Custom Fabricator

Tuesday | 12 October, 2021 | 2:37 pm

FFJ 1021 custom squareThe Rule Breaker

Netherlands-based custom shop Moto Adonis Motorcycles revealed its first EV model with a Harley-Davidson LiveWire, called The Rule Breaker..

Monday | 13 September, 2021 | 2:21 pm

FFJ 0921 custom squareBloom

A sun-tracking instrument indexing time and temperature, Bloom stitches together material experimentation, structural innovation, and computational form and patternmaking into an environmentally responsive form.

Tuesday | 29 June, 2021 | 3:18 pm

FFJ 0721 custom squareThe Sound That Light Makes

The Sound That Light Makes by Australian artist Alexander Knox forms the exterior screen to the newly developed 300 George Street precinct in Brisbane, Australia.

Wednesday | 05 May, 2021 | 3:38 pm

FFJ 0321 custom squareAtmospheric Wave Wall

Atmospheric Wave Wall, designed by artist Olafur Eliasson, covers the wall outside Chicago's Willis Tower with a pattern of powder coated steel tiles based on Penrose tiling.

Tuesday | 06 April, 2021 | 4:43 pm

FFJ 0321 custom squareNot Whole Fence

Not Whole Fence is a custom fabricated aluminum homage to the simpler days of baseball.

Tuesday | 09 March, 2021 | 12:57 pm

FFJ 0321 custom squareLet It Snow

Ullr, a steel sculpture of the Norse god of snow, stands at the base of Breckenridge's Peak 8.

Tuesday | 09 February, 2021 | 4:58 pm

FFJ 1120 custom squareDrift

Artist Gerry Judah's latest installation of welded steel dazzles in the sun like the bleached bones of an ancient leviathan.

Tuesday | 12 January, 2021 | 4:00 pm

FFJ 1120 custom squareLulu

Lulu is an all-aluminum, home-built, Indy-inspired masterpiece created by retired engineer Paul Kalenian.

Friday | 04 December, 2020 | 11:23 am

FFJ 1120 custom squareBMW R80 ESG 649

Custom shop Eastern Spirit Garage took a 1993 BMW R80 ESG 649 that was missing a number of key components and turned it into something radical—three bikes in one.

Thursday | 12 November, 2020 | 12:22 pm

FFJ 1120 custom squareInspiration

Inspiration is artist Zachary Oxman's sculptural homage to another form of creative expression: the written word.

Tuesday | 06 October, 2020 | 3:35 pm

FFJ 1020 custom squareA Giant Sculpture

Architecture-and-art studio Gijs Van Vaerenbergh created a permanent, site-specific work for the nature reserve Hoge Mouw near Kasterlee, Belgium.

Tuesday | 08 September, 2020 | 3:15 pm

FFJ 0920 custom squareSarah Stork

Sarah Stork is an award-winning welder and metal artist in Georgetown, Texas.

Tuesday | 11 August, 2020 | 1:13 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareThe Runge RS

The Runge RS utilizes a steel tube frame, mid engine design and 4 cylinder power plant with options over 250HP.

Tuesday | 11 August, 2020 | 1:01 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareReflect

The 9/11 sculpture is made up of almost 3,000 stainless steel doves/angels welded together to form a pair of hands, which hold an I-beam from the World Trade Center.

Tuesday | 11 August, 2020 | 12:47 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareCelia

Celia is an intricate installation that both celebrates the human form and pays tribute to the artist’s wife.

Tuesday | 07 July, 2020 | 12:12 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareHugh Glass

Artist John Lopez created a sculpture commemorating the legendary Hugh Glass and his battle with a Grizzly in the South Dakota wilderness.

Wednesday | 06 May, 2020 | 2:53 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareNerve Center

Artist Chris Williams said he made the bronze "Nerve Center" sculpture because he wanted people to start thinking about the type of research being performed at MIT's Kendall Square.

