3 Sheet Metal Manufacturing Shortcuts to Look Out For

3 Sheet Metal Manufacturing Shortcuts to Look Out For

As with any business, the sheet metal fabrication industry includes businesses that are great to work with and businesses that are not so great to work with.

When considering which company you want to partner with, it can be helpful to know some of the common signs of sheet metal manufacturers that take undesirable shortcuts. Here are some signs to look out for as you steer your business toward a partnership with a company you can truly rely on.

Overstating Their Design Capabilities

Do you need design services from your manufacturing partner? Even if you don’t need them initially, you may run into a situation where such services are needed.

Some companies will give the impression that they are comfortable with design when they aren’t. The ideal company will be able to complete an order based on a drawing or translate your drawings to usable shop renderings.

Failing To Focus on Craftsmanship

There are businesses in every industry that exist to serve a specific type of client, including a client who wants the cheapest option available. Typically to achieve this objective, this means as many corners are cut as possible and craftsmanship goes out the window.

When you want to produce something of high quality, you cannot afford to work with this kind of company. There is no doubt that the cheap price tag can be tempting. But every stage of your production will suffer for it, especially the end-user of your product.

Claiming That Quality Is the Only Differentiator

Quality is hugely important in manufacturing. However, other concerns should be weighed along with quality. For example, does the fabricator have a backlog of orders right now? Will they be able to work your order in and get it done on time? They can be the fabricator with the highest-quality services in the area, but if they can’t get your job done when you need it done then it’s going to be a problem.

Some companies with a reputation for quality may lean a little too hard on that reputation and attempt to get more work than they can reasonably handle. Make a list of what is important to you besides quality, and verify that they meet the mark in all those areas.

Metal fabricators specialize in one or more of the techniques involved in the metal fabrication process, from the initial design stage through to the assembly and preparation of the final product.

QTC operates two metal fabrication factories and works with more than 80 metal manufacturers in China, providing custom sheet metal fabrication for a variety of US & European clients. They provide high-quality steel, aluminum, and stainless-steel components through cutting-edge technology to ensure accuracy and on-time delivery. Besides, QTC has good relationships with many material suppliers and owns an assembling factory. They can control the whole supply chain from the material to finished products.

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