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be costly to correct. Once a pattern is passed
through to the tooling stages, corrections not
only increase costs significantly, but can also
increase overall project time.
A great foundry will set up tooling in the
most economical way for the customer.
Tooling isn't a one-size fits all solution, if a
client needs one piece, setting up tooling to
make 10 pieces doesn't make sense. Likewise,
tooling is (barring changes on a customer's
part) a one-time fee.
Just like tooling is flexible based on project
needs, a foundry should be flexible on using

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tooling from outside sources and should be
able to provide a price quote that reflects that.
Your foundry may want input on outside tooling
to determine how it will be used, how it's set
up, sizing, and number of pieces. They're not
being difficult; they're just ensuring that it
will be the most practical and cost-effective
method for delivering your finished product.
Finally, look for a foundry that can provide
a per-piece quote so that you, the customer,
knows how pricing will change if quantity
changes. This offers an enormous value over
a single lump sum fee, which can make it
extremely difficult for the enduser to anticipate changes in cost in relation to changing
project needs.

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Finished Should Mean Finished
Your foundry should provide a sample
of the finished casting before initiating
a production run. If the prototype sample does
not meet the original drawing, a great foundry
will correct the error at no charge to you. But,
if changes are made because of a redesign,
those changes could result in increased tooling costs and time delays. Again, time spent in
the initial planning and drawings stages will
save you significant time and money later in
the project.
Once you've approved your sample piece,
it's time for the final production run. Look for
a foundry that will provide finished, cleaned
castings that don't require clean up on your
end. When you receive your castings, they
should be ready for their final application -
whether it's painting or welding.
When doing restoration work, look for a
foundry that can create tooling directly
from a sample part off the job and eliminate the pattern-making expense.

Imagine an original space filled with original
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018

President’s Letter
Letter From the Executive Director
NOMMA Network
NOMMA Education Foundation
2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
Change Orders
Women in Industry
What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
Supplier Members
New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
Gold Members
Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
2018 Product Preview
Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Intro
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover1
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover2
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 4
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 5
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 6
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 7
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 8
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 9
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 10
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - President’s Letter
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 12
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Letter From the Executive Director
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 14
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Network
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - NOMMA Education Foundation
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 17
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 18
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Metalfab / Fencetech Attendee Brochure
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 20
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 21
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 22
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 23
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 24
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 25
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 26
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 27
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 28
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 29
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Three Things You Need to Know* to Save Money and Time When Commissioning Custom Metal Castings
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 31
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 32
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 33
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - The Collective Mind Gate Series - Part Vi
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 35
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 36
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 37
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Change Orders
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 39
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 40
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 41
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 42
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - What Experience Modifiers Do, and What You Can Do About It
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 44
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 45
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 46
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - How to Handle Your Toughest Employee Problem
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 48
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 49
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 50
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 51
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 52
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Supplier Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 54
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - New & Returning NOMMA Members & Iron Club Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 56
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Gold Members
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane - Nomma’s First Years
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 59
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 60
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 2018 Product Preview
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 62
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 63
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 64
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - Index of Advertisers
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - 66
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover3
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - cover4
O&MM Fabricator - January/February 2018 - outsert1
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