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Metal Fabrication in Peoria IL

Fabrication & Welding Services For Peoria Businesses

MSI has provided top-notch metal fabrication services to the Peoria area for a number of years, in addition to our HVAC, furnace repair, and plumbing services. We serve both commercial and residential settings, though our metal fabrication services mostly tend to be for the commercial realm. Included in our metal fabrication is welding, cutting, forming and machining — in other words, we do it all!


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Commercial Metal Fabrication Services


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How Long Does Metal Fabrication & Welding Take?

This depends on the complexity of the project. Some projects may take only a few hours, while others may take days or weeks. 


How Far In Advance Do I Need To Schedule? 

You can call ahead to speak with one of our team members to get an idea of how long the project might take, what it might cost, etc. Booking an appointment helps guarantee that we'll have sufficient time and resources available to devote to your metal fabrication needs.


How Much Does Metal Fabrication Cost?

This, too, depends on the complexity of the project. It will also depend on the materials needed, as some metals are more expensive and harder to acquire than others. For a more accurate estimate, speak with one of our experts directly.


Who Needs Metal Fabrication? What Industries Does It Serve?

You might not think it, but lots of businesses and industries make use of metal fabrication. Lots of companies in Peoria turn to MSI for their fabrication and welding needs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the metal fabrication subsector consists of the following industries:



  • Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing: In this industry, fabricated metals are used to form the structures of buildings large and small
  • Boiler, Tank and Shipping Container Manufacturing: In the shipping industry, metal is used in virtually everything, from the assembly parts that make up a ship to the fasteners that hold everything together. 
  • Spring and Wire Product Manufacturing: Welding wires are often used to help weld pieces of metal together in various products. Springs and wires play crucial roles in industrial machinery.
  • Specialty Manufacturing: Metal fabrication is used in OEM (original equipment manufacturing) parts, benefitting the auto repair industry, as faltering cars can be replaced part by part.


Hardware and Hand Tools

  • Hardware Manufacturing: From the enclosures on hard drives to the metals used on motherboards, modems, monitors and computer cases, metal fabrication has helped power computer systems for home and office use for nearly four decades.
  • Cutlery and Hand Tool Manufacturing: The ability to cast, cut, and shear metals makes it possible to mass produce knives and cutlery used by laymen and various industries.
  • Nut and Bolts: At machine shops across the U.S., shelves are stocked with items that are the direct result of various fabrication processes.


Building and Construction

  • The HVAC Industry: The production of equipment from the heating and cooling industry is made possible by metal fabrication processes.
  • The Building & Construction Industry: From fire escapes and metal staircases to catwalks and decking, metal fabrication creates custom pieces for use in building projects. 


Other Industries and Applications

  • The Aerospace Industry: Various items manufactured by aircraft developers consist of metal fabricated parts. Considering how aerospace is one of the most demanding industries in terms of safety, metal fabrication processes can largely be thanked for making the fastest form of travel possible.
  • The Farming Industry: Whether it’s specialized parts for farm equipment or replacement pieces for an old tractor, metal fabrication supports the farming industry.


Many everyday items are manufactured using the metal fabrication process, such as:

    • Blinds
    • Cans
    • Door Knobs & Handles
    • Heaters
    • Locks
    • Keys
    • Latches
    • Pots
    • Silverware










What Does Metal Fabrication Involve?


Custom metal fabrication projects are complex and take detailed planning to ensure the final results meet the project requirements. Every project goes through three key steps — each of which is related to the next and needs to be done right.


Design Phase:

• CAD drawing

• 3D design


• Cutting

• Folding

• Metal Forming

• Welding

• Machining

• Punching

• Shearing

• Stamping

• Casting



The assembly stage is important because the protective finish helps prevent rusting and corrosion. After grit or sand blasting, the fabricated material can be powder coated or galvanized with a zinc coating. Final assembly is then done, sometimes at the installation site.


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