Fabrication consists of using many different methods of construction. It is done by hand with the metal directly. This is in contrast to casting, a process that creates a mold into which hot metal is poured. Although individual molds can be made (and often are in smaller studios), generally casting is used in commercial settings to make multiples. Fabrication employs many methods from raising and forging to soldering and construction, joining many different shapes to create the piece. These methods require different types of tools and joining methods. (see joining) The result is a unique, hand crafted, quality piece that is a product of training, experience and time that we hold up as a standard here at Newman Metalworks.