What to Ask a Metal Fabrication Company before you Hire Them

How long have you been in business?

Are you able to handle large bulk orders in a timely manner? If you hire a company that’s use to working with only small orders you probably won’t get your bulk order without delays. Hire a company that’s use to handling an order of your size or larger.

Do you have custom dies as well as stock dies? Ask to see a catalog of the current stock dies and see if they have what you need. If not, find out how much a custom die will add to the cost of your order.

Does your manufacturing plant have the latest equipment? A state of the art facility will save you time and money on your order. You want precision products and that’s impossible to achieve with out the highest quality fabrication equipment.

Do you have CNC machining?

Are you able to handle any type of extruded shape or just stock dies?

Aluminum manufacturing
is a complex industry with may layers. Make sure you ask all the right questions and receive the answers you need before you place your order.

Can you handle my order from design, materials selection, extrusion, and finishing? Or will I need to go to other companies to have my product completed? You always want to use a one stop company who can work with from design to finished product.

Does your company have ISO9001:2000 certification? You need to know that the company you’re working with has been recognized by industries certification.

Aluminum manufacturing is a complex industry with may layers. Make sure you ask all the right questions and receive the answers you need before you place your order.