Benefits of Using the Same Aerospace Manufacturing Company for Prototyping and Production
Modern aerospace manufacturing programs frequently require the outsourcing of both prototyping and production of key components to control overall program costs. This has lead to a rise in shops focusing exclusively on prototyping, where customer can have a model rapidly developed as a proof of concept. Though these shops can often offer very fast turnaround times, they may not always be the ideal choice. Finding an aerospace manufacturing company with experience in both prototyping and production runs can lead to long term benefits for your program as a whole.
One key disadvantage of working with an exclusively prototyping shop is the limited size of their runs. As a consequence, few operate in the same lean manner that is required to control costs in production and may not use statistical process controls that are applicable for your needs. Choosing aerospace manufacturers that are also able to provide long-term contract aerospace manufacturing services ensures that key metrics are tracked from the first run, improving quality control and quality assurance for your components. Combining prototyping and production can also significantly reduce the lead times for your project by eliminating a great deal of the setup processes. Since tooling, machine programming and quality control processes will already be in place from the prototype run, production can begin almost immediately.
At Intrex Aerospace, prototyping is one of the many services we can incorporate into our turnkey component solutions. We’re an ISO 9001- and AS9100-certified aerospace manufacturing company capable of providing the precision services you need for any aerospace components. Using industry-best demand management, production and quality control practices, we’ve able to reduce costs, production times and lead times for our customers’ aerospace manufacturing programs. In fact, Intrex is highly experienced managing LTAs and can easily incorporate new prototypes and production parts for our customers as required.
To learn more about the benefits of using Intrex for contract prototyping and production in your aerospace manufacturing program, contact us today.