When you’re looking for precision machining services, it can seem as though you’re spoilt for choice. It’s a competitive market and there are numerous providers clamouring for your business.
Yet not all of them are created equal, so here are some factors to help you distinguish the truly excellent from the merely good.
A Range of Services and Products to Suit Your Industry
When looking for precision machining services, your first priority is getting the products you need for your industry. So your chosen provider should have experience of producing the type of components you’re looking for, or be able to demonstrate the capacity to produce bespoke assemblies. Whether you’re commissioning parts for the Large Hadron Collider or sourcing components for the oil and gas sector, your machining services provider must be able to respond to your needs.
The Right Price
Realising your project within budget is always a high priority. The right provider for you is therefore going to be the one who can guarantee the right services at the right price. You may be tempted to outsource beyond the UK for this very reason, but ultimately your chosen provider needs to be able to minimise waste and maximise
productivity, wherever they’re located. If you keep your business contacts inside Britain, communication and logistics arenever likely to be a problem.
Excellent Quality Control
Pay for poor quality goods and services, and you pay twice. So when you’re sourcing machining services you should pay attention to the quality assurance systems potential providers have in place. At the very least they should hold ISO accreditation, but if they also demonstrate their own innovation in this domain, you can be sure you’ve struck gold.
Any delay in the provision of components means a delay in your operations, making speed of fulfilment a must-have requirement. Good communication between you and your provider contributes to this, as do the systems they have in place to control and monitor manufacturing. The best system of all is one where you receive accurate real-
time feedback on the progress of your order, allowing you to dovetail your operations with theirs.
Clearly, then, the ideal provider of precision machining services should have a comprehensive array of capabilities under one roof. They should be close enough to your operations to prevent logistics becoming a nightmare, and be experienced in servicing your industry. HV Wooding is an innovative company of highly skilled engineers who’ve been in business for over 40 years. Find out if they’re your ideal service provider by getting in touch today.