There are many benefits to mechanical assembly that many people are not aware of. In this article, we’re going to discuss mechanical assembly and how (when applicable), it can be used as a low-cost alternative to more expensive assembly methods like welding and spot welding.
What is Mechanical Assembly?
When we talk about mechanical assembly we are typically referring to processes that require some sort of hardware to complete the assembly processes. The most common mechanical assemblies are riveted assemblies and screw-together assemblies.
Benefits of Mechanical Assembly
Mechanical assembly is generally a less expensive alternative to other forms of assembly because of several factors, including:
- Mechanical assembly does not require uniquely skilled operators, which can lower labor costs.
- Parts being assembled generally require mounting holds for the assembly hardware. This, in turn, serves to self-locate the components being assembled, eliminating the need for elaborate, expensive locating fixtures.
- Mechanical assembly is generally a faster, more efficient process compared to welding or spot welding, which shortens the assembly time and reduces cost.
Although in some cases mechanical assembly cannot meet either the strength or cosmetic requirements of a specific product design, when applicable, mechanic assembly can reduce costs in your assembly process.
Metal Fabrication Company
At Data MetalCraft Inc., we provide a wide range of metal fabrication and assembly services. With decades of experience, we have the skills needed to bring your product to completion with accuracy and efficiency. Whether your project requires welding, spot welding, or mechanical assembly, you will work with you every step of the way until product completion. Contact us today to discuss your next metal fabrication project. We are located in Arlington, Minnesota, but work with clients throughout Minnesota, as well as the greater Midwest and across the country.