We’re continuing our series of articles on aspects to consider when hiring a precision CNC machining facility for your prototypes to production manufacturing projects. We’ve discussed in previous articles the importance of making sure the machine shop you use adheres to strict quality control measures (and is preferably an ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop.) We’ve also explored how evaluating the capabilities of the precision CNC machining facility you are considering, identifying your project requirements, and fully assessing your needs and timeline are critical. Today, we will look at more aspects to consider.
Equipment and Technology
Technology plays a pivotal role in modern manufacturing. Ensure that the machine shop you select is equipped with the machinery and tools necessary for your project’s success. Consider what technologies (i.e. precision CNC machines, additive manufacturing, laser cutting, laser engraving, close tolerance machining, small part machining, etc.) align with your project requirements.
Don’t hesitate to ask for references from past clients. A reputable machine shop will gladly provide proof of their capabilities. Reviewing past work can help you gain insights into their workmanship and overall satisfaction of their previous clients.
Our next article will conclude our series discussing aspects to consider when engaging a machine shop.
JW Machine is proud to offer high quality precision CNC machining services to clients throughout the country and in various industries including OEM parts manufacturing, defense, and aerospace, just to name a few. If you are seeking a machine shop for your next contract manufacturing and/or prototypes to production manufacturing project, we can help. Give your friends at JW Machine a call today!