At Astro Machine Works, we are the experts in providing high-quality welding and fabrication services for a wide range of industries. With over 30 years of experience, our team has the skills, knowledge, and expertise to deliver precision results that meet your specific project requirements.

Our Fabrication Services

From small-scale parts to large assemblies, we can handle all your fabrication needs. Our state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technologies allow us to produce high-quality components with tight tolerances and complex designs. Some of our fabrication services include:

  • Welding (MIG, TIG, and Stick)

We work with a variety of materials, including steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and more to accommodate the specific needs of our clients.

Our Welding Services

At Astro Machine Works, we also specialize in welding services for various applications. Our certified welders are highly skilled in various welding techniques and can handle all types of weldments. Some of the welding services we offer include:

  • MIG Welding
  • TIG Welding

Our team is well-equipped to work with various metals, including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and more. We follow strict quality standards to ensure all welds are structurally sound and meet the required specifications.


At Astro Machine Works, we offer top-quality welding and fabrication services, specializing in custom projects according to our client’s specifications. Our team of experienced welders is dedicated to providing innovative solutions for all your metalworking needs.

Welding vs. Fabrication

Welding is used in almost every industry to create parts, structural components, and equipment. Construction, automotive, and aerospace industries frequently turn to welding professionals to construct everything from large-scale pieces to intricate assemblies. Welding is even becoming a popular technique for making artwork.

Fabrication is the broad term for industrial processes that take raw or partially finished materials and turn them into finished parts. Metal fabrication refers to manufacturing processes that shape sheet metal and other forms of metal into products. Fabrication services can include welding, laser cutting, bending, and forming and typically involve combining techniques to create the final product.

Welding is a commonly used technique in metal fabrication to create products such as pipe fittings, window frames, automotive parts, tools, and more. Professionals use welding in commercial, industrial, and structural fabrication processes. Welding services offer reliable and efficient solutions to permanently join two or more pieces of metal together. The broad stages of metal manufacturing are:

  • Part Design: Metal fabricators create plans to fulfill specifications, run virtual tests, and plan stages and processes of production.
  • Part Fabrication: Manufacturers shape raw or sheet metal to bring the concept to life. This stage can incorporate several manufacturing, machining, and joining processes.
  • Part Finishing: The metal part might be deburred, hardened, painted, treated, or assembled to prepare it for packaging or shipping.

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Welding processes combine two separate pieces of metals to create a cohesive piece. There are numerous types of welding and fabrication services, each of which works best with different materials or in different circumstances. It’s a permanent fastening process that combines heat and pressure with a consumable material, or filler, to combine two pieces.

Popular consumable options include filler wire, consumable electrodes, and materials similar to the parent materials. Some welding methods use filler wire to join the two parent parts, while others use an electrode and gasses to generate heat. Welding services typically operate at high temperatures, and the type of welding chosen depends on the metals used.

MIG Welding

MIG welding, also known as Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) or MAG (Metal Active Gas), is a versatile process with two main types. One type utilizes bare wire as a filler, effectively joining thin metal parts. The second type employs a flux core, designed for thicker materials and outdoor conditions, ensuring strong, durable welds in various environments. This diversity makes MIG welding suitable for a wide range of applications.

TIG Welding

TIG welding, or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW), uses a rod feed and a torch, which generates the heat and arc, to join pieces. This extremely versatile welding method works well with aluminum, cobalt, copper, nickel, steel, and titanium.

Orbital Welding

Orbital welding techniques use a rotating arc that encircles a stationary set of pieces. This method creates a more consistent weld in different circumstances, such as around a fixed pipe. It is also well-regarded for creating reliable, repeatable results. Customers also gain the advantage of working with a certified welding inspector.


Fabrication is a broad category of different processes and stages of production. Fabrication services begin with selecting materials and fabricating the part. Some of the subcategories involved in fabrication include the following:


Casting is a process of melting metal into a liquid state and pouring it into a mold. As the metal cools, it hardens into the predetermined shape. With permanent mold castings, fabricators can produce identical metal parts repeatedly.


Cutting divides metal workpieces into smaller pieces. It involves techniques such as plasma cutting, waterjet cutting, laser cutting, and cutting with mechanical tools. Metal fabricators can cut metal sheets or bars. They select the right cutting methods based on the materials’ resistance to mechanical, water, and heat damage, as well as the intricacy of the design.


Similar to cutting, machining cuts through the metal to split it into pieces. However, machining processes are used to refine a workpiece by removing excess material, which is then thrown out as scrap or reused. Common machining processes include drilling holes, turning to produce a smoothed shape, and milling to cut away excess material at multiple points.


At Astro Machine Works, we offer a wide range of welding and fabrication services to meet your unique project needs. Here are some of the capabilities that set us apart:

  • Materials: We work with aluminum, carbon steel, specialty alloys, stainless steel, and titanium, among others.
  • Structural Shapes: Choose between angles, beams, channels, tubes, and other options.
  • Services: We provide comprehensive services for machine building, welding and fabrication, and more. We also handle testing and finishing processes, including dye penetrant testing, passivation, and specialty cleaning processes.

We prioritize quality, so we have a certified welding inspector on staff to maintain quality control and excellence. Our company is certified under AWS D1.1 and ASME Section IX.

Learn more about our certifications and affiliations here.


Expert fabrication and welding services can transform raw metal into intricate specialty parts for any industry or application. Contact us today to learn more about our capabilities and how our team can manage the production of your metal parts.

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