PEKO Precision Products

Sharing 50 years of precision machining experience with our new PreciSion Insights e-guides

Posted by Scott Baxter on Dec 2, 2016 9:09:00 AM

INTRODUCTION:

For over 50 years, PEKO has learned more than a few lessons about CNC Machining.  Being a premier CNC machine shop means taking advantage of all the successes and failures over the past half decade.

For our 50th birthday, PEKO has decided to create an an e-guide series to help those looking for a mechanical contract manufacturer.   These guides will help focus on the highlights of what to look for when choosing a partner.  Finding a good supplier can be a long and confusing journey.  WIth our guides, we will help purchasing and engineering personnel make the right decisions for their company.  Our guides highlight the must-ask questions when optimizing a machining supply base. 


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Topics: CNC Machining, precision machine shop

New Logo

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 15, 2016 9:47:56 AM
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Large Size Precision Machining Parts - Who's going to make them?

Posted by Scott Baxter on Mar 8, 2016 9:19:00 AM

INTRO:

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Finding a new machining supplier for the hard to make parts:

Posted by Scott Baxter on Feb 24, 2016 10:12:04 AM

What to do with a fabricated part that your usual suppliers can't make:

We all have a great supply of local cnc machining, precision fab and other manufacturing vendors that we have built trusting relationships with over the years.  These vendors have been there with us through thick and thin.  We have familiarity and trust that can only be built through years of demanding manufacturing challenges.  Oftentimes, parts come along that are simply not suited for the average vendors.  You know its a long shot but you send out these parts for quote, each of your local vendors sending back the NQ response.  They say, "Jeez, Scott, you know we can't make a part like that, it is way beyond our capabilities".  So now you have to go looking for a new vendor and hope they are the right fit for your part and for your business.  Here are some things to look for:

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Topics: CNC Machining, large parts, assembl

Four Concerns for BIG Parts CNC Machining and Assembly

Posted by Scott Baxter on Aug 18, 2015 11:49:31 AM

Large Parts CNC Machining and Assembly:

In the world of CNC Machining, Assembly and Fabrications, parts and features can range from the palm of your hand to the size of a tractor trailer and then some.  Different CNC Machine Shops are suited for many different size ranges.  High volume shops can produce millions of small parts in a short amount of time.  But today I wanted to talk about the big stuff.  Those large parts and assemblies that are not only hard to source for the OEM, but also hard to produce without all the right capabilities.  Large CNC parts and assemblies create very specific problems for the manufacturer but with smart planning and good equipment, the manufacturer can provide excellent value to the OEM without causing too much pain.     
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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Assembly, machine shop, large parts

5 Reasons to Love Low Volume Precision CNC Machine Shops

Posted by Scott Baxter on Jun 24, 2015 8:39:56 AM

When you think of Precision CNC machine shops, you probably think of a large operation focusing on high volume delivery; indeed, this is what many shops have switched to in order to maximize profits. There’s nothing wrong with high volume CNC machine shops-in fact they fill a very important niche in the market-but sometimes it is better to go with a low volume contract manufacturer. Here at Peko we love low volume machine shops, and here are a few reasons you should love them too:

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Why are Boston Area OEMs using Medical Contract Manufacturers?

Posted by Scott Baxter on May 29, 2015 3:13:04 PM

In any industry that elements substantial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's), there is regularly a sub level of suppliers that represent considerable authority in the outline and assembling of segments or, now and again, completed bundled prepared to-ship private name items that are eventually sold under the brand mark of the OEM. Such organizations commonly have broad building and configuration aggregates that can deal with all periods of the product advancement process. Contract Manufacturers almost always control the qualification and acquisition of the raw materials that are used to produce the products they sell to OEM’s. Contract Manufacturers are found in nearly all the major industries you might think of in the world of manufacturing including Medical and Medical Device, Aerospace, Automotive, Appliances, Consumer Goods, Defense, and many others.

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Topics: Medical, Contract Manufacturing

Precision CNC Machining for Defense: Don't Tank the details!

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 30, 2015 10:37:21 AM

INTRODUCTION:

The Defense Industry is a highly attractive industry for precision machine shops to target.  The Prime Contractors like Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Textron, General Dynamics and others have a long history of producing mechanical intensive products.  To support the manufacture of tanks, planes, radar systems, drones, ordnance and the entire family of Defense related product, an enormous supply base is required.  This supply base of machine shops all over the country is the backbone of these Prime Contractors.  Gone are the days of large in-house machine shops.  Companies ranging from mom and pop to multi million dollars are able to supply these Prime Contractor demands.  
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Topics: Defense, precision machine shop

Buying Sheet Metal Assemblies - Stop Shipping Air!

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 28, 2015 10:23:10 AM

Using fabricated sheet metal for manufacturing equipment, machinery and other assembled parts can save time, money and be the best option for many jobs.   Stainless, aluminum, galvaneal, copper and other other metals can easily be formed.  A good sheet metal shop will have cutting, forming, punching, welding, grinding, powder coating and other capabilities.  There will be robust MRP systems for managing and routing the products. A Quality system will ensure customer specifications and requirements are met in full compliance.

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7 Useful Factors in Evaluating Precision Machine Shops

Posted by Scott Baxter on Apr 23, 2015 9:47:11 AM

Machine Shop Evaluation:
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Topics: CNC Machining, precision machine shop