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"Artistic Alloys and Design, LLC is dedicated to delivering the best designs, materials, engineering and craftsmanship to provide our clients with world class results to set the standard by which other metal fabricators compare themselves."

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Artistic Alloys is a custom metal fabrication company in Phoenix, AZ providing welding services, custom metal fabrication, Iron entry doors, custom entry doors, custom wrought iron gates, custom fireplaces, custom commercial kitchen metal fabrication, driveway gates, custom iron staircase railings, walk gates, commercial restaurant accessories, custom mailboxes, custom metal business signs and commercial entry doors, oven hoods & custom kitchen accessories, park add-ons, custom wine rooms, metal walls & tables, steel windows and doors and commercial doors and windows.

As one of the leaders in the custom metal fabricating industry, our experience paired your design ideas will ensure a finished product better then you had hoped for. We only use the highest quality metals in our projects, such as iron, steel, aluminum, brass, copper and zinc.

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At Artistic Alloys, we aspire to raise the bar for our competitors. We specialize in one-of-a-kind pieces, whether it's for the home or for your business. We have the tools to bring any project to life.

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Our priority is offering the absolute highest quality service, designing, engineering, fabrication and custom finishes. We "push the envelope" on design, function and completely unique innovation.

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Artistic Alloys & Design was founded by Scott La Zar to provide businesses, developers and homeowners with artistically designed metal fabrication products that are unique, one-of-a-kind works of art which enhance the beauty of any design project. Mr. La Zar has been in the industry for over 20 years bringing his vast knowledge base of creative design implementations to countless satisfied customers.

Pride and reputation is instilled in every project we perform and throughout our employees, vendors and clients. Excellence in our unique business is quality not quantity. Every creation we produce is fully and completely guaranteed to perform, withstand and enhance all applications and duties they are designed for.
Thank you for your time and interest in Artistic Alloys & Design. Please browse through our projects to see if our designs spark an idea for your environment. I hope for the opportunity to accommodate you.

Sincerely, Scott

What I Offer

What I Offer

  • "One of a kind" design
  • Extreme quality welding
  • Unique fabrication
  • Stellar service

Custom Wine Storage for Wine Lovers

Custom Wine Storage for Wine Lovers Phoenix

If you love wine and want to further your diversity and ability to enjoy it custom wine storage will help you in ways you probably haven’t imagined.  It can be custom fit to your home, your needs and your tastes.  It’s a great place for your collection of wines to age properly and appreciate in value.   It can also be a gathering point for you and your guests to view wine and even with the proper space enjoy social wine tastings in your own home.  In this article we explore the ways that custom wine storage can make being passionate about wine even more fun and easier.

It used to be that a wine cellar had to be below ground, in that basement with all your other forgotten hobbies.  Today people collect wine and socialize with it.  With the proper professional installation your collection can be the crowning jewel in your home, and be in a place people want to venture.

The way that a cellar protects your collection is simple; it protects your wine from heat and vibration while the controlled humidity ensure that the corks stay in good condition.  This means air stays out and wine stays in.

Correct Climate – Just like the grapes that the wine started life as, the wine itself needs to be cared for properly during shipping, storage at the store and then when it resides in your home until you are ready to enjoy it.  Correct climate storage is especially important when you are buying in bulk and aging your wines either for you own enjoyment or to sell it later.  To achieve this correct climate it’s necessary to manage the humidity and temperature of your storage area.

  • An added benefit of the correct environment where you don’t need to worry about your wine is that you can start looking at buying those pricier precious vintages that you want to save for that extra special occasion.

Enhance the aesthetic – We as people love seeing new and exciting things, and even more so love showing our family and friends these things.  Sharing your custom wine cellar is a place where time pauses as we view all the dates and connect to memories of these years listed on the bottles.  With custom design there’s no doubt that your collection of wine will rest in safety and elegance that everyone will love to see.

Durable – Using strong materials and a wealth of years experience custom wine storage designs will help you utilize your space more effectively and for much longer than cheaper alternative methods for storing wine.

