Getting the best out of your metal chassis manufacturer
1 June 2018
1 June 2018
More often than not a bespoke metal chassis forms the primary structural element of a complex electromechanical product and as such, the structural integrity, quality and longevity of the finished article is critical.
Here at Universal Wolf we understand that the development and production of the perfect bespoke metal chassis is a very particular challenge and that getting it right is far from a simple process.
A chassis is the central frame of an object, essentially comprising of its support system and base. The chassis is almost like a product’s skeleton, the solid base around which everything else is built. It must be capable of withstanding a range of possible stresses and strains to keep the product sound and functional. As just one example, consider the multiple environmental pressures that will act on a car chassis as a vehicle is driven fast over rough terrain. A core component to any product based around one, the importance of top quality manufacture ensuring the highest possible performance in this one part is clear to see.
When creating any new product built around a complex metal chassis, your chances of success are increased if you take the time to consult a metalworker with relevant experience during the design phase. Their advice can then be incorporated into the chassis design from the earliest stage, potentially preventing expense and unnecessary delays which a faulty or imperfect plan could cause.
At Universal Wolf we’ve been manufacturing bespoke metal chassis for years and supported numerous customers from the earliest stage in the product design process. Here are some of the main pointers we cover with them. These are also the questions we would expect any manufacturer you approach or start working with to ask you about your own metal chassis project, so they can almost represent a standard for evaluating your potential new supplier.
Producing a bespoke metal chassis that has all the necessary attributes for the task envisaged requires a particular engineering and manufacturing skill-set, as well as a passion for delivering a high quality product to specification. It’s important that companies align themselves with the right type of metalworking business that can not only meet, but exceed, their expectations.
Teamwork is key to success in these projects, as both parties will need to adopt an open and collaborative attitude particularly during the design and prototyping phase, with the ultimate aim of ensuring the chassis design is fully optimised and can be reliably reproduced to fixed standards.
Universal Wolf has many years’ experience manufacturing a variety of sheet metal fabricated chassis for complex electromechanical products. Spanning a wide range of industry sectors, our work includes some of the following types of fabrication chassis work:
If you have a metal fabrication chassis project you would like to discuss, please contact a member of our team who will be happy to assist.