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.
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.
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.