Friday | 03 April, 2020 | 8:15 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareBunny Foo Foo

A 30-ft. stainless steel bunny leaps from the vineyard at a St. Helena, California, winery.

Monday | 09 March, 2020 | 12:59 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareSoldiers of Sacrifice

The Soldiers of Sacrifice sculpture represents Den Brotheridge, widely believed to be the first Allied serviceman to die on D-Day.

Tuesday | 04 February, 2020 | 2:20 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareMinimal Complexity

The Minimal Complexity sculpture was developed out of the desire to create a minimal surface structure using modular construction.

Tuesday | 07 January, 2020 | 3:32 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareBeyond Reflection

Beyond Reflection is a 16-meter-tall stainless steel dragon sculpture by Lawrence Argent, placed into a sunken plaza at Uniwalk, a mixed-use development in Shenzhen, China.

Wednesday | 27 November, 2019 | 1:57 pm

FFJ 0517 custom square1976 Hondamatic 750

Fabricator Michael Deeter modified a classic 1976 Hondamatic 750 into a western steampunk bike.

Thursday | 31 October, 2019 | 3:04 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareCrescendo

Crescendo is an 8-ft.-diameter, 6v geodesic sphere, made of 720 panels of laser cut, hand-hammered, mirrored stainless steel.

Monday | 30 September, 2019 | 1:59 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareNon-Sign II

The Non-Sign II sculpture consists of a web of blackened stainless steel rods welded together to create the negative space of a billboard.

Tuesday | 27 August, 2019 | 4:01 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareArkhe

A large sculptural ceiling made from curving recycled aluminum sheets express flowing water at a beauty salon designed by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects.

Tuesday | 07 May, 2019 | 11:36 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareNeuron Pod

The steel Neuron Pod is a three-legged steel structure that has been designed to mimic a neuron.

Friday | 05 April, 2019 | 2:03 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareLope’s Hope 3rd

This re-creation is built on a P-51C-10NT airframe once used for training during and after World War II.

Thursday | 07 February, 2019 | 11:49 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareDeep Façade

Students at ETH Zurich designed and built a 11.5-ft. aluminum wall cast in a 3D-printed mold.

Thursday | 10 January, 2019 | 12:40 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareThe Rhyz

The Rhyz sculpture is a woven steel canopy offering shade to shoppers in the Domain Northside district of Austin, Texas.

Friday | 07 December, 2018 | 11:44 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareWho Should Be Scared?

Artist Philippe Pasqua interrogates our fear with his 10-meter-high stainless steel shark.

Tuesday | 06 November, 2018 | 5:10 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareHeavy Metal

The 3D guitar was printed in aluminum using an EOS M400 metal additive manufacturing system.

Tuesday | 09 October, 2018 | 1:54 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareKoilos

Artist Michael Christian's 14-ft.-tall Koilos is plucked straight out of a nightmare.

Wednesday | 05 September, 2018 | 1:35 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareHarp of David #1

"Harp of David #1" is a 26-ft.-tall enlargement of artist Dina Wind’s 1985 work of the same name; the original stood only 26 in. high.

Friday | 11 May, 2018 | 10:43 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareProject 2XmT

University at Buffalo architecture faculty members erected 20-ft.-tall steel wall sculpture to see how it performs in high winds and winter weather.

Monday | 09 April, 2018 | 1:03 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareDragon

The steel Dragon stands 12m tall at the center of a roundabout as you enter Beesel, Netherlands.

Friday | 02 February, 2018 | 3:30 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareStar Gazer v2

Artist David Han creates sheet metal sculptures influenced by the shapes and patterns found in nature.

Thursday | 11 January, 2018 | 11:14 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareTruth Is Beauty

Truth is Beauty is the second in The Bliss Project series of three monumental sculptures of Deja Solis, expressing her humanity.

Wednesday | 06 December, 2017 | 1:42 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareBVI Art Reef

A massive 80-ft. steel rebar and mesh Kraken was purposefully sunk into the Caribbean Sea on top of a decorated World War II ship.

