Section 1: How to determine the best shipping and packaging
A lot of work goes into partnering with a custom fabricator to manufacture your sheet metal parts. So, you want to be sure that once the parts are finished, they arrive as expected.
A reputable fabricator wants the part to arrive in perfect condition as much as you do and should be able to accommodate your shipping needs.
They should help you find cost-effective ways to protect your product from logistics damage while also supporting your end-user needs.
Package design is an important part of the engineering process and should consider the entire logistics cycle and the shipping requirements.
There are several things you need to consider during this part of your planning process.