Metalwork in the 1920s – What’s Changed

Since the early 1900s, metal fabrication has been consistently evolving due to the advancements in technology which have led to modifications to the ways metal is created, cut and designed. Nowadays, metal fabrication heavily involved machine implementation and computer designing, while some custom metal fabricators still prefer to rely less on technology and computers. The introduction of technology and advanced machinery started since the 1920s, which has a huge impact on today’s metal fabrication processes.

Ogis Engineering has been a leading metal fabricator for over 50 years and has adopted the latest advancements along the way since 1963, where we have seen our Sydney-based metal fabrication facility made many developments in techniques, which has led to Ogis becoming a preferred supplier of quality support manufacturing services for different industries in Australia.

We boast a strong-as-steel reputation for absolute quality, precision and outstanding customer service. We bring any design to life. With a complete set of specialist tooling and machinery, we deliver an extensive range of solutions – from custom-made single items to large-scale production runs, serving many industries include defence, transport, mining, and infrastructure.

1920s Metal Trends

Starting the 1920s, the Art Deco trend focused on forward momentum and being ahead of time with creating modern designs, and simplicity being a common factor in all designs, and the resulting architecture created harmony between form and function without excessive decorations.

The geometry evolved and started getting incorporated into the exterior, interior and functional elements of construction with the wave of skyscrapers that started taking place in major cities to enhance prestige and draw attention.

The advancement of welding techniques then led to further development in metal fabrication with the introduction of automatic welding machines, where advanced metal fabrication projects expanded to include steel construction, the fabrication of building floors, transportation, vehicles and ships.

In the 1960s, the first laser for metal production was launched and got further expanded through the introduction of CO2 laser cutting systems which were made commercially available in the mid-1970s.

Today, at Ogis Engineering, we are using laser cutting equipment that uses high power optics and micro-positioning systems, among other functional features. We stay on top of the metal fabrication trends by pairing our long years of industry knowledge and experience with advanced equipment and safety features. If you are looking for a custom metal product fabrication, our team at Ogis Engineering is ready to help you find the perfect solution for your project. Contact us today for more information.