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Design and Prototyping

At FSM, we offer a full design and prototype service for fabricated metal components.

Whether for a new product or to re-engineer an existing one we manage the process from concept, through design, into prototype, final production and delivery. Where appropriate we will offer a dedicated account manager to work with you on your project.

FSM has a team of design experts to produce drawings using the latest Solid Edge CAD software. They can process your drawings from several formats including: sketches, hard copy drawings, 2D draft files or 3D solid models from various CAD packages. 

We work with you to make sure the design, materials being used and manufacturing processes will meet your requirements on quality, cost, performance and lead time.  

The 3D models developed by our team are converted into flat patterns and optimised to maximise production efficiency and minimise waste. These flat patterns are then converted into DXF files to be processed by our fibre laser and punching machines. 

After the initial model, prototype or first production unit has been made it will be tested against the original design criteria and project brief. Once approved, production will continue to completion and your requirements are met.

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What's new at FSM?

A unique project and somewhere to sit at an art exhibition in Paris

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Our new machine arrives from Germany. As expected, right on time!

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Following an invitation from Trumpf, FSM visit their Intech 2023 exhibition

Mark Casey & Danny Walker flew to Stuttgart to attend Intech 2023 at Trumpf HQ in Ditzingemn, Germany.

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March saw the approval of the latest version on the EVO door system

FSM have once again been awarded SBD certification for the year ahead.

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Our flexibility saw us venture in a different direction: Building Bridges.

Having confidence in our versatility, we were tasked with producing a new route to and from a residential...

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On Thursday November 10th 2022, our latest machine arrives.

We needed a more up to date saw to improve productivity and maintain accuracy.

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In an effort to improve productivity, we are investing in a new press brake

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Having decided to update our image, FSM's new website goes live.

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FSM's recently launched Green policy initiative takes off.

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Out with the old and in with the new. Good to go!!

Following the decommissioning of our old laser, the new one is in and fully operational.

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