How to pick a sheet metal production company

Date: 27/09/2019

Picking a sheet metal fabrication supplier or manufacturer can be a challenge and even more so when the product is somewhat specialist. Sheet metal fabrication is one of those industries that is so specialist that it can be hard to know exactly what to look for. If sheet metal production isn’t your thing but know that you need to find a reliable company who can deliver your products, then these are the things you need to look out for.

Look for quality

Whatever you’re sourcing, we understand that cost is always a significant factor, however, cheap most of the time isn’t cheerful. Basing product manufacturing purely based on especially for specialist products like sheet metal enclosures or other fabricated steel products, will usually end in a below par product. Balancing cost with the ability to process orders quickly, design and manufacture bespoke items or provide additional advice and services is the incredibly important.

You don’t have to pick the most expensive supplier, but it is important to consider how experienced and skilled your suppliers are.

Software and equipment

It is important to know and understand how your product will be produced, so that means ensuring that modern techniques such as laser cutter are used. Lasers ensure precision manufacturing as opposed to traditional techniques such as shearing or punching. Lasers ensure that no burring or sharp edges are left on products, reducing manufacturing time to clean and finish the product.

Firms using the most modern software for design and manufacture – computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM) – are often top of the game. This type of software again speeds the production process and also allows for a great deal of flexibility and the creation of bespoke designs for nearly any application or solution.

Industry experience

In the sheet metal production industry experience really does matter. Previous work in a broad range of sectors – including everything from the automotive industry to pharmaceutical and medical sectors, perhaps by way of the telecoms industry, will show that a firm has both the experience and flexibility that will ensure that they can produce exactly what you need, when you need it.

Yorkshire Laser boasts a wealth of experience with innovation to ensure we can design and deliver the most up to date, reliable and sustainable solutions to your sheet metal fabrication problems. Get in touch today and find out how we can help.

At Yorkshire Laser we understand the endless applications that sheet metal fabrication has and how it enables the creation of products as diverse and wide-ranging as paperclips, staples, toasters, kettles, refrigerators, rail roads, planes, automobiles, bridges and ships.

We consider no job too big or too small and pride ourselves on delivering quality and value on time.

Our experienced team can offer you sheet metal fabrication solutions to suit your individual requirements and our technology and hydraulic machinery will ensure that your end product is of the highest quality and precision. We happily welcome any inquiries that you may have. Contact us or telephone us on 01924 220 236.