Marlin engineers have experience with steel fabrication designs for major automotive manufacturers and many other industrial customers all over the globe. We go beyond simply manufacturing a standard solution - we look for ways to improve designs, optimizing the perfect solution for your systems, including:
Anything you need can be precision-manufactured with rapid delivery thanks to the speed and consistency of our automated manufacturing equipment. Any style of metal basket can be engineered to meet your specific needs.
We can match and even improve upon your existing basket designs to make your processes smooth and easy. The Marlin Steel team can design and engineer custom wire products in stainless, galvanized, and plain steel. Every week, we make thousands of custom steel baskets and racks for customers with exacting performance needs and precise tolerances for error.
When placing an order, customers submit us a part (in PDF format, by fax, or even as an actual sample) and ask us to design a basket to hold 6-20 such parts for ultrasonic cleaning, parts degreasing, parts washing, curing, or heat treating. Requirements such as the ideal footprint of the basket and the number of parts to be held in the basket can help our engineers make the . Several issues that impact our design are whether the baskets can stack, have a lid, and will be exposed to high temperature.
Using these specifications, Marlin submits a quote. Upon receipt of a purchase order, Marlin generates precise AutoCAD prints that detail the front view of the basket, side view, top view, and an isometric view (as if you were standing over the basket near the corner). We can also depict your basket stacked on top of other baskets, loaded with parts, and empty of parts for you to confirm that the design meets your requirements.
Upon print approval, we release travelers to our factory. For example, the Fixture Department makes precise aluminum fixtures, TIG welded together and marked with your part #, to hold your parts. These aluminum fixtures act as a "GO"/"NO GO" tool. Only precisely formed parts fit into the fixture. The Bending Department robots make two or three dimensional parts. The Welding Department mounts the aluminum fixtures on robots that weld the parts consistently (resistance or MIG, depending on the application). For example, our robotic MIG welder welds parts with a tolerance of +/-0.003" in the "x" plane, "y" plane, and "z" plane. The MIG welder is in effect the ultimate quality checker of your parts.
Once the parts are welded, we securely pack, shrink wrap and ship them raw, or we can provide a finish. Typical finishes include electropolish (for stainless), nickel plating, chrome plating, epoxy coating, urethane coating, polyester coating, polyolefin coating, powder coating, plastisol PVC coating, nylon coating, and galvanizing.
If you have any questions or would like to send a print, contact us or fax it to 410-644-7457.