Welding Fabrication By Dynamic Fabrication, Inc.
Dynamic Fabrication is your one source for certified welding, fabrication, machining, and sheet metal. We produce high quality work ranging from precision parts to complete assemblies. DFI is certified to weld aluminum, stainless steel 4130, carbon and nickel alloys. Our quality control is in compliance with ISO 9001:2015/AS9100D. A few welding certifications we hold are AWS D14.1, AWS D17.1, D1.1, D1.2, ASME B31.1, Navsea 278/S9074-AQ-GIB-010/248, Lockheed Certs STP 55-104, 5 PTPET 01, and FPS 1095. Founded in 1981, Dynamic Fabrication serves a wide variety of industries. Our goal is quick turn-around and quality customer service.
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Welding Requirements And Certifications Required By The Aerospace And Military Industries
Dynamic Fabrication Inc. (DFI) is a niche prototype shop in Orange County, California. The company has experience fabricating precision assemblies, tooling and short-run parts for customers in the aerospace industry. Due to confidentiality agreements, Mike Kartsonis, can’t disclose what parts his shop is making for the F-35, but the steps his team goes through to make the parts are fairly intense.
Dynamic Fabrication has 35 years of experience working on a daily basis under American Society of Mechanical Engineers and American Welding Society codes. From the beginning, the company made significant time and financial investments, along with many hours of hard work to establish the expertise and reputation it has gained today.
“Highly skilled craftsmen are extremely important,” Kartsonis adds. “Dynamic Fabrication has a 30-page welding standard that we religiously follow for each job. It all goes back to quality and traceability.” Policies, procedures, certifications, testing – they only scratch the surface of what is required to work on aerospace and military projects.
“The list of criteria goes on and on,” Kartsonis says. “All of our equipment needs to be calibrated, some of it every six months and some of it every year. We’re in a situation where we have to monitor everything and have procedures on everything we do. They talk about splitting hairs – we’re splitting hairs.”
Weld testing varies per job, but includes X-ray, florescent penetrant, mag particle testing and more. DFI’s list of inspection equipment is impressive and offers a glimpse into what it takes to run a shop that produces aerospace parts. “Some of the welds are X-ray quality welds,” Kartsonis notes, “which means you have to make sure there are no craters, cracks, porosity or voids. If we’re putting them on a rocket that goes Mach 4 or Mach 5, there is not a whole lot of margin for error.”
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With diverse equipment and highly skilled, certified journeymen, Dynamic Fabrication has the capability to produce anything from small machine parts to 30 foot long, 15,000 lb. weldments, all in different alloys.
Our welding services include MIG, TIG, and Arc welding to meet the needs of a wide array of welding applications. We work with steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and exotic materials. We manufacture Tooling, Fixtures, Jigs, Chambers, GSE, Piping, Brackets, Prototypes, and Quick Turn-around & hard-to-do parts.
Even large orders are processed promptly. We manufacture parts in days – not weeks or months. Our welding equipment includes Miller Aerowave, Miller Dynasty, Miller CP-350 Mig, Miller 452 Delta Weld, Lincoln SP 250 Mig D.R.O., Lincoln 600 Idealarc, Cobramatic #1, Miller Spot Welder MPS-20 and Janda Spot Welder R45. This gives us the capability of welding almost any metal. We have a full service CNC department, conventional machining department, and a full service fabrication department which includes shears, brakes, tube bending, plate rolling, laser cutting. Dynamic Fabrication is ITAR Registered.
DFI is certified in the following materials: carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, inconel, hastelloy, and titanium to name a few.
- AWS D 14.1
- AWS D17.1
- AWS D1.1
- NAVSEA 278
- ASME Section B31.1
- AWS D1.2
- Lockheed STP 55-104
- Lockheed 5 PTPET 01
- Lockheed FPS 1095
F-35 JSF Welding
Our defense/military industry welding services have allowed Dynamic Fabrication to support complex and technologically advanced projects such as the F-35 for government and defense related industries.
Lockheed C-130 Welding
Dynamic Fabrication is known for its welding for the Lockheed C130 program. Dynamic Fabrication is an authorized welder for C130 parts and assemblies. We are a Lockheed certified manufacturing company in Southern California.
Dynamic Fabrication specializes in aircraft welding supporting the aircraft industry surrounding Southern California. We are familiar with the standards required by the aircraft industry. Dynamic Fabrication is ITAR Registered.
Dynamic Fabrication is your total source for certified welding, fabrication, machining, and assembly. We produce high quality work ranging from precision parts to complete assemblies. DFI is certified to weld all metals. We guarantee superior workmanship and quick turn-around.