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Here at Restoration Design, we have alot of unique qualities that make us your choice for custom panels. With a small staff, focused product line and in-house manufacturing facility the benefits add up including:
We have a fully capable facility to handle a large range of tasks and products, with advanced machines including:
We invite you to visit our facility and view these machines in action.
We always have something interesting happening at the shop. Whether we are forming flat sheet metal into new panels or doing panel replacement on a 356, 911 or 914, you're sure to be in awe when you come to our facility for a visit.
Producing new panels, that were previously un-available is quite the process, but doing everything in-house definitely has its benefits.
The typical process of manufacturing a new part requires us to digitally scan the model part with a 3D scanner. The scan data is then designed to carve out the tooling on our CNC mills. Once the tooling is complete, it is off to the press for stamping. Some tooling requires a specific blank pattern, the blanks are cut out on our 2D laser trimmer. The blanks are then stamped out to form the part. Once we receive a good example of the stamped part, it is passed on to the our 3D laser trimmer. After trimming, some parts require further steps, like welding on other components. Depending what was done at the factory, we have mig welders and spot welders to reproduce the parts accurately. We don't paint our parts, but instead, we use galvaneal steel. This allows the parts to sit on the shelf, or your garage, without rusting. Learn more about galvaneal steel here.
Although most of our parts made by tooling, we have the ability to hand form the parts that have low demand. English wheel, power hammer, planishing hammer, shrink/stretcher, pullmax are just a few of the tools we use when hand crafting panels out of flat sheet metal.
Having such a large facility, with such a vast array of machinery allows us to bring the best parts to the market. Stop by, and have a look for yourself!
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