Ergonomic design – The design of the wine cellar can be built to your needs, space, and specifications.  So you can have the heights, depths and design that is most easy to use.  Ladders can be added so you can store more, but still reach it safely.

Easy to clean – Accidents happen and dust is a fact.  The varieties of materials used in the construction of wine cellars are not only durable but are easy to wipe off from dust, or if you fumble a bottle easy to wipe off.

Anti-Vibe – Whether it’s rowdy guests dancing and shaking the house or simply typical small shakes from the ground vibration is not good for wine bottles, or wine.  Utilizing rubber shock absorbers are added to critical areas to protect your investment.

 

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Commercial Kitchen Fabrication

Commercial Kitchen Fabrication Phoenix
Benefits of the Full Metal Kitchen

You’ve got orders to take, meals to make, and don’t need to spend all your time cleaning the grout on a tile surface or worrying about damage to formica or wood kitchen fixtures in your commercial kitchen.  Commercial kitchen fabrication in metal is the most durable, easiest to clean and one of the most visually attractive options available.

Custom Commercial Range Hood PhoenixVentilation Hoods – Vent hoods help with air quality for you and your family.  While preparing and cooking food different meals can release hazardous pollutants and harmful odors, ventilation hoods are the sure fire way to take these fumes and vent them straight outside. They offer a great place to have custom lighting that will help you cook better and have more light in your kitchen in general.

Backsplashes – This is a way to make clean up after making a big meal incredibly easy.  With the application of a bit of water, soap, and a sponge a big mess can be spic and span in no time.  Even Stainless Steel backsplashes are relatively inexpensive to construct.  A bit like a mirror having that reflective surface actually makes the space feel larger.  Also if you’re alternative is tile, you won’t have to worry about cleaning or replacing grout with stainless steel.

Custom Commercial Countertop PhoenixCountertops – Again, a natural element of metal is being durable.  It’s the toughest and will weather the dents, dings, and scratches better than its counterparts.  These counter tops can be made to order in a brushed finish which will help cut down on extraneous cleaning of fingerprints and will help to hide scratches, should end up making a couple.  Being able to multitask is critical for many people’s lives and a metal countertop can help you handle the heat, as setting down a hot pain on metal isn’t going to damage it.  It will also stay looking new and it doesn’t have a tendency to develop patina.   That being said, it’s also a way to set your kitchen apart with a wonderfully tailored individual look.

Islands – As the center point to most kitchens having a stainless steel or other metal island can be the crown jewel in your kitchen.  It can be made to feature very modern materials such as stainless steel, or it can be made to look a bit more rustic with other metal options like copper.  With all the water, dough,  and other things that end up resting on, or getting spilled on your islands it’s clear that metal has the upper hand when it comes to cracks and fading like many other materials.

Custom Commercial Kitchen Fabrication Phoenix

Metal Shelving & Cabinets – Constructed from your choice of metal these shelving systems can be customized for your kitchens demanding needs.   Like all the other kitchen surfaces this is be an easy to clean, easy to maintain and extremely durable.  It can also be a beautiful aesthetic addition to any space.

Ornamental work – You spend a lot of your hard earned dollars appointing your home both inside and out to make it one of a kind, and yours.  Work can be done to just be aesthetically pleasing, or can do dual duty and be functional as a place to hang pots and pans.

When you’re ready to take your commercial kitchen to the next level with custom commercial kitchen fabrication give the experts at Artistic Alloys a call at (480) 941-2611

 

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Best Security Doors in Arizona

Best Security Doors in Arizona

What is a Security Door?
Our homes, business, hotels and apartment buildings protect our property, our guests, our families and ourselves. But they can’t effectively do their job if the doors can’t effectively keep criminals out.  Many security doors use deadbolt locks, door strike reinforcers, security chains, and alarms to prevent unauthorized entry.  Door windows, peepholes, and security cameras offer property owners the ability to screen visitors before having to disengage the lock and allow entry.

