Axis Precision Engineering Components Blog

When Mediocre Precision Engineering Isn't Good Enough!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 31/03/17 12:13

Here's the story of Pete, a precision engineer, who has to suffer the consequences of working with Mediocre Engineering Ltd...

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Topics: precision engineering, precision machining

How Great Precision Engineers Make It Easy For You To Request A Quote

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 20/03/17 09:23

There are hundreds of precision engineering companies across the UK ready to quote for your project.

Here's a quick run down of how great precision engineers should offer you a quote. It's an indication of how the project will run and ultimately how successful it will be.

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Topics: precision engineering, precision machining

Doing An Engineering Audit The Easy Way

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 13/03/17 08:48

An engineering audit is the due diligance you need to perform to ensure a potential supplier is up to your standards.

Often a visit is required and you can arrange that via our contact form.

This blog post lays out a lot of what you will be auditing, to make the job easier! In fact, you may be satisfied with what you see here...

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Topics: Auditing

5 Things Your Engineering Workshop Must Have To Deliver Quality Components Right First Time

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 03/03/17 17:21

Receiving defective components is not high on the wishlist of any business I know. 

It takes up a lot time, adds to stress levels, contributes to missed deadlines and puts you over budget!

Don't be afraid to change supplier if it keeps happening!

So, what would right first time mean to your business?

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Topics: Right First Time

A Better Level Of Precision Machining Service - When Q.E.D Counts

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 27/02/17 08:57

For a successful project, your supplier really ought to live and breathe Q.E.D - Quality, Expertise & Delivery On Time.

Problems arise when the deadline is fast approaching and your precision machining supplier begins cutting corners in order to meet it. It could be the final quality check or machine test that defines the difference between a perfectly finished component and one that needs to be reworked. 

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Topics: precision engineering, precision machining

Making The Delivery Date - Why Your Supplier Needs QE To Get D!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 20/02/17 09:08

We're about to let you in on a little secret that millions of buyers, across the country don't seem to know yet...

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Topics: Fast Delivery

Why Don't My Complex Components Match The CAD Drawings?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 07/02/17 11:03

How irritating is it when your components arrive from the engineering company and they don't match the CAD drawings?

You know they have been manufactured incorrectly and the inevitable reworking causes delays that inevitably work their way downstream.

It could even cause trigger penalties if you miss your deadline!

So why is it that your finished  complex components don't match those CAD drawings? What's happening with your precision engineers?

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Topics: Right First Time

What To Do About Late Engineering Deliveries

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 03/02/17 16:38

Here's the scenario.

You've had a great end to 2016 and this year has begun well too. You're working to capacity and orders are being fulfilled. 

So you're relying on your suppliers to get your components to you on time.

Your outsourcers have promised that your components will be manufactured to the required standard and delivered to you on time. There's ample time to assemble the parts and make YOUR deadline.

You've factored in sufficient wiggle room. Enough to account for a breakdown here and there or a late delivery even.

But what if...

What happens, if a particular supplier starts to get a little too unreliable? Too many late engineering deliveries can mess up even the best laid plans AND could lead to penalties downstream.

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Topics: precision engineering, Fast Delivery

Come See Us At Southern Manufacturing 2017!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 20/01/17 15:01

We'll be exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing 2017 trade show at Farnborough! Come and see us.

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Topics: Events

Why a 3 Axis Mindset for 5 Axis Machining?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 06/01/17 21:18

Sadly, all too often 5 axis machining is being done with a 3 axis mindset. It's one thing having modern 5 axis machines in the workshop but quite another to get the most from them.

This blog post explains why this conundrum is happening in many a workshop up and down the country and what to do about it.

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Topics: precision engineering