Getting your order in for your custom metal fabrication project might not seem like an important task in the world of sheet metal. Yet a seamless ordering process could make or break your entire project.
You can also reduce costs through manufacturability design improvements, such as anticipating compliance codes, keeping an open line of communication with your vendor and being realistic about the results. Submit your order in a reasonable and timely fashion and avoid a few of the most common hiccups in the process!
Survival Tips for Your Custom Metal Fabrication Project
1. Order Early
The longer you wait to place your order, the longer your order might take. It's easier for your vendor to get the ball rolling on your project when they have all of the vital information at hand. As soon as you place your order, your vendor begins shopping for materials and creating your plans.
2. Keep an Open Line of Communication
Keep in constant communication with your vendor to ensure that you're on the same page. If you feel that something isn't right, don't hesitate to give your vendor a call. The majority of setbacks on custom metal fabrication jobs originate with poor communication. Try to be as clear as possible regarding what you want, the specifics of your project, and your compliance limitations.
3. Be Realistic
Everyone has grand ideas about what they want to do with their projects. Yet, while these ideas might look good in the imagination, they are often impossible to execute. Make sure that your plan is practical and doable before placing your custom metal fabrication order.
4. Anticipate Compliance Codes
One of the worst mistakes customers make is forgetting to check for compliance codes before placing an order. You need to make sure that you are able to do what you want to do before spending time, energy, and money on your project.
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Blackstone Advanced Tech is here for you to assist with any questions you might have regarding the sheet metal ordering and compliance process. We can help you with your sheet metal vision before we:
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