One big thing to keep in mind is that a doors ability to keep people out isn’t just the lock, deadbolt or chain but the door’s actual structural strength.  The best security doors are constructed from either metal or solid hardwood.  Doors made from composite materials or plywood just aren’t strong enough to ensure that your family or business is safe.  They can be rammed through or kicked in due to their insufficient strength.  One of the intimidating psychological deterrents is a visibly thick, heavy door with a robust frame.  Most crimes are crimes of opportunity, open garage doors and property left unattended.  A security door is a great way to send a message to would be criminals that your house or business means business and isn’t going to be the easy mark.

What are the kinds of Security Doors?
Cast Iron Grille – Featuring an outer aluminum frame like many other doors it uses a cast iron grille.  It’s a great option if you really want to match the style and architecture of your home.  When choosing a door just be aware that cast iron doors are quite heavy and might involve reinforcing the frame to support them.

Decorative Grilles – These are the most flexible when it comes to customization.  If the biggest reason you’d like to add a security door to your home is for style, then this is a great option.  There are many patters and different shapes available.

Stainless Steel Security Wire – Being the most costly of all your options this is also the type of door that offers you the highest degree of protection.  Utilizing a three point locking system and being fitted with stainless steel and heavy steel mesh it becomes nearly impossible to break through.

Small Diamond Grille – If your home or business is at high risk for thieves this is a great option.  Featuring very small holes and an aluminum grille it provides an added sense of protection and can also be a great solution for smaller warehouses.

Standard Diamond Grille – Being the most common type of security door it is the most common choice for home-builders.  This is because it has an aluminum frame and grille.  Due to the diamond shape of the grille a would be intruder’s hand will not fit in easily.

 

Security Door Basics

FRAME – Your door could be made from the same thing as Thor’s hammer, and it’ll do nothing unless it’s paired with a strong from that’s ready to help keep intruders out.  They can be built from either aluminum or steel.

  • Industry leaders have said that a steel door, when its properly installed and constructed can be one of the most effective solutions for security that you have available.
  • If corrosion is an issue at your location Aluminum might be a good option, as it’s less prone to having an issue with reacting to salty air or salt being applied to the road to control snow and ice.
  • The frame needs to have a deep receiver channel for the grille, this makes ti so the edge can not be forced out of the frame easily. Ensure that the main part of the frame and receiver channel makes a good connection so that it’s sturdy.
  • Some doors have internal corner stakes which you can’t see. The stronger option is fully welded corner joints.

INFILL – The inner strength of your door

Grilles, Motifs or Steel Bars – These are some of the strongest systems in the world.  They send a clear message that you mean business and won’t compromise to ensure your safety.

Aluminum Grilles – There are available heavy-duty versions of these doors which look secure but these doors offer just enough protection to keep the bugs out and aren’t going to safeguard your family.

Stainless Steel Mesh – Being one of the most expensive types of doors it’s also probably one of the strongest and most effective when it comes to keeping what you own in and those you don’t want in out.  The great part about these doors is that they are much like looking through a fly screen.  So you get the security while keeping the view.

Structural Aluminum Perforated Sheets – Being a fairly new option industry leaders are saying that they are as secure as a stainless steel mesh, but aren’t as expensive.

Steel Security Door – These are an older solution to securing your property and one that has become less and less popular over the years.  This is due to their cost and the fact that they offer no more protection that most other doors.  They are even constructed less due to their weight and propensity for getting corrosion.

If you have any further questions about how to provide the best protection for your home or office with by using the best security doors in Arizona give the experts a call at Artistic Alloys.  You can reach us by PHONE or give us a shout by using our contact form.

 

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Longest Lasting Entry Doors for Homes and Businesses

Longest Lasting Entry Doors for Homes and Businesses Scottsdale AZ

Long Term Durability

Most home owners have a list of repairs running around the home and weekends full of chores or business owners with much more on their minds than a front door detail.  One way to make life simpler and more secure is to invest in a more robust option for the entry door to your home or business.  One of the best ways to do this is with wrought iron entry doors.  With the quality of the raw materials and expertise Artistic Alloys employs, these doors can be installed in such a way that they are likely to outlast not only you, but the structure itself.  They might cost more to begin with, but installing wrought iron can be the aesthetically pleasing option you’re looking for.

