5 Things to Look for When Choosing A Precision Engineering Company
Commissioning precision engineering services pivots on far more than simply an attractive unit price. Getting your part or component tooled to an exacting brief also depends on a flawless result, even with geometrically complex shapes.
Anything less could delay your innovation or derail your work to upgrade or repair vital machinery.
Here are five important things to look for when commissioning precision engineering.
1. Proven Experience
If a firm offers the most advanced CNC machinery and other technological support, it’s clearly an advantage. However, when commissioning precision engineering, you also need to be sure they have the skills and passion for accuracy that maximise their physical assets.
Evidence to support this level of ability comes from checking the credentials of a potential subcontractor. It’s recommended that you seek out industry testimonials and recommendations from satisfied customers.
Don’t just look for a track record in your sector though. The best precision engineering firm can match any brief, perfectly and at the right price.
2. Trustworthy and Speedy Delivery
You need to establish a relationship of trust with a potential tooling subcontractor. That needs to be based not just on their ability to create a high quality and geometrically-sound result, but also their commitment to meeting deadlines.
Do they manage your expectations on delivery, and offer a swift turnaround when your part is highly time-sensitive? This level of responsiveness shows that your potential subcontractor is aware of your business goals and is willing to work hard to help you to meet them.
3. Industry Accreditation
You can often support due diligence on potential subcontractors by checking their industry credentials too. Those firms with solid reputations will be ISO 9001:2015 accredited - like us.
4. Flexibility and Good Customer Service
The best precision engineering company is one agile enough to respond to any client brief, and willing to form exploratory partnerships; versatile enough to respond quickly to last-minute changes to specs and to suggest improvements and solutions.
5. Value For Money
All of the above should come wrapped up within sensible pricing structures. Even when you need a quick turnaround on a single low-cost component or a time-crucial prototype.
If they only offer value for money when quoting for large production runs, you may need to find a firm more open to offering a good ROI on your innovative or responsive commission.
Where To Go For Value For Money Expertise
Eaton Socon Engineering strives to tick all the above boxes, as we know that our considerable industry reputation depends on this level of affordable expertise and our partnership approach. The level of skill and machinery we employ makes it possible to keep our turnaround fast and our prices fair.
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