QUAL – FAB's approach to manufacturing combines superior product quality with an unmatched range of exceptional fabrication services. This results in a seamless, cost-effective operation that delivers your product on time, on or below budget, and backed by our stringent Quality Assurance program.

"We were in a real tight bind. QUAL – FAB was willing to listen, and then blow us away with next-day parts."
— Mechanical Engineer, Telecommunications OEM


Managed Inventory Programs
QUAL – FAB ensures consistent on-time product delivery with our specialized (ERP) software system. We recognize the importance of managing customer inventory levels to reduce carrying costs and space requirements.

We continually review usage-and-forecast reports in light of current inventories to ensure maximum inventory levels are maintained. QUAL – FAB has had great success in working with customer to develop and implement the following programs:
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)
  • Just In Time (JIT)
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
  • Kan Ban — Signal driven
  • Auto replenishment
  • Scheduled deliveries

Enterprise and Material Resource Planning (ERP/MRP)
Our Global Shop Solutions software streamlines administrative processes including:

  • Estimating/Quotations
  • Capacity planning/Advanced production scheduling
  • Complete inventory management
  • Shop floor travelers and real-time job tracking
  • Automated purchasing
  • Quality system management
  • Project management
  • Job costing and analysis
  • Accounting and finance

Products Manufactured with Customer Drawings & Specifications

Products:

  • Brackets
  • Panels
  • Chassis(s) and covers
  • Enclosures
  • Cabinets
  • Multi-level (BOM) assemblies
Materials:
  • Aluminum
  • Cold- and hot-rolled steel
  • Electro and galvanized steel
  • Stainless steel
  • Copper
  • Brass

Engineering & Design Assistance

  • Assistance with design projects at any stage to improve product quality and manufacturability in addition to reducing costs
  • SolidWorks — 3D CAD Model Design & Drafting software, which imports the following file types: SolidWorks, SolidEdge, AutoCAD, .dxf, .iges, .step
  • Merry Mechanization — CAD/CAM software, CNC programming for punching and laser cutting, tool-path optimization, part nesting, and improved material yields

Punching and Laser Cutting

5ea — 30 Ton CNC Turret Punch Presses:
  • Maximum work-piece size = 48" x 120"
  • Maximum thickness = 3/16" Steel, 1/4" Aluminum, 14ga Stainless
  • Standard tolerances = ±0.005" Position, ±0.003" Hole Diameters
  • Large assortment of standard and special shape tooling in addition to forming tooling such as louvers, embosses, lance forms, knock-outs, and countersinks
1ea — 1500 Watt CNC Laser:
  • Maximum work piece size = 48" x 120"
  • Maximum thickness = 1/4" Steel, 0.100" Aluminum, 10ga stainless
  • Standard tolerances = ±0.005" position, ±0.003" hole diameters

Precision Brake Forming
7ea — 25 to 143 Ton CNC Press Brakes

  • Maximum length of bend equal to:
    • 120" – Up to 3/16" Steel & Aluminum
    • 84" – 1/4" Steel & Aluminum
  • Standard tolerances = ±0.010" dimensional, ±1° angular
  • Machine Setup Program to provide product consistency and quality
  • Large assortment of precision tooling for 0.008" to 0.125" bend radii, non-standard large radius tooling, and selection of joggle offset tooling

Welding

MIG and TIG Welding:
  • Aluminum, (CRS) cold-rolled steel and stainless steel
  • Simple to complex weldments
Resistance (Spot) Welding:
  • Aluminum, (CRS) cold-rolled steel, stainless steel, and titanium
  • 1/8" to 1/8" maximum material thickness capability
  • Calibrated, digital tensile strength pull tester for process control

Hardware Insertion & Fastening

5ea – 6 to 8 ton hardware presses with 24" throat capacity:

  • Self-clinching press-fit hardware such as nuts, studs, and stand-offs
  • Solid rivets and swaging

Various pneumatic and miscellaneous tools to install fasteners such as:

  • POP rivets
  • Riv-nuts
  • Spin-tite nuts
  • Weld nuts

Mechanical Assembly

Designated facility for staging, assembly, and final inspection

Optimum floor layout for efficient material flow

Core value-added competencies include, but are not limited, to:
  • Mechanical fasteners
  • Locks and door assemblies
  • Bugscreen
  • Foam weather stripping/gaskets
  • Insulation/flame retardants
  • Grounding kits

Turnkey Outside Processes
QUAL – FAB strategically selects its suppliers to complement our fabrication processes, providing customers with quality turnkey products. Our standard processes include:

  • Cut-to-length extrusions and tubing
  • Precision machining and turnings
  • Heat treat
  • Powder coating
  • E-coat
  • Wetpaint
  • Chemical conversion coatings
  • Anodizing
  • Zinc plating
  • Tin plating
  • Nickel plating
  • Hot dip galvanize
  • Passivate
  • Silkscreen
  • Custom packaging
  • Mechanical and chemical testing/analysis