An Investment

First impressions are a fact, and the first thing a lot of people see when they are coming to visit your home or business is your front entry way. Something as simple as adding these attractive wrought iron doors can mean a higher perceived elegance and security to the building and that can mean even higher resale values for your home, should you ever decide to move.  In fact adding these doors can be a simple way to make the property more valuable than when you first purchased it.

Built for Life, Built for Beauty

“You get what you pay for” is a saying we all know, and it couldn’t be truer when it comes to wrought iron doors.  They are the gold standard when it comes to durability, quality, and when our artisans from Artistic Alloys installs these doors, it can be the crown jewel tying together your landscaping and architecture.

Beauty and the Beast

What’s better than just being pretty?  Being strong!  Crime is a fact in our world, and threats from the elements can’t be ignored.  Custom made iron doors are a surefire way to safeguard your family, your property, your business and yourself.  It’s much more difficult to break into an iron door, than say a cheap wooden one.  So having these wrought iron doors standing in front of your home can be the silent guardians letting would be thieves know that you are serious about security.  And we all know that most crimes are crimes of opportunity.  When it comes to your business you already have a million things to worry about and whether or not someone can crowbar their way past a cheap door shouldn’t be something you have to think about at night when you’re trying to enjoy time with your friends and family.

Your home, your style

All of us know that a simple trip to the home improvement store results in a plethora of cookie cutter solutions that would fit on just about anyone’s home.  When choosing custom wrought iron doors it can be constructed not only to fit in the actual space, but to fit the theme and style of architecture that fits who you are, and what you story is.

Professional Door Installation That Will Last a Lifetime

Rest assured that when you choose Artistic Alloys that the customer and their project comes first.  We’ll come out and professionally inspect the doorway so that the custom work can reside in that space exactly as it should.  This will also give you the client a chance to discuss the dream doors that will complete the look your home deserves.

If you’ve got a few questions or would like to get started on customizing your home, give us a call at 480-941-2611 or shoot us an email at artisticalloys@live.com

 

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Galvanization….What is it?

You hear the word ‘galvanized’ all the time when it comes to metals. Whether you are shopping for materials or purchasing a finished product of metal fabrication, you’ll inevitably hear the word thrown around. So, what is galvanization? Galvanization is a process that metal is put through in order to protect it from corrosion. There are various ways to galvanize metal, but no matter which methodology is chosen, the results will be more or less the same in the end. At the end of the galvanization process, you will end up with the metal being layered with a coat of zinc, which is the protective shield against corrosion.

There are three common ways to galvanize metal

Hot-Dipping is a galvanization method where steel or iron is dipped into molten zinc. A primitive method, so to speak, that is prone to leaving a zinc coating that is thicker than necessary or desired.

Thermal Diffusion heats the metal and zinc powder together at very high temperatures. Once a certain heat threshold is passed, the zinc will melt down and form along the surface of the metal that is being galvanized.

Electroplating, or electro-galvanizing, gives metal it’s zinc coat by passing an electric current through the metal. This method is typically used in heavy machinery such as cars and trucks.

How to know when Metal is Galvanized

Metal workers can tell if metal is galvanized right away after a quick look, but how can the everyday person who is foreign to metal work tell whether they are looking at galvanized metal or not? Galvanized metal will be lighter in color than non galvanized metal and it will also appear to be a bit more dull in tone. Non galvanized metal has more of a shiny appearance. Galvanized metal will also have a slightly flaked appearance, with subtle silver flakes covering the surface.

 

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3 Reasons To Hire a Professional Welder Rather Than DIY Welding

3 reasons to hire a professional welder

If you’re working on a metal project that requires welding and thinking of doing the job yourself, think again. It’s a lot more involved than you think. Welding should be left to certified welders who have experience in the industry.

