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Backlot: Welding Studio

Metal fabrication facility for designers, architects and artists

The Welding Studio is CLOSED for Summer 2019. Please contact with questions.

Main Building
SF Campus

Welding orientation is required to use this facility. Welding orientations are scheduled at posted times at the beginning of each semester, or can be provided to classes or individuals by request to the Backlot Manager.

Students currently enrolled in SF metal fabrication classes have priority during class hours, please see calendar for times.

For information on how to access the SF Backlot where this facility is located, please see

About the Backlot: Welding Studio

The San Francisco Welding Studio is an outdoor work area where students can perform basic metal fabrication. The Welding Studio supports a variety of processes including MIG and TIG welding, brazing, silver soldering, and plasma cutting, and hosts classes such as bicycle frame design, metal techniques for furniture, and architectural fabrication.

Specializing in These Materials

  • Metal

Tools and Equipment

  • Millermatic DVI MIG welder (230/120v)
  • Hobart Handler 140
  • Miller Diversion 165 TIG welder
  • Miller Spoolmate spool gun for aluminum welding
  • Miller Spectrum 375 XTREME plasma cutter
  • 4 Oxy/acetylene torches
  • 75-lb. Ferrier anvil
  • Delta benchtop drill press
  • Miller spot welder
  • Milwaukee portable band saw
  • 4 x 4-ft. rolling layout table
  • 4 x 8- ft rolling plasma-cutting table
  • 4-in. post vice