Welder fabricator is a rather general concept, and in some contexts refers to a person that not only welds, but also shapes the metal. In this context pipefitters would be fabricators, as will be boilermakers. We will however define this to mean a Welder that sells a service rather than just his/her time. This could be delivering welding based manufacturing services from a small workshop, or it could be a Welder that operates his/her own rig to perform field installation and welding work. I believe that in the near future this is going to be the mainstream way in which most artisans / journeymen will do their work. In essence it means that you will be self-employed.
may appear that the only difference between an "ordinary Welder" and
a "Welder fabricator" is that the fabricator has some equipment and
facilities that the ordinary Welder does not. While that is a difference, it is
however not the main difference. The main difference lies in the systems that
the Welder fabricator needs to have in place to be able to sell a self-contained
service rather than just selling their time.
most developed economies these days, it is not too expensive to have your own
multi process welding power source and some other minor tools needed to provide
a “stand alone” welding service. In other words, the barrier to entry to become
a Welder fabricator is not very high from a financial point of view. In
developing economies this statement may be less true, but as interest rates
decrease internationally, this truth is becoming more universal.
main barriers to entry for you to become a Welder fabricator are the skills needed
to run a business. These skills are typically:
It is not the intention of this website to give
you all the administrative and financial tools to run your own business. There
are many websites and consultants that focus on these aspects, and that
can help you with the more general aspects of establishing a business. If you
want to become a Welder fabricator, then please do your homework in this
regard. Every country will have its own peculiarities in this, so this sort of
thing needs to be focused to your particular situation. You need to use
resources with a local focus for this.
Having said this, here at WelderDestiny, we will
certainly want to help you with the more technical and life skills aspects, so
keep looking around the website, and subscribe to our newsletter to get
assistance with these aspects of your journey. Over time we will also expand
our website to deal with more of these aspects, as we get feedback showing that
it is needed.