Our process is what sets us apart in the market and gives us the ability to accommodate large projects in short lead-times. By creating proprietary systems from the ground up that provide real-time feedback, we have the ability to drill down the status of any project in detail with a few clicks of a mouse; whether on the shop floor, sitting in our office, or at a customer’s facility.
We also work diligently to streamline our entire process, not just on the manufacturing floor. From the initial quoting stages to commissioning the project at the customer’s facility, we are constantly looking for innovative ways and creating better systems to improve communication and address constraints throughout the entire process.
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We immediately bring value to the table by leveraging our experience and working with our customers in the initial quoting stage of the project in order to help define the optimal manufacturing process and offer ideas on how to save both time and money. We focus on the total cost to manufacture the particular part or assembly, not just the price of the tooling. Our goal isn’t to just offer the lowest price, but to also offer the highest return-on-investment for our customer.
We also add value in the quoting stage by providing concepts when needed. This not only helps communicate the scope of the project between engineering, but can be a great tool for communicating project requirements to upper management for budget approvals.
The engineering and design stage is where our expertise and experience play a key role. There are countless subtleties in designing tooling that only years of experience can capture. Our design team leverages their experience in order to provide creative yet practical solutions. Paying attention to both the functionality of the tool while designing the individual components for efficient manufacturing takes experience and focus. If a tool is not designed properly, all other efforts into the project will be wasted.
In order to have consistent success in manufacturing you have to control your process. We work diligently on creating and improving systems in order to monitor and control our process, from sawing raw material to assembling a complex fixture. We not only invest heavily into our equipment, tooling, and software; but also into training and improving the skill sets or our employees in order to continue to lead the way in modern manufacturing. We also have systems that provide real-time data, giving anyone in the organization the ability to know where any single part for any project is in real time, which plays a huge role in giving us real-time visibility and allows us to “pull” our manufacturing process.
We stock all the main fasteners, fittings, and purchase components for our tooling in-house, along with all the components and equipment to assemble custom pneumatic and hydraulic hoses. We also stock many gauges of electrical wire and components for in-house panel build. Our assembly team not only has experience in how a tool should function mechanically, but also the knowledge and skill sets required to ensure a tool works as an integrated unit, including pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical systems.
With multiple Faro arm CMMs, along with an assortment of peripheral inspection equipment, we have the necessary equipment, systems, and personnel in place to insure our parts and assemblies are within print specifications. We also provide both redlined prints and inspection reports with every project, not only verifying critical dimensions but also functionality of the tooling.