making metal parts work for you

When looking to test a concept or get to market quickly it is good to have an agile partner that understands metal design, analysis and manufacturing.  Someone that can help you get from concept to prototypes and small runs and then support you as you ramp up to larger scale manufacturing.

Design to Build or build to spec

Metal fabrication of small runs or prototypes can be challenging to a small company, or a startup that doesn’t have a manufacturing infrastructure in place. M4 can help you design analyze and build many types of metal parts and systems using our internal and external fabrication teams. We can help develop or fabricate solutions that can meet your special needs. A cart to transport sensitive cargo, a nacelle for new aircraft concept? Ask us and we can probably find a way to help. Whether it is a one time manufacturing project, or you only have occasional needs in this area, using a capable and proven resource is a good option to have. We can help support and guide you with our experienced team of manufacturing engineers and technicians from design to analysis and manufacturing of metal structures.

Bringing (Digital) manufacturing in house

Startup or established company, there are different reasons an individual or company will choose to bring manufacturing capability in house. In today’s economy the use of Digital manufacturing is becoming more prevalent in companies of all sizes. Digital Manufacturing is the use of an integrated, computer-based system comprised of simulation, 3D visualization, analytics and collaboration tools to create product and manufacturing process definitions simultaneously. Digital manufacturing evolved from manufacturing initiatives such as design for manufacturability (DFM), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), flexible manufacturing and lean manufacturing that highlight the need for collaborative product and process design.

Many of the long-term benefits from product lifecycle management (PLM) cannot be achieved without a comprehensive digital manufacturing strategy. Digital manufacturing is a key point of integration between PLM and shop floor applications and equipment, enabling the exchange of product-related information between design and manufacturing groups. This alignment allows manufacturing companies to achieve time-to-market and volume goals, as well as realize cost savings by reducing expensive downstream changes. Regardless of your reason, we can help you select the right software option, providing training and technical support to help you succeed as quickly as possible. To learn more about our capabilities in this area click here or contact us.

What you don’t know won’t break you

The field of manufacturing is evolving rapidly and is something many people would like to know more about. So whether you are new Industry 4.0, or the concept of the Digital Manufacturing, or feel you could use some more knowledge, we can help by providing classes, mentoring and training on composites manufacturing, or software to complete the task. Our team of Application Engineers, Technicians and partners are experts in these areas and can help you increase your knowledge and develop the shortest path to the results you are looking for.  We can also create a custom program that will meet you and your company’s unique needs, and help guide you down the path you’ve chosen. There is a good chance we can help get you there faster and safer.

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