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Custom Assembly: Putting the Pieces Together to Save Time and Money

Taking a strategic approach to metal and parts manufacturing can deliver a significant cost savings by eliminating inefficiencies that drain the bottom line. Full-service manufacturing optimizes the entire production process, especially when it comes to custom assembly, which reduces costly redundancies in packaging, handling, freight, and multiple markups. The need for assembly outsourcing is eliminated,…
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Raw Extrusion ROI for the Automotive Industry

When it comes to automotive metal parts, looks matter. Interior and exterior aesthetics can make or break a sale, so only the highest quality will suffice. However, there are manufacturing challenges associated with producing parts such as automotive trim, especially when it comes to producing eye-catching value at a reasonable cost. Raw aluminum extrusions, with…
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Reinventing Bathroom Handle Design with Hydroforming

Thirty years ago, a bath rack was just a bath rack. Thanks to a booming economy, consumers have begun demanding more aesthetically-integrated designs with high-end materials. Inexpensive, “practical” metals are giving way to titanium alloys with brass finishes. Like the kitchen, the bath is evolving into new design opportunities for quality, form, and authenticity. New…
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Turning Raw Extrusions into Real Value

There are a number of benefits to extrusions as opposed to casting or forging metal parts. These benefits are particularly apparent in pieces that are near net shape and produced in long lengths. One of the challenges extruders have is that their use for complex parts can be limited. This is why it is so…
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