Are you in the market for custom metal parts? If you just need a short run, you should weigh at length the pros and cons of different methods, since they can offer a range of prices and differences that make one better than the other in some situations. Whether you choose metal pressing or metal fabrication, your choice will determine the quality of the end product and how much you pay for your parts.
Metal fabrication tends to have the highest per piece cost. It also lacks precision. Short run metal pressing will make high quality parts in a cost effective way, which can have a huge impact on your bottom line, especially over time.
The short run pressing process is able to accommodate a high workload. It can help you to keep up with demand and can give you 500,000 units in a year compared to 1,000 units annually that metal fabrication provides, just as an example of the difference.
If you want a method that gives you the best quality and the best return on your investment, then you need to take some time to look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two methods. There are times where one will be a better option than the other.
You should also consider how skilled the company is that is doing the work for you. Not all of them will be able to do either process just the way you want it done, with the kind of results that you are looking for. Expect the metal fabrication or metal presser to do work that’s fairly consistent with what they charge for it. In other words, if you get cheap work done, expect it not to last very long or to give you very reliable results. You can often get more value for your money by choosing the higher quality option from a manufacturer that has some experience with the process.
It’s always a good idea to learn about your metal working company before you agree to a contract. You want to be as sure as you can that you are getting value for your money before you commit yourself to anything. The best way to do that is to read some customer reviews and find out what others have to say about them following personal experience.
You’ll also want to compare prices, and you can ask for quotes for free from your metal working company. If they want to charge for a quote, then they probably want to charge you extra for other services as well, so choose a company that doesn’t try to get you to spend money at every opportunity.
You should talk to the experts about which process to use as well. Find out if they think that metal pressing or fabrication might be a good choice for you or if you need something else entirely. The more information you gather, the smarter your final decision is going to be.