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 the design, analysis, and manufacturing of metal structures. M4 can help you get from concept to prototypes and small runs, then support you as you ramp up to larger scale manufacturing.
Design to Build or build to spec
Metal fabrications of small runs and prototypes can be challenging to a small company or startup that doesn’t have a manufacturing infrastructure in place. Using our internal and external fabrication teams, M4 can help you design, analyze, and build many types of metal parts and systems. We can help develop or fabricate solutions that meet your personalized needs. Need a cart to transport sensitive cargo or a nacelle for a new aircraft concept? Ask us and we can probably find a way to help. Whether it is a one-time manufacturing project or your company only has occasional needs in this area, using a capable and proven resource is a good option to have. Our experienced team of Manufacturing Engineers and Technicians can help support and guide you through the design, analysis, and manufacturing of metal structures.
Bringing (Digital) manufacturing in house
Startup or established company, there are different reasons an individual or company would choose to bring manufacturing capabilities in-house. In today’s economy, the use of Digital Manufacturing is becoming increasingly more prevalent in companies of all sizes. Digital Manufacturing is the use of integrated, computer-based systems comprised of simulation, 3D visualization, analytics, and collaboration tools to create the product and the manufacturing processes simultaneously. Digital manufacturing evolved from manufacturing evolved from manufacturing initiatives such as design for manufacturability (DFM), computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM), flexible manufacturing, and lean manufacturing, which highlights the need for the 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 and provide 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 rapidly-evolving field of manufacturing is something many people would like to learn more about. So whether you are new to Industry 4.0 and the concept of Digital Manufacturing, or already have an established understanding but feel you could use some more knowledge, we can help by providing software with additional classes, mentoring, and training on manufacturing to help you complete the task at hand. Our team of Application Engineers, Technicians, and Partners are experts in these areas and can help you increase your knowledge to 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 you get there faster and safer.