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SF Fabrication: Metal Shop

Crafting with Metal in hand

Last updated on May 11, 2022

SUMMER 2022 Hours and Access
5/9 - 5/13: Monday-Friday 9a-5p* (open access)

After 5/13:
Monday-Friday 9a-5p* (reservations needed)
When classes are not in session, access is by reservation only. Please email Studio Staff to schedule time to work in the shop.

*During the last 30 minutes of shop hours, only clean up is permitted.

2nd Floor
Main Building
SF Campus

Current Students, Faculty, and Staff may access the Metal Shop after completing a tool safety orientation either through a class or orientation session. Faculty may request a shop reservation through email at

Spring 2022 Open Orientation sign-up

Due to academic program needs and the large volume of students that this space supports, CCA Shops are not available to alumni at this time.

Covid Informational Links:

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Piper Alldredge

Fabrication Studio Manager

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Ryan Parham

Studio Operations Manager - Fabrication

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Ivan Berejkoff

Fabrication Studio Manager

About the SF Fabrication: Metal Shop

The Metal Shop on the San Francisco campus offers a space for various Metal fabrication techniques such as cold forming, machining, grinding, and mechanical fastening.

The equipment in this shop is exclusively geared toward working with metal and includes a well-stocked bench set of bicycle mechanic tools and vise-mounted bike stands. Like several other shops, the Metal Shop is a well-lit space equipped with compressed air and rubber-mat flooring. Stationary equipment includes:

Bridgeport vertical mill

Wilton 12x36 engine lathe

Powermatic drill press

Ellis horizontal bandsaw

Vertical bandsaw

Baileigh cold saw

Drill press

Rotex punch

Hossfeldt bender

Belt sanders

Pedestal grinder

36" Jump shear

Slip roller

48" Finger break

Bike stands and a variety of bike tools

Downdraft table

Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Wire