A comprehensive print can expedite the quoting process for your extruded aluminum fabrication project and prevent manufacturing mistakes. Your print speaks for your part and should provide all the details needed for production. It should include important information and answer as many potential questions as reasonable. Read more
In our previous post, we explored the appeal of contract manufacturers (CMs) and shared some steps to selecting the best contract manufacturer for your project. To recap, contract manufacturers are an attractive option because they save you time and money without sacrificing quality. They leverage their networks of vendors/suppliers to make sure you get the best deal.
Fab Masters Company, Inc. is currently expanding with a 10,500 square foot addition. It will be utilized for storage of incoming material and improved inventory control. The new building is designed for drive-through loading and unloading of flatbed semis. As a result, space will be cleared up in the shop for added machining centers and process improvement.
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.