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We are creative metal fabricators who cater to local artists as well as professional contractors looking for a unique design and building experience.

Start to finish problem solving skills to suit your needs.

Scope of work includes interior, exterior, residential, commercial, production and one off products and prototypes.

We have worked with the city of Minneapolis, property owners, sculptures, timbers companies, and local retail and restaurant owners.

Ben and Darcy have been building in one form or another for over 15 years. They both have roots in NE Minneapolis. Ben started out in printing and layout but eventually started a sign fabricating business called Sign Minds, where he honed his welding and fabrication skills.


Darcy and Ben decided to start a small fabrication company called Solid Metal Arts in 2017. What started as a hobby to produce sculpture and creative things we like to build but soon grew into a full time custom show. The response from the community of artists and builders has been amazing.

Shop Capabilities

  • 5x10 CNC Plasma cutting up to 1 inch thick

  • Welding - MIG, TIG, Aluminum, Mild Steel, Stainless Steel, Corten

  • Grinding

  • Sanding

  • Finishing

  • Steel Patina - Black, Auburn, Rust & Wax Finishes

  • Design - 3D Rhino

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