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Ballistic Research “Blast Tank”

Ballistic Research “Blast Tank”

This will become a “blast tank” for use by researchers for testing ballistic material at military research centers and universities. Here, we're working on it with our TOS WHQ 15 horizontal boring mill. It is being fabricated with 3/4” thick rolled plate with 1-1/2”...

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Component for a Large Test Fixture

Component for a Large Test Fixture

We're working on component of a large test fixture that will have military applications when finished. It is being built with 5” thick 6061-T6 aluminum plate that is 66' by 89” and milled on our TOS boring mill.

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Tank for Food Processing

Tank for Food Processing

When finished, this tank will be used in the food rendering and processing industry. It's a large fabrication made from rolled 1/4” stainless steel plate with step formed cone bottom. It has a 12 foot outside diameter and is 25 feet long. The tank is welded inside and...

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Count the Processes – Part 2

Count the Processes – Part 2

Time for another game of count the processes! Today's contestants are two separate pieces that will be combined at a later stage. Show off your metalworking knowledge by telling us how you would make them.

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Our New Video

Our New Video

Our specialists and our equipment in action. Commercial metal fabricating, machining and forming. https://youtu.be/eIlR7v8LKew

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Count the processes

Count the processes

It's time for a game of count the processes! Take a look at these two pieces on our shop floor and see if you can see what metalworking processes we used to create them. There is a ratchet wrench on one of them for scale.

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Air Cannons

Air Cannons

To build these devices, we have to rely on pretty much every skill our crew has here at CMF - laser cutting, rolling, machining, welding, programming and engineering. What are they? They are air cannons that are used for materials testing. Our clients use them for...

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Plasma Cutter

Plasma Cutter

Our Challenger HD plasma cutter is quite valuable for high-production cutting applications. It has a time-proven design that let's us count on it in demanding production situations. The dual-side drive system rides on precision machined and hardened tongue-in-groove...

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CMF From the Air

CMF From the Air

Commercial Metal Fabricators has 53,000 square feet of manufacturing space on nine acres. Inside, we have 18' foot high bays, all of it covered by cranes with a maximum of 12 tons lift. We're just minutes from Interstates 75, 70 and 675 and US 35. [gallery columns="2"...

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Stainless Steel Weldment

Stainless Steel Weldment

We built this stainless steel machined weldment used in high pressure pump application.  The unit was H-D Plasma and Waterjet cut, cone segment formed in 400 ton press brake , M.I.G. welded 100 percent, then finished machined to customer drawings. [gallery...

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Loader Arm

Loader Arm

We helped our client fabricate this loader arm that is used on forestry equipment.

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“Fluid Dynamics”

“Fluid Dynamics”

Yellow Springs sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson asked us to help him bring his sculpture called "Fluid Dynamics" to life.  The sculpture is installed on Patterson Blvd., in Dayton, Ohio, at a site that was formerly next to the Miami-Erie Canal.  Our team worked with the...

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BAE Fixture

BAE Fixture

Designed, engineered and fabricated at Commercial Metal Fabricators, this is a QC fixture for checking welding on truck frames for the military.

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Machined “A” Plate

Machined “A” Plate

These are typical examples of parts that were fabricated and machined to become finished parts. After the plates and other pieces were plasma cut and the bars saw cut, the basic parts were formed and welded. They were then stress relieved. A program was developed to...

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Pump Housings

Pump Housings

Most of these pump housings are machined from exotic metal castings, stainless steels to titanium. They have a sophisticated shape and are finished to precision tolerances. We machine these units on our Tos Hulin "Live Tool" VTL where we produce the front and back...

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Machined Aluminum Plate

Machined Aluminum Plate

This interesting part was machined complete on the Tos Hulin "Live Tool" Vertical Lathe. This is a dial plate for an indexing application mounted to a Camco gear box. The part is 1" thick aluminum, 57" in diameter with 150 , .515" wide radial slots and 600, .375"...

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Horizontal Boring Mill, Machining a Big Aluminum Disk

Horizontal Boring Mill, Machining a Big Aluminum Disk

This part is an aluminum disk, 84" diameter, 2-1/2" thick. There are 7 large diameter holes and counterbores, all circular interpolated. There are 50 holes drilled and tapped, 6 special pockets, and the outside diameter finished. The machine on which this part is...

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Propane Tank Skid

Propane Tank Skid

This propane tank skid was designed, engineered and fabricated at Commercial Metal Fabricators for the storage and transportation of large propane gas tanks.

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Water Tank Vent

Water Tank Vent

Commercial Metal Fabricators created this from 1/2" aluminum plate,100 percent M.I.G. welded. This vent was designed for use with a municipal water tank.

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Design Build Special Equipment Project

Design Build Special Equipment Project

For the U.S. Post Office Bulk Mail Center. Designed by CMF to interface with existing Post Office equipment. Design complete, hydraulic, electric, mechanical, interface. Complete construction. A typical design/build project requiring the full range of CMF resources....

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View from the top – Smokestack

View from the top – Smokestack

This 300 foot tall, 10 foot diameter smoke stack was built in three sections and transported to Connecticut where it was erected and the sections were welded together. This picture was taken from the hook of the erection crane, looking down at the top of the stack and...

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Electrical Control Cabinet – Three Door – in construction

Electrical Control Cabinet – Three Door – in construction

The precision of the laser, the accuracies of a CNC press brake and the skill of the CMF fabricator combine to produce this custom enclosure. Shown during construction and without the three doors installed, the photo reveals some of the interior intricacies that these...

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Enclosure – Manufactured & Painted

Enclosure – Manufactured & Painted

CMF produces hundreds of specialized enclosures for use in many applications, mechanism covering, hydraulic unit packaging and electrical are typical of those uses. This typical enclosure was required to manufactured with some unique shapes and finished in a high...

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25,000 Gallon Storage Tank

25,000 Gallon Storage Tank

This tank was designed and built to a customer's custom specifications. Made from 5/16" mild steel plate using X-ray quality welds. CMF has been building tanks of various sizes and materials for all kinds of applications since 1941. More than just tanks, CMF can...

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Part for a Test Loop Unit

Part for a Test Loop Unit

The part in the pictures is fabricated of 410 alloy stainless steel. When finished, it is used in the aerospace industry as part of a test loop unit, which is used to test jet engines. The unit was finished machined to supply the customer a complete finished part....

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