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Not sure if we’re right for your project? Contact us to find out. If you have a question that’s not addressed below, please feel free to reach out to our team by phone or email, Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 5 pm EST.

What are your hours?

Office hours are 7 am – 5 pm Monday through Friday. Our manufacturing facility operates from 6 am – 2:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Do you offer plant tours so we can understand your capabilities?

We would welcome the opportunity to host you at our facility. We’re proud of our laser, cutting, forming and TIG welding capabilities. Please contact us to set up a tour.

What do I need to provide in order to get a quote?

We can provide a quote with as little as a hand drawn sketch. However, it’s always helpful to know the dimensions, quantities and material you want fabricated. We will always contact you to clarify your request or ask for additional information. The more information you can provide up front, the faster and more accurate the pricing will be.

What are your capabilities?

Laser Cutting
With a fiber laser we can laser cut any type of sheet metal, resulting in high quality, dimensionally accurate cuts. This allows for complex detail and small-scale precision work.

Metal Bending
This process consists of forming metal to a desired angle, usually a ‘V’ or ‘U’ shape. We have both high tonnage and precision press brakes that allow us to bend any type of sheet metal into simple or complex forms. The final results bring greater accuracy and less springback.

Welding
This metal fabrication process fuses materials, creating a strong, permanent connection. Our welders are AWS certified to weld stainless steel, aluminum and mild steel.

Spot/Resistance Welding
Spot welding uses electrical current to join and harden metal surfaces and results in a more utilitarian aesthetic. We have a spot welder and offer this more cost-effective and efficient service if appropriate.

What is custom metal fabrication?

Custom metal fabrication is when you cut, shape, or join metals together to achieve a predetermined shape or end product. For instance, the most common procedures include welding, drilling, stamping, punching, milling, and forging. Each of these metal fabrication processes uses a different type of machine to transform metals into a particular shape.

We manufacture three-dimensional metal parts by laser cutting, bending, TIG welding and/or other assembly processes. Highly specialized equipment such as CNC laser cutters, CNC press brakes, CNC turret presses, and welding are generally required. The tooling associated with stamping can be costly, so custom metal fabrication is quite often the more economical way to produce parts in lower quantities. There is greater design flexibility in fabrication than in stamping, due to the fact that there are no tooling changes needed if your part design requires alteration.

What is the thickest material you can cut on your laser?

Our 3kW fiber laser can efficiently cut stainless steel, aluminum, brass and copper up to 0.25” thick. We can cut mild steel up to 0.75” thick.

What type of engineering software do you use?

We use SolidWorks and AutoCAD. We can take files in multiple formats and convert them into SolidWorks. You can send your drawings as DWF, DWG, DXF, EDRW, IGES, PDF, SLDASM, SLDDRW, SLDPRT, STEP/STP.

Let's bring your idea to life.

With a focus on quality and on-time delivery, there's no limit to what our team of designers and craftsmen can create.

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