When you choose a machining service to support your business production process you need to make sure that they provide the full range of services and capabilities in order to do the job right. Here are a few things to look for before engaging with a machining service.
Experience: You want to make sure that your machining service has a good reputation, and has been in business long enough to know what they are doing.
References: You machining service should have been in business long enough to have numerous positive references and long term contracts with satisfied customers.
Compliance: There is a whole host of important regulatory and licensing considerations to be attended to for any machining or metal fabrication organization. Before contracting with one of these companies, you will want to be sure they have a strong safety protocol set into place and that they follow all the federal regulations. If they fail to do so- even if they provide you with a high-quality service- you may suddenly find yourself caught in a lurch if their operation is shut down for procedural reasons.
Comprehensive Customer Support: Particularly important in the early stages of your relationship, customer support is integral to a good machining service. It may take some time to work out some minor incompatibility issues with your product and the parts they fabricate. This takes a close working relationship between you and your machining service to iron out. Without very responsive customer service, you may get stuck with a product that you cannot use until they get around to working on the problem.
Little to No Delivery Delay: When you get into the swing of working with your fabricator, there should seem to be very little separation between their business process and yours- as if your two companies are working literally hand in hand. Perhaps most important is that they deliver at a predictable pace so that you can be in a known phase of your process when your products arrive.
If you're looking for a reliable and experienced precision machining, contact the machine shop at Iridium Manufacturing today. Their expert services enable us to offer turn-key solutions to complicated manufacturing projects.