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Let us handle making your metal prototype parts at Young Mfg., Inc.

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Laser Cutting

Get your metal parts laser cut here at YMI

Press Brakes and Fabrication

Our precision CNC controlled brake presses bend parts using the latest technology

Since 1947

YMI...making quality parts since 1947


Contact us for all your production welding needs

Assemblies and custom farm equipment

At YMI, we are experts in assembling and producing custom weldments to your specifications

Custom tube bending

We can handle your square or round tube bending needs

CNC vertical milling centers

Our CNC milling centers can machine your parts to your specifications

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Prototyping Services at YMI

In the Beginning:

One of the things that we do really well at YMI, is making prototypes from even the simplest of drawings. Whether you require 1 or 10,000 parts, each part needs to start with a prototype. The prototype is the first correct part that conforms to the print or sketch or matches up to the sample given to us.

Yes, reverse-engineering also produces a prototype.

In some cases, because of the cost of materials or tooling, you may want to substitute a less expensive material for the prototype until you are satisfied with the results. An example of this might be using mild steel for the prototype and then using stainless for the actual parts when the parts go to production.

The same theory resides in the tooling aspect. Sometimes tooling can be so expensive, it is easier (and less expensive) to make a prototype without production tooling. Once the prototype is proved correct, then the more expensive tooling can be made.

The third part of prototyping is that the methods used to make the prototype are often quite crude and not necessarily as detailed as the final production parts will be. (IE: weld the parts rather than bolting them.)

Prototyping is to prove a concept, and once the concept is proved, the other tooling and production methods are employed in order to make the part(s) you want. This concept is called "production design" and, once again, this is an area where we excel at Young Mfg., Inc.

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Young Mfg., Inc.:

"Making response to customers a top priority since 1947"