Reducing Fabrication Costs For Better ROI: A Case Study

A&E MFG LogoThe skilled engineering team at A&E Manufacturing always exercise a lean approach to each new sheet metal design and fabrication project. This ensures that a sustainable and cost effective method of fabrication will be used to fabricate your sheet metal piece. Whenever you have a new design and are preparing to start fabrication, we highly recommend engaging A&E’s prototyping services. This step in production allows our engineers to uncover design and fabrication efficiencies before your sheet metal product goes into full production. The following case study will show the value of this process.

Step 1: The Original Sheet Metal Product

A customer came to us with an over-engineered oil tank reservoir design. The original specifications would require a multi-step build process, followed by a costly plating operation in order to complete the part.

A&E moved the piece into the prototyping process following the client’s specifications. During the process we made some discoveries regarding the product fabrication.   Continue Reading Reducing Fabrication Costs For Better ROI: A Case Study

Sheet Metal Fabrication Prototyping Benefits Throughout The Project Lifecycle

When engineers and project designers get started, it comes from a few sketches of a potential product or a device onto the favored CAD program. After that, though, a good model using sheet metal fabrication prototyping can play a key role in moving from sketch to sales display or purchase order

The Internal Buy-In StageSheet metal fabrication-prototypes

Coming up with an idea is one thing, but convincing executives to sign off on further development is critical. Having a few prototypes made up, offers a tangible example of what a team is looking to accomplish and can often make it easier to explain differences and benefits compared to existing devices on the market or that a firm already produces.

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