Emergency Breakdowns – How Badger Alloys can get you back to business quickly

Whether caused by flooding, power outages, fires or a pandemic, emergency breakdowns can be devastating to your business. This past year has shown us the depth of extreme situations that can shut down manufacturing. At Badger Alloys, we are uniquely positioned to prioritize our customers in emergency breakdown situations. As a full-service castings manufacturer with on-site tooling, machining, pouring and robotic/3D capabilities, we are able to expedite urgent projects to get you back to business quickly. Here’s how.

Whether caused by flooding, power outages, fires or a pandemic, emergency breakdowns can be devastating to your business. This past year has shown us the depth of extreme situations that can shut down manufacturing. At Badger Alloys, we are uniquely positioned to prioritize our customers in emergency breakdown situations.

As a full-service castings manufacturer with on-site tooling, machining, pouring and robotic/3D capabilities, we are able to expedite urgent projects to get you back to business quickly. Here’s how.

Zero risk of damage and lag time due to shipping. Each time a pattern is shipped to a foundry, or a casting is moved to a machine shop, precious time is lost and there is a risk of damage to the tooling or casting. Because our manufacturing campus hosts all these functions, potential delay and damage caused by shipping – particularly during these difficult and uncertain times in the transportation and delivery industry – are eliminated.

Creative solutions fostered by seamless team communication and collaboration. Keeping the entire casting process with one supplier ensures full communication at every step regarding potential issues, trouble-shooting, timelines, and project goals. When engineers can communicate seamlessly between patternmakers, foundry personnel and machinists, they can work collaboratively throughout the process. This model allows us to quickly and effectively diagnose problems and develop higher quality parts in fewer design cycles, with no delay from outside vendors. Because the entire team is on site, they can easily offer ideas and solutions for the best finished casting.

Cutting-edge technology solutions on site. If your pattern was created elsewhere and is lost, damaged or otherwise unavailable, we have the robotic and 3D technologies on site to get your  parts created quickly. We have the capabilities to create prototypes, reverse-engineer your legacy parts, create patternless molds, or 3D-print polymer or sand tooling even when drawings or models are not available. These options allow us to fine tune your design prior to casting, decreasing time-to-market and increasing casting quality and performance.

Shorter lead times due to coordinated, full-process scheduling. Likewise, when one facility controls the entire process, from pattern to finished casting, there is less lag time due to scheduling conflicts with other projects. For example, by using our own on-site machine shop, we at Badger Alloys can better employ just-in-time manufacturing practices. We are able to control our scheduling so a casting arrives at the machine shop the day it is scheduled to go into a machine, reducing the total overall lead time to our customers.

Whether you are one of our long-standing customers or an OEM or manufacturer in a bind, we at Badger Alloys stand ready to get you back to business quickly after an emergency breakdown. Please contact Mike Janson at 414/258-8200 or mikej@badgeralloys.com to learn more about how we can put our full-service capabilities to work for you.