Shopping for a Machine Shop

Shopping for a Machine Shop

We are continuing our series of articles designed to help you find a compatible machine shop for your prototypes to production manufacturing project. Our previous article discussed identifying your project requirements and assessing your contract manufacturing needs. Today, we will explore more aspects to consider when engaging a machine shop for your prototypes to production manufacturing project.

Your Production Needs and Timeline

Determining your expected timeline is crucial to ensure the machine shop can meet your deadlines. Consider any potential bottlenecks or obstacles that may impact the delivery schedule. Communicating your timeline requirements up front will help you find a machine shop that can successfully manage your project within the stipulated time frame.

Evaluating Machine Shop Capabilities

Now that you have a clear understanding of your project requirements, it’s time to evaluate the capabilities of potential machine shops. This step is vital in ensuring that the machine shop you choose has the necessary expertise, equipment, and quality control measures to bring your prototypes to production manufacturing project to life.

Take time to research the machine shop’s track record and experience. A machine shop with relevant expertise will possess the know-how and insights needed to successfully navigate the complexities of your project.

Our next article will continue the conversation on selecting a machine shop.

As an ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop, JW Machine is proud to partner with clients in diverse industries including defense, aerospace, and OEM parts manufacturing. Our extensive line of machine shop services allow us to handle just about any type of contract manufacturing project. Our precision CNC machining capabilities include CNC milling, CNC turning, small part machining, close tolerance machining, laser cutting, laser engraving and more. Give your friends at JW Machine a call to discuss your next prototypes to production manufacturing and/or contract manufacturing project today.