Metalworking

Custom Pressure Vessels

We visited our primary source for custom pressure vessels, and were re-impressed. We learned many chemical companies employ engineering consulting firms to source custom pressure vessels, reactors and distillation towers. If your company needs chemical processing equipment, perhaps we can save you lots of time and money. Our primary custom pressure vessel manufacturer has been serving customers in need of vessels for chemical processes mostly in the midwest for over 60 years. Reach Out to… Read More


What Proficient Sourcing Can Do For You!

Proficient Sourcing has had interesting projects lately that illustrate how we can help OEM’s looking for supplier candidates. Over the past year or so we have concentrated on providing great supplier candidates for equipment builders and machinery OEM’s, and below are 2 projects in our wheelhouse. Some time ago we were contacted by a European machinery company looking for a gantry milling source. This company was in the process of establishing an assembly plant in… Read More


Supplier for LARGE metal parts

Our network of suppliers contains several companies that specialize in the very large, the heavy, the thick (as in plate) and not only metal, but also plastics and fiberglass.  The photo above is was press brake formed from 110,000 PSI tensile strength, AR400 steel into a .750″ thick, 18′ long and 8′ wide component, and that customer required 20 of these items monthly. If you are an equipment or machinery builder, you might need equipment… Read More


Medium to Heavy Fabrications

If you require sturdy fabrications such as weldments, angles, pump and equipment bases, machinery supports, or rolled parts such as tanks, tubes or smokestacks, we have multiple candidates who are most interested in answering your needs. Whether you need someone to fabricate a complete system or component parts these companies can often do the entire job, and do it well. And on time. And within budget. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give… Read More


Machining and Metal Fabrication: Lots of Choices

Over the past 10 years, Proficient Sourcing has built a network of shops with capabilities to cover almost any metalworking requirement you might have for both machining and fabrication, whether large or small or somewhere in between. Our mission is to offer candidates for your needs and do so FAST. Below is just a quick sample of what awaits your inquiry: If you need micro machined parts, we have 2 candidates for such work. Examples would be DOD… Read More


Several Choices for Medium to Heavy Fabrications

Whether you need someone to fabricate a complete system or component parts these companies can often do the entire job, and do it well.  Stainless and the various steel alloy plate and sheet, rolled, formed, cut, machined, drilled and welded to other parts is the wrok of these shops daily.  They have an excellent history of on-time delivery of medium to heavy fabricated parts made to spec and within budget. In one of these companies,… Read More


One Stop Metalworking Shop: Does (Almost) It All!

To solve a procurement problem, you need to find a supplier for many different capabilities, with high precision, and with the ability to interact along-the-way for design confirmation. This situation might demand detailed milling and/or turning.  To generate the material for this part water jet and/or laser cutting could be needed, and the part then needs forming, drilling, knurling, threads cut, and welding, or any number of secondary operations. Perhaps your requirement is to laser… Read More


Castings and Forgings

The Proficient Sourcing network of custom manufacturers includes partnering with foundry sourcing companies that have global resources. So whether you need a domestic ITAR registered source, or seek the best source regardless of location, we can help. Our foundry sourcing network accesses over 700 qualified foundries that include the US and Canada, Mexico, China, India, and others. One partner has an Asian office with 25 employees on site, which allows dealing directly with primarily Chinese… Read More