Tuesday | 07 November, 2017 | 1:07 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareAtlanta Falcon

Home field to the NFL's Atlanta Falcons, Mercedes-Benz Stadium is also home to the largest free-standing bird sculpture in the world.

Friday | 06 October, 2017 | 1:58 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareEarth Goddess

The stainless steel Earth Goddess stands 13m tall overlooking the art garden of artist Rik van Rijswick.

Friday | 08 September, 2017 | 8:12 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareStressed Skins

This project develops design, calculation and simulation methods, alongside fabrication parameters and workflows, that support customized design and fabrication using ISF.

Thursday | 03 August, 2017 | 9:54 am

FFJ 0517 custom squareErin Hills Clover

The centerpiece at the 2017 U.S. Open was a 2,500 lb. steel clover created by fabricators Milwaukee Blacksmith.

Monday | 15 May, 2017 | 2:07 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareAmerican Steel Flag

37-year-old veteran Josh Vandenbrink creates custom steel flags for patriotic customers.

Wednesday | 05 April, 2017 | 10:47 am

FFJ 0417 custom squareAlexander's Sculptures

Artist Alexander Krivosheiw combines traditional hand-fabricated craftsmanship with innovative concepts created in bronze and aluminum.

Wednesday | 08 March, 2017 | 9:46 am

FFJ 0317 custom squareAwakening

"Awakening" is a large-scale interactive steel sculpture designed and engineered by Ryan Elmendorf and Nick Geurts for the 2016 Burning Man Festival.

Tuesday | 14 February, 2017 | 11:28 am

FFJ 0217 custom squareEcstasy

Artist Karen Cusolito built Ecstasy in 2007 and first debuted the sculpture at The Crucible’s Fire Arts Festival in Oakland, California, then again at the Burning Man art and community festival in Black Rock City, Nevada..

Wednesday | 11 January, 2017 | 11:14 am

FFJ 0117 custom squareAeolus

British artist Luke Jerram's take on Aeolus, ruler of the four winds in Greek mythology, is an acoustic and optical pavilion designed to make the silent shifting patterns of the wind sing.

Friday | 09 December, 2016 | 9:01 am

FFJ 1216 custom squareAnd The Village Remains

Sculptor Ray Lonsdale pays tribute to his hometown's history in steel.

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 3:29 pm

FFJ 1116 custom squareSupercharged Ironhead

“Motorcycles are an artistic medium,” says Hazan Motorworks owner Maxwell Hazan.

Friday | 07 October, 2016 | 10:53 am

FFJ 1016 custom squareGallery Of Steel Figures

Gallery of Steel Figures showcases detailed sculptures upcycled from scrap steel.

Wednesday | 07 September, 2016 | 1:57 pm

FFJ 0916 custom squareCold Hard Art

Metalworker Tom Patsis builds small-scale replica vehicles using scrap sheet metal.

Wednesday | 03 August, 2016 | 1:33 pm

FFJ 07816 custom squareMechateuthis

Artist Barry Crawford built the mechanical, life-size representation of a giant squid from a combination of found objects and custom parts fabricated from new and used steel.

Thursday | 21 April, 2016 | 8:10 am

FFJ 0316 custom squareLa Fuerza del Espíritu

Sculptor David Madero used carbon steel fabricated with MIG and stick welding processes to create the 7.2 meter tall and 5.3 meter wide La Fuerza del Espíritu.

Tuesday | 05 April, 2016 | 12:00 am

FFJ 0416 custom squareMechanical Horse

Artist Adrian Landon creates a life-size horse that gallops in slow motion at the press of a button.


Tuesday | 08 March, 2016 | 10:49 am

FFJ 0316 custom squareArc Bicycle

A student team from TU Delft (Delft University of Technology, Delft, the Netherlands)—with assistance from MX3D in Amsterdam—have pushed the boundaries of 3-D printing by designing and producing a fully functional 3-D printed stainless steel bicycle.

