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Electromechanical manufacturing is a term that covers a vast number of fabrication processes. Even within categories of electromechanical manufacturing, there are broad spectrums of production that cross many industries. MultiSource Manufacturing LLC has a broad range of manufacturing techniques and is dedicated to providing a large variety of contract manufacturing services for electromechanical fabrication in many industries. From medical devices to semiconductor components, our electromechanical contract manufacturing services offer a multitude of components and full assemblies to OEMs and other customers worldwide.
Electromechanical contract manufacturing may cover a great deal of products, but there are basic categories that each part fits into. The main groups of electromechanical manufacturing the MultiSource network provides include the following.
These categories are very general, and could easily warrant a deeper dive, but even these cover just a partial selection of what we can offer at MultiSource. Our engineers, technicians, and other employees have the knowledge and training needed for many electromechanical manufacturing operations. In addition to their skill, they have access to multiple well-outfitted production floors with hundreds of specialty machines, finishing tools, and advanced industrial processors.
To learn more about our electromechanical contract manufacturing capabilities, contact MultiSource Manufacturing LLC at (952) 456-5500. Request more information, or request a quote to get started with us today.
Across various industries, plastics and polymers are used in countless applications with a broad range of complexities. Because of the prevalence of plastics in many industries, plastic fabrication has become a widespread, standardized manufacturing process that many technicians specialize in. In accordance with the rise in use of plastics in an industrial setting, the standards for quality control and the type of fabrication procedures have expanded and improved. At MultiSource Manufacturing LLC, we provide comprehensive plastic fabrication services for the production of components and assemblies for OEMs and other customers.
Our plastic fabrication facilities can perform a wide range of operations, including advanced forming and specialized welding. The core operations of plastic fabrication at hand in our toolkit as a contract manufacturer include the following.
Our plastic fabrication capabilities offer a highly comprehensive production program. Our technicians can create a broad range of simple to complex components and full assemblies. To learn more about our plastic fabrication program, contact MultiSource Manufacturing at (952) 456-5500. Request more information or request a quote online to get started with us today.
In the past 10 years alone, the use of Swiss-style machining has increased across a wide variation of industries. Though the equipment is often more expensive than other types of CNC machining, the benefits of Swiss machining are many and enough to explain the rapid expansion of its use.
MultiSource Manufacturing LLC utilizes Swiss CNC machining for many production operations daily. From intricate components used in medical devices to large assemblies for U.S. defense organizations, the MultiSource network makes use of Swiss machining to provide OEMs and other customers the skills in manufacturing they need.
While the MultiSource network utilizes many different methods of CNC machining with success, including vertical and horizontal lathes, mills, and more, our Swiss machining centers are unparalleled in several aspects:
The MultiSource network’s Swiss machines provide more accurate, complex, slender components with speed and efficiency. Our CNC machining operations are improved completely with the use of our Swiss machines, but like all our other production, quality control relies on continued maintenance of equipment. Swiss machines and all other equipment are kept on a strict yearly maintenance schedule to maintain peak conditions and provide excellence in manufacturing.
For complex components on rapid production schedules, look no further than MultiSource Manufacturing. To learn more about our capabilities in CNC machining, contact us at (952) 456-5500, or request a quote or more information online to get started with us today.
For over 20 years, the MultiSource Manufacturing network has worked to provide high-quality custom-made products from the ground up to OEMs and customers in a wide range of industries. A key component of building reliable, complete products for any industry is the prototyping process. With our multiple facilities, MultiSource is able to provide comprehensive product design services with advanced software and additive manufacturing capabilities. When you partner with the MultiSource network for your project today, you can trust our team to provide the best customer service, design, build, and assembly from start to finish, beginning with our dedicated 3D printing and rapid prototyping, ending with our additional specialized production locations.
Our team of expert, skilled engineers works with state-of-the-art 3D printing and machining equipment seamlessly directed with advanced computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. Using this software and equipment, MultiSource engineers can create an exact virtual image of a part with geometric specifications and function simulation and then fully-realize the physical prototype for testing and customer approval.
The goal of MultiSource rapid prototyping procedures is not only to provide the quality design and production of a viable part, but also to promote our continued emphasis on and practice of Kanban manufacturing and Just-In-Time fulfillment.
Originally developed in Japan at the Toyota manufacturing facilities, Kanban is an early method of lean manufacturing. The word literally translates as “visual signals” or “signboards” because of the original procedure involving customers sending Kanban cards to manufacturers to request supplies, but the concept has expanded to encompass newer lean manufacturing practices. Today, Kanban works to limit waste and improve efficiency in production in a lean manufacturing process that operates based on OEM and customer demand. Our demand-based production benefits greatly from the paired rapid prototyping utilized across the MultiSource network, and without the speed and accuracy our prototyping teams provide, Kanban practices would be severely limited.
Like Kanban manufacturing, Just-In-Time fulfillment works as a lean manufacturing system to limit production waste and streamline operations. Where Kanban manufacturing organizes production around the direct request of customers, Just-In-Time fulfillment incorporates Kanban into a comprehensive cycle of design, fabrication, assembly, delivery, and integration. The concept of Kanban manufacturing and Just-In-Time fulfillment work together to provide a production system that meets demands with little to no unnecessary waste of materials, time, or energy. Our rapid prototyping services fit perfectly into the foundation of MultiSource’s support and practice of a full-fledged Kanban and Just-In-Time operation.
To learn more about our Kanban practices and Just-In-Time fulfillment with contract manufacturing, or to find out about our complete services for rapid prototyping, submit a request more information, or request a quote today.
