Quality

5 Red Flags from Metal Manufacturing Vendors to Watch Out For

The vendors you work with have an impact on your business. Whether that impact is positive or negative depends on a few factors, including each vendor's dedication to quality. And, like any relationship, things can start going south before you start to realize it. Here are five metal manufacturing vendor red flags to watch out for.

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Quality | Sheet Metal Fabrication

Demand Zero Defects. What to Look for in Quality Assurance from Your Parts Manufacturer

There are no two ways about it; quality assurance is critical to any metal manufacturer. And while every component fabricator will have quality assurance processes in place, how strictly they adhere to those policies has a big impact on how well they meet the needs of their customers. Here’s a look at quality assurance and having zero defects as your goal.

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Quality

The Importance of Where Raw Manufacturing Materials are Sourced From

If you're used to buying materials out on the spot market, you know how much of a gamble it can be. Whether you’re seeking a minimal poundage of a special material that your typical vendors don’t have, or you're still searching for trusted vendors to work with, purchasing from the spot market can leave you with materials that are damaged, under spec, or just plain unusable. 

Where you source your raw materials from is extremely important. Here's why.

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Price Vs. Value in the Metal Fabrication Industry

You know that old saying "you get what you pay for"? It’s especially true for metal fabrication shops. When you find the manufacturer with the lowest cost, there’s always a reason they can offer those prices. And that reason might be something that lowers the value of what they provide to you. So, even though getting a lower price sounds good, you want to be sure quality isn't lowered too.

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