July 12, 2017

Our Press Brakes Are Heavyweight Champions . . . Here's The Heaviest.

Over the years, boxing has had more than its share of trademark phrases.  'Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee' comes to mind from the great boxing heavyweight, Muhammad Ali.

We think it's only fair when describing our champion heavyweight to let you know that it weighs in at  500,000 pounds, some 499,780 more than the invincible Ali.  And, our heavyweight has multiple 'legs', which would normally disqualify it from any competition if you weren't talking about metal fabrication.  So let's find out what our heavyweight is made of . . . 

Amada HG 2204 Press Brake for Metal bending, forming and fabrication

Our main heavyweight is our 14-foot, 250-ton Amada HG2204 Hydraulic Press Brake that handles a full range of material thicknesses in bend lengths from 55 to 169.3 inches. Equipped with a newly-developed AMNC 3i (intelligent, interactive, integrated) control, our HG-2204 provides high-speed and high-accuracy operations on every job.

AEI Fabrication Amada HG-2204 Press Brake for bending, forming and fabrication

A 19" multi-touch LCD panel ensures efficient operation with enhanced database network features that provide better communication between our design/engineering staff, the CAM program and the AMNC 3i — resulting in less manual interaction and faster processing for your part or project.

Additional features of the our HG-2204 14-foot, 250-Ton Heavyweight include:

  • Bend Indicator technology ensures high-speed and high-precision.
  • AMTS tooling provides the ideal solution for multi-stage bending.
  • Independent L-Axis (L-Shift) provides the capability to bend a wide variety of part shapes.

AEI Fabrication Press Brakes

And that's the tale of the tape from our heavyweight weigh-in.  If you want to get in the fabrication ring and go a few rounds with our heavyweight champion HG-2204, ring the bell -- we're at your service!  

At AEI Fabrication, it's in our blood to ask, 'What Can We Fab For You?'

Keep On Making Sparks,


The AEI Fabrication Team

June 13, 2017

In A Game Of Inches, We're A Player. We Can Laser Cut Metal Up To 1.5 Inch Thick.

We perform a variety of operations here at AEI Fab -- CAD/Design, Product Engineering & Development, Welding, Stamping, Bending & Forming, Assembly, Finishing, QC, Logistics and much more. But, one of the most unique services we offer is laser cutting, for the simple fact that we can laser cut just about anything.

Our AMADA LC3015 F1 NT laser cutting system (shown below) enables us to cut a universe of metal alloys up to 1.5-inch thickness with tremendous, error-free laser precision. Even the most complex designs are simplified and executed in 3X less time by our Amada laser cutting system, which is one of a handful in the United States.

The AEI Laser Cutting System Can Cut Most Metal Alloys Up To 1.5 Inches Thick
The LC3015 F1 NT is engineered to provide high-speed processing, ultra-precise accuracy, superior cutting quality and full-range capabilities. Featuring a 3-axis linear drive system, no lens change technology plus ultra-fast piercing and cutting, the LC3015 F1 NT brings AEI Fabrication's productivity and output to a new level, saving you additional money on every run of your job.

The LC 3015 F1 NT also utilizes a cell system approach to automation, allowing AEI Fabrication to select the optimum configuration best suited to your project production style and requested fabrication process. This system approach is designed to increase machine utilization for both high-mix/low-volume and high-volume production runs.

The LC3015 F1 NT can also cut the most intricate of patterns using its digital interface. As an example, see the 1/32" scrollwork in the 3-inch cross pendant below -- high art!

The next time you have the need for metal laser cutting, whether hairline designs or up to 1.5-inch metal thickness, call on us here at AEI Fab.  We'll get in the game for you to ensure you win on quality, price and efficiency with your product/project delivered on time, every time.

Keep on Sparking,

The AEI Fab Team 


May 02, 2017

From Automotive To Lighting To Solar To Trucking -- We're Almost A-to-Z Fab Specialists

At AEI Fabrication, we take pride in fabricating for many disparate industry sectors, a fact that belies our true expertise in all aspects of our business, from stamping to bending/forming to welding to laser cutting to the art of finishing to the complexities of logistics.  

