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Mechanical engineering

5 Ways Our Mechanical Engineers Add Value to Your Solutions

Mechanical Engineering is one of the hardest disciplines that one can study. The long hours, large workload and difficult subjects act like a crucible which produces fantastic problem solvers. Our mechanical engineers don’t just do stress calculations; they solve problems creatively and organically. Here are 5 ways that mechanical engineering adds value to a custom metal fabrication problem in Oshawa, Ontario:

  1. Manufacturing Is Kept In Mind
    When you commission a steel fabrication job from us; we understand that that steel is part of a larger project. With a strong background in mechanical engineering, our experts ask the right questions and get the right knowledge to tailor this custom metal fabrication job to suit your needs. The larger scale and the finished product are always kept in mind to ensure easy and functional assembly.
  2. Unparalleled Knowledge
    Engineers have a ‘cradle to grave’ understanding of projects. Their knowledge of the refining, forging and manufacturing processes in steel manufacturing means that they have encountered problems all along the line before, and know how to solve them.
  3. Marriage of Needs to Services
    When you come to us with a custom job, there is a process that needs to happen from the steel stock we have to the finished item you need. Mechanical engineers “marry” our services to the solutions you need, and create a process that gives you the finished product you have been looking for.
  4. Professionalism
    Mechanical Engineering is the discipline of professionals. With mechanical engineers on our team, you can be assured that every item is to the correct spec. No corners have been cut and no cost-saving measures have compromised the integrity of your item. Every process will be communicated to you and the final piece will perform as intended.
  5. Life Long Learning
    Mechanical engineers keep up to date on the technological and scientific improvements of the industry, meaning every process we employ is state of the art. No outdated and inefficient operations will be allowed to persist.

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. 

For over 45 years Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. has been employing the highest quality experts in the field of mechanical engineering. No matter how large or the small the job, we can get it done. For more information about metal fabrication, machining or mechanical engineering, contact us today.

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Custom metal fabrication

Custom Metal Fabrication Applications in the Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas is the cornerstone of modern civilization. Mankind’s ability to generate power, create electricity and fuel our lifestyle stems in no small part from the success of our mining and refining endeavours. Such specialized industries benefit greatly from custom metal fabrication. Contract manufacturing companies, like Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., enable these marvels of mechanical engineering to function at peak efficiency. Here in Oshawa, Ontario, steel fabrication provides a vital role in the further development of these oil and gas mining and refining plants. But what exactly is the role of custom metal fabrication in the industry?

  1. Infrastructure
    Oil and gas mining and refining is a complex process and thus requires a large infrastructure to support it. This includes pipes, holding tanks, work areas structural supports and sometimes even the housing of a workforce. Custom metal fabrication makes all of this a reality.
  2. Equipment
    The backbone of any mechanical engineering endeavour is the ability to transfer ideas and drawings into reality. To that end, one needs specialized equipment. And if you need specialized equipment, you need custom metal fabrication.

Almost all equipment in the oil and gas industry is made from structural steel, and Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. specialize in structural steel fabrication. Whether you need pipes, supports mounts or pressure vessels, no job is too large or too small. At Rider Tool we also have the ability to fabricate oil and gas separators which are vital in the refining process.

  1. Safety
    Heavy industry is dangerous. Large machinery, tough working conditions and volatile materials all combine to create a hazardous working environment. As such, a major priority is the mitigation of risk. Surprisingly enough, custom metal fabrication can assist in that. When developing infrastructure and machinery, certain safety factors like handrails, for non-slip and safety cover purposes, can be designed into the plans to ensure a safer working environment.

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. 

For over 45 years, Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. has been servicing the oil and gas industry. This has given us the experience and expertise to take on any custom metal fabrication and give you the best possible quality in return. For more information about metal fabrication, machining or mechanical engineering, contact us today.

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Metal fabrication

Metal Fabrication Insights: How Laser Cutting Works

Laser cutting is an extremely efficient and accurate method of custom steel manufacture.  While glorified in the media, lasers and laser cutting is actually an extremely scientific and methodical industrial procedure used to minimise man-hours and maximize quality.

Laser cutting is used right here in Ontario in both steel fabrication and custom metal fabrication. At Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., we are professionals at using laser cutting to ensure our metal fabrication is perfect. As such we have written a short informative guide to how laser cutting works:

Laser Cutting 

What is a laser? A laser is a highly focused beam of light. It is comprised of a single wavelength (or colour). “LASER” is actually an acronym which stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation”.

