Cutting Edge Fabrication (CEF) is a custom welding shop providing high-quality welding services across numerous industries. Based in Milwaukee, WI, CEF has built a strong reputation for delivering top-notch welding solutions to clients nationwide.
Our team consists of certified welders and experienced fabricators who are passionate about their work — specializing in custom fabrications and producing a wide range of products based on the unique needs of our clients. Whether you need custom parts for your OEM equipment or fixtures to assemble jet engines, Cutting Edge Fabrication has the expertise and equipment to do the job.
One of CEF’s strengths is its commitment to quality, reflected in our ISO 9001:2015 certified quality management system. We use only the best materials and welding techniques to ensure that each fabrication meets the highest quality standards.
Another key advantage of working with us is our focus on customer service. The team works closely with each client to understand their needs and requirements, ensuring satisfaction with the final product. We are also responsive and communicative throughout the process, informing clients of progress and addressing concerns or questions.
Cutting Edge Fabrication is a leading custom welding and fabrication shop that offers high-quality welding services to clients across the United States. Our commitment to quality, expertise, and customer service make us a trusted partner for reliable welding solutions.
MIG Welding Services
Cutting Edge Fabrication’s MIG welding service
is a reliable and efficient solution for various welding needs. MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding is an arc welding method that uses a wire electrode to combine two pieces of metal. It is a popular welding method to weld various metals, commonly steel, stainless steel, and other ferrous metals. Our certified MIG welders have years of experience using advanced welding equipment and techniques to produce clean, precise, high-strength welds that meet the highest quality standards. Whether you need MIG welding for a custom welding fabrication project or to repair existing equipment, CEF’s MIG welding service is a reliable choice.
TIG Welding Services
Cutting Edge Fabrication’s TIG welding service
is a high-quality solution for precision welding thin materials and intricate projects. TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding is an arc welding method using a tungsten electrode to produce welds commonly used for aluminum and other non-ferrous metals. Our skilled and experienced welders use advanced equipment and techniques to produce precise, clean, and aesthetically pleasing welds ensuring that each weld meets the highest quality standards. Whether you need TIG welding for a custom fabrication project or to repair existing equipment, CEF’s TIG welding service is a reliable choice that delivers outstanding results.
Welding is a process of joining two pieces of metal by melting and fusing them. One of the essential aspects of welding is understanding the different types of welding joints used to create a strong and reliable bond between the metals. Cutting Edge Fabrication uses several metal welding joints with unique characteristics and applications.
- Butt Joint - This is one of the most common welding joints used to join two metal pieces in the same plane. In a butt joint, the two pieces are aligned and joined along the edge, creating a square edge.
- Lap Joint - A lap joint is another common type of welding joint where two metal pieces overlap. It is commonly used in sheet metal fabrication and can be designed as a full, half, or offset lap joint.
- Tee Joint or T-Joint - A tee joint creates a T-shape when one metal piece is perpendicular to the other. A joint commonly used in structural welding applications, where one part is attached to the surface of the other.
- Corner Joint - A corner joint is when two pieces of metal join at a right angle. A joint often used in box structures as an open or closed-corner joint.
- Edge Joint - An edge joint is when two metal pieces join along their edges. This type of joint is commonly used in sheet metal fabrication and is often used to create a seam.
Understanding the different types of metal welding joints is crucial for ensuring the welding process’s success in creating a full-strength, reliable bond between the metal pieces. Each type of joint has its unique characteristics and applications, and joint selection depends on the welding project’s requirements. Whether it’s a butt joint, lap joint, T-joint, corner joint, edge joint, or tee joint, choosing the right type of joint is essential for creating a high-quality weld.
Cutting Edge Fabrication uses several types of welds, each with specific characteristics and uses.
- Bevel-Groove Weld - Welding material fills the beveled edge groove of two pieces. This type of weld is common in joining thick metal components.
- Fillet Weld - A triangular weld joins two pieces of metal at an angle. This type of weld is common for joining T-joints, lap joints, and corner joints.
- Flare-Bevel-Groove Weld - One piece has a flared edge; the other has a beveled edge with the resulting groove filled with welding material.
- Flare-V-Groove Weld - One piece has a flared edge; the other has a straight edge, filling the resulting groove with welding material. This type of weld is common for joining thin metal components.
- J-Groove Weld - One piece has a J-shaped edge, and the other has a straight edge with the resulting groove filled with welding material. This type of weld is common for joining thick metal components.
- Melt-Through Weld - Welding material is melted entirely through the thickness of the base material, creating a fusion between the two pieces. This type of weld is common for joining thick metal components.
- Plug Weld - A drilled hole in one piece of metal, and the other piece is welded through the hole, creating a plug-shaped weld. This type of weld is common for joining two pieces of metal where the joint is not accessible from both sides.
- Slot Weld - A slot in one piece of metal with the other piece welded to the edges of the slot, creating a fusion between the two parts. This type of weld is common for joining sheet metal.
- Spot Weld - Joining two or more pieces of metal by welding small circular spots at regular intervals along the overlapping edges. This type of weld is common for joining sheet metal.
- Square-Groove Weld - Welding material fills the groove from the edges of the two squared-off pieces.
- Surfacing Weld - A welding technique where a layer of welding material is deposited on the surface of a metal component to improve its wear resistance, hardness, or other desired properties. This type of weld is common for repairing worn or damaged metal components.
- U-Groove Weld - Both pieces have a U-shaped edge with the resulting groove filled with welding material. This type of weld is common for joining thick metal components.
- V-Groove Weld - Both pieces have a V-shaped edge with the resulting groove filled with welding material. This type of weld is common for joining thick metal components.