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San Diego Custom Metal Fabrication Services

Browse these custom metal fabrication services with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Diego.

Throttle Up Inc.
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Hans L.
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Brad Taggart was very helpful with providing advice on how to best repair a piece of pot metal.

Fabrication Solutions
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Russell B.
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Any one in the San Diego County area that needs a welder for any type of project "Fabrication Solutions" is the place to contact. Wylie (owner), does an outstanding professional job. I needed a handicapped doorway ramp modified and I could not be happier with the job that Wylie did. The finished ramp looks like it was originally make at the factory. Could not be happier. Thank You Wylie, great job.

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Smith Metalworks
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
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Kathy R.
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Metalworks did an excellent job on the railing they installed for me. They were even able to start the job sooner than anticipated. The rail is beautiful & sturdy. They came in did the job and cleaned up afterwards. I watched as they precisely measured every step of the way. If I ever need railing work again, or any metal work, they will be the first ones I call.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jane S.
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I saw online metal roses and thought it would be nice to give out as presents for Mother’s Day. At first I thought that a welder wouldn’t want to do the job considering it wasn’t a big project. Daniel didn’t mind at all and was willing to help me. He explained how they would look and even gave me the option of getting them painted whatever color I wanted for no extra charge. My mother and sister where happy since they had never seen a rose made out of aluminum. Now they have a rose to keep forever and now I have found my go to guy for any custom needs. You won’t be disappointed with Daniel’s work. He’s very reliable and reasonably priced.

JB Welding
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I hired JB Welding to build a custom metal liquor cabinet which was designed on site based on my current needs. I didn't need the cabinet quickly so my timeframe worked out well with Jim since he works out of a garage with limited space. I am very happy with the end product even though it came in more expensive than originally quoted. My only advice would be that if any changes are made during the build process,

Continental Custom Iron
4.3
from 7 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Peter F.
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CCIron worked with me to create a contemporary interior stair railing. Work was done in a timely manner and looks great. I definitely recommend CCIron for metal work

SoCal Mobile Welding
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Gabe C.
    Verified review

    Victor has done a great job for me on many projects from fabricating custom installs to simple iron repairs. He has a creative mind to help you through your project and make sure you get what you want. He is a great welder and craftsmen.

    Mobile Metal Works
    4.5
    from 4 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Ben J.
    Verified review

    Randy did a great job fabricating, welding, painting, and installing the grating to cover my under-house access. Accomplished the job ahead of schedule and at the agreed-upon price.

    Robert H.
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Paula F.
    Verified review

    Excellent customer service. Prompt , friendly and clean. Excellent workmanship. Professional, beautiful, functional and designed to order. Pricing extremely fair. I Will recommend Robert to friends and family. Thank you Thumbtack. Paula in PB

    DelTiempo Home Improvements
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Larry L.
    Verified review

    Jaime fabricated a custom gate and hinges for me and I couldn't be happier with the results. His welds are perfect and I would recommend him for any fabrication or metal work job.

    Marks Fab Shop
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Ken B.
    Verified review

    You will not find a higher quality of work than you will from Mark. He is very skilled at almost any kind of metal fabrication. I would highly recommend him for your needs.

    Armor Fabrication & Fence
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Joseph W.
    Verified review

    Armor Fabrication did a fantastic job on my driveway gate. They fixed a gate that was poorly installed and now the gate opens freely with know binding. The crew came out when they say they would and their customer service was just as great. highly recommend this company. Small or big jobs, they'll get it done!

    Metal Fabrication Works
    3.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 15 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Antonio S.
    Verified review

    Outstanding service! I gave him a challenging custom oil tank and no one else would touch it. He was able to fix it better than the original condition. I will definitely use him again for my welding needs!

    Steelworks
    5.0
    from 1 review
      David D.
      Verified review

      Prompt, courteous and professional. They showed up on time, did the work as promised at the price quoted. Recommend and will use them again.

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      We specialize in custom repair and fabrication including the following: * wildlife barrier installation * electrical * plumbing * tile installation * remodeling * general handyman services We can accomplish any tasks, from small to large and everything in between.

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      We are metal fabricators. We do welding of structural steel, aluminum, stainless steel, framing copper pipe and off-road.

      • 12 years in business
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      40 years experience in metal fabrication and welding. Stainless, copper, aluminum, mild steel. Specializing in new/existing/custom commercial/residential construction. E-mail me with your questions. For all your metal fabrication needs.

