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.
ISO 9001 Approved CNC Precision Engineers, Evesham
Rotec Engineering is committed to a policy of continually upgrading its state-of-the-art CNC production facility. Our forward-looking approach ensures maximum productivity, surpassing traditional productivity technologies by employing 'one hit' automated machining, reducing set-up times & running machines unmanned. This combined with our dedicated management team, results in high quality parts & rapid turn-around at extremely competitive prices.
'Welcome to a world where you can cut any material, thick or thin, without heat affecting the material, and little or no set up costs.'
Hydromar delivers to its customers the best that this technology has to offer. Continually investing in the latest technology means we cut at a water pressure of 94,000 psi, nearly 50% above industry standard, with exceptional cut quality that is taper free.
ISO Approved Machinists & Fabricators based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.
Established in 1984, Lada Engineering Services Ltd has grown steadily up to the 70 employed today from its modern 45,000 Sq Ft Factory. The company has a £5m turnover and owns its own building. In fact Lada Engineering Services Ltd own the entire industrial estate. Lada Engineering purchased Vickers Business Centre in 1997 and appointed Hydon as Managing Agents for the site.
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.
Full Turnkey Sheet Metal Specialists, East Midlands
AV Innovate is a specialist contract engineering company based in the East Midlands. As an ISO:9001 & ISO:14001 accredited company we work with large international corporates and small UK businesses providing subcontract manufacturing services for all types of sheet metal products. Our experienced team cover design, project management, manufacturing, metal finishing, assembly, delivery and installation.
ABR Sheet Metal was founded over 25 years ago by Rod Dyer. Rod has worked in the Industry since leaving school and now employs five skilled staff in total. Four members of the team have been with Rod for over 17 years now and each has their own area of expertise.
Rapid Prototyping specialists with CNC Machining facility offering 3 & 5 axis CNC milling in-house via 10 CNC machines. Capability to produce low, medium & high volume products in a range of engineering materials, including plastics.
Manufacturers of high quality stainless steel fabrications.
We are a highly skilled workforce with extensive experience in the sheet metal world. Craig Engineering HX specialise in the manufacture and assembly of high quality stainless steel fabrications, we provide services to organisations within various industries throughout the UK from food to pharmaceutical and healthcare.