Field trip: Steel House MFG

Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014 , 5:30 to 7 a.m.
Steel House MFG

Steel House MFG

4310 Willow Springs

Steel House MFG is an architectural fabrication shop that has worked with some of the top builders and architects in Austin.  They work with steel and other metals to produce the metalwork that is visible in buildings:  railings, stairways, facades, furniture, you name it.  Some of their projects include the W Hotel and the exterior Corten cladding at the Brew Exchange.  We toured their 14,000 square foot facility in South Austin, which houses a variety of machinery including hydraulic shear, CNC press brake, and CNC plasma cutter.  Jonathan Duke, owner and founder of Steel House, and Sky Lutz-Carrillo, a project manager (and UTSOA alumn) led us on a tour of the shop and demonstrations of the machines.  At the end of the tour, Steel House surprised us by assembling a seat out of the components they'd been using to demonstrate the shop's machines.  Stop by the Mat Lab to try it out!

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