PEKO Precision Products

Why You Should Work with a Contract Manufacturing Company that Offers IP Protections

Posted by Brianna Marchetti on Mar 13, 2019 11:15:00 AM

Giving another company the green light to manufacture your new technology is daunting.  Especially when sharing your company's sensitive information to a Contract Manufacturer that doesn't have the proper Intellectual Property regulations in place.  To save yourself from costly legal battles, and the fear of another company stealing your technology, make sure that you work with a Contract Manufacturer that is committed to IP protection.

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Topics: Contract Manufacturing, Defense, secure facility

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

5 Difficulties for CNC Machining and Assembly in the Defense Industry

Posted by Scott Baxter on Mar 11, 2015 3:43:58 PM

Prime Contractors like Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics and others are becoming more open the the idea of value-add suppliers that can do CNC Machining, Sheet Metal Fab, Welding and Assembly.  In many cases, they require certifications like the ISO 9001, AS9100 or even specific AWS weld standards.  They are benefiting from the ability to save money and time both in bidding and production.  By using these suppliers, the Prime OEMs can focus on the integration and testing of their product to ensure it is ready for government purchase.  ITAR registeration is also a critical feature in the Defense manufacturing industry.  At PEKO, we've been dealing with such customers for years and we've put together a quick list of some of the difficult things to contend with when manufacturing for the Prime Contractors.
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Topics: CNC Machining, Contract Assembly, Defense

Turnkey Assemblies: Step up from components to mechanical assembly

Posted by Scott Baxter on Nov 7, 2014 2:08:34 PM

Turning parts into assemblies doesn't have to be an in-house job:

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Topics: Contract Assembly, Defense

Prototype CNC Machining for New Product Development

Posted by Scott Baxter on Oct 31, 2014 8:00:00 AM

These days, everyone knows that time is of the essence when it comes to New Product Development.  Marketing comes up with ideas, Management signs off and of course Engineering and Manufacturing groups are left holding the bag on developing, testing and producing the product.  And naturally, it was due yesterday.  Not everyone in the New Product Development chain truly grasps the challenges that come with ensuring a new design can meet specs at the right price and lead time.  Putting the plan together is only half the battle.  Another piece of the puzzle is finding someone to do it.  Whether its Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Carbon Steel, or Polymers, more often than not you will need to find a machine shop capable of prototype CNC machining. 

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Topics: CNC Machining, Medical, Defense, Semiconductor, prototype cnc machining

CNC Machining for Defense Industry: Common Outsourcing Concerns

Posted by Scott Baxter on Oct 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

It's not always easy to outsource CNC Machined Parts for the Defense Industry:

Face it, with a high demand for precision machine components and assemblies, most CNC machine shop owners see the Defense industry as a high profile target.  Combine that with the added exposure of big name companies like General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Northrop Grumman and it's not surprise that machine shops are chomping at the bit to get a piece of the action.  Located all over the country, with concentration in Southern California, Boston, Florida and the Mid-Atlantic, prime contractors have a great demand for CNC Machining, as well as Turning and Assemblies.  While there is great precision CNC machining work to be had within the Defense industry, both those in charge of purchasing these parts and those responsible for making them have some serious hurdles along the way. 

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Topics: CNC Machining, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Defense, Raytheon

California Machine Shops running out of capacity

Posted by Scott Baxter on Oct 29, 2014 10:01:38 AM

Booming High Tech Economy Puts Strain on California Manufacturing

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Topics: CNC Machining, Medical, Contract Manufacturing, Contract Assembly, Defense, Semiconductor, California Machine Shops, sheet metal fabrication