FABRICATED METALWORKING & FORGING

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Fabricated metalwork is an additive process where pieces of metal are cut, bent, joined and finished to create the desired object. Forging (or blacksmithing) is the act of using heat and a hammer to move metal into the shape desired. Forged elements can be stand-alone, or combined into an assembly.

A benefit to metalworking and forging is having control of the object throughout the entire process. The actual metal being cut, shaped, and joined, is the metal of the final object. Functional and aesthetic modifications can be made at any point in the process. It is also very empowering to control and build with such a technical and structural material!

Our 3,000 square foot Metalworking & Forging Department is well equipped to cold- and hot-work steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and bronze, in both sheet and barstock form, with the following equipment:

Cutting:

  • 52” Hydraulic Shear (14ga steel capacity)
  • Throatless Shear (16ga steel capacity)
  • Manual Ironworker (barstock shear and punch)
  • 12” Metal Cutting Vertical Bandsaw
  • 14” Abrasive Cutoff Saw
  • 15” Variable Speed Drill Press
  • Miller Spectrum 375Xtreme Plasma Arc Cutter (3/8" capacity)
  • (5) Oxy/Acetylene Cutting Torches

Forging/Bending/Shaping:

  • NC Whisper Daddy 2 Propane Gas Forge
  • (2) 100lb Anvils
  • (1) 200lb Anvil
  • Blacksmith Hammers
  • English Wheel (16ga steel capacity)
  • Shaping Mallets, Shot Bag, and Forming Stakes 
  • 48” Magnetic Sheet Metal Brake (16ga steel capacity)
  • Manual Pyramid Roller
  • Dedicated Oxy/Propane Heating Torch
  • Bending Jigs

Joining:

  • Lincoln PowerMIG 215 MIG Welder (1/4" steel capacity)
  • Miller Synchrowave 210 AC/DC TIG Welder (1/4" capacity - steel, stainless, aluminum, bronze)
  • Miller Synchrowave 210 Spool Gun MIG Welder (1/4" capacity – steel, stainless, aluminum, bronze)
  • Lincoln AC/DC 225/125 Stick Welder (1/4" steel capacity)
  • Lincoln WeldPak HD Flux-Cored Wire Feed Welder (1/8" steel capacity)
  • (10) Oxy/Acetylene Torches – Welding and Brazing

Abrasive Finishing:

  • Dedicated Abrasive Room
  • Sandblast Cabinet
  • (2) Bench Grinders
  • (5) Angle Grinders
  • Die Grinder

Patina and Protective Finishing:

  • Dedicated Finishing Room
  • Spray Booth
  • Chemical and Finishing Supply Storage

Other:

  • Assortment of hand and power tools
  • Material and Supplies offered for purchase in Department Shop
  • Storage for Material, Supplies, and Projects in Department Shop

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