Why Monarch

  • Moving Forward

  • DISTRIBUTED MANUFACTURING:

    Monarch coordinates work through its manufacturing channels providing the best part and process pairing possible. After work is completed, Monarch can provide 3rd party Inspection and Verification reports if requested. What that means is that we don’t send a 5 axis machined part to a sheet metal shop that may send it back out with a mark-up, or a very simple part to an aerospace firm.

  • THE PROCESS:

    To get started, a customer uploads a file or sufficient information to begin a design. Monarch offers front end design assistance unlike other Integrated Suppliers, so we can actually start your project with only an idea. Monarch will provide clients with an estimate and delivery per your specifications, and then start production after a PO or signed Purchasing Agreement is in place.

  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

    By using a sourcing method, we can utilize firms with the best equipment and capability for your project. By doing this, individual part prices decrease and quality increases reducing scrap and rework. We vet and audit our network to make sure they are the best in the area that represents your projects.

  • HOW DO WE QUALIFY OUR SUPPLIERS?

    Because Monarch is not a startup, we have extensive knowledge about what makes a Manufacturing facility work. We designed an Audit inspection around those items to make sure we partner with only the best in each skill set. Some parts need to have ISO quality standards, however projects that are simpler in nature do not, and having them over engineered only raises cost.

  • WHAT MANUFACTURING PROCESSES CAN MONARCH OFFER?

    Because of our vast network, Monarch can offer virtually all manufacturing processes and is always looking to increase our database with more options. Here are some examples:

    • - Machining from 2 axis Lathe Turning to 5 axis vertical and horizontal
    • - EDM – High Precision Electrical Discharge Machining in either Sinker or Wire EDM.
    • - Hobbing / Gear Cutting
    • - High Speed Profiling
    • - Sheet Metal – Step Brake, Precision Bending, Roll forming, Drawing, Etching / Engraving.
    • - Tube – CNC forming, Laser cutting
    • - CNC Cutting – Fiber Laser, High Def Plasma, Waterjet
    • - Welding – Code and Non-Code processes and inspections.
    • - Finishing – Blasting, Painting, Powdercoating, Chemical Coating and Plating.
    • - Assembly / Inspection – Fully Assembled functioning goods.
  • CAD DESIGN:

  • WHAT DESIGN SOFTWARE DOES MONARCH USE?

    Monarch utilizes the industry standard for 2d and 3d designs with Solidworks. The Solidworks Design Suite allows an incredible amount of functionality to aid in the process of concept to manufactured product.

  • DOES MONARCH CREATE DRAWINGS?

    We draft within Solidworks to create DRW files for your parts. Basic drawing packages would include your part with critical dimensions and features, your company title block and any other critical company information.

  • HOW DO WE HANDLE DRAWING UPDATES?

    Monarch can also provide updated drawings as projects and engineering dictate the need. This may include Revisions Updates, BOM Tables, Welding Information, Finish Information and but not limited to Material revisions.

  • CAN MONARCH ACCEPT NON SOLIDWORKS FILES?

    Monarch can utilize non Solidworks files from many other software systems. Please be advised however, that some issues can result during the importing of engineering files which will need to be addressed.

  • DESIGN-FOR-MANUFACTURING

    Design for manufacturing is exactly this, in that we look at a part from the perspective of the process that is required to manufacture it, rather than the inverse. Utilizing this practice, along with a firm understanding of the essential operation of the component, can significantly reduce cost and improve throughput. Certain materials, while offering similar characteristics from an operational standpoint, can cause significant issues during the manufacturing process. Over-Engineering can greatly increase part costs, and many times a .010 difference in tolerancing can increase a part cost by 4 times. Also, new technology may be able to make your part must faster than older machines, so understanding which partners to utilize for specific parts can greatly reduce cost and lead times.

  • ENGINEERING VS DESIGN

    Monarch makes no claim to Engineer components or Processes. We currently do not have in house Engineers to stamp drawings such as structural components. We do however have significant experience in the design of Machined, Sheet Metal, and Welded Components. We can coordinate a PE stamp if necessary for your project.

  • CAM DESIGN

  • WHAT IS CAM?

    CAM or Computer Aided Machining is digital software that can create toolpaths and simulations.

  • WHAT SOFTWARE DO WE USE?

    This is a very competitive market and Monarch Manufacturing chose to utilize SolidCAM for its CAM design. SolidCAM is the leading integrator for CAM software and is seamlessly integrated into Solidworks. SolidCAM is the only CAM with the unmatched, patented iMachining solution. SolidCAM & iMachining provide unbelievable savings and increased efficiency in your CNC milling operations, resulting into profits and success for our customers worldwide.

  • WHY SOLIDCAM?

    With its unique patented “morphing spirals”, intelligent island separation and Moating, iMachining provides you with the shortest cycle times in the industry. The cutting angle constantly adjusts between a minimum and a maximum value, while the feed is dynamically adjusted to ensure constant mechanical and thermal load on the tool - providing you with the longest tool life at the highest Material Removal Rate (MRR) possible. Since spirals have higher MRR than Trochoidal tool paths, iMachining utilizes various, patented strategies that enable it to use spirals much more often than Trochoidals. iMachining automatically reduces vibrations to prevent excessive tool wear and also decreases the likelihood of forming temporary thin walls that often lead to costly tool damage. Using advanced rest material knowledge(remaining stock), iMachining maintains the highest level of cutting tool engagement by avoiding "air-cuts" and repositioning moves. iMachining 3D analyzes all cuts and determines the most efficient grouping of these cuts to reduce tool travel throughout the cut.

  • HOW DO YOU POST TO MY MACHINE?

    Monarch can design a POST specific to your machine utilizing your machines G&M Codes.

  • HOW DO WE GET STARTED WITH A CAM PROJECT?

    To get started, please upload a print or 3d model file along with machine type. Please also list tooling you would prefer to run for this project. Because of SolidCAM’s high speed nature, we recommend using tooling no larger than ½’’ diameter in CAT 40 holders.

  • ISSUES AND DISPUTES:

  • WHAT IF I’M NOT SATISFIED?

    Monarch guarantees quality on every order. We strive to outline necessary criteria during the quotation process to make sure we understand your requirements. In the instances that you are not satisfied with your parts, Monarch will have your parts remade or reworked at no additional cost to your specifications.

  • WHAT IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH MY FILE OR PRINT?

    If there are issues with your print or digital file which leads to quality or fitment issues, we will do our best to help correct the issues for the lowest cost to you.

  • CHANGE ORDERS:

    Change orders unfortunately happen during the build of some projects. As soon as the Request is made, Monarch will notify all parties and discuss the correct course of action to maintain logistics and cost. Unfortunately, sometimes parts may already be cut or manufactured, thus would incur expenses for remanufacturing.

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Always easy to work with and striving to reduce cost and waste for his customers, Sam Stuard is a true professional. I have always felt that I am getting an honest answer when dealing with Sam and that makes a huge difference in the muddy waters of today’s business environment. He is a pleasure to work with and truly thinks of himself as an extension of his customers’ business.
J. Nell