Sheet Metal Fabrication: Prototyping to Product

 

custom sheet metal enclosure

A custom sheet metal enclosure

Sheet metal prototyping affords engineers and project managers the ability to test their product and design prior to any manufacturing. During prototyping, they can learn about potential manufacturing inefficiencies that can cost tens of thousands of dollars on short runs and many more times more during full-scale production. A&E Manufacturing has more than 45 years of experience working with companies to produce the first pieces of their product with a streamlined sheet metal fabrication processes.

Until It’s Built, No One Will Come

There are multiple steps that come between a client submitting a design and the first part even being sent into production. It is in this first step that we can identify key cost drivers that may not be necessary for a part to meet the overall requirements. The quoting department takes the initial design and decides on the most efficient way to make the part. Using our many years of experience, our quoting department and engineers are able to dissect the part submitted and give suggestions on how to better design the part for a more cost effective production run. From shearing the material, to cutting out the initial piece with our CNC laser cutting machines or CNC Turrett Presses, to any forming done on our CNC brakes, spot welding, and the finishing of the product. All processes are taken into account and our years of experience are used to help our customers have a successful prototyping run. Continue Reading Sheet Metal Fabrication: Prototyping to Product

Why Use an ISO 9001:2008 Compliant Manufacturing Company

IsoCertificateSmallSheet metal manufacturing companies that comply with ISO 9001:2008 standards offer clients and customers a number of benefits that revolve around quality standards, isolating problems and coming up with solutions based on repeatable and proven techniques. While the ISO 9000 series standards can apply to every industry, from software to salmon processing, manufacturing firms that obtain certification can offer guarantees that when they take on a project, it will come out according to its specifications.

An Emphasis on Quality Control

The simplest definition of ISO 9001:2008 standards have a company specifying how it will do something, then testing to see how well it works. In the case of sheet metal fabrication, there can be different steps in terms of sourcing the right materials for specific types of designs to cleaning up and etching pieces.

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