Metalworking Groups

Reliable Metal Fabrication: Our History and Our Foundation

In the manufacturing industry, the three components that determine success are production cost, quality and speed. While each of these components is an important factor in its own right, in order to achieve the highest degree of success, manufacturers must fully commit themselves to each of these components. Cost, quality, and speed simply cannot be compromised.

The Metalworking Group recognizes the importance of these key components. We have built each one into the core of our fabrication process as well as our general business strategy. At every level of our business, we strive to meet – and exceed – our client’s needs for cost, quality, and speed.

Since our inception, The Metalworking Group has worked tirelessly to become the trusted metal fabricator in Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio, and the greater tri-state area. Over the years, our efforts to establish ourselves as the most skillful, knowledgeable and high-quality metal fabricator has helped us also achieve success in Canada and Western Europe, in addition to becoming a nationally recognized manufacturer throughout the United States.

While we always invite businesses to experience the quality of our services firsthand, a brief look at our history can also attest to our leadership in the manufacturing industry.

Our History of Success

The Metalworking Group began in 1982 with the acquisition of Techni-Fab Metal Products, a manufacturer of sheet metal components, weldments and UL listed electrical enclosures as well as other fabrications.

In the following year, as well as over the course of the next two decades, we expanded our capabilities quickly with a number of other key acquisitions. Our group acquired Murrer Tool and Die, a manufacturer of stamping, dies, fixtures, and CNC machined parts, in 1983; Opitz Metal Products, a manufacturer of production stampings, in 1986; American Metal Finishes, a manufacturer of custom metal polishing, finishing, and buffing, in 1989; Aerospace Precision Metalworking, a manufacturer of CNC machined and stamped parts for aerospace, in 1990; Auto Sun Products, Inc., a manufacturer of metal stampings, in 1991; and Parker Metal Stampings, a manufacturer of metal stamping, 1994.

2002 marked our most recent addition with the acquisition of Precision Profile which is renowned for laser cutting and sheet metal fabricating.

The acquisition of these companies over time not only speaks to The Metalworking Group’s long, deep-rooted history of custom metal fabrication, laser cutting, and sheet metal stamping, but also our ability to attract the highest quality of specialists in our industry.

Making History Today

Today, we are able to provide solutions for complex manufacturing challenges. Our ability to lead the manufacturing industry is due largely in part to both our highly specialized capabilities – namely, metal fabricated, machined, stamped and welded components and assemblies – as well as our ability to offer full-service engineering and project management.

We have nearly 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space occupied with the latest technologies, including laser cutting machines, CNC press brakes, robotic welders, and CNC turret punch presses that can handle any volume of metal assemblies or components. Our extensive manufacturing space also permits us to utilize our selection of machinery including the new Finn Power Shear Genius and Ytterbium Fiber Optic Laser System. These top-of-the-line technologies allow us to eliminate a production tradeoff by tendering precision and speed while often reducing cycle times significantly.

Together, all of these elements let us stand above the rest in one of the world’s most competitive industries and allows us to achieve our goal of helping you achieve yours.

We Care About Your Business

Providing the best cost, the best quality, and the best speed is at the core of our business – but they’re not what motivate us to provide the best. Our work is motivated by your work. We pride ourselves as the manufacturer that is invested in your success.

Between the software, equipment, and highly skilled workers, our entire metal fabricating process is optimized for you. This saves both us, and you, money and time while also allowing us to deliver on our promises of accuracy, quality, and punctuality. This same effectiveness has even helped us to achieve ISO Certification (9001). We look forward to how our growing expertise, and consequent achievements, of The Metalworking Group will attract more businesses and more talent in order to better serve our clients.

No matter what your business requires, we can handle it. We’re excited to prove that to you. Explore our website to learn more about The Metalworking Group and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to discuss the specifics of your future project. We appreciate your interest and hope to add your project to our history of success!

Precision Metal Fabrication from Start to Finish

Metal fabrication is a pretty broad term when it comes to what we do here at Metalworking Group.  What we mean is that you could be in need of something other than just standard sheet metal fabrication.  We realized that every business has its own particular needs when it comes to metal, and that it would be best to put it all under one roof.  We’ve managed to do this through the acquisition of metal fabricating companies, talented professionals and certifications.

 

Regardless of the metal product you need, we can handle everything from start to finish.  Metal is everywhere, and we’ve manufactured parts for everything from medical devices, to compressors and even military vehicles.  Parts can be small or large, and we’ve worked across that spectrum to.  If you’re unsure if we can work on your specific project, just ask! (Comment below, or contact us)

 

Some of the parts we offer include CNC Machined Parts, robotic weldments and metal stampings.  We work with each client to identify and design the ideal product, and deliver a finished, assembled product with liquid painting or powder coatings when applicable.

