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Five Criteria to Look for when Choosing a Quality Precision Manufacturer

Choosing the right supplier of precision quality machining services can seem like a monumental task, what with all of the different shops available to choose from. Here are five criteria to keep in mind when you’re making your decision.

1. Experience

One of the most important things to consider when choosing a precision manufacturing company is the experience of their technical and manufacturing team. A good manufacturer can quickly identify and correct potential issues, as well as advise on the manufacturability of the project. Having a good technical team at your disposal is also important for ensuring better end quality and tight tolerances.

2. Equipment

Many manufacturing shops will provide a list of equipment or brands that they maintain in their facility, or can provide it upon request. Utilizing trusted brands for software and machines, as well as ensuring that their CAD/CAM software and equipment are maintained and up-to-date.

3. Production Capacity

One of the most important things to keep in mind is how large the production volume of your project will be. Manufacturing companies often specialize in specific volumes, such as prototype and low volume production, prototype-to-production projects, or medium to high volumes. Be sure to match your project’s needs with the shop’s capacity.

4. Quality & Industry Specifications

Quality is paramount in any market, but some industries have very specific requirements or quality certifications that manufacturers must meet. Find a precision machine shop that maintains any necessary quality standards that are required by your market, as well as one that regularly manufacturers products for those applications.

5. Stability

One thing to consider is how long the company has been in business. Not only is a long-standing shop a sign of significant experience, but a company that has been around for twenty or more years has likely weathered many economical ups and downs and will remain stable through many more.

Looking for a supplier of quality precision machining services?

Rapid Precision Machining is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of precision components, and has been providing precision quality machining services since 1997 with a strict adherence to quality and quick turnaround. For more information, check out our website.