Laser cutting with Trumpf Lasers of many materials. Cuts steel, metal, stainless steel, aluminum, galvanize, titanium, other metals, fiberglass and more. Manufacturing for industry (medical, furniture, science, engineering, architecture & mechanical) CNC punching, CNC forming, welding and State of the Art programming and design.

Desert Metal Works, Inc.
2465 N. Huachuca Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85745

(520) 888-4500

Shipping Worldwide.

Laser cutting, cut steel, metal, stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, fiberglass, rubber, mdf and hdf board for gears, high tolerance parts. Manufacturing for industry (medical, furniture, science, engineering, architecture & mechanical) with in-house powder coating and engineering staff. Multiple mass production computer controlled laser cutting tables.

Laser cutting and fabricating custom industrial, scientific and decorative parts for a wide range of customers. Our mission is to continuously improve our ability to provide our customers with the highest level of service.
For almost 25 years, Desert Metal Works has been America’s finest laser job shop. Shipping Worldwide.

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(520) 888-4500

Laser cut steel.

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.

Multiple mass production computer controlled laser cutting tables.
Large laser cutting factory.

Big Facility, BIG Capability.

Expanding business since June of 1990.
First in Southern Arizona to offer CNC laser cutting to our customers.
Utilizing CNC punching and CNC forming along with our lasers to increase our maximum output.
Talented team of employees who are committed to serving our customers’ needs.
Able to conform to our customers’ specifications and requirements.
Guaranteed to offer the most competitive pricing and to strive to meet all delivery dates


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 Coating (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.

Benefits of laser cutting:

Almost unlimited cutting design configurations.
No tooling charges and minimal set up fees.
Reduced run (lot) sizes.
Elimination of stack up tolerances which can occur in multiple operations.
Wide variety of materials ranging from metal alloys to plastics, fiberglass, & wood.
Laser cut complex shapes due to the laser's X-Y-Z axis and more narrow ‘kerf’ width. Part nesting capability due to advanced programming saves material use.
Precision laser cutting of steel results in better parts production.
Reduced part distortion.
Fast, affordable design changes.
Fast turnaround from conception to final production.
High power laser cutting cuts faster and pierce quicker.
Minimized re-work and secondary labor processing.
Striation-free edges enhance tight tolerances.
Repeatable part quality and accuracy is consistent. Laser cutting is a non-contact process, minimizing damage to fragile substrates.

Computer controlled laser cutting machinery has design and tooling advantages:

From concept to finished part, without tooling, easing the engineering tasks.
Our non-contact laser cutting process greatly reduces wear on tooling.
Design modifications are easy to accomplish with no re-tooling.
Prototypes are typically very close to the final production parts.
On-offs are speedily made for fast customer approval.
The complexity and quality of the cut surpasses antiquated manufacturing techniques.

Laser cutting cost savings:

Enhanced efficiencies for overall manufacturing processes. 
Enhanced and efficient use of materials not possible to achieve previously.
Precision laser cutting technology saves money by lowering fixture costs and increasing material feed rates.
The narrow cut (kerf) made with a laser saves material.
Custom precision laser cutting allows for many sheets of material to be cut at one time.
Reduced lead times for orders impress customers and speed shipments for JIT (Just In Time) deliveries.

We do not offer waterjet or plasma cutting due to the superior capabilities and cost-savings of using today’s high tech laser cutting equipment.

We ship our laser cut products to all 50 states and more: Alabama, AL, Alaska, AK, Arizona, AZ, Arkansas, AR, California, CA, Colorado, CO, Connecticut, CT, Delaware, DE, District of Columbia, DC, Florida, FL, Georgia, GA, Idaho, ID, Illinois, IL, Indiana, IN, Iowa, IA, Kansas, KS, Kentucky, KY, Louisiana, LA, Maine, ME, Maryland, MD, Massachusetts, MA, Michigan, MI, Minnesota, MN, Mississippi, MS, Missouri, MO, Montana, MT, Nebraska, NE, Nevada, NV, New Hampshire, NH, New Jersey, NJ, New Mexico, NM, New York, NY, North Carolina, NC, North Dakota, ND, Ohio, OH, Oklahoma, OK, Oregon, OR, Pennsylvania, PA, Puerto Rico, PR, Rhode Island, RI, South Carolina, SC, South Dakota, SD, Tennessee, TN, Texas, TX, Utah, UT, Vermont, VT, Virginia, VA, Washington, WA, West Virginia, WV, Wisconsin, WI, Wyoming, WY, Canada, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Territory, Mexico, Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colima, Distrito Federal, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Michoacan de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro de Arteaga, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz-Llave, Yucatan, Zacatecas and Australia, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia. We do international shipping.