Should you require new metal fabrications going forward, do not expect super-quick turnaround times. But then again, as a design, manufacturing and/or processing expert yourself, you already knew that. So of course, you should appreciate the time and meticulous attention to detail that should be going into your next project. Nevertheless, the time taken over new custom metal fabrication houston tx work will be dependent on the job specifics determined and agreed to. Because you are the client, the work begins with you. You are the initiator of the project. Bear in mind that your metal fabrication engineer will be requesting job specifics from you.
Ideally, an arrangement should be struck allowing him to visit your premises whereby he can inspect the goods if you will. Of course, neither you or he live in an ideal world. Other arrangements can be fitted in in the meantime. You can email your current engineering drawings to your engineer. Alternatively, should you not have such details to hand, you can always send him a dimensional sketch of what you intend doing. Now, if you are really not able to draw up an impression (this of course, would be rare, but in any event), you can still provide the engineer with a brief written description of what you need done.
If you are able to visit your service provider, or if indeed, a visit to your premises is possible a sample of a previously fabricated item can be exchanged. The intention here of course is to successfully create a replication of the original. Be specific about your availability for business communications or possible meetings or comebacks and the engineering consultant should be in a position to comply. After all, just like you, he is providing a customer oriented service.