We are an industry leading steel, aluminum, and exotic metals forming company. Our more than 60 years of experience in a range of metal forming applications enables us to assist with your project from prototype to production and in-between. We take the customization and hands-on approach required for prototype programs and the repeatability and scale required for production programs and create a competitive solution for your specific program.
Our capabilities range from small brackets to complete BIW vehicles, including:
- Process engineering
- Tool machining
- Hot stamping
- Sheet metal fabrication
- Assembly process
We are a solutions provider. We don’t simply take your designs and hand you back a door frame or a skateboard. We specialize in projects where we are able to provide you with a true solution. From engineering and CAD to assembly processes, we want to help make your next project a success. This, combined with our years of prototype and production experience and use of the most advanced technologies, helps us bring your project to life on-time and on budget. That’s why we are the leader in innovative structural solutions for the mobility industry.
We are industry leaders in low volume manufacturing. Before a new production vehicle, semi-truck, or airplane can be produced, prototype test units need to be manufactured. Our prototype resources allow us to produce anything from small bracketry to complete Body in White vehicles. This includes manufacturing tooling, prototype stampings, trim moldings, specialty items, and sub-assemblies with complex joining. Our prototype division specializes in:
- Robotic assembly and weld for repeatability
- Range of joining technologies including adhesive curing oven
- Short lead-time for tool and assembly
- BIW CMM capabilities
Our strong focus on upfront engineering drives lower product development costs and shortened product development cycles. This, combined with our tailored prototype production processes, helps get your product to market faster.
As an industry leading exotic metals forming company, our hybrid production solutions bridge the manufacturing gaps between low and high volume programs. Our approach combines cost-effective, flexible manufacturing equipment with the latest industry technology, leading to reduced costs and increased productivity and quality. Based on your program’s requirements and volumes, we can utilize prototype technologies through flexible production processes to best suit your project’s needs. Highlights of our hybrid production program include:
- Flexibility of prototype methods combined with the repeatability of production processes
- Multiple joining technologies
- Capabilities to produce multiple complete BIWs a day
- Isolated weld inspections
Utilizing the flexibility of prototype combined with the repeatability of production allows us to take your project through all stages of the product life-cycle. This includes the ability to produce multiple, complete BIWs a day.
A program’s product design and volume determine the production process. Housing all of our capabilities under one roof, including automated stamping and assembly, provides a high-quality, lean, competitive solution for your production program requirements. For higher volume programs where repeatability is key, we utilize customized robotic technology for more robust processing. This ensures the first part off the line meets the exact same specifications as the last. Our engineered production solutions can lead to:
- Reduced piece price over the life of the project
- Increased quality and repeatability in higher volume programs
- Increased rate and flow
We also offer factory assist services, where we can help fill your manufacturing gaps in our facility, including labor, metal finishing, and assembly. These services round out our wide range of capabilities that make us the industry leader in metal forming and assembly solutions.