Windham Manufacturing is equipped to provide you with the customized service that your projects require. Sometimes that involves making a part that already exists but can’t be found elsewhere, while other times it can mean working off of plans that you’ve created to make something unique, or studying a machine to develop a custom part.
Attention to detail is not a luxury in this process: it can be the only way to replace a key part in an old machine. Even in Texas, with a strong manufacturing industry, it can be difficult to find a job shop that has all of the equipment and facilities needed to process your order, especially when reverse engineering is required. This is one reason why you’ll want to take these projects to an established custom machine shop in Dallas.
Finding the right provider of reverse engineering and custom manufacturing solutions can be the beginning of a long and fruitful partnership. At Windham Manufacturing, we take pride in our ability to tackle difficult projects, and we can complete many different types of work for you as your needs change over time. We are up to date on the latest CAD and CAM programs and can create plans for otherwise irreplaceable parts.
Here is a simple list of some of the steps that might go into the reverse engineering process from beginning to end:
- Working from your input. We start by working from the instructions, measurements and other requirement data handed over by you. This is important so that we have a clear point to begin and keep the end goal in sight at all times.
- Rendering from sample pieces. If you don’t have plans for the part you need, but have a physical piece for us to work from, then this can be a starting point as well. At our custom machine shop, we have the equipment and expertise to draw up plans based on the part you provide to us. There could be many situations in which you end up with no paper plans for a specific, hard-to-find part that your operations depend on, and we can step in to help when you need a replacement.
- Creating usable CAD drawings. At the end of the process, you will have the plans to complete additional production runs, should you need more of an item in the future. This is especially useful if the part that you need is particularly complex.
- Different manufacturing services. You can turn to Windham Manufacturing for different kinds of functions, including fixturing, tooling and various kinds of machine parts. We also work with multiple materials, including metal, plastic, stainless steel and titanium. Working with a job shop that specializes in specific parts, or is only able to work with one type of material may cause you to miss out on the range of services that a more experienced provider like Windham can grant you.
- Verification and inspection. Once the part has been created, we will go over it to ensure that it’s exactly what you ordered and can give you confirmation after the operation has been completed. Quality control is something we take seriously, and we understand that this is a large concern, especially if you are starting to work with a machine shop that you’ve never done business with before.
You can learn more about our custom manufacturing services by consulting other parts of our website, or contact us directly to request a quote.