1st reason. Welding equipment is expensive

If you haven’t been welding for 5+ years or more, you probably don’t have a welding machine lying around waiting for you to use it. In that case you will need to purchase or rent a welding machine with can be very expensive and waste of time if you don’t have the necessary welding skills. Also, if you plan on renting a welding machine, the deposits you will have to pay can be ridiculous. Furthermore, paying those costs really doesn’t help you save money and the quality of work won’t be near as good as a professionals. Also, the weld you create won’t be as strong and defeats the whole purpose of welding in the first place.

2nd reason. You Risk Injuring Yourself or Going Blind

Welding is a dangerous job for many reasons. You could potentially burn yourself badly if your aren’t wearing the right protective equipment or being careful. Also, the light that is emitted from the welding process can potentially make you lose sight. A professional welder has tons of safety and technique training they have to undergo before becoming certified and know how to keep themselves and those around them safe. If you haven’t had this training, you are putting you, your family members and location your choose to weld at risk.

3rd reason. It’s Tougher Than You Probably Think

Welding looks easy on TV right? Why can’t I just do it myself? Yeah, welders that have 20 years of experience do make welding look easy. Although, it might not be as easy as you think. There’s a reason why there are schools for welding, it’s not something you can just pickup with a weekend at your buddies house who used to weld back in the day. It take years of experience and practice to be able to weld well and the chances of your project coming out nice without any experience is not likely.

As you can already tell, welding isn’t something that should be taken lightly even on the smallest of projects. Luckily there are many welding professionals in your area that will provide you with professional services to make sure your project gets completed properly and safely.

 

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Hot Rolled Steel vs. Cold Rolled Steel

There are many out there who wonder what the inherent differences are between hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel. While both are very common, there are subtle differences that should definitely be accounted for when choosing metal products for specific applications. There are advantages to both and we will outline some of those for you in this blog entry.

Hot Rolled:

Hot rolled steel is milling process in which steel is rolled at temperatures that soar north of 1700 degrees. These temperatures are above the threshold for the recrystalization for steel which means it will be malleable and shapeable. Utilizing such high temperatures allows for projects of much larger sizes to be completed. Hot rolled steel is also more affordable than cold rolled steel as the process is rarely delayed which means the steel will not need to be reheated in order to finish a project (which is common with cold rolled steel). I-beams and railroad tracks are two common examples of items that are fabricated using the hot rolling method. Most applications that utilize hot rolled steel do not have strict size, shape or tolerance mandates.

Cold Rolled:

Cold rolled steel is basically a more extensive version of the hot rolling method. Following the heating up and shaping of the steel, a cooling process (at room temperature) is started before being followed by tempering or annealing/ rolling. This process makes it so that projects can be more accurately shaped along with several other advantages such as:

  • Turning, which will get rid of imperfections along the surface
  • Cold drawing increases the overall strength and eliminates further thermal treatments
  • Grinding allows for more varied size possibilities, which means more dynamic projects are also possible
  • Polishing will smooth out the surface and give the product more overall visual appeal.

 

 

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Aluminum vs. Steel

Two common metals used in metal fabrication are aluminum and stainless steel and each bring their own unique attributes and strengths to the table. We are going to outline some of the differences in using stainless steel and aluminum in your metal fab projects.

The Process with both

Stainless Steel: Stainless steel can withstand an amazing amount of pressure and wear and tear. This means it yields durable products. The caveat is that stainless steel is not as easy to cut and shape as aluminum is. Machining, hardening, soft soldering, welding, and brazing are all common aspects of fabricating with stainless steel. The shaping techniques that agree with stainless steel the most are bending, folding, deep drawing, cold/hot forging, spinning and rolling.

Aluminum: Aluminum is very pliable in comparison to stainless steel. It can be easily cut and formed to fit the specifications of the project at hand.

