Prototyping is a process in which a supplier helps an engineering firm to manufacture an example of a newly engineered product or component. The component is manufactured in order to try to find ways to improve it before it goes into massproduction or an application.
Fabricators that do prototyping are normally good at making quick changes to their production and they should provide feedback during the process. The far most common changes are for economical reasons; quicker production usually means better production economics. It is also common that weaknesses are found, and they have to be corrected to ensure that the component will work as intended or to increase its lifespan.
Prototyping within the fabrication category means that fabrication is the main part of the production, but it usually also includes machining, plastic, rubber and electronics to some degree.
Post project to suppliers with Prototyping capabilities
This metal spinning company, who spend around £80,000 a year on outsourced fabrication, requires the assistance of a supplier who can manufacture the prototype design of this roller sling assembly, which - if successful - will lead to repeat orders for the chosen supplier. Supplier input as to best method of manufacture is welcomed and delivery is required within 2 weeks of order placement.
The manufacture of a selection of stainless steel components is needed, in order to produce a prototype fan assisted heater. Spending over £100,000 a year in the subcontract fabrication sector, this company has an immediate order to place for a small batch needed for a test build, with potential larger quantities needed at the production phase of the project. Good value is an important consideration, along with a high standard of quality. The work itself will involve cutting, folding, bending, rolling, drilling and welding; in addition, there may be scope for the successful vendor to build upon their involvement with the client moving forward.
A selection of sheet metal parts are required for a prototype build, on behalf of a company that specialises in industrial machinery solutions and spends over £100,000 a year on bespoke fabrication services. They seek a supplier who can manufacture these designs - including support ribs, flat bars and guards - in an economical manner, with delivery required by the 5th October. This could become ongoing work for the chosen supplier once the project reaches the production phase.
The attached set of parts and sub-assemblies, including rails, ribs and spacers, will be used within clothing irons. The client seeks a subcontract supplier who can facilitate a fast turnaround and interested vendors are asked to make contact with the buyer at their earliest convenience. The buyer's £100,000 spend on bespoke fabricated parts means that there may be scope for the chosen supplier to diversify into additional requirements once a relationship has been cultivated.
A new line of heating units are being developed, in which the attached outlet assembly and reducer will be utilised. The client spends over £100,000 annually in the subcontract fabrication arena and has an immediate order to place for the associated prototypes of these items for testing purposes. The work itself will involve cutting, welding and rolling of stainless steel. Ongoing production batches will also be made available to the successful supplier, once value and quality have been proven.
Complete Manufacturers - Machining Sheet Metal & Fabrication
3,000 sq metres of shopfloor area with new offices givings us a modern and well equipped factory with new machinery and cutting edge IT systems. The space is split into 1000 sq metres of CNC machining, 1000 sq metres of welding, fabrication and finishing and 1000 sq metres of water jet, laser and folding. Our assembly processes are located in a separate 1500sq meter facility just around the corner from the main factory.
Inovad specialise in providing a complete bespoke fabrication, sheet metal, welding and machining service from concept through design to manufacture. We pride ourselves on exceeding our clients’ expectation with value added design and workmanship. inovad always create a product that meets the clients specification.
We are able to carry out repairs to most items manufactured in most materials, repairs can be carried out at our facility in Havant or at our customers facility.
DKM is a Lloyds ISO 9001 approved company established in 1979, and has been producing low to medium volume precision sheet metal work for clients throughout the UK and Europe. With an annual turnover of over £4.0M; we have recently been quoted as one of the exceptional performers of our industry by an independent analysis, together with being accredited as being one of Siemens Europe preferred suppliers.
ISO 9001 Approved Full Turnkey Sheet Metal Formers, Kent
Stevens & Carlotti is an established metal working company which has been trading for over 30 years. We have invested heavily in modern machinery so that we can offer a complete solution encompassing fabrication, painting and assembly to suit your needs. Quality is rigorously maintained by our bespoke quality control system which is accredited to BS EN ISO 9001: 2000. Batch sizes are determined by our customers requirements and vary from one to thousands.
We pride ourselves on a reputation for the highest standards of quality and craftsmanship. As an established company with many years' experience in fabrication and specialised laser cutting, we have developed and maintained an excellent working relationship with many repeat customers across the UK.
Laser Cutting Service and Fabrication for Industry
At Dragon Laser Ltd, we provide a fast, efficient and friendly laser cutting service. If you require laser profiling to close tolerances our modern CO2 lasers can provide the perfect solution whatever the shape, size or volume you require. Our in house fabrication centre gives you the option of “flat cut part” or “finished product”.
Complete Turnkey With Machining & Fabrication, Hereford
Development and manufacture of metal products with over 30 years supplying a wide range of quality customers such as JCB, Galliford Try and Fairline Boats in the architectural, environmental, industrial and marine sectors.
Hassells began approximately 40 years ago in mechanical and structural design engineering and over this period this aspect of the business has grown significantly, so that today we now provide services and products that are 90% mechanical-based.
We are a medium-sized engineering company, based in Staffordshire, with a current workforce of over 45 personnel.
A family business founded and run on strong ethical principles, we are guided and driven by our clear statement.
Oxford Engineering Group take your products and ideas right from prototyping, through production to packaging, across all materials from Aluminium and Stainless Steel to Titanium and Plastics. Full support is available including design, input in to cost effective precision machining and Kan-Ban sourcing of your precision machined parts through to complex electro-mechanical assemblies.
Venture Engineering provide a world class welding and fabrication service capable to endure the vigorous requirements of the highest level of motorsport. Venture Engineering have extensive experience working with aluminium, stainless steel, carbon steel, Inconel and titanium. We can fabricate parts from customer drawings as well as creating in-house design work.