The 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