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.
Assistance is needed with the manufacture of a prototype 'robot' arm/shoulder unit, which will be worn by dance performers. The company behind this enquiry seeks supplier input regarding the overall design and has an order to place for the working prototype, with delivery required by mid-March. Those that are able to assist are asked to make contact with the buyer directly in order to be considered; in turn, they will be given the opportunity to manufacture further units once the project reaches the production phase.
We have the facilities to offer fully finished and assembled products, on time, every time. whether it be a one off prototype design and build, or batches of parts. We will happily work from full CAD drawings, or even discussions and rough drawings which we can further develop into CAD. We can offer an around the clock service in case any problems arise, or if you need alterations made to a prototype or existing product.
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.
Whilst there are many companies in the fabrication field, there are few who can match our skills and experience in producing highly specialised and sophisticated work. We pride ourselves on being able to work to almost any design.
Laser cutting, Punching, Folding, Fabrication, Welding and Painting.
Seward Precision has state of the art machinery and technology, however we realise that this is only as good as the people behind it. At Seward Precision we are confident we have the experience and appropriate skill sets in every department, to maintain the high standards we strive to deliver on every job. Our senior staff have over 200 years of industry experience while our younger staff members are all undergoing apprenticeships and external technical training.
We are Harry Major Machine, and we are leaders in automation manufacturing.
Our story started in 1962, when Harry Major Machine first came to life. Since then, we have grown into a global force serving major manufacturers all across the globe. We understand the complexities of manufacturing and strive to deliver unmatched results. Our patented technologies have helped many customers automate, produce, and deliver their product in a more efficient manner, all while keeping quality at the forefront of our customer’s needs.
By striving for excellence at every turn, we have earned our reputation as industry leading engineers of specialist construction equipment, who can achieve a consistently high quality end result.We take pride in our history as it has shaped the forward-thinking and passionate company we are today. Our extensive industry experience and collaborative, long-term relationships with our customers has meant we have continued to grow and deliver a high-quality level of service.
Specialist Sheet Metal and Fabrication Manufacturer based in Birmingham.
Established in 2004, BPL has experienced continued growth, with 4 factory moves along the way. Much of this growth is founded on the widely regarded reputation for delivering complex body-in-white products, particularly pressings and bracketry. Being front end in new product development we work with many new materials and processes, as such we continually invest in latest technology equipment as we aim to produce in a more economic, efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
ISO 9001 approved Fabricators, based in Wilshire. Sweetnam & Bradley Ltd are market leaders in sheet metal fabrication, assembly and finishing. We offer a 'one-stop' manufacturing solution. With technical help from design to completion, we are expert in understanding and implementing bespoke sheet metal solutions.
C.A.P. Engineering and Design a family business formed in 2004 by Peter Barton. A time-served sheet metal worker with over 35 years experience in metal fabrication, most of this time being spent in the process industry within the food, flour and feed milling sector. The company is based in Pickering, North Yorkshire and is well equipped to tackle any job, big or small. For quality sheet metal work and general fabrications in the following:
Since our establishment in 1980, PKD PRECISION SHEET METAL LTD has forged a strong reputation as a supplier of high-quality sheet metal components. A family run company based in North Staffordshire, we specialise in the manufacture of precision sheet metal and fabricated assemblies in a wide range of materials including steel, stainless steel and aluminium, with a team of more than 40 people.