Never Stop Getting Better!
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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.