Sub-contract sheet metal work: A guide for manufacturers
Laser cut mild steel panels
Sub-contract sheet metal work is the process of outsourcing the fabrication of sheet metal parts and components to another company. This can be a cost-effective and efficient way to produce sheet metal products, especially if you do not have the in-house capabilities or resources to do so yourself.
There are many benefits to sub-contracting sheet metal work, including:
• Reduced costs: Sub-contracting can save you money on equipment, labor, and overhead costs.
• Increased flexibility: Sub-contracting can allow you to scale your production up or down as needed, without having to invest in new equipment or hire additional staff.
• Access to expertise: Sub-contractors often have specialized expertise in sheet metal fabrication, which can help you to produce high-quality products at a competitive price.
If you are considering sub-contracting your sheet metal work, there are a few things you should keep in mind:
• Choose the right sub-contractor: It is important to choose a sub-contractor with a good reputation and experience in producing the types of sheet metal products you need. V and F Sheet Metal have been manufacturing sub-contract sheet metal work since the 1980s.
• Provide clear and concise instructions: Be sure to provide your sub-contractor with clear and concise instructions for your sheet metal products, including drawings, specifications, and material requirements. We can help you with the process if you are not sure what you need.
• Inspect the finished product: Be sure to inspect the finished product carefully before accepting it from your sub-contractor.
Laser cut mild steel lighting fittings
Once you have chosen a sub-contractor, be sure to work closely with them to ensure that your sheet metal products are produced to your exact specifications. By following these tips, you can find a reliable sub-contractor and produce high-quality sheet metal products at a competitive price.
Here are some examples of sheet metal products that can be sub-contracted:
• Enclosures, aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel for a wide range of industries
• Chassis, laser cut or CNC punched and CNC folded
• Panels, electronics 19” rack equipment
• Brackets, all material and designs laser cut or CNC punched
• Ducts, zintec and galvanised steel
• Housings, aluminium, mild steel and stainless steel for a wide range of industries
• Guards, in all materials
• Covers, in all materials
• Trays, in a wide range of shapes and sizes
• Racks, 19” electronics storage systems
• Shelving, electronics and shop fitting work
• Signage, for retail and entertainment industries
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If you are manufacturing any of these products, or other products that require sheet metal components, sub-contracting may be a good option for you. Ask us for a quote today, send your drawings to firstname.lastname@example.org or call for a chat on your next project.