Architectural Quality

Architectural metal fabrication combines the rare qualities of technology, experience and craftsmanship—which are all needed to create in today’s modern construction environment, a product that is fabricated and installed to the highest of standards.

All Metals Fabrication boasts all of these core competencies—technology, experience and craftsmanship.

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Technology

AMF is clearly a technology leader in this industry. We utilize the latest in metal processing equipment. AMF is the only architectural metal company in the Intermountain West that has, under one roof, all of the following fabrication technology:

  • Dedicated Tube Laser
  • Flat Sheet Laser
  • CNC Forming
  • CNC Sawing
  • CNC Routing Table
  • CNC Shearing
  • TIG Welding
  • Pipe & Tube Bending
  • Rolling
This large band-width of equipment allows us to compete on numerous intricate and unique architectural elements which can include:
  • High-end railing systems, i.e., stainless steel, glass, cable, steel, etc.
  • Sun Shades
  • Steeples
  • Wall Panels
  • ACM Panels
  • Building Envelopes and Supports
  • Copper, Aluminum and Stainless Steel Accessories
  • Customer Elements of all types and shapes

AMF can take entire scopes and multiple scopes to consolidate contracts and limit the variability often found between multiple contractors.

In addition to equipment, AMF also utilizes a complete ERP package to communicate shop load and scheduling throughout our entire fabrication and installation value chain. We deliver to the job site on time. We create duration schedules for our customers and we are vigilant about taking the right amount of work to keep pace with brisk and evolving construction schedules.

Experience

All Metals Fabrication has been fabricating and installing architectural metal work for over twenty years.

We have been bonded on jobs over $10M and have successfully completed hundreds of projects across the country.

Our team consists of estimators, project managers, schedulers, draftsman, site foremen and operation managers.

We wrap our company around each project, starting from the moment we receive a contract until the last piece is successfully installed.

We are proactive about scheduling and adequate manpower and work very hard to manage a schedule that will work for our employees and the contractor.

We pledge to communicate early and often for each job to give all parties the opportunity to succeed.

Our experience gives us the ability to predict problems before they become unmanageable and the ability to work with multiple onsite trades to make sure overlapping work is successfully accomplished.

Craftsmanship

In the end, despite the modernization of construction, we will never give up our badge of craftsmanship. Years of training, teaching, improving and learning will put the last touches on high-end production to make our work hum that visual magic originally intended by the architects and designers.

Our work is imaginative, intuitive and immaculate—we bet on being the best, despite some of the extra costs associated with doing it right.

All Metals Fabrication represents more than budgets, negotiations and deadlines—we want our work to be a statement of quality and craftsmanship that the entire community can enjoy.

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Case Study

LDS Temple Metal Work
Stainless Steel Steeple
What does a fifty foot stainless steel steeple look like before it is attached atop temple for the LDS church? It looks perfect—just ask the four architects and two contractors that showed up at our shop to inspect the steeple three times before it left in transit to Sacramento, California. Read More >>

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    MIG & TIG Welding
    MIG Welding (Gas Metal Arc Welding or GMAW) is best described as an automatic or semi-automatic process most commonly used on thicker types of steel. It’s a great tool for volume production...lots of welding on big metal jobs. TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas or (TIG) is best described by using a more manual process that includes using a non-consumable electrode made from Tungsten along with gas and a separate filler material, called welding rod. It is especially useful for welding thinner materials and when weld quality (both for looks and function) are critical. The process is much slower and technical and often used for welding Stainless Steel, Aluminum and other non-ferrous materials.
  • Food Grade Stainless Steel
    Food Grade Steel
    Food grade stainless steel work is not for the faint of heart—crazy shutdown hours, containment and safety requirements, not to mention hard to reach work spaces and impossible deadliness—all these conditions can create a challenge for any company.

    All Metals Fabrication specializes in making these hard variables manageable and, at the same time, understands the stringent food grade requirements that make wash downs possible and bacteria elimination manageable!
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    Interrupted Throughput
    For purchasing agents, saving company money is more than the simple purchase price.

    Any project that is late can cost the company literally thousands to millions of dollars in lost revenue especially when product is not being shipped! The opportunity costs can be enormous but are often overlooked.

    This issue can literally worth millions of dollars!
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    Under Design
    One of the main culprits that causes projects to go over budget and/or over time is the lack of detailed drawings. Many projects are designed well enough at the 30,000 foot level but lack the details necessary to answer the small but important questions. One might think. “The details will just have to take care of themselves.” That statement is true enough, but again, a major cause for delay and change orders—very costly indeed.
  • AMF does quality work
    Poor Workmanship
    Projects can get done on time and the design might be great as well, but if the workmanship and/or quality are poor, both of the first two items are cancelled immediately. Truth is, we all intuitively know this but often make poor decisions because we are compelled by urgency and budgets. Poor quality, however, is a mistake that companies have to live with for a lifetime. Even worse, poor quality will often result in rework—now the project has been paid for twice!
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  • Copper in Action
    Copper in Action
    • 40,000 Square Feet of Copper Panel work seen in action—one of the few companies in the Intermountain West that has the entire capacity for job site measuring, engineering, in shop custom fabrication and finally, installation. AMF’s complete packageof services allows for custom designs, rapid installation, immediate change orders and unsurpassed quality and workmanship.
  • interior decorative railing
    MIG & TIG Welding
    MIG Welding (Gas Metal Arc Welding or GMAW) is best described as an automatic or semi-automatic process most commonly used on thicker types of steel. It’s a great tool for volume production...lots of welding on big metal jobs. TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) is best described by using a more manual process that includes using a non-consumable electrode made from Tungsten along with gas and a separate filler material, called welding rod. It is especially useful for welding thinner materials and when weld quality (both for looks and function) are critical. The process is much slower and technical.
  • don't let your welding warp
    Welding that Warps
    • Normal welding processes will warp light-gauged materials almost immediately. Countertops, panels, column covers—even heavier railing systems—will distort from the intense heat welding introduces to the material.
    • One method to reduce heat distortion is to apply a chill bar directly under the weld, usually something aluminum. Chill bars, in effect, grab the heat off the weld and can reduce warping significantly.
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    Green Copper
    Copper materials naturally oxidize into several colors, starting with a medium brown then moving into a darker, richer brown. Copper will eventually start to appear almost black and then finally start working into the well known green color, looking like the famous Statue of Liberty. Copper surfaces can be maintained (kept from further oxidization) by periodic oiling with a high grade paraffin oil. Oil should be rubbed in with a very clean, soft cotton cloth and be repeated regularly (yearly) to maintain the bronze finish desired.
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    Oil-Canning
    Here are two tips to prevent metal panels from oil canning:

    1) Use heavier gauged materials—although more expensive, this solution works extremely well if the owner is hell bent on avoiding any visible oil canning.

    2) Synch the fasteners down very carefully—not too tight! Driving the fasteners down super tight will give the metal absolutely no room to move.
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    Welding Skills
    High end stainless steel, glass, and designer railing systems are often spoiled by low end welding skills. Fat, gobby welds can instantly destroy the elegant lines associated with expensive, designer rail. What are the different welding methodologies available? What is the difference between TIG, MIG, and Stick Welding? What welding standards should I expect on my project? How do I define those standards and make sure they are met? Call us to discuss these questions and much, much more.