Our History with Hardware Companies
Designing and selling hardware is a tough market. Margins can be slim, and competition can be fierce. If you want to get a leg up and take more of the market share, you need to pick the right manufacturing partner.
As your hardware catalog grows and your sales increase, you need a partner that can keep up. At Rapid Axis, we’ve been helping hardware companies for decades. We have resources that are designed to help your business grow.
We can handle sheet metal fabrication, CNC machining, stamping, die cutting, injection molding, and die casting. With us, you can get help prototyping, proving out your concept, running low-volume production, and mass-producing units for the market.
Whether you’re designing handles, knobs, or hinges, we can help you receive high-quality parts at quick turnarounds.
Whether you’re a small or large company, you have something to gain from calling our pros at Rapid Axis. Let us work for you and act as a partner throughout the maturity of your business.
Why Hardware Companies Choose Rapid Axis
Our customers prefer working with us for a number of reasons. You’ll find that a lot of our offerings align perfectly with what hardware companies need to succeed.
Expedite the Prototyping Phase
Prototyping is a big part of creating new hardware. Whenever you introduce a new product to the market, you need to go through several rounds of iterative prototyping. With each round, you need to gain stakeholder buy-in, prove the concept, and establish the market for your part — it’s tedious work.
To make things a little easier, you can have our team help with manufacturing the prototypes. We have a number of methods of manufacturing that can create prototypes within a day. With our high-performance 3D printers, you can expedite the prototyping phase of your product.
We’ll quickly get the prototype back to you. You can use it for presentations and testing, revise the drawing, then send the file back to us for another round of printing or machining.
With our help, you can get the whole phase completed in record time. There’s no need to delay the release of your product. By getting it on shelves quicker, you’ll start seeing money in your pocket sooner.
Reduce Your Per-Unit Costs
We understand that margins can get pretty tight in this industry. As you compete with the big guys who have mature processes and big purchase orders, it’s easy to lose faith. That is, unless you have a manufacturer that helps reduce your per-unit costs.
As your landed costs get lower per unit, you’ll be able to take home more money with each sale. Our scaling manufacturing model means that your price typically goes down as you order more products from us. Since we also handle finishing, prototyping, and injection molding in-house, we save money and pass those savings on to you.
Expand Your Hardware Catalog
When you’re ready to expand your hardware catalog and add new products, you can count on us. Thanks to the extensive in-house fabrication methods that we have at our disposal, we can handle almost any project.
As long as you design the part, we’ll find a way to make it happen and fabricate it. As we mentioned, we feel a lot of pride when our customers grow their business and introduce new products. Allow us to take a part in that journey as you take a larger market share in the hardware market.
Get Production-Grade Mass Production
Hardware and mass-production go hand-in-hand. You might have items on your catalog that have a million or more sales annually. How are you supposed to keep up with the demand? If you can’t fulfill customer orders, then you’re losing out on money and business.
With Rapid Axis, we’ll help you mass-produce all of your products at production quality. We allow quality to drive us, and the throughput comes naturally. We currently have customers that order hundreds of thousands of units from us annually. We want to help remove the bottleneck from your business and clear up manufacturing headaches.
This means that your SKUs will always be in-stock, and you can deliver items quicker to your customers.
Unlock a Fabrication Partner
Above everything else, you need a partner. Anyone can offer fabrication assistance, but if they aren’t rooting for you and helping you succeed, then they’re not worth your time or money. Our team at Rapid Axis takes a lot of pride in our work, and we want to see you succeed.
We will help you prototype, experiment with low-volume orders, and then help with mass production. The reason that we help every step is because we want to see your business do well, and we want your products to over-perform.
Get Product Delivered Faster
Regardless of the manufacturing style we use, we aim to get products delivered to your loading dock as fast as possible. We still inspect and generate tolerance reports for all the parts we make. This is our way of ensuring you don’t get a defective part that you can’t use from us.
If that happens, then you’ll have to waste more time trying to correct our issue, and we don’t want that to happen. These extra steps that we do will help you save even more time.
On top of that, our experienced machinists and fabrication experts know how to speed up every project. By avoiding the learning curve, we can get products delivered to you even faster.