Despite the pitfalls of purchasing tooling overseas, many OEM's still struggle to justify paying more for domestic tooling. Fortunately, our customers no longer have to make that choice. The Engineering Resource Center prides itself on offering globally competitive pricing without having to sacrifice quality or lead times. How do we do it? It's simple: we automate.
The upfront cost of automation can be extremely high, which is why many tooling shops don't do it. But for us, the long term benefits make it well worth the investment. Automation gives us the ability to create prototype and small volume production tooling in a “lights out” manner, cutting out labor costs and making it possible to compete on a global level.
Automated machinery is incredibly reliable and allows us to build tools with confidence and speed. Less time in the machine means less cost is passed on to the customer. Ultimately, the fact that we rely on technology also means that we consistently build high quality tools that customers can rely upon.
While we focus on automation from a tooling perspective, we also need to have a team that is technically capable. We are constantly looking for new talent and team members who want to be a part of something special. Our approach to manufacturing is different, and part of what makes us unique is the talent and passion of our team. We are excited to welcome new team members as we start this year. Stay tuned for more information on the exciting additions to our team as they will be profiled in future blogs.
Check back often to watch the evolution of the Engineering Resource Center and track our progress! Cheers to an exciting 2018!