Industrial Metal Fabrication in PA: Equipment & Capabilities

Custom Engineering / Feb. 21 2022

Custom Engineering Equipment & Capabilities


The Leaders in Services, Certifications, and Experience

Custom Engineering in Erie, Pennsylvania, has been meeting customers’ needs for over 65 years by providing innovative technology and certified expertise for precision services in large-scale heavy industrial equipment.

A state-of-the-art fabrication workshop and capabilities facilitate the manufacture of everything from base plates for the oil and gas industry to more complex projects, such as custom shipping racks, pressure vessels, and even amusement park parts. 

The Custom team includes 140+ employees, 30+ experienced machinists, 30+ certified welders, and on-site welding inspectors and welding engineers. Trust Custom Engineering’s decades of excellence in manufacturing large-scale heavy equipment.

Applications and Options:

With a huge selection of equipment and capabilities, our 200,000 square-foot workshop can produce components of any specification. Our specialized flooring system allows accurate fit-up of large, heavy steel plate parts and provides a square, level work surface to hold close tolerances.

Product Spotlight

Pressure Vessels: Quality, Capacity, and Safety

Custom Engineering manufactures bespoke pressure vessels for many different industries. As the premier industrial metal fabrication serving PA, NY, OH, and the U.S. we fabricate unique pressure vessels that are tailored to customer specifications and meet ASME Code requirements.

  • Quality: We ensure strict adherence to ASME Code and thoroughly test all materials and welds. Such stringent practices yield high-quality products and long-term customer satisfaction.
  • Size: Our pressure vessels can be made in any size, aligning with ASME Section VII Division 1. Our products are universally rated for commercial or industrial use.
  • Certifications: Every pressure vessel is fitted with a nameplate stamped with a National Board Number, ASME “U” Stamp, design pressures and temperatures, date of manufacture, and a serial number. A copy of the Manufacturer’s Data Report, signed by an authorized inspector, is furnished with each pressure vessel we produce.

Equipment & Services:

  • Certified Welding Services

    Over 180 qualified welding procedures are available for mid-to-large scale corrosion-resistant metal fabrications.
    Techniques:  MIG, TIG, GMAW, FCAW, SUBARC, and STICK.

  • Precision Machining

    Using a full range of precision equipment and technology, Custom’s dynamic workshop maximizes capacity, minimizes lead times, and ensures versatility and reproducibility.
    Techniques: turning, milling and boring, drilling, tapping, threading, reaming, grooving, and grinding.

  • Complex Metal Fabrication

    Available for any application, including the production of base and foundation plates, large oil pans, cooling and heating platens, pressure vessels, and hydraulic presses.

Product Spotlight

Skids and Baseplates

We produce heavy-duty carbon or stainless steel skids and base plates capable of anchoring or maneuvering a range of large-scale products. Custom’s workshop is outfitted with a specialized fit-up floor system and can accommodate projects of any size, ranging from 1,000 – 160,000 lbs.

Production Capabilities:

  • Heated Platens

    Heated platens can be fabricated in any size or shape. In addition to platen manufacture, we refurbish and repair existing industrial and hydraulic equipment.
    Applications: wood panel products, industrial and decorative laminating, rubber molding, conveyor belting, composite paneling, and armor forming.

  • Heavy-Duty Baseplates & Skids

    Provide a foundation for gas and diesel turbines, compressors, and generators.

  • Pressure Vessels

    Manufactured and tested to safely contain pressurized gasses and liquids.

  • Hydraulic Presses

    Custom’s hydraulic presses are built with the latest mechanical engineering technology and software to produce unique, job-specific presses for any manufacturing requirement.
    Applications: felt or foam fabrication, rubber molded mats, hot form pressing, high pressure laminating, plus composite material, honeycomb, and phenolic panel manufacturing.

Cutting Edge Machining for Flawless Manufacture

The skilled experts at Custom Engineering are proud to produce high-quality machined components. Custom Engineering’s fully integrated machining and industrial metal fabrication serving PA, NY, OH, and the U.S. position us as a leading destination for heavy industrial metal fabrication. State-of-the-art equipment, diverse manufacturing methods, and human expertise mean that every project is done with precision and care. Contact Custom Engineering now and discover how we work.

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