Collaborative Engineering Group

Building Collaborative Engineering and Design: How Schuette Metals Helps Companies Boost Production

‍Industries are changing quickly. Companies need to speed up their processes and find new ways to work more efficiently to keep pace.

However, many of these initiatives struggle to coordinate between different departments and lead engineers effectively. A team that can collaborate effectively is the key to unlocking a company’s full potential and innovation pipeline.

Building collaborative engineering and design is easier than you think, especially if you build your team with the right people who help you achieve it.

What is Collaboration?

While it can be tempting to think of collaboration as something that only takes place between peers, it’s also true that collaboration happens between people in every department, from software developers to marketing and HR — as well as between senior executives and their engineers.

Collaboration happens when people in an organization work together to solve a common problem. Different departments often have different perspectives and expertise, which, when combined, creates better solutions.

Every company has different needs, and the type and extent of collaboration vary between companies depending on their industry and the requirements of their business. Understanding why collaboration happens and how you can encourage more of it in your organization is important.

Building Our Collaborative Team

When partnering with a specific engineering team to increase production, you collaborate with them to improve efficiency. This type of collaboration is more formal and structured than the informal and unstructured collaboration that happens outside of work.

When engineers partner with a production team, they look at issues from different perspectives. Different skills from the production team, such as knowledge of material properties and operations, help the engineer understand and solve the problem more effectively.

Obviously, this type of collaboration requires formal agreements and contracts between these teams, but the collaboration itself doesn’t change the engineer’s skills. Because collaboration is about increasing production, engineers need to be comfortable making quick decisions and communicating those decisions to a team outside their department.

Collaborative Engineering the Schuette Way

One of our greatest strengths is the flexibility to work with clients of any size. Most of the time, engineering becomes a question of scale.

Our clients may not have the engineering staff needed to complete a project, which is where the Schuette Metals collaborative engineering group comes in.

The key to a successful project is communication. Working with our proactive engineering team ensures quick answers and provides prompt status and delivery dates.

Our collaborative engineering and design group supports our client’s engineering staff by working with them, improving quality, lowering costs, decreasing lead times, and simplifying the manufacturing process.

Because of our efficient manufacturing process, we can quickly engineer and fabricate custom components using our comprehensive machining capabilities.


Collaboration is essential to success in today’s ever-changing industry landscape. Engineers and designers from different departments create unique and innovative solutions when working to solve common challenges. To achieve this, companies must build a culture that encourages collaboration. 

It’s these capabilities that set Schuette Metals apart from other metal fabricators.


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