|We are extremely proud of our state-of-the-art
shop, equipped with all the machinery and tools necessary
to execute all cutting edge projects and their requirements.
Of course, we also have all the traditional “tools
of the trade” for fabrication of parts in all
metals. Beyond these capacities, we are fortunate to
have a complete “tool & die” shop, directed
by our COO, Jim Murray himself, who has been a die-maker
now for over twenty years. Other staff is almost as
adept at this art as Jim.
Let us illustrate
for you how much of our equipment is used daily to fulfill
all our customers’ needs----and in a fast and
efficient manner. We always deliver on time and provide
“24/7” service when your project demands
Some of our most
productive shop equipment and technology are:
CNC-Controlled Milling Machine----all computer-controlled---With
this, we can literally receive CAD-drawings over our
computer lines and email/simply redirect them to this
machine which then cuts the parts to these set specs,
generated by your project architect and engineers. This
leaves no room for a mistake “in translation”,
or by clerical errors by well-meaning but human intermediaries,
on your end or ours!
Hydraulic, Multi-Axis Press Brake----for bending
of complex brake shapes. We can process in one step
metals up to 12 FEET in length. This modern brake is
outfitted with NC-controlled back gauges to automatically
program this to effect multiple size bending in one
NC-Controlled Power Cold Saw----this jaw-breakingly
named machine allows us to quickly set and cut into
metals of all types for complex miter cutting.
OBI Punch Presses----Ranging from 30 to 70
tons of punching pressure. With these, we can press
out parts with progressive dies (all made in-house)
and quickly produce high production, large-quantity
items. In short, with this we do hundreds of thousands
of IDENTICAL parts with no product variations!
Piranha Multi-Station 120-ton Ironworkers----with
these humming daily in our shops, we can process a full
spectrum of shapes—angles, channels, beams, and
more. E.g., these “guys” can drive a 2”
hole in a 1” plate in the blink of an eye, and
then move on to the next one!
200-ton Cincinnati Metal Shear----No metal
is too tough to stop this “guy”---this too
is powered up with back gauges to automatically set
multiple cuts, quickly reducing a sheet of metal to
strips of any size or sizes required.
All the Welding types & finishes any metal project
requires---Tig-welding; mig-welding; plasma
cutting; flame cutting---in all ferrous or non-ferrous
spec’d. This in-shop capacity allows Metfab to
do all kinds of custom metal work and “finish”
it to the appearance and strength expected by the project
manager and his (her) architect/engineer. As we reported
in our June and July, 2007 Newsletters, our activity
in aluminum fabrication is growing exponentially. To
do the same high quality work in aluminum as we have
always done in steel, we are augmenting our machinery
and equipment. We have acquired another new Miller
Spoolmatic 30A welder so that
we can bond even thicker aluminum surfaces to the strength,
finish and tolerances ordered. We are now fully ramped-up
and equipped to supply your aluminum needs, along with
your other metals needs.
us if you need to know more about our capacities and
abilities outlined briefly above.
|• Auto CAD 2000----Drawing and Communications
Our Chief Project Planner, Chris DeSimone, is expert
in the use of these modern techniques to interface smoothly
and directly with project architects, engineers and
customers. In this way, we can expedite the planning
and execution phases of a project, often even before
the first day of planned construction is upon us. With
this capability, we can also revise drawings during
construction (and in working cooperation
with your professionals) to save valuable steps and
avoid lost time and wasted fabrication, and of course
As we update this website in the summer
of 2007, we are considering program enhancements to
make even easier our smooth CAD-interfacing with architects,
engineers and planners among our ever-more sophisticated
customers. As a young, growing company we constantly
see new incarnations of metals-related 21st Century
technology and always welcome the input of our customers
as to how we can better work together on this score
In short, we can:
easy exact duplicate drawings for our shop;
2. get out faster work
quotes (due to instant access to drawings of architects,
draftsmen and others;
3. send drawings directly
to water-jet and other CNC machines having these capabilities;
4. give you (and us) a
better look at blown-up details in working drawings;
5. all leading to fully-accurate
and totally-usable finished parts.
• Peachtree 2007-----At
the outset of a job, this allows us to create and track
Work Orders----This is a now-familiar tool for many
offices, and one that the same offices could not now
truly function without. We use these tools just as essentially
as our shop uses its many modern “tools”
to fabricate all the parts/items our contracts call
for. But, to our customers these are equally-important
tools as they guarantee total billing and records accuracy
for them too. We literally use this program from the
first Work Order to the issuance of the Packing Slip,
and then the Invoice and on to records and requested
confirmations of Final Payment.
• ACT 2005----------Database;
Advertising; Customer Relations----21st Century businesses
cannot operate without cyber-speed information—that
is a given today. We at Metfab believe in the old computer
rules ---“GIGO”, or “Garbage In, Garbage
Out”! To avoid much of this, we have highly trained
and current office staff that is not only accurate and
efficient, but friendly. This may be an old-fashioned
notion, but to us it is the way to get the best out
of all this computer “paraphernalia”. We
equip our employees to be able to serve you with these
programs, but also encourage them to be truly helpful.
They are; try us when you next need metal fabrication.
We will guide and track your needs after that.
• Digital Cameras and
Equipment----Reports in Real Time on Project
Progress-----These may seem like common, everyday gizmos
now, but we use them to keep you abreast of our constant
progress on your work. Let us demonstrate how we do
this. An example best illustrates this: Your project
has a tight lead-time & supply schedule. (Doesn’t
every project today seem that way? They are!) You need
to KNOW your parts are indeed ready when they are promised,
are accurately fabricated and will be shipped to meet
the required delivery date. These “gizmos”
are tiny, but they fill this essential project need.
How? We take pictures of our parts once they are fabricated;
email them to your project manager; and allay all concerns!
Voila’!!! No more stomach acid-----you can SEE
your parts stacked on pallets or loaded onto a truck
already then in transit. [These photos then go into
our database for any needed future reference and help.]
With all this technological support
for our staff, we have increased our capabilities and
minimized the chance for errors that delay your projects
and tie up our resources (and yours too) ------ all
truly unnecessary today. Come in and see our business
in operation. Just call our friendly COO----a/k/a “CSG”
(Chief Shop Guy) too----and set up a time and date when
you can be in the New York metropolitan area. We look
forward to your call, your email, your visit and your
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