The History of Metal Fusion, Inc.

In February of 1985, two employees of United Airlines, each with considerable years of service, founded Metal Fusion, Inc. (a California Corporation) and earned their FAA Air Agency Certificate in November of that year. Metal Fusion (MFI) is now solely owned by one of the original founders, Paul Carrick.  The company’s capabilities include thermal spraying, welding, machining and inspection.

Over the years, MFI’s thermal spray capability has grown from from a single plasma spray booth to 2 Metco 9M plasma systems, a Metco 3M plasma system, 2 TAFA 9000 twin wire arc systems, Metco 5P & 6P-II thermal spray systems and Metco 10E & 12E combustion wire metalizing guns.  Our spray cells are supported by state of the art dry cartridge dust collection systems that exceed air quality control requirements.

Presently, MFI employs 4 thermal spray technicians and 2 coating engineers.  This gives MFI a combined staff experience of over 100 years in thermally applied coatings.

Our welding and machining expertise allowed us to penetrate the aerospace component repair marketplace in the 1980’s.  Since then our machine shop has grown to 4 lathes; the largest of which has a capacity of 40″ x 200.”  We also have two milling machines, the largest of which contains a 48″ horizontal table and is equipped with a 24″ tilting rotary table.  We also have a large cylindrical grinder and a surface grinder.

MFI’s 2 TIG welding machines are used to join inconel, stainless, titanium, magnesium and aluminum.  Our welding capacity is complimented by our Dye Penetrant Inspection capability, and 3 of our employees are certified for inspection of aircraft parts for flaw indications per NAS 410 Level Two.

Three of our employees have A&P licenses, and each is familiar with FAA requirements.  We have 4,000 square feet of shop space and 1,200 square feet of office area. A 1,000 square foot parking/loading area fenced and concrete paved is at the front of the building.