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Fabrication: Metal Shop

Crafting with Metal in hand

Last updated on Apr 16, 2024

Summer 2024: NO ACCESS

*Sunday, May 5th 2024, will be the last day to work or store items in any of our existing fabrication studios, or return items to the Tool Center. We will reopen in the Fall at our new location in Double Ground*

Spring 2024 Hours:
8am-10pm Monday-Thursday
8am-7pm Friday
12pm-8pm Saturday and Sunday

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

2nd Floor
Main Building

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 this form:

Faculty Metal Shop Reservation Request

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 Information Links:

COVID–19 Information for the CCA Community
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Ivan Berejkoff

Studio Operations Manager - Fabrication

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Piper Alldredge

Fabrication Studio Manager

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Alexander Guerrero

Fabrication Studio Manager, Evenings

About the 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, mechanical fastening, and welding.

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

48" Jump shear

Slip roller

48" Finger break

Bike stands and a variety of bike tools

Downdraft table

Two MIG welders

TIG welder

Specializing in These Materials

  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • Copper
  • Steel
  • Wire



An orientation is required to work in both the Metal Welding and Cold Shops and all CCA students, faculty, and staff may attend an orientation. At an orientation in the Metal Shop, you will learn general rules and policies for all the CCA shops, in addition to some Shop specific policies. In a Cold Shop orientation, you will learn and practice basic tool safety and use on the bandsaws, sanders, coldsaw, and drill press. In a Welding Shop orientation, you will learn and practice basic tool safety and use on the MIG welder, and grinders.

Spring 2024 Orientations:

Welding and Cold Metal working orientations will alternate weekly until the week of March 11th 2024. If you are uncertain about your orientation status, please contact a studio manager.

  • HOURS:
    • Tuesdays 4-6pm

Each orientation is 1-1/2 hours long. You must arrive on time and stay for the entire session. Please wear closed toe, leather or canvas shoes; all other personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided. The form settings allow you to edit your response if you need to signup for different time. Email with any questions, or to cancel your orientation sign-up. Faculty can fill out this form to request to reserve the Metal Shop during class time, including to schedule an in class orientation.

*We are experiencing a slight bug with our orientation calendar within portal, for a full list of remaining dates please click "View in Google Calendar" below*