Last year was a challenging year for many manufacturers once the pandemic hit. Understandably, many companies disrupted their capital expenditure plans to conserve cash and contain costs. However, at HPM, to keep providing the best service possible to our customers, who were experiencing challenges of their own, we needed to continue operating in the manner our customers have come to appreciate.
Receiving high-quality parts is one of the critical factors that HPM customers look for when choosing a partner. To meet our customers’ needs and to further expand our inspection capabilities, we recently purchased an advanced quality inspection system – a Zeiss CONTURA coordinate measuring machine (CMM). This purchase demonstrates our on-going commitment to continual improvement in process and quality.
You may have heard a lot about laser cutting technology and seen some cool videos with sparks flying as it slices through steel like its soft butter. But what about CNC Turret punching? The videos aren’t nearly as exciting, but it is just as important in sheet metal fabrication. Have you ever wondered how your sheet metal fabricator decides which projects will be cut with a laser and which are cut with a turret punch?
Excess inventory doesn’t just take up warehouse space; it costs you time and money. When you focus on late product shipments or how to free up space for your production, you are taking the focus away from growing your business. HPM Inventory management and just-in-time delivery allow you to put your focus back where it belongs.
What can we do for you? We understand the importance of developing relationships with our customers. We hear it from our customers. Research shows that customer happiness is strongly related to the quality of a company’s engagement. A 2019 SalesForce survey showed that 84 percent of customers say the experience a company provides is as important as its products and services, and 73 percent expect a company to understand their needs and expectations.
Designing a part is a complex process that can increase costs and create production delays. Form, fit, and function are essential design characteristics, but if the part can’t be manufactured with your current manufacturing processes, you may incur high costs to adapt processes or redesign the part. Design for Manufacturing (DFM) can help you to prevent this. DFM is a method of engineering a product with a focus on increasing manufacturing efficiency and reducing the overall part costs without compromising quality and performance.
The cost of choosing the wrong metal fabricator is significantly higher than the unit price you are paying for your parts. Think about the last time you were faced with late deliveries or non-conforming products? The pain is real. The additional costs are real. If you are like most people, you are looking to develop a long-term relationship with your metal manufacturer. However, when you are no longer getting what you need from your metal manufacturer, it might be time to start looking for a new partner.
Like any young boys, the Herold brothers Tim and Pat looked up to their dad. He owned a sheet metal business, and as soon as they were old enough to pull the starter cord, you could find them pushing a lawn mower around the grounds of Hansman Industries.
When they grew a little older, you could find them working in the company’s shipping department. And eventually, the brothers earned college degrees and put those degrees to work at their father’s company.