FABRICATION

THE MCS FABRICATION FACILITY 

Monster City Studios is able to produce 100% fabrication in house.  Located in the Central Valley of California, MCS has over 20,000 square feet of fabrication facility which includes, paint, fiberglass, carpentry, fine woodworking, foam sculpting, metal fabrication and mold making/casting. 

In addition to our self-performed services, Monster City Studios provides coordination of project management, scheduling, cost estimating, value engineering, shop fabrication drawings, maintenance instructions, and installation. 

FABRICATION CAPABILITIES

Monster City Studios has the capability to take on all size projects and the facility, technology and workforce to manage it to a budget and a schedule. 

Capabilities include:

  • Architectural Millwork

  • Foam Sculpting

  • Polyurea Coating

  • Mold Making & Custom Casting

  • Scenic Paint Treatments

  • Automotive Finishes

  • CNC 4-axis Router

  • CNC Hot Wire Foam Milling

  • Architectural and Ornamental Metals

  • Carpentry & Specialty Woodworking

  • Fiberglass

  • Model Building & Reproduction

SAFETY & QUALITY  

Monster City Studios ensures that safety of our products and the quality of the pieces produced satisfy clients expectations. MCS is proud of our drug-free workplace and routinely ensure we are meeting all OSHA state and federal rules and regulations. 

MCS also has formal post project QA/QC processes and a professional project management team in place in our fabrication facility to ensure costing and historical data (scheduling, cost controls, budgeting and processes) are reviewed and documented. 

COMMON MATERIALS DEFINED

Monster City Studios abides by all California state regulations for materials used and produced.  Below are some the common materials used. 

EPS Foam (Expanded Polystrene Foam) - Commonly referred to as 'Styrofoam'; lightweight, rigid, closed cell insulation.  EPS is available in several compression strengths to withstand load and back-fill forces.  This closed-cell structure provides minimal water absorption and low vapor permanence. 

MDF (Medium-density fiberboard) - An engineered wood product made by breaking down hardwood or softwood residuals into wood fibers and combining it with wax and a resin binder to form panels.  MDF is generally denser than plywood. 

HDU (High Density Urethane) - A 'closed cell' rigid urethane foam board made specifically for application of continuous exposure of up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.  It is available in a wide range densities and can be used to generate fine detail by machining or by hand. 

Polyurethane & Polyurea Coatings Demonstration Video

RTV Silicone (Room-Temperature Vulcanization silicone)- A type of silicone rubber made from a two component system (base +curative) available in a hardness range of very soft to medium. Silicone can be cured with a catalyst consisting of either platinum or a tin compound. 

Polyurethane & Polyurea Coatings -Commonly referred to as 'Hardcoat'; a coating that is formed from the reaction between an isocyanate and an amine. Preferred as topcoats for application where very rapid curing is needed for fast turn-around times, and when the coated substrate will be exposed to extreme conditions.

Typical Applications Include: 

  • Architectural Elements

  • Movie Sets and Props

  • Museum Displays

  • Point of Purchase Displays

  • Lightweight Retail Signs

  • Billboards

  • Custom Building Signage