21 July 2020
THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
OF THE INFINITY CURVED
After a customers home has been surveyed, the CAD department works on the drawings to give the best solution to the staircases. The technical drawings are then passed to the production team to work their magic ensuring the smoothest ride possible.
After obtaining the installation drawing, cut list, and the positions for the legs and carriage charge pointsThe Bespoke CAD team also provides the production team with all the information from the sales team. This is provided through the ‘Air Table’.
The installation drawing is passed to our dispatch department along with a kitting list. Once the dispatch department knows the rail has gone to be painted they will then make up the kit box. from the information provided in the Air Table ‘kit list’ option and the installation drawing.
THE BESPOKE AIR TABLE
The Air Table is an in house system in which information is collected to assist the CAD and sales team to ensure the production team has all the correct information to fulfil our dealer’s order/s.
The manufacture cut list is used by our CNC bending operator. The information CAD provides on this sheet will ensure the CNC operator will be able to bend the rail from start to finish correctly using the finest bending machinery in the world by the Italian manufacturer BLM.
Once the rail is bent off, Ellee or myself will hand the jobs out to our fabricators in the order we have received the drawings from CAD/when the order has been approved.
THE CNC OPERATOR
The CNC Operator produces machined parts by programming, setting up and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Maintaining equipment, adhering to quality and safety standards and keeping detailed part records are some of the core responsibilities of a CNC operator.
Ellee will then update the Air Table to keep the Bespoke sales team up to date with where the order is in production through to dispatch, assisting in keeping the dealer or customer updated.The fabricators will use the cut list and leg positions drawings to build the rail to suit the drawings, the drawings will show the angles, leg measurements, bends, the radius of the bends, charge point positions and whether extra braces are required to name a few.
Once the fabricators have finished and “fettled” their job, the rail will be then passed to our testing department.
- trim or clean the rough edges of (a metal casting or a piece of pottery) before firing.
- NORTHERN ENGLISHmake or repair (something).
The rail tester will check for the following:
- Minimum/maximum widths within tolerance
- Spatter (The small particles that tend to fly out during welding)
- Carriage ride quality
- Leg positions
- Charge point holes
Once all is complete, and all check sheets are filled in from the bender, fabricator and tester, the rail will then be sent for powder coating.
The rails will return to our dispatch department. A final check will take place before palletising, wrapping ready for delivery or for one of our stairlift engineers to collect for an installation.
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