4 Tips for Finding the Right Metal Fabricator for Your Project

Are you looking to hire a metal fabricator to assist with one of your projects? Rockett, Inc., offers custom fabrication services by highly trained metal fabricators. Finding the right professional for the job is critical, as this decision could make the difference between an on-time, professional project, or a delayed project with lots of headaches.

Here are four factors to consider when hiring a metal fabricator.

  1. Experience

There is no substitute for experience. Make sure the contractor has completed a project similar to yours at least once or twice. You should also ask how long the company has served in the industry, the experience of the staff, and the types of projects they typically handle.

For example, an auto parts metal fabricator may be good at what they do, but they may lack the technical expertise to handle aerospace projects. Rockett, Inc., has over 100 years of experience welding structural, plate, and light sheet materials. We serve a wide range of industries such as electric energy, brick and ceramics, and furnaces and kilns.

  1. Equipment

Equipment and technology the metal fabricator uses are also important thing to consider. Ideally, the most cutting-edge metal designing and manufacturing technology should be used to deliver the best results.

Rockett, Inc., utilizes state-of-the-art CNC turret punching, laser and plasma cutting, 3 and 4 axis machining, turning lathes, and forming equipment to provide customers with timely, professional results. We also continue to evolve with the latest industry trends, allowing us to offer the very best technology to our customers.

  1. Turnaround

The ability to complete your project on time is another critical aspect to consider. You don’t want to hire a metal fabricator that has a reputation for running late – even if they do offer good work. All it will do is set you behind in your project, as the other parts may be ready, but the fabrication will not.

A reliable metal fabricator will be able to provide you with a timeline for when the project will be completed. Look over the timeline to make sure that all parts of the process – prototype, ordering materials, and delivery – are accounted for. At Rockett, Inc., once you move beyond the prototype phase, we have a scalable manufacturing workflow to accommodate your project.

  1. Materials

The types of materials used in your project is very important. Not all metal fabricators use the same type of metal, and not all metals are created equal. A good metal fabricator will use premium materials and the right grade of stainless steel. It’s a big red flag if you don’t get a clear answer.

Rockett, Inc., is committed to quality and value for our customers. We are ISO 9001:2015 Certified. All our forgings are made from 1045 grade steel and have a 10-year guarantee against breakage. We will be happy to walk you through the materials we use so that you know the quality of steel you’re getting!

To discuss your custom metal fabrication project in more detail, contact Rockett, Inc., today.






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