Machining is still to this day one of the biggest industries world wide that keep every other industry afloat in an economic sense. The world’s technology continues to change and improve almost daily, as does the need for safe, strong, reliable machining parts for everything from a wheel well to a 3D printed prototype. It’s important for a company to do their research on the machine shop of their choosing, we will mention a few important factors to look at before jumping into bed with just any machining firm.
The materials knowledge- depending on your product you might require a certain expertise for every product from titanium, inconel, invar, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic, and many others.
The lifecycle of the product- a good machining company will have the capacity to offer you a product specifically build for a short term, long term, or a prototype lifecycle. This industry usually has a tight timeline in which to get the job done right the first time, to be able to knock out a few mulligans during the 3D prototype process that we offer can be a real lifesaver.
It’s important that you have the proper level of education and experience needed to get the job done correctly. It’s important to make sure that the machinists have a strong team with a wealth of knowledge to provide you with your desired product and account for any future factors that could change or hurt the product as well during the creation process.
These are just a few of the nuggets of knowledge that we keep stored away. We truly believe in getting the job done right the first time no matter how much prep time goes into making an awesome product. We invite you to visit our firm in Santa Clara, CA, or you can give us a quick call at 408-845-9300. We look forward to talking with you soon.