Frequently Asked Questions
What types of files do you accept?
STI accepts files in the following formats,*
- IGES (.igs)
- STEP (.stp)
- SolidWorks (.sldprt) (.slddrw)
- Parasolid (.x_t and .x_b)
- ACIS (.sat)
- AutoCAD (.dwg)
- Compressed folders (.ZIP) can contain any combination of the above model file types
* STI’s first choice is a Native SolidWorks Part Model and Drawing.
Do you do prototypes?
STI regularly works with engineers and purchasing to develop prototypes of new product designs. Upon completion of the design and development process, we gladly provide manufacturing services for your production requirements with cost effective pricing.
Do you provide outside services
We routinely make our Metrology Department available to provide inspection and measurement services to validate the customer’s product. We can verify individual features or provide complete inspection of your parts. Our broad range of metrology capabilities include contact probing, both contact and non-contact scanning along with optical measurement. Contact us to review your requirements.
Do you offer supply chain management
Many of our customers prefer to leverage best pricing and flexible delivery schedule by taking advantage of our Kanban process. You provide us with production requirements for 6-12 months; in return we provide volume pricing discounts along with scheduled monthly deliveries. This avoids re-ordering on a frequent basis and provides best price and assured delivery for extended coverage of your product requirements. Contact us to review your specific requirements.