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Advantage Fabricated Metals will help design and develop parts for our customers.
We do not have a P.E. or design engineer on staff, but we do have a P.E. under contract plus professionals on our staff with significant design expertise.
Yes, we will certainly amortize the cost of tooling or we can add the tooling cost into the finished part price. Our customers do not have to pay for tooling as an upfront cost.
Design ownership is negotiated on a job-by-job basis, and is dependent on the investment Advantage Fabricated Metals must make.
First, Advantage Fabricated Metals customers approve all initial parts before production. Then, our personnel inspect production parts using random sampling. Every operator is responsible for inspecting product, or component, quality at the beginning and end of their shift or a production run.
We work most quickly when customers can supply electronic or disk files. However, our engineering department is capable of producing the required production drawings from complete concept design to a sketch made on a napkin, to using customer-supplied CAD drawings.
The following list provides the normal sequence Advantage Fabricated Metals uses with our customers to develop a new part. The steps are:
If usable tooling already exists, how long does it take Advantage Fabricated Metals to begin production?
We can initiate production within one to two weeks if existing tooling fits our presses with little or no modification.
For more information about Advantage Fabricated Metals and the OEM project design services we provide, please fill out our contact form or call us at 1-815-323-1310.
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