In metal fabrication plants, the laser cutters in use are Infra-Red lasers, making them invisible to the human eye. These lasers are guided in the machine by any number of mirrors, before being focused through a specially designed focusing lens. The beam is originally only ¾ of an inch wide, but the focusing lens reduces it even further to a pinpoint size. This has the exact same effect as focussing sunlight through a magnifying glass – only hundreds of times more powerful.

The ‘focal point’ of the laser is the point at which the laser beam is most narrowed and most intense. This point is aimed at the cutting surface, producing heat that is intense enough to instantly melt and in some cases, vaporise the work material instantly.

This laser head is controlled by a CNC machine, ensuring that every cut is perfect and no human lives are placed in unnecessary danger.

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. 

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. is a machinist company that has been in the business for over 45 years. We specialize in manufacturing for the oil, steel, cement and mining industries, but we are able to do any kind of metal fabrication. For more information about metal fabrication, machining or mechanical engineering, contact us today.

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Custom metal fabrication

Who Needs Custom Metal Fabrication Services In Oshawa?

In this high-tech age of supersonic aircraft and 70 story skyscrapers, raw materials like sheet metal are widely used in the manufacturing industry. Custom metal fabrication is at an all-time high, and with a slew of contract manufacturing companies out there all willing to take on jobs, you need to know your assigned work is safe in experienced hands. Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. have been in the custom metal fabrication industry for close to 50 years.  We get the job done right, the first time.

Why Do You Need Metal Fabrication? 

Mechanical Engineering goes hand-in-hand with heavy industry. Whether you are in need of steel fabrication, or aluminium stamping, we have the expertise and equipment to get the job done. While we are most known for our work with oil and gas refining and mining, we can fabricate and machine materials pertaining to a variety of industries including (but not exclusive to):

  • Railway construction
  • Aircraft and Aerospace construction
  • Restaurant, coffee shop and catering use
  • Cars, trucks and ships
  • Pharmaceutical and Chemical creation and storage
  • Geysers, boilers and other heating equipment

Whether your project is large or small, our experts and artisans will handle it in a professional and efficient manner. We fabricate from the raw material to the finished product, making us a one-stop shop and saving you money on outsourcing your product to various contractors for every respective stage of the process.

Due to the complete process being design, fabrication, machining and finishing in-house, we have the unique ability to create modular designs. This allows the work time to be reduced as each component can be created and sent to you for use or installation immediately, and it reduces shipping or trucking costs as smaller parts are cheaper and easier to ship and assemble on site.

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. 

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. has been in the custom metal fabrication industry since its inception, almost half a century ago. We have been reliably serving the Ontario area with carbon steel, alloy steel and aluminium for 50 years. This track record tells a story about our products and service quality. For more information about steel fabrication, machining or mechanical engineering, contact us today.

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Contract manufacturing companies

The personal touch & partnering with contract manufacturing companies

Normally, contract manufacturing companies that focus on steel fabrication, cement milling and all other aspects of mechanical engineering, consist of large, impersonal and industrial plants. People believe that when its necessary to contact these large companies, the contact is cold and clinical because these companies are not interested in the customer or their business, but only in meeting their quotas.

At Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., we understand the needs of our customers. We know that the people of Oshawa, Ontario and our international clients, are more than just sources of income to meet targets and quotas. At Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., we specialize not only in manufacturing for oil, gas, cement and steel industries, but we go above and beyond to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

Why The Personal Touch? 

In any business, a personal touch is important to appeal to the human nature of the customer. After all, behind all the corporate jargon such as ‘legal entities’, ‘debtors’ and ‘creditors’, human beings enjoy interacting with other human beings. Restaurants have waiters that introduce themselves. Post Office workers make small talk while deliveries are processed. One goes back to their local coffee shop because the barista knows how they like their cappuccino. This is the way humans are hard-wired, and it becomes a lot more important when dealing with contract manufacturing companies.

Successful contract manufacturing companies, such as Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co., understand that behind every job there is a need. We go over and above to ensure not only that the job is done perfectly and to standard, but we also endeavour to understand the rationale behind the request from the client and to ensure that the client’s needs are met. The personal touch is what separates a functional piece of equipment or building from one that is a pleasure to work within the course of everyday life.

Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. 

For almost 50 years, Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. have been serving the Ontario area and international community as specialists in steel fabrication, for gas, oil, mining and cement industries. Rider Tool and Manufacturing Co. is as good as contract manufacturing companies get. For more information about steel fabrication, machining or mechanical engineering, contact us today.

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