The End Products They Produce

Stainless Steel:  Products that are built from stainless steel are very durable in several ways.  Heat resistance (up to 400 degrees), easy to weld, and very resistant to corrosion, stainless steel products will last for the long haul. If you are looking for metal products that are hardy and resistant to oxidation and various other forms of corrosion, look for products made from stainless steel.

Aluminum: Aluminum is much lighter than stainless steel so products made from aluminum are very light weight when compared to like products made from stainless steel. The light weight leads to aluminum also being a cheaper option at the cash register. Aluminum is better at conducting heat than stainless steel which lends it to being desirable for select applications that would never consider stainless steel in the same scenario. Aluminum is also very pliable and can be shaped easily, but will start to soften and melt at a much cooler temperature than stainless steel.

 

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CNC Machining

Computer Numerical Control, known as CNC machining, is a system that manages tool movement and function with a software program in order to achieve results that display extreme accuracy. The precision involved in CNC can truly take a company’s fabrication process to the next level. Customers will see better quality in the products they receive and the premium quality will lead to more business and greater revenue. It truly is amazingly beneficial for any machine shop to incorporate and utilize.

The handling of the software needs to be left to very capable hands as intimate knowledge of both the metal fabrication process and the necessary software are both required in full to be able to maximize the benefits you receive from your Computer Numerical Control machining system. This requires training on top of investing in a quality CNC system for your fabrication shop, which may seem daunting initially, but the system is intuitive for those with established machining knowledge heading into the learning and training process. There are going to be costs up front on the business side and customers who receive CNC products may carry a higher price, but customers will be satisfied with the improved quality of the finished products and you may attract new clients with specialty needs that can only be met by a CNC machining system.

CNC can work with any metal type and several machines can be run in unison to quickly and accurately create larger products without slowing down production time. This means that production runs of large amounts of product can be completed as quickly as possible while minimizing any interference or slowing down of other projects your shop may have in the queue. The accuracy that CNC is capable of will significantly reduce the amount of products that need to be redone or ammended after the initial machining process, which will save time and money as well.

Artistic Alloys in Phoenix, AZ employs the use of CNC technology and they are responsible for some of the most creative metal works in the Valley of the Sun. We truly strive to put our stamp of quality on every piece that leaves our shop. We truly believe in blending creativity with precsision and accuracy in order to create our pieces that showcase our one of a kind flair.  If you are looking for top quality and craftsmanship with a unique and creative touch, look no further than the creative and experienced minds at Artistic Alloys.

 

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Alloys 101

There are many alloys used in the metal fabrication process and they all have their respective strengths that they bring to the table. While many of us own metal products, the properties of the metals that our products are constructed from.

Aluminum alloys are usually a mix of aluminum coupled with magnesium, copper, zinc or other various metals. Aluminum is arguably the most versatile metal used in the fabrication industry and is the preferred choice of fabricators who are involved with architectural fabrication because it is both light weight while maintaining a high level of durability.

Brass: Copper and Zinc are blended to create this alloy, which is commonly used to create nuts & bolts, hardware for doors, pipe fittings, components for clocks, gas valves, appliance trim, seawater pipes and much more. The acoustic properties of brass make it ideal for constructing musical instruments such as horns.

Bronze: Used to make coins, turbines and blades. Being that bronze is an alloy of copper, it is stronger and more durable than copper. Bronze is also heavier than steel while maintaining a low melting point which makes it extremely pliable.

Stainless Steel: A combination of steel, aluminum and chromium as well other elements. Stainless steel is very resistant to corrosion. When chromium is involved in the mix the stainless steel becomes highly resistant to rust. Stainless steel is another very versatile metal that can be used effectively for countless applications ranging from cookware to surgical instruments.

Titanium: I an alloy that is highly resistant to corrosion and is also extremely lightweight and flexible. Titanium is popular for aerospace applications as well as surgical rods and dental implants. Titanium is quite remarkable as it possesses the strength of steel, twice the strength of aluminum and resists corrosion on the same level as platinum.

 

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