 

Having been in business since 1982, we pride ourselves on service and quality, and we continue to build upon that.  In 2013 we became ISO certified, and we plan on maintaining the most current certifications.  Many of our professionals are certified in their craft as well.  For example, our welding staff has several AWS certifications. Certifications paired with lean manufacturing techniques allow us to control costs in a way that benefits both parties.

 

If you need a metal part, Metalworking Group can design and fabricate it in a cost-effective, time-sensitive manner.  Our goal is to be successful, while making your business as successful as possible too.  We look forward to the opportunity of working with you in the future!

 

metal-parts

AWS B and D Certified Production Welding

Production Welding jobs draw questions. Do we need to perform MIG or TIG Welding? What is the material that we’ll need to weld? Is the object going to be small, or very large?  Our professionals will discuss each and every aspect of your Welding project to create an end product that is exactly what you’ve envisioned.  At the Metalworking Group, we’ve done this time and time again.

 

Part of our success in production welding is due to the robotic welding cells, large welding turntables, and pedestal cranes that allow us manage parts of any size.  Our technicians skill combined with this equipment makes for a high quality end result.

 

To be a welding technician and be in the welding and manufacturing industry requires skill and experience, but the question is how do we measure this?  We believe this is exhibited through our years in the industry, and the several welding certifications we’ve accumulated through that time, including AWS B and D certifications.  With hundreds of weld specifications, WPS, and PQR's on file, Metalworking Group is probably already certified to meet your requirements.  If not, we will work with you and your internal team to achieve the necessary certifications to make your project a success.

 

What kind of welding challenges have you run into in the past, or even one you’re currently dealing with? Leave a comment on this post, or get in touch with us through our website so that we can discuss this! It’s quite possible that one of our 60+ certified welding technicians can find a solution. We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

Welding

4 Axis Vertical CNC Machining Services

Also known as Computer Numerical Control, CNC Machining allows a computer to manage tools movements from coded data.  High tech stuff right? It is indeed, and it offers a wealth of benefits that directly affect the success of our business, and our customers.  We’re sure you’re wondering, how is that?

As you would expect, the coded data for the machines is very specific.  It allows our team of experts to make the necessary changes to the speed and feed rates to achieve certain features and finishes for all types of materials.  Our 4-axis vertical CNC Machining Centers in particular don’t even require us to reposition the parts during its cycle!  We also have a unique capability where we can run several machines at the same time.  The result of all of this is an increase in output at a lower cost.  To top things off, cycle times are reduced as well.  With the Metalworking Group you’re going to get a top of the line product at the best price.  From steel, to aluminum, to brass as well as various types of stainless steel, we can do this for almost any material you throw at us.

At The Metalworking Group, we get it.  If you’re going to work with someone, will it improve your company?  We’ve kept that in mind from the get go.  If we’re leaving you with any questions, they may be answered here on our CNC Machining page.  If not, we would be happy to answer your question!  Contact us through the form or information listed on this page.  We hope we can help your business reach its goals!  

 

CNC-Milling

Reliable Metal Fabrication

In the manufacturing industry, the three components that determine success are production cost, quality and speed. While each of these components is an important factor in its own right, in order to achieve the highest degree of success, manufacturers must fully commit themselves to each of these components. Cost, quality, and speed simply cannot be compromised.

The Metalworking Group recognizes the importance of these key components. We have built each one into the core of our fabrication process as well as our general business strategy. At every level of our business, we strive to meet – and exceed – our client’s needs for cost, quality, and speed.

Since our inception, The Metalworking Group has worked tirelessly to become the trusted metal fabricator in Cincinnati, Southwest Ohio, and the greater tri-state area. Over the years, our efforts to establish ourselves as the most skillful, knowledgeable and high-quality metal fabricator has helped us also achieve success in Canada and Western Europe, in addition to becoming a nationally recognized manufacturer throughout the United States.

While we always invite businesses to experience the quality of our services firsthand, a brief look at our history can also attest to our leadership in the manufacturing industry.

Our History of Success

The Metalworking Group began in 1982 with the acquisition of Techni-Fab Metal Products, a manufacturer of sheet metal components, weldments and UL listed electrical enclosures as well as other fabrications.

In the following year, as well as over the course of the next two decades, we expanded our capabilities quickly with a number of other key acquisitions. Our group acquired Murrer Tool and Die, a manufacturer of stamping, dies, fixtures, and CNC machined parts, in 1983; Opitz Metal Products, a manufacturer of production stampings, in 1986; American Metal Finishes, a manufacturer of custom metal polishing, finishing, and buffing, in 1989; Aerospace Precision Metalworking, a manufacturer of CNC machined and stamped parts for aerospace, in 1990; Auto Sun Products, Inc., a manufacturer of metal stampings, in 1991; and Parker Metal Stampings, a manufacturer of metal stamping, 1994.

