Researching vendors for your project can be exhausting. Countless hours can be spent on the phone with extruders, fabricators, anodizers and powder coaters, and more–requesting quotes, sending prints, reviewing options. Contract manufacturers are attractive because they save you time and money. They leverage their networks of vendors and suppliers to make sure you get the best deal.
Design for manufacturability, or design for manufacturing, is a concept often discussed during conversations about saving money. Design for manufacturability can promote time efficiency and waste reduction by considering fabrication during the planning process. For this reason, the design phase, rather than production, is the ideal place to cut costs. When it comes to CNC machining, saving machine time, as well as programming and setup time, means saving money.
Decreasing production lead time is a common and practical aim in manufacturing. While it’s impossible to eradicate all potential issues that can cause unwelcome delays in your project, a number of these situations are preventable, in which the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) has control over.
As a fabricator of custom aluminum extruded parts, Fab Masters Company, Inc. strives to maximize efficiency in the manufacturing processes of our customers. Our 30+ years of experience as a contract manufacturing partner has helped teach us areas that could often use streamlining.
Do you currently rely on sheet metal to create products for your company? If so, you should think about using aluminum extrusions instead. Outside of the fact that using aluminum extrusions to manufacture products is typically less expensive than using sheet metal, you can also create products in significantly less time when you choose to go with extrusions.
Are you thinking about using pressing or stamping services to complete a project involving metal fabrication? You should consider all of the advantages that come along with it before you go in a different direction.
Prototyping is an integral part of the manufacturing design process. The advent of 3D rapid prototyping makes it easier and more cost-effective than ever to develop prototypes. You can now prototype faster, more efficiently, and cheaper with Fab Masters.
Selecting a fabricator or any company as part of your supply chain can be stressful. The success of your part’s production essentially relies on their abilities and choosing the wrong company can set you back time and money.
Computer numeric control machines, better known as CNC machines, allow operators to put in precisely programmed directors to a computer and create an end product that matches the original design exactly with a high degree of repeatability. These CNC machines are incredibly valuable to a wide range of businesses, but they do need a certain level of training and skill to operate, especially if you are looking to create custom items or items with lots of detail and intricacy.