and review the drawings, files, bend radius tolerances and angle outcomes are as intended in your design.
Your parts and components are always in the care of our production team and manufactured in-house by our highly experienced technicians and metal fabricators.
With ten welders and boilermakers plus automated robotic MIG welding our highly skilled team have capacity to fabricate high quality parts, components and assemblies using MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW) and Flux Core (FCAW) welding.
Fully supported by our team of engineers and a large workshop of metal fabricators, your project can be assessed, reviewed and manufactured all under one roof. Our welding capability extends to thousands of parts or made to order large components.
Postproduction services are readily available to protect your parts and services available include:
surface blasting, heat treatment, passivation,
protective coatings including galvanising,
ecoat, zinc plate, chromate, powder coat,
priming, and wet paint.
We manufacture from our premises in Dandenong, Victoria, Australia and do not provide onsite fabrication services.
One-off jobs and customs?
We specialise in supply-chain component manufacturing. Industrial or commercial first-offs and prototypes are only produced with volume orders.
Do you fabricate all types of steel?
We weld Mild and High-tensile metals and Stainless Steel.
CAD drawings, will that be enough for you to provide a quote?
Yes. Usually, CAD drawings and dxf files are all we require, but if you have special requirements, please let us know.
Do you offer coatings and industrial finishes?
Yes, we offer a wide variety of specialised services for your parts, components and assemblies.
Surface preparation including shot and sand blasting, pickling and chemical cleaning, and heat treatment.
Post-production including wash grinding, passivation and electro polishing.
Protective metal coatings including hot dip galvanising, spin galvanising, zinc plating, ecoat, powder coat, priming and wet paint.
Laser cutting, what is available?
Fibre laser is the new benchmark for accuracy and speed and is provided as part of our fabrication service for your production parts, components and assemblies. We do not cut your steel nor offer contract cutting alone.
I don’t have drawings for my job, will you be able to provide a quote?
No, CAD drawings are vital, so we understand your requirements.
What lead-times do you offer?
Vary widely depending upon your project but typically 4-8 weeks.
Are you accredited?
Yes, ISO9001 quality accreditation held continuously for twenty-five years.
What welding is available?
With ten welders and boilermakers plus automated robotic MIG welding our highly skilled team have capacity to fabricate using MIG (GMAW), TIG (GTAW) and Flux Core (FCAW) welding. Our welding capability extends to production runs in the thousands of parts or shorter runs for large components.