2002 marked our most recent addition with the acquisition of Precision Profile which is renowned for laser cutting and sheet metal fabricating.

The acquisition of these companies over time not only speaks to The Metalworking Group’s long, deep-rooted history of custom metal fabrication, laser cutting, and sheet metal stamping, but also our ability to attract the highest quality of specialists in our industry.

Making History Today

Today, we are able to provide solutions for complex manufacturing challenges. Our ability to lead the manufacturing industry is due largely in part to both our highly specialized capabilities – namely, metal fabricated, machined, stamped and welded components and assemblies – as well as our ability to offer full-service engineering and project management.

We have nearly 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space occupied with the latest technologies, including laser cutting machines, CNC press brakes, robotic welders, and CNC turret punch presses that can handle any volume of metal assemblies or components. Our extensive manufacturing space also permits us to utilize our selection of machinery including the new Finn Power Shear Genius and Ytterbium Fiber Optic Laser System. These top-of-the-line technologies allow us to eliminate a production tradeoff by tendering precision and speed while often reducing cycle times significantly.

Together, all of these elements let us stand above the rest in one of the world’s most competitive industries and allows us to achieve our goal of helping you achieve yours.

We Care About Your Business

Providing the best cost, the best quality, and the best speed is at the core of our business – but they’re not what motivate us to provide the best. Our work is motivated by your work. We pride ourselves as the manufacturer that is invested in your success.

Between the software, equipment, and highly skilled workers, our entire metal fabricating process is optimized for you. This saves both us, and you, money and time while also allowing us to deliver on our promises of accuracy, quality, and punctuality. This same effectiveness has even helped us to achieve ISO Certification (9001). We look forward to how our growing expertise, and consequent achievements, of The Metalworking Group will attract more businesses and more talent in order to better serve our clients.

No matter what your business requires, we can handle it. We’re excited to prove that to you. Explore our website to learn more about The Metalworking Group and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions or would like to discuss the specifics of your future project. We appreciate your interest and hope to add your project to our history of success!

Metal Fabrication Sparks

Metal Fabrication | Metalworking Group

We know that metal fabrication must meet quality standards while staying on schedule. Whether you’re in the United States, Canada, or Western Europe, the Metalworking Group delivers just that.

 

In the U.S alone we have over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space.  This permits us to utilize our selection of machinery including the new Finn Power Shear Genius, and develop systems to meet your specific needs.  Within this space we’ve utilized some of the latest technology available like the new Ytterbium Fiber Optic Laser System to assist in reaching your goals.  This technology eliminates a production tradeoff by tendering precision and speed.  We often reduce cycle times significantly.  From laser cutting machines, CNC presses and brakes, we can tackle nearly any low or high volume project.  Interested in seeing all of our equipment? Take a look, here!

 

For needs like welding, stamping, castings and extrusions, or other items in the realm of metal fabrication, we can accommodate.  Our Global connections allow us to provide effective, quality, low cost manufacturing solutions.

 

Regardless of your manufacturing need, no matter where or what it may be, it’s likely that we can help.  Learn more about us on our website, where you can find our contact information as well.  

The Future is Now | Metalworking Group

The Metalworking Group is currently installing an exciting piece of technology!  During the month of November, Mazak Optonics is setting up our new Ytterbium Fiber Optic Laser system for processing sheet metal.   The new laser dramatically lowers operating costs with blazing cutting speed that conventional lasers cannot approach.

Ytterbium is quite a mouthful and it is a word that definitely does not garner any recognition, unless you are a chemistry geek and learning the Periodic Table.  Ytterbium is listed on the Periodic Table with the symbol Yb. The element was discovered in 1878 by Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac.  For some reason, de Marignac was trying to reduce the rare earth substance, "erbia", into more finite components.  How do people think of doing this stuff!

Ytterbium is used as a dopant in stainless steel to improve strength, to produce gamma rays, and also as an active laser media.  We are most interested in the laser application, of course.

The laser wave length produced by Yb allows the laser energy to be delivered by a fiber optic cable.  This eliminates all the perishable and expensive mirrors in conventional lasers.  The Yb laser consumes 1/3 the electric.  The laser beam wave length allows it to cut stainless steel, copper, and aluminum dramatically better than other lasers.  And, most importantly, it is fast!  It can process 2-3 times faster than regular lasers, or even more, depending on the application.

We are excited to bring this fantastic technology to our customers!  Pictured below is the Yb laser resonator portion of the machine. It is 20% the size of the old technology, and that yellow fiber optic cord on top is all that is needed to deliver the 4000 watts of laser power.

