Material selection matters significantly when it comes to producing many of the specialty materials associated with high-strength steel products. Modifying the design of these products and the materials that are used can cut down on expenses in the manufacturing process and improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process as well. Something as simple as changing the material cost could save you thousands each year on production costs. Here’s a bit of background on the economics of metal material selection:
Choosing the right material for your next project can be essential to success. Aluminum and steel possess excellent abilities when it comes to manipulating their condition and the manufacturing process without losing any of the strength or physical properties. Metal fabricators can easily cool, mold, mend, stamp, and weld these materials together in a relatively affordable solution. Aluminum extrusions are often an addition to any product that can help material reach the desired shape while lowering costs. Aluminum extruded products can be easily redesigned by roll forming steel or reducing material to achieve improved strength tolerances.
Steel is available at less cost per pound and adding steel into any product construction can lead to improvements in durability. Adding steel means treating it with corrosion resistance and with roll forming it’s possible to deliver flat-rolled steel coils through a series of tooling die which can bring it down to its desired profile.
Roll forming is one of the best processes for forming steel and by making sure that operations can take place with reduced labor and in a speedup of production. Press breaking and stamping are also available for sheet metal fabrication and for producing high volumes.
Choosing the ideal gauge of steel or moving down to thinner and high-strength steel can make sure that you can reduce material costs and freight costs without having to sacrifice strength. It can be a balance in your product design but by choosing the right material selection, you can work at improving your product design in an ongoing sense, achieve greater cost savings, and more.
This article was written by Tyler Duoos, Tyler is the owner of General Saw Company. General Saw Company takes pride in being a leader in sheet metal fabrication services to Central Florida and its surrounding areas. If you are looking for Steel fabricators in Tampa to get the job done right the first time we got you covered!