We are concluding our series of articles discussing various aspects to consider when hiring a precision CNC machining facility for your prototypes to production manufacturing projects. We’ve covered a lot of ground in our last several articles. Today, we will look at the importance of communication, project management, and getting to know your machine shop team.
Communication and Project Management
Effective and transparent communication is key to any successful collaboration. Evaluate how responsive your prospective machine shop is to your inquiries and how well they listen to your project’s unique needs. Additionally, ask about their ability to adapt to changes or modifications that may arise during the manufacturing process. A precision CNC machining team that values customer collaboration and has strong project management practices will provide a much smoother and more streamlined experience.
Meet in Person
The perfect machine shop will act as your dedicated partner ensuring the seamless execution of your manufacturing vision. When possible, consider meeting the machine shop team in-person. Tour the facility and get a feel for who they are, what they do, and why they do it. If the precision CNC machining facility you are considering is not local to you, then consider hopping on a plane or even having a video call with the machine shop staff that will be handling your contract manufacturing project.
As an ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop, JW Machine is exceptionally qualified to handle your next contract manufacturing and/or prototypes to production manufacturing project. Our dedicated team of machinists and machine shop staff are committed to your success and satisfaction. Our extensive line of precision CNC machining capabilities include small part machining, close tolerance machining, CNC turning, CNC milling, laser cutting, laser engraving, and more. Give us a call to learn more today!