AEI Fabrication produces solar framing, panel arms and all metals for solar farms and wind farms

We have created a company culture that treats our clientele like royalty -- because to us, you are.  We have a dedication to perfection and want to put that very important imprint on every job we do, including yours.  We produce hundreds of independent parts for all strata of automotive, truck, sanitation truck, trailer, off-road and event vintage replica vehicles.  We have decades in the aluminum forming and bending business and have been an industry leader in the LED Lighting fabrication business year in and year out.

AEI Fabrication produces 100s of parts for the Sanitation Truck Manufacturing sector

Keep in mind that expertise saves your time.  And, in a world where time is money, you can't afford to work with anyone that wastes your time.  All we ask is that you reach out to us on your next project to compare us with anyone in fabrication.  We'll give you our best advice on your next project and walk you through a design-to-delivery solution that will be the most cost-efficient for your part, project or product.  


AEI Fabrication produces 100s of parts for the automotive sector and off-road vehicle sectors

We love what we do AND we're confident that we're the best, most customer-oriented company in fabrication. That's why we are always asking What Can We Fab For You?

Keep On Making Sparks,

The AEI Fabrication Team

February 27, 2017

Just Consider Us Your Fabrication Partner

Business can be exactly that at times -- busy-ness. You have enough to do with marketing your business or brand, selling its products and developing new products for your go-to-market pipeline. 

At AEI Fab, we understand the delicate dance of developing a product and provide an  entire suite of services for you to accomplish your mission -- from CAD product design to precision laser cutting to TIG & MIG Welding to expert finishing to logistics deployment -- we have the fab tools you'll need to succeed with your part, project or product.

 Thus far in Q1 2017, we have become the value, trusted fabrication 'partner' for companies in such sectors as trucking, truck manufacturing, solar, automotive, architecture, construction, transport leasing and warehousing.  Companies who hire us and look at us as their 'in-house fabrication partner' know that we eliminate much of their work in creating a product, design or part -- eliminating all of that 'busy ness' and enabling more time to concentrate on marketing strategies and bottomline profit.

We're here to make your business life easier -- it's what we do at AEI Fabrication.  Take us up on our offer to come by and get a FREE LUNCH TOUR of our facility (yes, there is such a thing as a FREE LUNCH!) in order to see what we can do for you.  As long as you keep creating, we'll keep bringing your creations to life.  That's what 'partners' do.

Keep On Making Sparks,

The AEI Fab Team

January 12, 2017

The Fabtastic Year Ahead

The Year 2017 has dawned.  Resolutions and goals are on the minds of everyone and saving money has never been more at the forefront for corporate America.

At AEI Fab, we made great strides in and learned a lot from 2016. Here are some highlights:

  • We continued our fabrication for customers in the automotive, trucking and transport industries;
  • We continued incredible laser and fab work of nearly indestructible alloys for lifting mechanisms used in sanitation truck manufacturing;
  • We fabricated a plethora of architectural designs for commercial construction;
  • For a second year in a row, we fabricated Vintage Mini Racers for the Grand Prix of Scottsdale that are getting attention from Pebble Beach to Detroit;
  • We created parts for a variety of alternative energy projects; and,
  • We even had our two 2016 candidates for President of the United States take a spin in their AEI Fab Vintage Mini Racers(!).

Yes, it's a new year. Fab days lie ahead & we can't wait to see what 2017 brings.  We're grateful for your business and want you to know your satisfaction is our main priority.  No matter the year, at AEI Fab we always strive for perfection and will continue to inquire -- What Can We Fab For You?

Keep on making sparks,

The AEI Fab Team

August 30, 2016

USA-Made Quality & Precision Is Who We Are

When it comes to sheet metal fabrication, you may not think of the words 'detail', 'art' or 'emboss'.  At AEI, our precision machining and laser cutting processes, led by our state-of-the-art Amada equipment, enables us to execute even the most precise details in many different alloys for you.

From custom branding to serial number information to intricate scroll work to dynamic fonts, we can make your design a reality on aluminum, stainless steel and other alloys.  And, our finishing process adds any color in the universe to your design or product, whether painted or anodized. 

