3 Manufacturing Processes to Consider Outsourcing to a Specialty Shop

27 January 2017
 Categories: Industrial & Manufacturing, Blog


In your manufacturing plant, you might feel as if you should be doing the majority of the manufacturing in-house. However, there are some processes that you might find that you are better off outsourcing. These are a few of the manufacturing processes that you might want to consider hiring another shop to do for you. 

1. Welding

If welding isn't something that you have to do often, then it might not be worth it to invest in pricey welding equipment and to hire an experienced welder to run the equipment for you. Welding can be a tricky job, and if it's not done properly, then you have to worry about your products being damaged during the welding process. Plus, welding equipment isn't just costly to purchase; it can also be expensive to maintain and can require a lot of space. Luckily, there are welding shops that will both come to you or allow you to drop your items off to be welded, so hiring a professional welder when you need one can be a better choice for your welding needs.

2. Stamping

Metal stamping can be handy for many different reasons, but it might not be something that you'll want to do in-house. Even if you do have stamping equipment that you use for some purposes, you might find that in some situations, you need to outsource the job. For example, some stamping equipment is only designed for use with thinner metals; if you need to have a thicker metal stamped, for example, you might need to outsource the job to a company that has the right equipment for stamping thicker materials.

3. Cutting

You might handle a lot of your cutting in-house, but in some situations, it might be better to hire a machine shop. For example, even though handling simple cutting might be easy within your own place of business, things like precision cutting with a laser cutting machine might be something that you'll need to outsource. After all, laser cutting equipment can be expensive, but it can be the best choice for getting great detail when cutting.

As you can see, there are a few manufacturing processes that you might want to consider outsourcing, even if you do the majority of your manufacturing work in-house. These are three things that you may want to consider outsourcing, particularly if you don't have or want to invest in the equipment or if you'd like to leave the job up to a professional who has experience in doing these types of jobs. Talk to a company like D and D Engineered Components about what services they can offer you.