Being that we are a part of the manufacturing of defense and medical supplies, we are staying open during these uncertain times. However, we are taking extra precautions to keep all of our employees safe! We are practicing social distancing by staying at least 6 feet away from each other, which, luckily, is easy for us with our small number of employees and the size of our shop! Our office manager, Peggy, is also taking some time off of office work to sew masks for all of our workers and their families!

This is a picture we forgot to post when we had this thing in the shop! This massive structure took a lot of man power and a lot of hours. It’s a perfect example of not only our welding skills, but also our fabrication skills. We built this whole thing from scratch, starting with bringing in the material lengths and cutting/angling it to size. we had several plates we had to machine as well. This whole thing was built out of over forty pieces and was about seven feet long! This picture shows our top guy, Terry, welding a part of it from underneath while it was lifted by the forklift.

We had a first time customer in who needed these small fractions welded together. These are mailbox markers! These were especially difficult because of how thin the material was. The thickness of the stainless steel was only 1/8th of an inch. Along with how small these cut outs were, we really had to focus to not melt all the way through and destroy the numbers!

We had one of our returning customers in the in the shop again recently. These spindle flange assemblies involve an operation on the turntable, which we love! Having these parts being rotated while we weld allows us to lay down a beautiful weld without stopping and starting! Another thing we get to use on these parts is ER312 filler rod, which is our favorite stainless steel rod. We call it Super Missile Rod because it can be used to weld unknown or dissimilar alloys of steel or stainless steel!

Here we have some medium size structures. These frames are about 2 1/2 ft tall by 2 ft wide and 1 1/2 inches thick. We laid down some huge weaves to hold these beasts together. Made from 6061 aluminum, as usual!

We just completed an order of our popular aluminum cornerblocks. The only reason we don’t get more orders of these than we do is because they are unbreakable! Once you have them, you have them forever. We perfected this design many years ago, and have been doing them the same ever since!

This is approximately 240 lbs. of solid ,magnesium, which just so happens to be one of the exotic metals that we can work with. With magnesium being even lighter than aluminum, at 240 lbs. you know this weldment had to be huge! It consisted of two 3″ x 3.5″ bars attached to a 1.5″ thick plate, all 40″ long. The welds wrapped all the way around the bars. in all it was about 175 inches of weave welds! Not bad, huh?

We love when structures like these come in because we get to show off our aluminum TIG welding skills! Whether our customer is asking for a weave or a nice stack of dimes, they always leave happy!

These barn doors are one of our recent projects! They are made out of 6061 aluminum. Each of these two matching doors had over 20 pieces. These massive doors took at least four people to move, and took up a big part of the back of our shop!

A few weeks ago, we held one of our student workshops. In attendance we had kids from CSUN and UCLA, as well as teachers from Chaminade and even family members and just members of the community that were interested in expanding their skills. We always have a great time teaching, and watching how fast some of our students learn. Just a couple weeks later, we even had one of the people in attendance come back to the shop and weld his own part by himself! On the right you see two students practicing , and on the left is one of their “sculptures” of the pieces they practiced on!