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For designers – How to pick a precision machining company for your engineering needs.

Nov 24th 2015 at 9:20 PM

If you’re a product designer, you will be well aware of the issues related to production quality when it comes to getting your baby on the market. At the precision machining stage, it’s all about quality and having the technical support you need when you need it.

One of the big issues with new technology, in particular, is that a lot of innovation, hard work and creativity has to translate into a good working product. Production and engineering quality are the mainstays of good product costs, production efficiency, and end-user values.

Choosing a good precision machining company is absolutely crucial. This type of engineering goes well beyond the “conveyor belt” process. You need technical expertise, and above all you need somebody who speaks your design language fluently.

A few basic tips at this stage:

· You need a company with a broad spectrum of machining capabilities. This type of company has a truly vast knowledge base, and will certainly have the expertise you need for innovative products.

· That type of capacity also brings with it a particularly useful, and very practical, approach to quality control. This level of expertise means you have built-in problem-solving capabilities from day one. Precision engineers are like normal engineers, but they are real enthusiasts, the true craftsmen of their profession.

· The other, much less obvious advantage of engaging a team of experts is that they are problem preventers. This very high tier of engineering expertise also involves a complete and almost obsessively thorough knowledge of the problems and solutions in working with particular materials.

For example – There’s a US company called Kadco Ceramics based in Pennsylvania which is a virtual blueprint of the type of precision engineering expertise you need.

They tick all the boxes. They are a leading precision engineering company, operating at the very top end of new technologies in materials science. Their diamond machining services include milling, grinding, ID slicing, and wafer dicing solutions.

One of the reasons for choosing this company as an example is that they also build in very strong quality controls into production. That’s absolutely essential at the production design stage, particularly in terms of costing and production efficiency values.

For more information, and an excellent overview of some of America’s best engineers of work, visit their website here at

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