Apogee Selects Metalfx as Lead Manufacturing and Assembly PartnerApogee Sound International has selected Metalfx, Inc. as its lead manufacturing and assembly partner for its full range of professional loudspeaker and electronics products. 4/23/2004 8:00 AM Eastern
Apogee Sound International has selected Metalfx, Inc. as itslead manufacturing and assembly partner for its full range ofprofessional loudspeaker and electronics products.
Pictured: The Metalfx headquarters
With the next ISO audit in May at the Metalfx facilities, theproduction of Apogee loudspeakers will be included in theMetalfx ISO 9001 certification. Located north of San Franciscoin Willits, Calif., Metalfx has over 150 employees and twoproduction facilities covering over 220,000 square feet.Metalfxs customers include companies such as Agilent, Ciena andHewlett Packard.
Digital documentation of Apogee’s entire build process nowforms the foundation of this enhanced manufacturing process and isbackstopped by Metalfx’s Statistical Process Control(SPC). Traditional pin-routers, once the workhorse of Apogee’swood machining process, have been replaced with precision CNC(Computerized Numerical Control) routers, enabling the achievement ofconsistently higher tolerances, and potentially, an even betterperforming product. Apogee’s painting process has beenre-engineered and upgraded to include a turnkey trolley system and anadvanced heat curing stage, improving the appearance and increasing thedurability of all Apogee products.