By Mike Williams
As professional engineers, our clients design parts to function in a certain way or meet a specific need. In a typical development step, we receive final designs that include detailed specifications about how the part should be produced and request costs to deliver the product as stated.
While our client-partner engineers are experts in function, we work with manufacturing tools and metal materials every day. Our experts often see opportunities for efficiency or cost savings if the part were produced in a slightly different way than specified. As an example, the specifications may define multiple stamping and forming steps that we know can be accomplished by a different single process.
Let’s talk! Rather than going back to the drawing board to improve efficient production of a part, a better option is to talk to us very early in your design phase. Tell us what you are trying to achieve, why you need a certain material or how you want the part to function. You know your product requirements. We know metal manufacturing.
Bringing our expertise together at the beginning of your design process helps develop a part that is extremely efficient to produce. We are happy to share ideas but you always make the call. Together we meet the needs of your customers.