MultiSource Manufacturing LLC is committed to providing complete contract fabrication services to OEMs and other customers across the globe. To uphold our standard of comprehensive services, our multiple facilities work as a network of manufacturing, assembling, and finishing providers. From full engineering and prototyping services to finishing and value-added services, our team of expert fabricators can build the components and full assemblies you need.
While prototyping quality components with reliable, well-sourced materials is key to excellence in production, we understand the integral role that finishing services play in a comprehensive process. To meet quality finishing standards, the MultiSource network performs value-added services from plating to laser marking and beyond.
For many manufacturing projects, laser marking is a key operation during the finishing process.
What is Laser Marking?
Just as its name tells, laser marking is a process of labeling or otherwise marking a component with a laser. Laser marking can be accomplished with staining, annealing, cutting away, foaming, or engraving techniques. We perform laser marking operations on a wide range of materials including sheet metal, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, bronze, titanium, plastics, laminants, and painted surfaces.
How does it work?
To perform laser marking, there are several methodologies that vary depending on the material to be marked. Heat marking lasers can burn a surface and create an oxidation process to change the marked surface color. It can also create a chemical change that will otherwise stain or alter the color of a marked surface. This is typical for laser marking plastic surfaces. Engraving can be performed using the heat of a laser to remove surface material with evaporation or melting. Foaming laser marking can be applied to plastics as well. This process creates a gas bubble by evaporating surface material. The diffusion of light through the gas creates a color change in the desired areas.
Benefits of Laser Marking
We utilize laser marking in the finishing of many components because it offers a greater speed of surface marking with consistent quality of precision. Laser marking is effective on a wide range of varying materials and provides a durable, computer-controlled mark that is resistant to many forms of damage. Overall, laser marking is a faster and more highly-controlled marking process that offers a quality, long lasting surface alteration.
To learn more about laser marking and the comprehensive finishing operations we provide, contact MultiSource today. To get started on your fabrication project with the MultiSource network, request a quote or request more information.
Our team is excited to be attending the Design-2-Part trade show in Grapevine, TX! We’ll be joining some of the country’s best manufacturers at the region’s largest contract manufacturing trade show. If you’re looking for the best in precision machining, visit MultiSource Manufacturing at booth #307.
Click here to get your FREE tickets and join us at Design-2-Part on March 13-14. We can’t wait to see you!
Adam Lee joined MultiSource Manufacturing this week as the General Manager for our Fridley, MN location. Adam will report to Ken Kucik, VP of Operations.
Adam has experience in manufacturing at several locations, including as a manager at Best Source Electronics where he helped increase On Time Delivery and trained all employees on Lean processes and participation in Kaizen events. He also has experience in Continuous Improvement, scrap reduction, and cross-training of employees. Adam has a BA from the University of Minnesota, an MBA from St. Thomas, a certification in Project Management, and is a Six-Sigma Green Belt. He also served our country in the Army in the Middle East in officer roles.
Alissa has joined our team as Sales Manager for Industrial products and will report to Brent Fischmann, VP of Sales & Marketing. Working from our locations in the Metro Minneapolis area, she will work with existing and potential customers to build relationships for future growth opportunities for the company. Previously, Alissa worked at Wurth Industries as a Key Account Manager and at Dichtomatik Americas in several roles including senior materials planner, inside sales manager, and industrial distribution business unit manager. She has her undergrad degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Leadership and Management from Concordia.
Since 1998, MultiSource Manufacturing, LLC has grown in size, capabilities, and skill. Today, we offer contract manufacturing expertise with comprehensive in-house production including design, machining, and assembly. Our facility locations span across Minnesota, offering quality contract manufacturing services from precision machining to plastic fabrication for a wide range of industries. As a member of the Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA), you can always expect the best customer care and service for custom manufacturing in Minnesota when you choose to work with MultiSource Manufacturing, LLC.
Since 1955, the MPMA has supported machining companies and promoted innovation in the field and served as the leading voice for quality and reliability in precision machining. As a member of the MPMA, the MultiSource network is held to high standards for precision machining as well as all other components of our design, production, and assembly process.
As a custom manufacturer, we’re committed to meeting your needs with any unique project you bring to our doors. Big or small, simple or complex, the MultiSource network is ready to take on new challenges every day. With an innovative MultiSource approach to the design and engineering process and state-of-the-art CNC machining equipment, our team of experienced and knowledgeable engineers, machinists, and technicians can quickly get your project underway. Select parts and fully-assembled equipment is manufactured with reliable quality and speed offering easily-integrated end results, all accomplished with continued communication between you and our staff.
With every step of the manufacturing process for a custom product, MultiSource places a strong emphasis on continued quality. We believe that without quality assurance throughout the design, production, and assembly process, we wouldn’t be able to provide a truly comprehensive custom manufacturing experience that goes above and beyond customer specifications with long-lasting reliability and smooth integration into customer systems. Throughout the MultiSource network, quality control is essential. With our principles for custom manufacturing and precision machining, you can always expect quality and reliability every step of the way.
To learn more about the support and vocal leadership the MPMA provides to precision machining companies, schools, colleges, universities, financial affiliates, and more, explore their website or contact them online.
Kevin Menard joins the MultiSource operations management team.
Kevin Menard joined MultiSource Manufacturing this week as the General Manager for our Boulder location. Kevin will report to Ken Kucik, VP of Operations.
Kevin has a Bachelor of Science degree in Plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from University of New Haven. He has worked in various manufacturing companies in Connecticut, Great Britain, and Colorado in a variety of roles including Process Engineering, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Production Management. Most recently he served as both a Senior Manufacturing Engineer and as the Manufacturing Operations Manager at Surefire Medical Inc., a medical device manufacturer in the Boulder area.
When he’s not working, you can find Kevin spending time with his family or playing or coaching hockey.
Learn more about our Boulder location and capabilities today!