For over 15 years Desert Metal Works has been laser cutting and fabricating custom industrial, scientific and decorative parts for a wide range of customers. Desert Metal Works’ mission is to continuously improve our ability to provide our customers with the highest level of service.  That’s why we are Arizona’s finest laser job shop.  

Whether it’s reverse engineering or creating a prototype, we constantly strive to obtain the highest level of project management, programming, laser cutting, punching, forming and other fabrication skills necessary to make us Arizona’s most complete laser and fabrication shop!

Welcome to Desert Metal Works!


We have mastered laser cutting on a wide range of material types and different thicknesses.  We have experience in the widest possible variety of jobs which lets us cut down on set up time and solve problems quickly.  Laser cutting is cost effective whether you are cutting through thick or thin.  Designing with the laser in mind gives you complete contour freedom.  Our laser can cut detailed intricate shapes, including such complex contours as sharp angles, small holes and narrow webs quickly and economically.  There is never a tooling charge with laser.  

CNC Punching

Punching increases our production capabilities dramatically.  We can punch mild steel, aluminum, copper, brass and stainless at thicknesses up to 5/16”.  Owning a Trumpf TC-500R provides Desert Metal Works with many advantages that help make us better.

CNC Forming

Our team of experienced formers can produce high quantities of expertly crafted parts in a short time frame utilizing the accuracy and the consistency of our CNC press brakes.  We have Trumpf TruBend and TruUnfold software to program and nest our parts.  This lowers our programming time substantially.  Programming with Trumpf software gives us incredibly accurate part blanks.  All our formed parts start in the forming software before they go to the lasers or the punch.  Then, the press brake operator gets the job at the brake completely programmed, with all of the required tooling needed and the locations of the tools in the brake.  This makes set up of jobs extremely quick and accurate.  It also makes the first part a great part.


Our fabrication department works with our dedicated staff to ensure attention is paid to every detail.  We know that an on time delivery is critical to your success and we all share a commitment to make that possible.  A can-do attitude permeates our organization and that always helps our customers.

We want to be your one stop shop.  We have a comprehensive array of fabricating, welding, machining, forming, powder painting, software, laser cutting, CNC punching and strategic partners that you can come to as a single source.

Powder Painting

Desert Metal Works has a state of the art powder painting facility for putting the finishing touches on every part we produce.  Our powder paint staff has decades of experience.  They have painted a wide variety of parts and weldments with most types and manufacturers of powder paint.


Built on three acres with over 44,000 square feet housed inside five buildings, Desert Metal Works has a large facility capable of handling almost any size of job.


We would like to quote your laser cut parts.  Laser cut parts are very easy to ship and because of this we are able to have competitive pricing anywhere in the country.

Contact us

The best way to get to know and experience the pride of our organization is to come for a plant visit.  You don’t need an appointment.  We just encourage you to stop in.  We will be thrilled to see you.  If it has been awhile since your last visit please come again.  Establishing relationships is best done face to face.  The relationships get even better the more people you meet.  We want to earn your trust and fabricate your parts.

About Us

No matter the size of your project, Desert Metal Works always puts our customers’ needs first. We are in business to be able to handle as much of your fabricating needs as possible.  Desert Metal Works makes an effort to know all of our customers and their products.  We establish strong relationships with our customers to make them better.

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Welcome to!! Please take a moment to take a tour of Desert Metal Works.  We are a laser cutting, fabrication and welding production shop located in Tucson, Arizona.  We are specialists in laser cutting all types and thicknesses of metals.  We have also laser cut plastics, fiberglass, rubber and many other materials.  We want to laser cut, fabricate, weld and powder paint your parts and projects.  We are dedicated to quality service for our customers.