You the customer are the reason why Fotofab has achieved success over the past 50 years. Fotofab is committed to customer satisfaction.
Fotofab provides a wide range of high precision metal fabricating services to produce components with geometries from simple to very complex. Whether the mission is a quick-turn prototype to a high-volume production run, Fotofab has been satisfying engineers for five decades. And while our core competency has not changed over that time, the technology of our production tools continues to evolve. As we look to our next decade, we see opportunities for our customers to benefit from our unrivaled experience, while knowing that their parts will be produced with state-of-the art production methodologies and uncompromising quality standards.
Today, Fotofab is highly regarded by our customers for being responsive to their needs for product quality, quick response times and highly knowledgeable customer service. Located on Chicago‘s Northwest Side, our main plant houses multiple etching machines, and a thoroughly equipped CAE/CAD department. Our tooling, forming and stamping facility is located in Elk Grove Village, a short drive from our main facility and very close to O’Hare airport.
We are proud to have earned our ISO 9001:2008 certification and are diligently working on our AS9100 certification, which is projected for June 2017 implementation.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT
We are also seeing greater customer emphasis on environmental issues. Fotofab had anticipated this growing trend and is well positioned to satisfy these customer concerns. We are particularly proud to have been commended by government regulatory agencies for our environmental compliance and cooperation. Fotofab believes that to achieve long-term growth, we must be good stewards of the environment. We constantly work toward making our manufacturing process cleaner, safer and even more respectful of our country’s natural resources.
OUR COMMITMENT TO THE FUTURE OF THE INDUSTRY
Looking ahead to the next 10 years, Fotofab will continue to invest in the latest technologies to continue our commitment to continuous improvement. Advances in CAD systems will help engineers simplify design tasks and shorten the overall project cycles. Gradual refinements on the manufacturing side will also help speed production, while maintaining the company’s well known tight tolerances.
Looking forward to our customers’ applications – the trend in the electronics industry is for smaller, lighter and more efficient products with even tighter tolerances. For example, in order to make power supplies smaller, they must operate at higher frequencies, creating a greater need for shielding and heat dissipation. Our processes can satisfy those needs without lengthening product development time. Be it medical, aerospace, electronics or any other market, customer companies will continue to push out more new designs faster than ever. Fotofab takes pride in being able to stay a step ahead of our customers’ needs with affordable, quick-turnaround custom parts for prototypes. In addition, we are well equipped in moving prototypes to laser production runs.
Another area of change is with the types of metals our customers are asking us to fabricate. Exotic metals are required for some medical, aerospace and scientific applications, because of their unique properties. These same properties can be challenging when the metal is etched, stamped or formed. Fotofab has developed proprietary approaches to overcoming these challenges, so that we are able to deliver parts that are comparable to those made of more compliant metals. In summary, Fotofab will continue to maintain close relationships with our customers and advance our capabilities to keep pace with their future needs. The longevity and professionalism of our staff ensures the highest level of satisfaction.