 

ytterbium fiber optic laser system MWG

MIG & TIG Welding | Metalworking Group

MIG or TIG - Which Process Is Right for Your Business?

In order to gain a competitive edge in the manufacturing and industrial industries, one must choose production companies that can provide the best welding services. In addition to services, there are many different welding techniques that can be used to manufacture products. Even though some techniques can speed up productivity rates in the manufacturing industry, quality is the ultimate goal. Here are some reasons why one should consider using MIG welding and TIG welding techniques for their products.

The Advantages of Metal Gas Arc Welding

The Metal Inert Gas welding process has several advantages that can help your business to increase productivity. This process uses a consumable wire and electrode to weld. Gas metal arc welding produces faster results, that is why it is one of the most commonly used welding processes in the world. It is used in everything from hobbies, shipbuilding, repairs, construction projects, and fabrications. Here are some additional factors that make the metal gas arc welding process a more desirable one for many businesses:

·         Gas shielding offers protection to the arc and significantly reduces the loss of alloys. Very minimal waste and splatter is produced.

·         Highly versatile technique that can be used on various alloys and metals.

·         Process can be semi and fully automated, depending on production needs.

·         The MIG welding process is easier and cheaper to use.

The Advantages of TIG Welding

The Tungsten Inert Gas welding process is also known as the gas tungsten arc welding technique. It is most commonly used on steel, certain types of aluminum, gold, bronze, and brass metals. This process uses inert gases and tungsten metals to weld two pieces of metal together. Here are several reasons why businesses can benefit from the tungsten inert gas welding process:

·         Precise control with temperature regulation creates cleaner and higher quality welds.

·         No smoke, fumes, splatter, and less alloy waste.

· AAlthough these two welding techniques are similar, they have their own set of advantages. Contact a welding manufacturer to learn more on how these processes can take your business to the next level.

Flexible Sheet Metal Processing | Metalworking Group

The Metalworking Group is currently installing a flexible sheet metal processing system.  The work is nearly complete and the picture below shows the current status of the progress.  The Finn Power Shear Genius is no ordinary turret punch press.  This system offers features and capabilities well beyond a regular machine tool.

This equipment has four major components that need to be installed on-site.  The first is the turret punch press.  This machine tool will punch and form metal to demanding specifications.  The next major part of the system is a programmable right angle shear.  This is integrated with the turret punch press to allow the sheet metal fabrication process to incorporate the efficiencies of shearing the finished components quicker and more accurately.  The quality of the parts produced allows easier fit-up for downstream production welding operations.

The hydraulic ram on the turret punch press is capable of up-forming to maximize the ability to produce feature intensive products.  The right angle shear has programmable blade clearances in order to cut a wide range of metal thicknesses.

The final two components are an automated sheet loader and the Siemens CNC machine control.  Taken as an overall system, this layout eliminates wasteful l handling, improves throughput, and increases the quality of the parts.

This installation increases the technological investments for metal fabrication at MWG.  Also coming this summer is a robotic welding cell capable of working within a 20-foot diameter.  The Metalworking Group is committed to offering our customers the most efficient and highest quality custom metal fabrication, laser cutting, and CNC machining options currently available.  We understand that investing in productive and efficient sheet metal fabrication and production welding capabilities will enable our customers to receive cost effective and high quality solutions for their production needs.

Finn Power Shear Genius MWG

Robotic Welding | MetalWorking Group

The Metalworking Group just made an additional investment in robotic welding.  We added a robotic weld cell produced by Motoman in Dayton, Ohio.  The new robotic welding cell will be installed in our Fairfield facility during the month of July. This cell is equipped with a robotic arm capable of reaching over 10 feet in a production setting.  This allows MWG to produce large fabrications in the most productive and efficient manner possible.  The cell is also equipped with dual tailstock positioners in order to handle and rotate large fabrications.  This allows welding access to 360 degrees of position.  The power supply is manufactured by Miller and is set up for high production MIG welding.

 MWG currently has an additional 5 robotic welders and this new capability furthers our automation in production welding.  We are consistently investing in our metal fabrication facilities and we also look forward to the installation of our new Finn Power Shear Genius in the month of July.  The Motoman Robot and the Finn Power equipment will allow The Metalworking Group to continue to expand in the sheet metal fabrication and production welding market.

MWG is excited to add this capability, but it is worth noting that all the modern equipment in the world will not be efficient unless the engineers and operators are trained professionals.  We have that at MWG.  Our consistent commitment to our customers is demonstrated on a daily basis.  If you have needs for sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, powder coating or just about any type of production project, including assembly, take a look at the capabilities of The Metalworking Group.  We are an ISO certified manufacturer located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

 

Below is a schematic diagram of our new robotic welding cell:

robotic welding cell diagram