As a mechanical designer or buyer, you may have been reaching out by Chinese CNC machine shop for 20 times a day. You have seen hundreds of precision machine shops and may know some of them very well. In this post, we are going to talk about what’s the top 3 features to consider before you work with a new supplier from the point of a manufacturer.
Let’s start with a simple model as below. Who would be the ideal manufacturer for your precision machined parts?
Frankly speaking, almost every owner of a precision machine shop has at least 10+ experience in precision machining industry. Otherwise people can’t operate his or her own work shop because it is a technical issue to make a CNC machined part. So, first thing you should consider is the production equipment list and inspection equipment list. We suggest that those suppliers who equipped with 10-20 CNC machines are your ideal choice, because they are keeping a medium size. This enable them react to market quickly. Necessary inspection equipment like high gauge, VMS, micrometers are the basis of quality control. In conclusion, equipment list is the basis of choosing your supplier.
Let’s put it fairly, 4 weeks are the general lead time in South China machining industry. For big manufacturers, it may take longer time, maybe 6 weeks. A fast-growing innovation company can’t bear the long delivery because every single day would be very important for you. Big manufacturers have a large number of orders waiting for production, whereas individual workshop is lacking of basic equipment to ensure high quality. So, you should choose the one who will always support you to produce parts quickly, help you tackle tough parts. Here at DH Machining, for prototyping orders, our standard lead time is no more than 2 weeks. For urgent case, we can help to deliver parts with 5 – 7 days. For batch production orders, general lead time would be 3 – 4 weeks.
Here in South China, 99% of the workers in a machine shop can’t speak English, even in a big manufacturer with thousands of employees. It is the sales engineers who can help to connect buyers and production department. In this way, the professionalism of a sales engineer is extremely important for you. They can help to save your time. Here at DH Machining, the things that set us apart is the professionalism of our sales engineer. Our sales team has 5+ years of experience in precision machining industry, with pretty good insight studying customer needs. We have a proven record in our responsive services.
In a word, there are lots of factors for you to choose a new manufacturer. From our point of view quality, delivery, service are the top 3 features to consider. Don’t forget to put DH Machining in your enquiry list and get a free quote in 24 hours. DH Machining, a midsize machine shop thinks more of you.