Design is the first step in any metal fabrication project and it’s perhaps the most important stage in the entire process. In this article, we will detail the design phase of a metal fabrication project and offer some tips for making the most out of your metal fabrication design.
Tolerances are an essential element to consider in the early stages of your metal fabrication project because there are numerous factors that can impact the size and shape of your product. Your metal fabricator will work with you to take these tolerances into account when designing your project.
When you’re looking at the overall cost of a project, the required tooling has a big impact, which is why it’s important to seriously consider tooling before you begin. Your fabricator will outline your tooling options and explain the various costs associated with each. For example, it may be more cost-effective to incorporate press brakes hardware or locating features as opposed to welding (which is generally more expensive).
Often the final step in the design phase is to discuss finishing options. Depending on the specifics of your project, there will be a number of options when it comes to finishing, with a range of costs. Your fabricator can walk you through these options and find the option that best fits your needs.
Contact Data Metalcraft About Your Next Fabrication Project
Data Metalcraft Offers customized, turnkey metal fabrication services throughout the state of Minnesota, as well as the greater Midwest region. We have decades of experience under our belts and can put that expertise to work on your next metal fabrication project. We can help you through every stage of the fabrication process, from design and planning to assembly and delivery. Contact us today to learn more about the range of services we provide and how we can help you with your next metal fabrication project. You can find us at our primary facility located in Arlington, MN.