As it is with software, a targeted approach needs to be taken when purchasing machinery. Do you purchase new or used?
The purchase of cutting and bending machinery is a substantial capital expenditure. It is important to remember that each product or product line has a specific manufacturing process. Remember that machine sales representatives will always tout the benefits of their products while downplaying shortcomings.
We at Consult Metal have no financial ties to any of the machine manufacturers. What we do have is in-depth knowledge of the many machines on the market today. The idea is to pair you up with machinery that is relevant to your operations. Determining whether a laser or punch press or plasma or combination machine is required is critical to the production process. The number of bending centers required in order to keep up with the cutting cells must also be considered.
At the end of the day we need to ask ourselves what our ROI will be.