To bring the highest in laser cut quality to you, we rely on our Amada laser cutting system that mirrors perfection on all parts, usually without the need for further buffing and finishing.  No job is too big for AEI Fabrication, as we specialize in producing high-quantity parts in short lead times.

Finally, we take pride in being a home-grown, U.S.-based fabricator, manufacturer and employer.  Jobs are a main focus for us and, whether it's fabrication of a new design or laser cutting of an existing part, you can rest assured that your JOB is #1 to us.  

We fabricate for clientele in many different industrial sectors and have over 100 years of combined fabrication experience under roof.  But, enough about us.  What Can We Fab For You?

Keep On Manufacturing,

The AEI Fabrication Team

July 31, 2016

We're Fabricating The Universe.

AEI Fabrication for communications equipmentAt AEI Fabrication, we service many industry sectors throughout the United States and internationally such as:


Our capabilities extend deep into all of the sectors above with fabrication projects yielding finished product as large as office buildings to as minute as a scrollwork pendant for jewelry. 

AEI Fabrication for trucking, transport, trailer fabrication

Our specialty sectors 'on wheels' consist of automotive, trucking, transport, sanitation truck manufacturing, trailers and custom off-road, where we make everything from super alloy lift arms to full transport trailers to completely manufactured, customized 'Vintage Mini Racers' (below).

We've created stainless steel art panels for commercial building projects across the country and at home at Tempe Town Lake / Marina Heights Corporate Center that give the corporate structures a futuristic, timeless look as though from the year 3000.

Our spark also carries over to the technology and semiconductor sectors, where we manufacture many parts for semiconductor processing and manufacturing as well as custom racking parts for cloud farm infrastructures.

At AEI Fabrication, we ARE fabricating the universe and can assist you on your product or project, from CAD/Design to Painting/Finishing.  Think of us as your cost-efficient, in-house fabricator.  What Can We Fab For You?

Keep On Making Sparks,

The AEI Fabrication Team

June 07, 2016

We're Driven. Roll On With Us.

At AEI Fabrication, we love the automotive, trucking and transport sectors.  

If it has wheels, we have most likely fabricated a part on it.  From 18-wheeler transport trailers to sanitation vehicles to moving vans/trucks to monster rail to vintage mini racers, we have been involved in fabrication projects that move and entertain America.

Our turn-key services from CAD design to precision laser cutting to welding to logistics, allow us to deliver the ultimate value to our clientele as an 'in-house' fabricator.  We wrap our minds and hands around a fabrication project like no other fab shop in America, which is why we work with some of the biggest names in the sectors we love and admire.

To the spectrum of what we do:

  • We laser cut a virtually indestructible alloy into rocker arms for sanitation lifts
  • We design, hand-rivet and detail 1900-era racers that wow top corporations and brands and race like days of old down Main Streets across America
  • We fabricate parts for the six-figure Rally Fighter that dominates off-road
  • We design and fab multiple parts for one of the world's largest transport leasing companies
  • We laser cut metal auto awards with a hairline precision that amazes the eye
  • We fabricate dozens of LED lighting designs for Fortune 2000 projects and facilities (including auto, trucking and airline facilities!)
  • And, so much more

We're driven and want you to feel our amazing momentum.  Sign up here for a complimentary lunch facility tour today -- we'd love to show you how our precision fabrication helps your project roll on to success.

Keep on creating America,

The AEI Fabrication Team

March 28, 2016

The Deep Science & High Art In What We Do

There is a famous Einstein quote: "Imagination is more important than knowledge."  This quote touches on the realms of science and creativity and is at the core of what we do at AEI Fabrication.  

At AEI Fab, we are not simply a fabricator with laser cutting, stamping, punching, welding and finishing capabilities.  We are a creator, a group of 'makers', a catalyst of concepts and an execution engine for a plethora of metal fabrication projects for many corporate clients -- many times taking them from a design start to a logistics finish.  We have the imagination AND the knowledge.  Our imaginative spirit is most apparent in areas where the human touch is applied to a project:  Design and Welding.

