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San Francisco Custom Metal Fabrication Services

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

Gomes Handyman
4.9
from 289 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 366 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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David did professional job on door installation and fix the heavy door wheeler. It is so amazing the old heavy metal glass door sliding smooth like new one. Highly recommend.

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MyApartmentIsBetterThanYours
4.7
from 48 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
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Marty C.
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The work Jasper did was excellent, we could not be any happier with our custom floating wood shelves. He did a fantastic job and was incredibly quick on his turn around time as well. Thanks so much!!!

Weld Pro
4.6
from 29 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
Angela E.
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I had a job that needed to be completed before Christmas and am so very happy that Barry was the first person to respond. I had a heavy and big reclaimed beam that I wanted to "float" above my fireplace. It was a little bit of a complex engineering feat and thankfully Barry had come up with a perfect design to hold the weight of the beam and get the look that I was after. He customized the metal brace and was able to seamlessly recess the beam into the wall so that it looks like it's always been there. He, and his assistant, were able to come out the next day and complete the job in under 2 hours. They were awesome!! I will definitely work with them again.

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Iron Roots
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
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Ralph A.
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Quality custom metal work!

Dark Metal Machine Works
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Aneil M.
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Great, Joe was very easy and pleasant to work with. He delivered a high quality solution, fixing an underlying problem by replacing a low quality OEM part with a much more sturdy one which he custom fabricated, and delivered on the budget he promisedz

Sheldon Fabrication
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kurt D.
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Sam showed up on time at my house, with pre-fabricated metal that I had specified. Very friendly and professional, great attitude, and easily performed the trailer welding, and took on some additional projects I had without issue. He cleaned up and used his time efficiently. I will use him again for other projects.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Liz W.
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Mark Miller and his team were great to work with. Thorough, concise and prompt. We would definitely recommend them to our friends and family.

Professional Iron Works
5.0
from 1 review
  • 32 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Peter O.
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Polite, professional and willing to do anything extra to complete a quality job.

  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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Giving the customer what they want is #1! When the job is complete i enjoy seeing the customer with a huge smile on their face talking about ideas for the next project we will build together.

Big Dog Metal Fabrication
5.0
from 1 review
    Anita S.
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    I would like to recommend this shop ,I took a 1946 Harley Davidson fender in for repair and surfacing the metal .their price was low and they had it back in the time they said , I am a Custom Painter they made my job look like a show entrée Thanks Doc

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    Imagination is the limit on fence, railing, door, or any metal fabrication design. I design everything, from wood and metal fencing to torches and Roman soldier spears for plays.

    • 11 years in business
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    My company is well prepared to fab, cut, weld,form, with quick turn around.

    • 18 years in business
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    I have drawn influence from several sources over the past 19 years from fields not limited to metal work. From the time I began working metal professionally I allowed it to consume my waking hours and dedicated myself to making the highest quality products I could. It is far more important to me that the piece be beautiful as well as technically correct than be just a job that gets finished. No matter what the project is from a simple picture frame to a work of organic sculpture it should be the finest quality it can be.

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    I am a maker, a designer, and a fabricator. * Soldering * Electromechanical assembly I provide custom fabrication of the following: * wood * metal * plastics

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    . I graduated with honors from Los Medanos College in 2013, majoring in welding technology. I currently hold two certifications in shield metal arc welding and i am working on a third.

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    We are a custom metal fabrication shop. We handle various sizes and types of decorative and structural jobs. Our services include the following: * Welding * Forging * Design * Repairs, etc. Examples of our work are gates, rails, stairs, spiral and curved stairs/rails, bridges, furniture, fire pits, sculpture, brackets, and structural, marine, and miscellaneous stuff. Materials used are steel, stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, etc. We are AWS certified and have national awards. We have 30 years of experience. Please check us out on our website or Facebook for more info and to see photos of our work.

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    We offer metal fabrication and installation services. We custom design and install rails, gates, etc. We also cater to field welding, including repairs and additions on demand.

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    Using all types of metal, Vaida creates contemporary and organic forms that are functional and sculptural pieces of art. Keeping his clients' personal aesthetics in mind, Vaida works to understand how his designs will be used and where they will be placed. Personality, function, and surroundings are key elements for designing pieces that will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Please contact Jamie Vaida, metal sculptor, with your private, commercial or public project commissions. Vaida works on steel, copper, brass, bronze and stainless.

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    I do custom fabrication and welding. I do painting and hauling, fence work, cleaning, yard work, pruning, carpentry, and Sheetrock. I do digging and am an all-around house guy. I am a hard worker and one who takes pride in his work.

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    ATR Welding Services and Solutions is your one-stop, on-site, and in-house welding shop. Our goal is to make sure our customers leave satisfied with a quality product. Our team specializes in custom welding, fabrication, and metal repairs. "We are a company where quality counts." If you dream it, we can build it! From big to small welding needs, give ATR a call. We offer the following welding and cutting processes listed below: * Gas metal arc welding (GMAW), sometimes referred to by its subtypes metal inert gas (MIG) welding or metal active gas (MAG) welding * Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW), also known as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding * Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW), also known as manual metal arc welding (MMA or MMAW), flux shielded arc welding or informally as stick welding * Flux-cored arc welding (FCAW or FCA) * Oxyfuel gas cutting * Plasma cutting

    About

    I am a journeyman sheet metal worker with 15 years of experience in both shop fabrication and field installation. I completed a 5-year apprenticeship that combined formal education in a classroom setting and on-the-job training, working on contracted mechanical installations. I have worked on all types of projects from apartments to high-end custom homes; tenant improvements likes storefronts and high-rise office buildings; critical environments like hospitals, data centers, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S. Department of Energy); and even Class 100 clean rooms. I am ready and able to meet any challenging project you may have. My work will be done on-time and on budget.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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