Updated: May 18, 2021
Have you thought about each level’s requirements?
Material & process vendors
Confirm parts are durable enough; they should not crack under constant banging.
Produces longer lasting pieces with more durability, allowing for connectivity and more attractive finishes.
Customizing fasteners and casters can add four to six weeks.
Materials sent to multiple locations and sent farther – especially internationally – can add time.
Powder vs. painting
Painting on-site only takes days. Powder coating is heat-treated and necessitates packing up parts, transporting, and then returning.
Availability of metals
If there are rushes in the market, getting the metals can become cost prohibitive.
Outsourcing additional process from factory to vendors
Is your project on their radar? Make sure you build in adequate turnaround time.