By definition, a successful precision engineering company requires a combination of the right machines AND people with very specific expertise.
For any given project, the CNC machines used must
- be capable of producing the tolerances required for the job in hand
- have software able to produce programs to run the machines
Having the capability is only one part of the puzzle! The engineers need to be sufficiently skilled to use the capability those machines offer intelligently. For example, an inexperienced engineer may employ a cutting edge 5 axis machine with a 3 axis mindset. This could result in more operation runs than strictly required.
You need to choose your precision engineering company wisely. Price is a huge factor, but this blog post reveals why you should be suspicious of the too good to be true quote!