A growing number of machine shops are already switched over to, or at least have one CNC machine in place. The reason for the big switch from the machines of old to the CNC machines is basically because of the precision involved in the finished product. These machines can be used to make parts for injection molding, aerospace applications and just about any other application that comes to mind.
The machine shop who would have only an occasional need for such a machine is likely better off to outsource the work that needs to be done with it because of the expense involved in buying and owning one. These types of shops are designed specifically for mass production though there are some that set their specialties on manufacturing single items.
Once a machine shop has become established, the work will follow based on the quality and levels of customer service offered by those employed there. When a customer experiences good quality and service, they will indeed talk about it and recommend the shop to others.
Machine shops are vitally important to industry. If the shops weren’t around, it would mean a substantial investment by companies to purchases machinery and equipment that would likely be sitting idle for the most part. Understand now, that when it comes to machine shops, there is a level of quality expected and the proper tolerances must be met. The smallest deviation from the correct parameters can render a part useless to the buyer, and they will also be ready to pass this type of information on as well.
Some of the factors that will determine whether or not your Distinctive Manufacturing CNC machining business will grow and be successful are:
The ability to produce high quality parts
Fabricating the parts in a timely manner
Fabrication of parts on short notice
Delivery of the completed project without delay
Creation of cost-efficient parts
Ability to stay up to date with the latest technologies
Properly trained personnel
Some shops will outsource certain work. Generally speaking, they will make sure that the subcontracted work is completed with the same high quality as the original shop would do it, but you should still take care to ensure that your job is done correctly.
As a shop owner, you will want to be sure that all employee certifications and training is up to date and that each employee works to meet the same standards that are set into place by the company. If even a single part makes it out the door that is less than perfect, it will come back to haunt the shop for some time to come.