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Funky Steel: Redefining Industrial Lamp Chic

Redefining Industrial Lamp Chic   As the vintage lighting fixtures that look lifted directly from Edison’s turn of the century studio are growing in popularity, interior decorators and interior designers are clamoring to find bolder lighting design sources that help their clients’ décor stand apart. They need look no further than or our Etsy…
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Westminster Presbyterian Stained Glass Restoration

Pascetti Steel Arts Project: Crafting the Steel Bones Behind A Historic Tiffany Glass Restoration  A mere two-and-a-half hours from Pascetti Steel’s studio in Albuquerque is the Magdalena, New Mexico studio of world-renowned glass artists Cynthia Welton and Tim O’Neill. Tim made his mark in the Pacific Northwest progressive glass artist movement of the 1970s, working…
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2016 Year in Review

Exciting Year in Review - 2016 At the start of the new year, we would like to take a look back at some of the wonderful projects and events we were a part of throughout 2016. These types of creative projects are truly what keep us going, so we cherish the members of the community…
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Regal Cinemas Steel Stair Railings

Pascetti Steel involved in the nation’s largest movie theater remodel project Regal Cinemas Steel Stair Railings The country’s largest movie theater chain, Regal Entertainment Group, is upgrading its facilities and Pascetti Steel was contracted to fabricate, finish and install theater stair railings and ADA compliant wall-mount hand railing at Regal Cottonwood Stadium 16 in Albuquerque.…
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Hebo CNC Drilling Machine

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  • Repeating 3/4″ diameter holes in 1 1/2″ pipe
  • Series of threaded holes in pipe.
  • Series of threaded holes in pipe.
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  • 1/4″ x 20 thread into 1 1/4″ pipe
  • 1/4″ x 20 thread into 1 1/4″ pipe
  • Holes Drilled Using HEBO CNC Drilling Machine
  • 1/4″ x 20 internally threaded attachment
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  • #8 x 32 screw into the edge of 1/4″ flat bar
  • Hebo RBV 12 SV
  • Hebo RBV 12 SV
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HEBO Automatic Drilling Machine

Pascetti Steel Design recently purchased a HEBO RBV 12 SV - CNC drilling machine which can be used for drilling, flow drilling, thread forming and taping.  The unit can work single or double-sided with capacity up to 2’’ diameter pipe and 2 1/2" square. We are one of only a handful of HEBO owners in the country and owners of  the only HEBO in the Southwest!

hebo rbv 12 sv cnc drilling machine

We can now offer automatic drilling for economical, mass-production of section and flat materials. Ideal for the production of cable railing and tubing with internal thread attachment.

Advantages of the Hebo:  

  • Drilling can swivel for drilling holes to almost any angle
  • Flow drilling and thread forming up to 3/8" x 16
  • Drilling up to a diameter of 1 5/8” diameter
  • Drill single or double sided
  • Drill and tap forming without any damage to brushed or final finishes
  • Metric sizing available  


Materials Processed:   

  • Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Brass
  • Aluminum  


Weld Processes Used:  

  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Stick Electrode
  • Submerged Arc Welding  



What is flow drilling?

Flow drilling is a process for drilling holes in thin-walled sheet metal, metal tubes, or pipes without metal removal. A rotating tungsten bit is forced into the material, the heat generated by the friction heats the surrounding area and plasticizes the material, a hole is then formed by the entering tool. Flow drilling is an excellent process to create reliable, strong connections without welding.

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Funky Wood – Firewood Storage Rack

FUNKY WOOD Contemporary, Interior/Exterior Firewood Storage Rack  Our newest Funky Steel product is this contemporary firewood storage rack.  Our exclusive perforated metal panels help conceal stacked wood while promoting the modern look for which Funky Steel is known.  The unique compact size easily fits any apartment, home or backyard patio…only requires 15” square!  The simple…
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Perforated Metal Panels

Perforated Metal Panels Perforated metal panels are very versatile for commercial and residential projects. From lightweight decorative elements to load-bearing structural components, perforated metal panels offer unique opportunities that combine strength, functionality and aesthetics. Benefits include: Steel, aluminum, copper, galvanized, brass and stainless steel available Provide contemporary atmosphere and appearance “Open area percentages” for specific airflow applications…
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Introducing the First Steel Shipping Container Structure in Albuquerque

Steel Shipping Container Structure If you've never heard of steel shipping containers being transformed into fully-functioning structures, the construction of Green Jeans Farmery off of I-40 and Carlisle might come as a shock. Roy Solomon, Green Jeans project developer and eco-enthusiast hopes to spread the word about sustainability with this large steel development. By using…
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2014 Year in Review

In April of 2014, we were pleased to work with homeowner Ed with custom gates for his Corrales residence. Like many of our residential customers, Ed was looking for something to compliment the work he had put into his home, and we ran with his ideas to create the perfect gates for the job! The plasma-cut, chemical rusted gates now stand as beautiful reminders of what we’re capable of when presented with a great idea! Ed was pleased with the finished product and had this to say: “I came to Pascetti Steel with my own hand sketch and enjoyed collaborating with Damian. The finished product is nothing short of special. They create a focal point for the house. The neighbors are envious of these show pieces! We especially love the custom cane bolts. Damian and his crew were easy to work with on a somewhat complicated installation. Overall, we are more than pleased.” Thanks to Ed for the kind words!
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Custom Sculpture Installation at Carlisle Circle Center

For the first time ever, our process from fabrication to installation was documented using a time lapse camera to give you insight into our method of madness! Check out the video below and if you are ever in the area, look out for our decorative median art which is even more impressive in person.
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Our New Funky Steel Retail Site is Up and Running!

You have been asking about our new products and we promised they would be available soon. We are pleased to announce that our new retail site is up and our products are now available for purchase! To celebrate we are offering FREE shipping on all of our small and medium Industrial Lamps! Take a look at the new Funky Steel website and tell us what you think!
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Pascetti Steel to be featured on Yahoo Sports Extreme Grillers

We are excited to announce that Pascetti Steel Design will be featured in an upcoming webisode for Yahoo Sports' video blog "Extreme Grillers" showcasing a one of a kind Porsche Grill that Pascetti designed and fabricated for local Porsche fanatic Steven Stacy. The custom barbecue, an idea conceived by Stacy in collaboration with Damian Pascetti, was built from the back half of a classic Porsche car body.
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Commercial Stainless Steel Processing Stations for Mariposa Land Port of Entry

Custom Commercial Stainless Steel Pascetti Steel Design has just completed fabricating and installing beautiful custom commercial stainless steel processing counters for the U.S.A./Mexico border port of entry in Nogales Arizona where millions of people enter the United States every year. This project is a big part of Mariposa's extensive renovation where Pascetti's stations are sure…
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Pascetti Steel Design Completes Custom Gates for Corrales Residence

Custom Gates Tired of your home's ordinary gate understating the beautiful yard you've spent countless weekend hours perfecting? Take a look at these one of a kind custom gates that we just finished installing at a gorgeous Corrales residence. This set of custom decorative steel gates was fabricated with a stylish cutout mural of sunflowers…
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