Machining is highly specific work that leaves little room for error. When you’re choosing a supplier to work with you for your machining needs, it’s importing to pick someone who has the ability to do the job right. Here are a few things to look for when choosing a supplier.


  1. Are they still hungry for business?

You need a company that can deliver and do the job you need done. It’s important to find a company that still has a hunger for new business and is actively striving to perfect their craft and product at every opportunity. Machining costs can be high in some applications and you need someone who is anxious enough to please that they will spare no effort in making sure the job is done to perfection.


  1. Do they have a broad understanding of materials and wide skill set?

Our world is constantly changing and you need a supplier who has kept up with innovations within the trade. It’s important to find someone who understands the materials you’re working with and has the skill set to do the job correctly.


  1. What are the machining capabilities?

You need a company that can handle the job in house without your having to outsource pieces of it others if possible. What are the demands of your project and do they have the capabilities to meet those demands in their facility?


  1. How accessible are they?

It’s frustrating when you’re not able to get ahold of someone who has a working of knowledge of the project you’ve entrusted their company to complete. You need a company that allows you access to someone with knowledge and experience. It is a tremendous asset and can save a lot of time.


  1. Do they have design capabilities, or are able to open up a design to make changes to a model?

Machinists who can design or run basic programs are a tremendous asset as they are able to make changes and redline prints. They understand the constraints of the materials and the machines for the project at hand and have an in-depth knowledge of their trade.


If you’re looking for a machining supplier who is able to meet the demands of your project and will work with you towards successful completion, contact our offices in San Jose and Santa Clara, CA. We’ll have the experience and the expertise you’re looking for to make your next project a success.