Human error. When it comes to the quality of the agricultural equipment you’re manufacturing, you want to avoid it at all costs. Improper measurements, wrong cuts, even just being a millimeter off on a hole can end up costing you big in wasted material, wasted time, and ultimately, wasted money.
As your equipment manufacturing shop grows – and demand for your equipment increases – the cost of human error will continue to rise, and cause you to get behind in fulfilling your clients’ orders. Getting exact same measurements, quality cuts, and consistent shapes is necessary the more you grow – and near impossible to achieve without the right machinery.
When to Upgrade Your Quality
How do you know when it’s time to invest in upgrading the consistency and quality of the components you’re putting into your agricultural equipment? Here are a few indicators:
- You landed a few sales and need to deliver the equipment quickly
- You’re looking to grow beyond 1-2 sales orders a year
- You want to focus more on assembly and selling
- You don’t have the money to hire your own fabricating department
- You anticipate providing replacement parts for your clients
- You want to be known as the manufacturer of high quality equipment
Improve Consistency and Quality
If any of those indicators are true of you, it’s time to invest in upgrading the consistency and quality of your component parts. It will save you time, frustration, and money to guarantee your component parts are exactly and precisely cut, shaped, and formed.
So how do you go about making that upgrade without the need to purchase expensive fabricating equipment? Simple. Hire an outside fabricating company to manufacture the component parts for you.
Here are a few benefits to hiring an outside fabricating company:
Are you spending loads of money purchasing component parts from big name agriculture companies? A fabricating company can offer reverse engineering services – extracting knowledge or design information in order to recreate or improve upon the component. Often, reverse engineering and fabricating a new component is cheaper than buying stock component parts and can improve upon the quality of your equipment.
Part nesting is a fancy term for laying out cut patterns to minimize material waste. In other words, the nesting software will calculate the best layouts to provide you the maximum amount of components for the material used – saving you money and allowing the reproduction of the component pieces in the future.
Utilizing an industrial laser cutter, a fabricating company can provide you with precise, exact cuts every single time – guaranteeing that whether you’re purchasing a single component piece or 500, each one will be exactly the same. Consistent parts allow for easy assembly, increased quality, and are a great solution if you plan to provide replacement parts for your clients.
Design and Modeling
Some fabricating companies not only will provide you with the component parts you purchase, but will also design and model out the part to look for ways to improve the durability and longevity of your parts. You will get to see how the component part will look before it’s manufactured. Plus, it allows for easy and fast reordering – you know, for when you need to fulfill more sales orders.
It may seem counter-intuitive, but hiring an outside fabricating company to manufacture the component parts for your equipment is often the less expensive route to go! Fabricating companies can optimize the use of materials to reduce waste, purchase materials for cheaper, have the workforce to get your order to you quickly, and eliminate the need for you to hire your own fabricators. No health insurance premiums, unemployment taxes, or sick and vacation days coming out of your pocket.
Go with the Pros
If you’re ready to increase the consistency and quality of your component parts, go with the pros! Here at Fusion Tech, we have over 10 years of experience manufacturing component parts for agricultural equipment companies – both large and small. Our team can help take your small operation and provide you with the quality and consistency of a large company.