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Engineering

Engineering

Engineering Department at PMF

Sheet Metal Fabricators

sheet metal fabricators


The Engineering Department at PMF is made up of experienced sheet metal fabricators. They are the driving force behind production. Every customer order starts, and is tracked through the manufacturing process, by this group. Working with an array of programming software, our engineers can import customer-supplied CAD files from almost any software on the market. Our team also frequently works one-on-one with customers to develop or enhance their design and point out any cost saving opportunities.

 

Once a customer order is placed, every phase of production is planned and tied to a specific work order. Our E2 Shop Systems MRP software checks inventory and work in process before creating requirements for new parts and raw materials. Then, a job traveler is printed which follows each job throughout production. This traveler contains a bar code corresponding to each step of manufacturing, which workers use to clock onto and off of jobs. Our engineers can access this information to track the status of work orders in process, and the time studies that result help to provide more accurate quoting.

Computer workstations are located throughout the shop. Here workers can download the CNC programs and inspection files that our engineers created at the beginning of the process. We have also established a paperless e-file database that allows employees to access electronic drawing files of the part that they are making, directly from our network server. These drawing and program files are linked to the proper job, so they are available at the touch of a button.

Our experienced engineers, using top-of-the-line manufacturing software, orchestrate the complete synchronization of inventory with production and purchasing, as well as manufacturing with programming and data sets. The consistency that this total interconnection creates greatly reduces problems with production and allows us to concentrate on quickly getting quality parts to our customers.

PMF uses the following CAD/CAM Software:

  • Cadkey
  • Teksoft
  • Solidworks
  • Pro/Engineer

PMF can accept the following File Formats:

  • .DXF
  • .IGS
  • .STP

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