Axis Precision Engineering Components Blog

Precision Engineers You Can Trust. What Are You Waiting For?

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 12/04/17 12:07

An interesting quote by Bruno Walters, a German pianist and composer, which sheds light on a common dilemma in the engineering world...

"By concentrating on precision, one arrives at technique. But by concentrating on technique, one does not arrive at precision."
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Topics: precision engineering, Fast Delivery, Right First Time

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

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

7 Ways To Improve Supplier Delivery Performance

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 13/12/16 09:17

It's critical to get your components finished and delivered on time. But quality should not be compromised for the sake of a timely delivery. That's just daft.

The right supplier must have the capacity and capability to deliver (on time) but also the experience and expertise to complete the job to the required standard. Add a poor programmer into the mix and his insufficient experience/expertise that the skills to devise machining strategies to accommodate challenging designs is missing...

The result will be an unsatisfactory finish or deadline missed through delays. Choose the wrong supplier and this scenario, and/or similar, will be repeated, time after time... So the easiest way to improve supplier delivery performance is to choose the right one.

It's not a cop-out, honest. This post suggests 7 attributes to look for to help you get that choice right and improve supplier delivery performance.

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Topics: precision engineering, Fast Delivery, Right First Time