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

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 01/02/18 17:15

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

Precision Engineered Parts, Quality Control And Your Mum!

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 22/01/18 13:18

It sounds daft, but the role of Quality Control can be thought of as similar to that of a busy Mum to teenage kids...

As a teenager, your dirty washing miraculously became clean, neatly folded and ready to wear. The tidy house you came home to from school always had a meal, cooked and ready to eat at the same time every day.

But, oh, how easy it was to take Mum's hard work for granted... 

Our Quality Control Inspector could argue he gets the same treatment. Let me explain...

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Topics: precision engineering, Right First Time

7 Ways To Get Components Right & Deliveries ON TIME

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 08/08/17 15:37

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, if a part is not right first time, there's a heap of hidden costs to be overcome.

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...

The result will be an unsatisfactory component or deadline missed through delays. Choose the wrong supplier and this scenario, 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

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

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 28/07/17 09:21

Receiving incorrect components is frustrating, time consuming and expensive. 

Poor parts add to stress levels, contribute to missed deadlines and can tip you over budget! All re-working is added cost, because time is money! And... it can mean penalties down the line, which is not what you want at all!

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

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Topics: Right First Time

Tolerances, Inspection and Squeezing the Margin

Posted by Axis Precision Engineering Ltd. on 25/07/17 10:09

Your engineers design a fantastic machine, the specifications are top quality. It's a great idea, ahead of the curve and set to disrupt the market. Brilliant!

You know it will sell and it does, the market loves it. It's the premium product of your market and people are happy to pay top dollar! You're very excited...

Obviously, you need to keep a decent margin. So you source the most competitive prices you can find. It's all good business and you're making a decent profit, thank you very much.

But... (there had to be a but, didn't there) it can all start to unravel so very, very easily... There are two common reasons why it does and one very simple solution to make sure it doesn't!

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Topics: Right First Time

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

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