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      custom metal fabrication and precision welding services

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      AP Precision Metals is San Diego's number 1 sheet metal shop. We pride ourselves in having the highest-quality manufacturing, the most competitive pricing, and the promptest shipping and delivery in all of the San Diego region. With extensive prototyping, engineering, forming, punching, bending, welding, powder coating and assembling capabilities, we can take your metal project from concept to completion. In more than 15 years of business, our consumers have ranged from tiny start-ups, rapid engineering companies and Fortune 1000 companies.

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      40 years experience in metal fab and welding. Custom work available as well as repairs. For all your fabrication and welding needs just text.

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      We offer custom metal fabrication for marine, commercial and residential clients. We are a full-service shop that offers cutting, shaping, polishing, machining and more of all metals. We can do radar arches, fishing towers, railings, exhausts, furniture, signs and anything metal. The list of items that we have and can fabricate is too long to list and would probably include just about anything you could dream of. Please give us a call, or send an email with your requests or questions. We look forward to meeting you.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How long is welding training?

      Because there are different paths to learning to weld, there’s no single timeline for welding training. Some people attend school part-time while working their current job, while others can focus full-time on their welding training courses. People interested in learning how to weld as a hobby can also take classes from professional welders, such as at KCMA & Services in Waterloo, Indiana.

      Expect to take at least two years to go from welding newbie to American Welding Society Certified Welder. A junior college Certificate of Completion welding course is two semesters full-time, or 10 units of coursework. With this certificate, students are qualified for an apprenticeship or internship, rather than a full-time entry-level job. Welding apprenticeships range from 6,000 to 8,000 hours long, equalling three to four years at 2,000 hours per year. Some junior colleges, such as Cerritos College in the Los Angeles area, offer more in-depth welding programs that lead to different welding certifications, such as arc welding and tungsten gas arc welding. These take three to four semesters to complete, so you could be qualified for an entry-level job in about two years of full-time study. Alternatively, you can prepare for employment more quickly through an intensive vocational program at a trade school. For instance, Ohio’s Lincoln Electric Company offers a comprehensive program that prepares people for a welding career in just 20 weeks and 600 hours of hands-on instruction.

      How much is welding training?

      The cost of welding training depends on where you take your classes and how quickly you want to complete the program. In general, junior college welding classes are the least expensive, but may take longer; trade schools offer intensive classes that lead to certification more quickly, but are more expensive. For example, Cerritos College, a junior college in Los Angeles that offers a welding training course, charges an average of $46 per unit; most of their welding certificate programs require 19 units of coursework, so cost about $875 each to complete. Pro-Weld, an on-site welding school in Idaho, offers three different welding courses. The 36-week welder fabrication and the 24-week gas tungsten arc welding courses each cost an average of $3,300, while pipe welding costs an average of $2,500 for a 24-week session or an average of $4,500 for a 52-week session. The 20-week comprehensive program at the Lincoln Electric Company in Ohio costs an average of $9,500. Many programs require students to purchase approximately $120-$200 worth of personal welding equipment in addition to textbooks or other class material fees.

      How many types of welding are there?

      Welding is a method of fusing together two or more pieces of metal using electricity or flame. Welding is used to construct buildings, make metal sculptures, build and repair cars, make gates and furniture, and for many other practical and aesthetic uses. There are multiple types of welding. Here is an overview of the most popular methods:

      • Stick welding: Formally known as shielded metal arc welding, stick welding uses extreme heat applied at the seam of two separate metals to melt them together. A third (intermediary) metal may also be incorporated for added strength. As the metals cool, they are bonded together.
      • Metal inert gas (MIG) welding: Formally known as gas metal arc welding, MIG welding uses a tool to feed metal wire into the weld puddle while an electrical arc melts the wire, which will fuse to the base metal upon cooling.
      • Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding: Formally referred to gas tungsten arc welding, TIG welding is a similar process MIG welding, but instead of using a tool that continuously feeds metal wire into the weld puddle, the welder must hold and manually feed the stick.
      • Gas welding: A mix of flammable gas and oxygen is used to heat metal to the melting point.
      • Forge welding: Forging metal is an ancient art that involves heating two pieces of metal until they are molten, then hammering them together.

      Where can I take welding classes?

      Your options for welding classes depend on where you live and whether you’re willing to travel. Many skilled professionals offer private or group welding classes across the U.S. Some high schools offer classes for teens, but many people learn from a private trainer or in a junior college or vocational school. Students learn basic welding, machining and fabrication processes, including using gas and arc welding equipment, and qualify for an apprenticeship or internship. Other colleges as well as vocational schools have two-year associate’s degree programs that prepare you to take the welding certification exam and seek full-time employment.

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