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    3 Tips in Reducing Metal Fabrication Costs

    Posted by Jim Torres

    Oct 27, 2017 3:00:00 PM

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    You hear it all the time from fabricators: engineers have a habit of designing for ideals without taking the required processes into account.  In these scenarios, not only does the engineer risk limiting the number of fabricators who will take the job due to its complexity, but they also miss out on the opportunity to use a fabricator’s wisdom to optimize a part.  Understanding that most fabricators have a wealth of knowledge at their disposal can help engineers simplify the part, reduce costs, and result in better quality.

    While there are some situations where a complex design is necessary, keeping the fabrication of the part in mind during the initial design stages will prevent the possible need for redesign. Below find three tips on ensuring that a partnership with fabricators is successful:  

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    Topics: engineering

    5 Keys to a Successful Engineering Release Meeting

    Posted by Jim Torres

    Aug 18, 2017 4:55:34 PM

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    An engineering release meeting is a well-established part of most manufacturing companies and often can have a major impact on the health of a project.  All too often, engineering release meetings are carried out in haste and lead to issues down the line that could have been resolved before they even arose.  Listed below are five keys to keep in mind when planning an engineering release meeting.

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    Topics: engineering

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