Tech Specs & FAQs

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General FAQs

What are your hours?

Our normal business hours are 7:00am-5:00pm (eastern) M-F


Our receiving hours are 7:00am-8:00pm (eastern) M-F

What types of material do you work with?

We have the capability to work with many grades of aluminum, carbon steel, stainless, coated metals (galvanized, galvalume, aluminized, and pre-painted), copper, brass, and certain plastics.

What's the thickest material you can cut?

  • Carbon steel: 3/4″
  • Stainless: 1/2″
  • Aluminum: 3/8″

What are your maximum part sizes?

Our punching and laser equipment can handle up to a 48″x 120″ sheet, so we can cut or punch anything under that blank size.

Our longest press brakes are 10ft, so we are capable of bending any flange up to that length.

What type of CAD files can you accept?

We have licenses of Solidworks 2014, Pro-Engineer Creo, Techsoft CAD-CAM programming software, and Cadkey.

We can work with the following file types:

  • .dxf
  • .igs
  • .stp
  • (sometimes drawings on a napkin are also a possibility)

What types of products does PMF manufacture?

We fabricate parts, assemblies, and chassis for the commercial, electronics, computer, communications, medical, home appliance, retail, industrial, and power-management industries.

What quantity do you run on the average job?

In general, we find that we are most cost-effective when running medium to large quantities. A medium job would be around 50-500 parts per order. Anything more than 500 would be considered a large run.

Does PMF do sheet metal prototype work?

Yes, we often work with customers throughout the prototype phase and offer suggestions to contain costs and reduce manufacturing time. By its nature, however, we find prototype work to be expensive to run and the required ultra-short delivery requirements are often disruptive to our normal production schedule. Therefore, we try to focus our efforts on these types of development projects when we will be favored with production orders once the design is finalized.

What is considered a normal lead time?

You should allow for at least 4 to 5 weeks to complete your parts, depending on the complexity of the project and our current workload. On larger BOM’s (Bill of Material) the lead-time may increase due to sourced components and their associated leads.

What about quick-turnaround projects?

PMF offers rush service and an additional expedite fee may be required. For details call 919-231-8648 or e-mail our Business Development Team.

Do you have any industry certifications?

Yes, Precision Machine Fabrication is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Does PMF offer credit terms?

Yes, (upon credit approval) our standard offered terms are Net 30. Due to the time constraints of the credit-approval process, we may require that an initial order be paid COD. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Once you place an initial purchase order, we will email you the appropriate documents to initiate the process for establishing terms with PMF.

Does PMF manufacture architectural sheet metal?

Not generally, but we have done various specialty jobs in the past. This is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Does PMF do custom duct-work for the heating and air conditioning (HVAC) industry?

No, while the manufacturing processes between a fabricator and an HVAC shop are similar, the business models are different. Therefore, we do not manufacture parts for this industry.

Does Precision Machine Fabrication take on residential work?

Unfortunately, we do not cater to residential work.

Please feel free to call or email us with further questions! 919.231.8648 | sales@pmfweb.com

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