Manufacturing assembly services
A trusted outsource partner that provides manufacturing assembly services can help manufacturers boost their output. Outsourced assembly services can also help all tiers of manufacturers save money on training and equipment.
Choosing the right assembly services partner can be challenging. For example, there are often hurdles in producing components and end products for industries working with hazardous chemicals and gases, due to their volatile nature.
Those industries – including semiconductors, medical devices and alternative energy – teems with soaring demands for end products and components for those end products. The demand for high-quality and high-purity liquid and gas delivery systems and assemblies is so great, lead times for new production components are moving into next year and beyond.
There’s no time to waste. Ask your prospective contract assembly partner the following questions and determine if they can meet – or exceed – your needs.
Does the assembler offer a variety of welding capabilities?
The right assembly partner possesses welding expertise. For example, Axenics provides custom component welding services for companies that require the transport of potentially dangerous liquids and gases in varying temperature environments. We expertly weld both metals and thermoplastics, which we can help you select, depending on the type of chemicals running through your systems. Plus, we offer cleanroom manufacturing services where required.
Does the assembler offer plastic tube bending?
Plastic tube bending is a great solution for delivery systems where space is limited or a specific shape is required. Consider bending an alternative to welding, since bending reduces the need for joints and fittings within an assembly. The benefits of plastic tube bending include savings in cost, space and time. Axenics’ technicians use a proprietary method for bending polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE/FPA) resulting in zero flaws, including kinks.
Does the assembler leverage gas cabinets to speed up production?
Gas cabinets are ideal for a wide variety of production systems. A gas cabinet, for example, offers immense time-saving benefits for manufacturers in alternative energy. Gas boxes speed up production by keeping up a steady pressure of application gases flowing to workstations throughout the production floor. The gas box also speeds changeover capabilities and allows workers to more efficiently control gas pressure.
Does the assembler have sufficient facilities?
When outsourcing, one of the most important things to consider is facility space. Does the prospective manufacturing partner have enough facility space to meet your production demands now and in the future? Are the facilities well-managed? With a smaller production floor and/or inefficient operations, your lead times increase, and you may not meet market demands. We recommend manufacturers tour facilities before making a final decision to gain an understanding of how big the facility is, how it runs and how the business operates as a whole.
Is the assembly services partner tech savvy?
Top-of-list assembly services partners utilize a variety of advanced equipment and technology to meet customer needs. With advances in technology changing constantly, suppliers have to be able to keep up with innovation and production. Ask about a potential partner’s existing equipment and technology, as well as any plans to procure newer, more advanced models in the near future.
An assembly outsource partner may not achieve the necessary standards of quality and accuracy that the industry demands with outdated equipment and a resistance to evolving technology. If that partner isn’t willing to regularly invest in state-of-the-art equipment and technology, they’ll have trouble solving modern industry challenges. It’s important to consider not just whether they’re the right choice today, but for the long term as well.
How flexible is the assembler?
One thing that manufacturers don’t always take into consideration is the degree to which the prospective partner is willing and able to provide flexible and customized solutions to industry challenges. Not all challenges are straightforward. Top companies in the fields of alternative energy and chemical manufacturing rely on advancing technology to maintain – or improve – their standing. Every product that leaves the production floor must meet premier standards of quality, dependability and accuracy.
Choose experience, expertise and reputation
We know there are a lot of manufacturing assembly services partners out there, and determining which one makes the best business partner can be time-consuming. Axenics has 40+ years performing high-purity, clean weldments; bent tubes; and producing end-to-end production systems. Our 99.7% quality score demonstrates our dedication to meeting and exceeding our partners’ expectations.