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In order to align their production plans with customer's demand, metal fabricators must integrate seamlessly into the customer's own processes. As a result, integrated systems are essential, bringing design, product lifecycle management and service together in ways that predict, act and rapidly change in accordance with the customer's needs.
Job shops often specialize in a particular metal fabrication, or a specialization around certain types of products, like fasteners or machined bar stock. They provide unique services for larger manufacturing operations such as working with unique materials, incredibly tight tolerances, the ability to generate quickly manufactured prototypes, design and CAD assistance, reverse engineering, quick-turn parts, in-house tooling, amongst other services. Some typical job shop operations include:
• Machine Builders
• Tool and Mold Shops
• Plastic Processors
• Stamping Houses
• Contract Cutters and Engravers
• Vehicle and Boat Converters
• Niche Product Manufacturers
• Furniture, Cabinet, and Display Makers