Our CMF Process

CMF is an AISC certified structural steel fabricator. Our company is dedicated to quality. We have the personnel, expertise, equipment, capability and procedures to ensure customers are receiving the best quality, turnaround and value.

Through regular investments in the latest fabrication equipment and drafting software, our customers have peace of mind that we will meet their budget, specifications and project timeline. Each step in the process is guided by the principles set forth by AISC through documented procedures and our system for inspection record keeping.

Our team approach connects you directly with a drafter, salesperson and dispatcher. From start to finish, we work with you to swiftly produce your structural steel packages.

Here is the process that we go through to produce your steel package:

Bidding the Job

Upon receiving your drawings, our team completes material take offs. We use our fabricating expertise to offer suggestions to produce a more efficient building.

Purchasing

Leveraging our purchasing power and vendor relationships, steel is purchased directly from steel producers to reduce costs.

Detailing

Each of our drafters is trained to handle any size of project. We work closely with the contractor and their design team of architects and engineers to assist in the design-build elements of the project.

Drawings are created using SDS/2 detailing software. We also build the steel structure within a 3D BIM model, enabling us to quickly and efficiently find any conflicts or discrepancies.

The package is then checked by a team of drafters. After our internal review, it is sent to our customers for approval. Finalized packages are put into production. CNC files are created, checked and sent real-time to our plant for fabrication.

As our customers share, our attention to detail saves time and expense to the erector, contractor and owner.


Production Processes

Our plant has the latest technology to accurately and efficiently produce your structural steel package.

  • Drafting - CMF knows the fabrication timeline does not start until the drawings are in the shop.
  • Sawing - Structural members are cut to length with or without miters
  • Drilling - Holes are drilled or punched.
  • Coping - Quality coping with smooth cuts that are properly finished is critical when coping structural members.
  • Cambering - Camber is a critical aspect for many designs.
  • Welding - Pieces are fit up, checked and welded to make the final assembly
  • Priming - Steel is primed at our facility or we work with a finishing supplier, as needed, to prevent corrosion

Projects

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