Prototype Hood Enclosure

Southcross Custom Fabrication was recently asked to complete a prototype hood/enclosure for a new product line to be released by our client, an OEM in the agricultural implementation business. Because the project was time-sensitive, the order was delivered to the customer’s site in Texas in just three business days. This project highlights Southcross ability to complete unique, low-volume projects under tight deadlines.

Client Feedback

The client chose Southcross because of our full-service design and manufacturing capabilities and our expertise in metal fabrication. In the end, our client was pleased with every aspect of the work and has consistently returned for follow-up project partnerships.

Project Challenges

The main challenge for this project was meeting a very tight delivery date. This required our engineering expertise in selecting the right materials and manufacturing processes. We selected 14-gauge mild steel because of its ductility, machinability, versatility, and relatively low cost.

Another challenge was the shape of the finished product: the part size was atypical for an enclosure (approximately 36” x 24” x 18”). We made full use of our machining capacities to meet the strict design requirements and tolerances of 0.010”: the finished part required laser cutting, forming, and MIG welding for final assembly.

The Southcross Custom Fabrication Advantage

Southcross Custom Fabrication specializes in full-service design and engineering for both low- and high-volume production. This project demonstrated Southcross’ expertise in specialized low-volume production. The client needed a finished product that combines multiple pieces into a single product with a very fast turnaround.

We rely on our in-house expertise to complete challenging projects like this one. Our certified welders and engineers have up to forty years of experience in the industry; there is no job too complex for our experts to tackle.

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