All you need to know about Metal Pressing

If you are in an industry that requires the help of a metal pressing specialist at any point, you may well find that there are lots of offers of help out there.  Of course, you want the best result possible at the first time of asking so just how are you going to go about finding the correct one?  A good place to start would be to do a little bit of self-research on any of those companies you feel you may like to use.

Metal Pressing companies can service the following industries and products (amongst others):

  • Yellow Goods
  • Rail
  • Automotive
  • Oil
  • Defence
  • Road (Street Lighting)
  • Carburettor
  • POS (Point of Sale – Shelving, etc.)
  • General Engineering
  • Electrical

The first thing you need to do is decide which companies you are likely to want to contact about your work.   Once you have done this it would be wise to check out the types of work they can carry out.  Any decent metal pressing company will be able to do, and potentially specialise in, the following:

  • Metal Pressing & Forming
  • Fabrication
  • CNC Machining
  • Press Tooling Manufacture

Once you’ve decided that you’ve found a few companies you’d potentially like to work with then it is worth checking out reviews of them online.  It is important that you check these out as you want to be able to gauge others opinions on their standard of work before engaging them into completing yours.  It is well known that generally a great service isn’t spoken about whereas poor service is almost always complained about, so take a look at how many complaints there are and use this as an indicator of the company.

Thirdly, another important thing to look at the qualifications / affiliations that a company has.  After all, you would suspect that the more affiliations or qualifications a company has, the better prepared and knowledgeable the staff are, meaning your work should be completed to a higher standard.  Some of the best affiliations to look out for are the ISO accreditations.  If you see a company that has an ISO 9001:2008 accreditation, you are on your way to selecting a trustworthy company.

There are other bits and pieces that you can do to ensure that you select the right metal pressing company for your work, including ringing and speaking with them, and visiting their sites for a look around, but we trust that you know this already and may have already started on these tasks.

For a discussion about your metal pressing project, feel free to speak to Midlands-based Regent Engineers who are ISO 9001:2008 accredited and experts in their field.  Competitively priced with quality components available and flexible delivery, the question is why wouldn’t you at least have a chat with them?

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