PEKO Precision Products

In-House Component Fabrication: How Precision Sheet Metal & CNC Machining Adds Irreplaceable Value to a Contract Manufacturer

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Apr 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM

If you're looking for a Contract Manufacturer to manage your machinery or equipment in its entirety, you're going to want to find a company has extensive in-house capabilities.

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Topics: CNC Machining, sheet metal fabrication, machine shop, Quality Assurance, Manufacturing Capabilities, Welding

New CNC Machinery Announcement: AMADA FOL 3015 AJ–AS LUL 300

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Oct 12, 2018 12:05:50 PM


Sheet Metal Precision

PEKO's newest CNC laser is the AMADA FOL 3015 AJ.  A fiber laser cutting machine–with a 4kW oscillator–is the perfect fit for our extensive precision sheet metal division.  This AMADA is equipped with a 3-Axis linear motor drive system, cuts well over a thousand inches per minute, and can handle material up to 7/8" thick!

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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Manufacturing, sheet metal fabrication, precision machine shop

4 Capabilities You'll See In a Low Volume Sheet Metal Fabrication Shop

Posted by Scott Baxter on Mar 31, 2015 8:55:00 AM

Low Volume Sheet Metal Fab:

Across the USA, there are hundreds, even thousands of Sheet Metal Fabrication shops.  These shops support a huge number of OEM customers,Defense contractors and even hobbyists.  It is generally accepted that metal sheets of thickness under .250" fall into the sheet metal category.  Aluminum, stainless steel, copper, brass, galvanized, tin and nickel all are available in their sheet metal form.  Sheet metal fabrication shops themselves can be setup in a plethora of different ways to serve a multitude of different customers.  Some shops are set up for high volume production which means cycle time is more critical than setup time.  Also, material handling becomes very important for moving a high volume of product around the shop.  These high volume shops are probably going to be full of automated sheet feeders, robotic loaders/unloaders and other automated production and material handling equipment.  Low volume sheet metal shops however, are an entirely different animal.  These shops will typically have more manual labor involved, and they will be more concerned with lowering setup time so jobs can quickly be changed over.  Furthermore, these shops should have smart systems in place that can track all the different jobs and customers that are running on the same pieces of equipment.  Here at PEKO, we have used our low volume sheet metal fabrication division in unison with CNC machining and assembly.  This gives a well rounded approach to Contract Manufacturing and an ability to make frames, skins and other components that roll into a large assembly.  Other sheet metal specialists often opt to sell their services for simply component level purchasing.  Both are good approaches for the right customers.      
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Topics: sheet metal fabrication

Sheet Metal Fabrication for Contract Manufacturing: 3 things to know

Posted by Scott Baxter on Mar 5, 2015 3:14:18 PM

Most equipment these days utilizes Fabricated Sheet Metal components, along with others like CNC Machining, Structural Frames, Plastic Injection Molded, Wire Harnesses and COTS items.  With Sheet Metal still taking a notable role in the Manufacturing of things like Machinery, Equipment and Instrumentation, its important that OEMs get to know their contract manufacturing partner and how its capabilities can match well with the needs of the OEM.  Here at PEKO, we're constantly working with OEMs to ensure that the Sheet Metal Fabrication requested is consistent with the final requirements of the product and optimal manufacturing techniques.  In some of my previous articles, I've noted important points of interest regarding CNC Machining, Outsourcing Assemblies and Low Volume Contract Manufacturing.  Today, I've outlined some important points that any OEM using a Contract Manufacturer utilizing Sheet Metal Fabrication for their product should take into consideration. 
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Topics: sheet metal fabrication

California Machine Shops running out of capacity

Posted by Scott Baxter on Oct 29, 2014 10:01:38 AM

Booming High Tech Economy Puts Strain on California Manufacturing

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Topics: CNC Machining, Medical, Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, Defense, Semiconductor, California Machine Shops, sheet metal fabrication