Knowing what questions to ask and asking those questions is the right way to choose a sheet metal fabricator.
Ask About the Fabricator’s Experience
How long has the sheetmetal fabricator been in business? More importantly, have they ever made anything like what you need? Ask if the fabricator has a project portfolio you can peruse or visit their website. Has the fabricator worked with other clients in your industry?
Ask About the Fabricator’s Machinery
You will want to know if the fabricator has the experience and tools to work with the type of metal your project requires copper, galvanized, stainless, etc. Ask if the fabricator’s machines can handle the gauge and grade your project requires. Does the fabricator have the right material on hand? If not, how long will it take to order and receive the material?
Ask About Specialized Services
Examples of specialized services include precision machining and mechanical assembly. If your sheetmetal project requires powder coating can the fabricator do it? What about inventory management and CAD services that bends and makes openings in metal without compromising its structural integrity?
Ask About Deadlines
You will need to know if the fabricator can meet your deadline. Can the fabricator speed up your order?
Ask About Pricing
A fabricator should be able to supply an estimate. Seek out multiple fabricators who satisfy your requirements and compare prices.
For Your Metal Needs
From consultation to project completion SAMS Fabrications Ltd is a full-service sheetmetal fabrication company.