Manufacturing Rework and Salvage
Almost all manufactures encounter scenarios when their lines produce flawed parts. Manufacturing rework, or part salvage, is the process of saving imperfect or defective parts. It involves inspecting flawed parts, coming up with creative solutions, and fixing the parts. At J&L, we have a full, manufactured part salvage department devoted to helping companies prevent part waste.
Saving Money with Rework and Other Benefits
The most obvious benefit to salvaging manufactured parts is the cost savings. When expensive parts come off of a manufacturing line with flaws, it's often worth seeing what can be fixed.
Saving money is the most desired benefit of rework, but there are other benefits. Rework for manufactured parts is a waste prevention technique. Additionally, by outsourcing, you don’t have to pull time and resources from your manufacturing team. Finally, our team is always seeking to help your company thrive. That means, if we see a way you can prevent the flaw from happening in the future, we’ll let you know. We view our client relationships as interpersonal partnerships, and we’ll always do our best to serve you.
The Rework and Salvage Process
When you have a mass-produced imperfect part that you’re ready to throw away, send it to us instead. For a low cost, our salvage team will examine the part and explore solutions. If we can’t fix it, we’ll let you know. If we can, you’ll be able to send us all the defect parts and receive them back, in the desired condition, within a quick turnaround time.
Our goal with any of our services is to provide a win-win solution for our team and yours. If you’re interested in manufactured part salvage, submit a quote request form. We’ll likely ask for pictures of the parts in question and an explanation of the defect. Then, we’ll let you know if we think it’s worth it for you to send in a sample.
Types of Manufacturing Rework
Structural Flaw Rework
Some flaws prevent a part from working like they should. When this happens, companies usually have two options.
1. They can task their R&D department with finding a solution.
2. They can throw the parts away, incurring lots of waste, material costs, and labor costs.
Salvage presents companies with a third option: fixing the parts. While this isn’t possible in every scenario, the sample inspection cost is low, and the return on investment can be monumental. We’ve helped companies save five, six, and seven figures through salvage solutions.
Aesthetic Flaw Rework
Parts aren’t always rejected for structural reasons. Sometimes, parts have visible issues that make them aesthetically unpleasant. This could be excess metal, rigid curves, and more. In this situation, salvage is especially vital because, aside from appearance, the part is perfect.
We’ve helped companies fix both structural and aesthetic flaws with our salvage services.
J&L’s Main Rework Services
• Gate Removal
• Weld Blend
• Positive Metal
• Excess Metal Removal
• Pressure blasting
• Media blasting
• Cord Width Reduction
Auto Part Rework
Aerospace Part Rework
Medical Part Rework
Request a Quote for Manufacturing Rework and let Our Team Take Care of the Rest.