For more than 30 years, American Industrial Company (AIC) has provided quality design engineering services for tooling. With cutting-edge testing tools and modern software, we can quickly and accurately provide custom design assistance, complex prototypes, and reverse engineering of new or existing products.
AIC specializes in delivering turnkey solutions, including designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your completed custom metal stampings. We have the expertise and necessary resources to provide cost-effective custom engineering solutions from our 25,000-square-foot facility near Chicago.
Choosing the right metal stamping provider is imperative to ensuring high-quality, reliable parts for your application. At AIC, we have an experienced and dedicated staff that manages supply chains for international companies. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we deliver quality custom engineering and fabrication services at all stages of the production process.
AIC’s design team consists of engineers with extensive experience in AutoCAD, EdgeCAM, and other advanced software tools. Our highly-trained engineering staff has expert proficiency in multiple CAD platforms, including geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T). They have advanced industry knowledge of tolerance stacking for both mechanical and electro-mechanical design specifications.
This expertise, combined with our investment in state-of-the-art equipment, has made us a leader in the industry and a one-stop shop for product design. Our design engineering services cover the primary areas of pre-production, including:
Learn more about each of our custom design, engineering, and fabrication capabilities.
Our design engineers use advanced software such as EdgeCAM, AutoCAD, Gauge Track, Epicor for Manufacturing, and PC Fapt Cut. These technologies enable highly accurate design modeling and easy, quick alterations during prototyping.
To facilitate both our redesign and design capabilities, we accept major file formats such as IGES, DXF, and DWG. This allows us to review existing files, suggest modifications, and create entirely new designs. We take a comprehensive approach with design assistance to ensure a product design meets all cost constraints and specification criteria.
Choosing the proper material is critical to the part’s performance and reliability in its intended application. Metal options include aluminum, cold rolled steel, brass, copper, stainless steel, high-strength low alloy steel, and galvanized steel. Common applications of metal stamped products include brackets, bolts, latches, fastening components, and handheld and power tool components.
Our in-house tooling design and development facility controls not only tool-making but the entire manufacturing process. We can build dies from 6 to 85 inches in length with tolerances of ±0.001 inch. We can select the ideal die material from various pre-hardened metals and tool-grade steels. Available die types include compound, progressive, shallow draw, secondary forming dies, and more.
AIC provides a full range of testing procedures that meet or exceed industry specifications and standards. We perform analyses of a material’s Rockwell hardness, full destructive capabilities, and non-destructive testing capabilities. Thorough testing of all components ensures products conform to all applicable specifications.
AIC’s statistical process control (SPC) uses statistical data to measure product quality and guide the parts approval process, especially for automotive products. Our quality assurance team also uses tools like GAGEtrak for metrology tracking and a Micro-Vu optical camera system to perform precise visual measurements of products and assemblies.
Our design team can work as an extension of your engineering team, whether it’s for a single component or a whole system. From design to manufacturing to assembly, our dedicated engineers have years of experience developing custom-engineered solutions that solve problems with quick turnarounds.
Progressive die stamping is a cost-effective, efficient method of producing precise, complex goods without slowing production or straining the metal. In addition to progressive dies, we use secondary forming, compound, and shallow draw dies, as well as dies for blanking, coining, and piercing.
AIC offers comprehensive value-added/secondary metal fabrication services, including:
Our degreed engineering staff is experienced in using GD&T, tolerance stacking, and other CAD programs for various mechanical and electro-mechanical specifications. Our industry-specific experience with the automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer products, and other markets has allowed us to target the specific needs of customers in these sectors. AIC can also provide 2D and 3D drawings as needed.
Whether you need a single component or a complex assembly, our design engineering team is poised to serve as an extension of your in-house team. Our vast experience creating complex mechanisms—from design to prototyping to manufacturing to assembly—allows our customers to save time and money.
We have the necessary equipment to complete even the most difficult jobs from our 25,000-square-foot state-of-the-art production space. We have a wide array of specialty tools and resources so our technicians and engineers can build assemblies that perform as intended.
AIC delivers superior-quality manufactured goods to customers across diverse industries. While many other companies have had to reshore manufacturing services to stay competitive with international markets, our U.S.-based fabrication services remain reliable and stable.
We offer design engineering services to a broad range of industries, which include:
Other industries that benefit from our expert services include:
American Industrial Company provides top-quality custom engineering and fabrication services at competitive prices. Our team has the knowledge, equipment, and experience to fabricate custom metal parts and assemblies. Specializing in turnkey solutions, we ensure every product is designed and fabricated with the highest level of precision to meet your specifications.
Regardless of the complexity or size of your order, AIC will deliver a custom engineering solution tailored to your needs. Contact us if you have any questions about our capabilities. Request a quote to start your custom fabrication project.