For many years product designers and engineers have had to face annoying compromises when designing tubular products. Traditional rotary draw tube benders required significant investment in bend tooling, as well as restrictions in part geometry due to the right hand/left rotation of standard benders. These considerations often lead to product designs that had commonized bend radii and simple designs. In other words … BORING!
3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing and development. Also referred to as additive manufacturing, 3D printing involves combining multiple layers of a material until you successfully create a 3D printed model. It has become a popular choice among manufacturers due to its innovative benefits that complement traditional manufacturing. While manufacturing companies often use other tools and machines to convert raw materials into finished products, 3D printers offer several unique benefits such as lower costs and waste reduction. Here are the top five advantages to 3D printing in the manufacturing industry.
Chrome plated, powder coated, brushed stainless, carbon steel, low or high volume, batch or JIT … Leonhardt Manufacturing continually exceeds the expectations of a variety of world-class brands in the furniture industry. Our in-house fabrication skills involve CNC rotary and variable radius bending, robotic and manual mig and tig welding, CNC machining and polishing and metal finishing. But what really sets us apart is our ability to deliver highly cosmetic finishes to customers with demanding aesthetic requirements. For these customers, it’s not just a metal fabrication. It’s art!
At Leonhardt Manufacturing, it’s important our customers see us as an extension of their business and get the service they need from all departments. We ensure our sales, engineering, quality, production and customer service are always responsive and understand the goals and needs of each of their counterparts. For us, making the initial sale is just the very beginning of a long relationship. We like to measure our time with customers in decades, not years.
Too many suppliers for materials and processes led a leading U.S. manufacturer of infrastructure and flow control products and services straight to Leonhardt. With the ultimate goal of improving product offering of residential meters for their utility customers, they needed a contract manufacturing solution that could take the product from design through production and final packaging.
Leonhardt Manufacturing is celebrating 50 years of excellence in manufacturing. As a world-class manufacturer, Leonhardt specializes in highly decorative tubular products and welded assemblies ranging from highly decorative motorcycle parts to off-road truck crane jibs. This milestone reinforces the company’s continued commitment to innovation and business growth in global manufacturing markets.