Tuesday | 09 February, 2016 | 11:41 am

FFJ 0216 custom squareDiatom

An electron microscope photo of a diatom, a form of plankton, inspired artist Alan Ross to fabricate the Diatom.

Tuesday | 19 January, 2016 | 11:35 am

FFJ 0116 custom square“Roots of Excellence”

Artist C.J. Rench, based in Hood River, Oregon, and his crew fabricated Roots of Excellence at Lincoln Electric’s booth at Fabtech 2015 last November in Chicago.

Tuesday | 15 December, 2015 | 2:46 pm

FFJ 1215 custom squareTraveling Man

Fabricator Gary Greff created the Pheasants on the Prairie from 27⁄8 in. and 23⁄8 in. oil well pipe and welded gravel screen mesh he recovered from a junkyard.

Thursday | 12 November, 2015 | 1:44 pm

FFJ 1115 custom squarePheasants on the Prairie

Fabricator Gary Greff created the Pheasants on the Prairie from 27⁄8 in. and 23⁄8 in. oil well pipe and welded gravel screen mesh he recovered from a junkyard.

Friday | 16 October, 2015 | 9:55 am

FFJ 1015 custom squareLupe

Built in just five months, Lupe is a 10,000-lb. steel mammoth along the Guadalupe River Trail near downtown San Jose, Calif.

Monday | 14 September, 2015 | 8:49 am

FFJ 0915 custom SQUAREStudio-Re-Creation

Netherlands-based artist Nikola Nikolov gives old, unwanted goods a new life, routinely taking his clients' broken belongings and transforming them into desks, lamps and even sculptures.

Wednesday | 12 August, 2015 | 1:18 pm

FFJ 0715 customfab square2Singing Ringing Tree

Architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu completed the Singing Ringing Tree in 2006 as part of the Panopticons arts and regeneration project.

Wednesday | 08 April, 2015 | 1:13 pm

FFJ-0415-custom-squarePtolemy Elrington

Using no heat or power, artist Ptolemy Elrington uses hacksaws, craft knives and drills to manipulate hubcaps into a usable medium

Monday | 16 March, 2015 | 1:18 pm

FFJ-0315-custome-squareTravis Pond

Travis Pond started The John Deere Elk in 2007. It is a 12 ft.-tall by 12 ft.-long metal giant made of repurposed steel

Friday | 20 February, 2015 | 3:01 pm

FFJ-0215-custom-squareRicardo Breceda

Ricardo Breceda has been creating massive metal creatures in his own backyard since 2003

Thursday | 22 January, 2015 | 10:17 am

FFJ-0115-custom-squareCheval Mecachrome

Pierre Matter created the 8.5 ft. tall, 8.2 ft. long and 2.6 ft. wide Cheval Mecachrome in 2012 to add to his collection of mechanical creatures. 

Thursday | 11 December, 2014 | 2:49 pm

FFJ-1214-custom-squareMetal Man

Per Berg created Metal Man in 2011, commissioned by explosive metalwork shop High Energy Metals Inc., to create an elaborate representation of the shop’s business. 

Monday | 10 November, 2014 | 3:31 pm

FFJ-1114-custom-squareMonument a Ildefons Cerdà

The 2.66 m tall Monument a Ildefons Cerdà was created in 2010 by Jordi Díez using a combination of welding methods and radial cutting torches

Friday | 17 October, 2014 | 10:35 am

FFJ-1014-customfab-squareMother and Baby

Simon Ruscoe created Mother and Baby as part of the Exeter Fountain Project. Ruscoe began his work in 2004 to reflect “the major fears, angers, frustrations and struggles faced by humanity today.

Tuesday | 07 October, 2014 | 12:03 pm

FFJ 0517 custom squareAslan

Artist Selçuk Yılmaz used 4,000 pieces of scrap metal and meticulously hand cut, hammered and welded each piece to fabricate the fearless creature’s stance.

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