Design:  Design takes imagination.  A project may not start with a clear vision for a metal product -- how should it look, the perfect size, does it meet specifications and requisites -- minute scientific details that our design department considers when creating the roadmap for the project's ideal outcome, ensuring perfection in precision laser cutting, punching/stamping, forming and finishing executions.

AEI Fabrication's fabricated all-aluminum cowlings for Vintage Kart Company's Vintage Mini Racers

Welding: Welding takes vision.  The high art in how we weld is exemplified by what we are creating for Vintage Kart Company and its Vintage Mini Racers (the vintage-inspired cars that will race in the 2016 Grand Prix of Scottsdale).  The all-aluminum frame assembly and many parts are welded and then sanded to perfection -- each piece an artistic sculpture in its own right, at times complete with Vintage Kart Company branding. 

AEI Fabrication's superbly welded and sanded axle struts for Vintage Kart Company -- miniature sculpture!

 AEI Fabrication for Vintage Kart Company from Design to Welding to Fabrication to Finishing

Imagination and creativity drive our fabrication business. Knowledge is why we imagine, create and fabricate to perfection for our clients.  

Einstein was a curious, scientific creative who asked many questions of the universe to quench his never-ending thirst for knowledge.  One question we pose to our universe is:  What Can We Fab For You?

Challenge Us With Your Project & Keep On Creating!

Your AEI Fab Team

February 25, 2016

Cast Your VOTE For Us In This Election Year. Here's Why . . .

It's 2016, the primaries are in full swing and campaigning is the work of the day for nominee hopefuls.  Those hopefuls are conveying to voters HOW they can best tackle issues important to our country and WHY they are the best choice for the Presidency of the United States.

All of this election year hoopla makes us take pause.  We at AEI Fab are constantly campaigning to our constituency too (YOU, OUR CUSTOMER!).  Like any great candidate, we have many years in the game (the fabrication business), we are great with people (that'd be our excellent customer service) and we are pretty darn solid on all the issues that count for our voters:

  • DESIGN & ENGINEERING - We have one of the most qualified SolidWorks staffs in the industry and experience designing for nearly all industrial sectors, from architecture to automotive, trucking to transport, appliances to housing, rail to semiconductors and many more.
  • PRECISION LASER CUTTING - Our AMADA LC3015 F1 NT enables us to cut metal up to 1.5-inch thickness with tremendous, error-free laser precision. Even the most complex designs are simplified and executed in 3X less time by our AMADA laser cutting system, one of a handful in the United States
  • PUNCHING & STAMPING - Our Amada turret punches complete your job with high-precision and the utmost in quality. Our AEI EM2510 NT and PEGA255 are operated to achieve efficient cycle times with up to 20+ ton capacity at a variety of dimensions and material thicknesses.
  • BENDING & FORMING - We utilize a variety of AMADA Press Brakes to offer a wide range of metal bending and forming services. From forming complex fixture shapes to pressing consistent patterns, our forming capabilities can handle your project. 
  • WELDING & ASSEMBLY - Our AMADA and Miller welding work stations and trained technicians are capable of handling small, mid-sized and large production jobs at the most detailed specifications and stringent of certifications. We can perform MIG, TIG and spot welding for your project and meet all of your product assembly needs no matter what difficulty level.
  • PRODUCT FINISHING - From powder coating to anodizing to silk screening to engraving/stamping to plating, AEI Fabrication offers a wide variety of Metal Finishing Services to ensure your product is as perfect as possible. 
  • LOGISTICS & CONTROLS - We take pride in executing your order with perfection from start to finish. When your product is fabricated and finished, your order is not complete until we put your order into your hands exactly how you want it. 
  • QUALITY ASSURANCE - AEI Fabrication's stringent Quality Assurance standards include management of the quality of metals used, fabrication processes, component assemblies and any services related to the production and final inspection processes to keep all elements of your project error-free.

So, this year, consider AEI Fab, give us your vote and we'll be sure to earn it.  If you've already given us your vote and are an AEI Fab customer . . . THANK YOU . . . you've bestowed trust in us that we're grateful for and will work each day to keep.

Keep On Making Sparks,

The AEI Fab Team

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