Fabrication Services / Batch Production
One thing which every project we deliver has in common is a commitment to excellence and precision, and the fact that we handle each aspect of every project in-house means that we can guarantee the commitment to quality never slips.
We’re based in Coventry in the heart of the midlands and we work with clients across the whole of the UK, and our reputation for excellence is based on more than a quarter of a century spent delivering the bespoke demands of each and every client.
When it comes to manufacturing, some items are produced as one-off pieces and others are part of a giant assembly line that sees each component reproduced an infinite amount of times.
The difference between why a piece would be reproduced many times versus once depends on various factors. In the case of a one-off prototype, the requirement may only extend to having one finished version of the piece, though it may also be mass produced at a later date.
However, where there is a large requirement for multiple components either to create one finished piece or to meet customer demand generally, batch production is the technique of choice to ensure consistency and efficiency.
Here at MPL Fabrications, batch production work is one of the many specialisms that we provide to our clients across the UK. We’ve created batch work for clients in a wide range of industry sectors including the Ministry of Defence, healthcare, transport, emergency services and many more.
Our projects span wide production runs just as they do small requirements, meaning our team can tailor the approach given to your project to ensure satisfaction with the finished result.
What Is Batch Production?
Batch production (also known as batch work) is when a large number of components are produced using identical specifications and production techniques to ensure consistency throughout each piece.
The alternative option is to make each component as a unique object. Though, in manufacturing, this can lead to issues particularly where the size, shape or function of the component is dependent on it meeting certain specifications.
For example, imagine producing the hundreds of components needed to make an appliance such as an oven. If each of the pieces didn’t fit together well, then the product would cost more to produce because many refinements would need to be made. There could also be knock-on effects for the electricity or gas supply, and ultimately the customer wouldn’t be satisfied with the finished product.
Batch production can be applied to practically any industry where manufacturing is a core part of its process. It ensures consistency throughout to speed up production, reduce the chance of faults and ultimately create a more efficient production process.
How Do I Get My Item Batch Produced?
Some clients approach us with CAD drawings, and others require us to create a prototype for their needs, which if approved will then be replicated through batch work. So whether you have the precise measurements and specifications for your component, or if you need us to help create a blueprint we’ll get your project delivered on time and within budget.
Our batch work is handled in-house by our engineers who pride themselves on delivering quality precision and excellence within each component they oversee.
Once your components are ready for dispatch we’ll be in touch. It’s as simple as that!
Batch Production Techniques
- Brake press
- CNC punching
- Plasma cutting
- Powder coating
- Specialist welding
What Are The Advantages Of Batch Production In Manufacturing?
Consistency - As noted above, within the manufacturing process, it’s often critical that each component is made to precise specifications. Creating each piece separately either through different techniques or even teams will greatly increase the chances of the components having differences or imperfections that could render the component unusable.
However, by overseeing each component our engineers can ensure that each piece is consistent with its predecessor and any future replications.
Scale your business - One of the many reasons why a large number of identical components may be required is due to the demands of the business. Batch production helps businesses keep on track of demand, whether you are a business trying to scale up, or if a particular part is subject to high demand for any other circumstance.
Less chance of mistakes - Mistakes within a production environment aren’t just frustrating or time consuming to fix, but are costly too. As batch work involves working to a specific blueprint, everyone is on the same page. This means mistakes are far less likely to happen, not least because more pairs of eyes are monitoring the quality and consistency of each run.
Efficient production techniques - When there is a set format to the work being produced, orders become more efficient as the guesswork has been removed. Instead, batch production generates an extremely efficient production line that can be continually relied upon.
Batch Production Manufacturing UK
MPL Fabrications is based in Coventry offering batch production manufacturing for our clients across the UK. Our ISO 9001 certification is a mark of the high standards we set ourselves that we continually strive to reflect in all of our work.
If you require any batch work for your project, please contact us. Give us a call on 024 7661 0778, or email us at email@example.com. Our expert engineers are ready and waiting to help you with all your batch work needs.