Since 1975, Knight Manufacturing Co., Inc. has been a major supplier of quality drawn shells and stampings.

Since 1975, Knight Manufacturing Co., Inc. has been a major supplier of quality drawn shells and stampings. We supply to a wide range of industries that include:

Automotive
Defense
Fire
Electrical
Fuse Caps
Electronics
Furniture
Beverage
Hose

Some of our products, such as our hose ferrules are used in multiple industries.

Quality assurance... is the foundation of Knight Manufacturing. From the time we develop the tooling, to the time we ship, the quality of the finished product must meet our customer's expectations. This is, and has always been the responsibility and goal of our manufacturing team.

The process starts with our Engineering Department. Backed by 30 years of experience, the tooling is... (more)

Sample-Making

A sample is a prototype of your idea. Sample-makers usually make the product by hand (hand-cutting, hand-assembling, etc.) before you get your tooling finalized. You want your sample to be perfect if you plan to do mass production of your product.

(Usually sample-makers charge more per product, but this depends on the factory’s policy.)

Tooling

To produce products at a rapid rate and drive your cost down, you might have to invest in machinery that is customized to your design; that is "tooling". This machinery will vary depending on the product, but can range from plastic molds to custom branding stamps, and so on.

Production

"Production run" means making a lot of one product at once. The factories listed under "production" can produce small and/or large quantities. The minimum order for a production run can vary from factory to factory (some have no minimum, some require a dozen, and some require up to 1,000 to be made at once)