The Importance Of Precision CNC Machining

One of the valuable aspects of the services provided at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. is our commitment to precision and accuracy with every part and component we manufacture.

While some companies offer precision CNC machining as part of the services they offer in their shop, at Aztalan Engineering, Inc. it is a focus. We work with companies of all sizes looking for parts manufactured from metal alloys, plastics, and composite materials. Over the years we have worked with very specialized metals such as titanium, Inconel, Hastelloy and MP35N. We have also have extensive experience with aluminum, alloy steel, stainless steel, nickel, copper, and brass.

Of course, with more and more industries moving into plastics and composites, we have also expanded to offer precision CNC machining with these materials as well. We can work with acrylics, nylon, polyurethane, Teflon, Ultem, Ketron PEEK, Acetal, and PVC as well as many others. This is a very different process than working with alloys and one that many machining services don’t provide.

The Importance of Precision

We also understand how these different materials respond to different machining processes. This combination of knowledge, expertise and real-world experience in working with these materials allows us to choose the best precision CNC machining option for the given part or component.

With this advantage, your design team can rely on our engineers to provide the relevant information on options and choices. This can cut considerable time off the design stage and also decrease the chances of a design or material flaw being found during the design testing phase.

Our focus on precision and tight tolerance manufacturing is an experience that will benefit your team. With our state-of-the-art equipment and our highly trained operators and technicians, we can produce the prototype and then move into full-scale production as and when you require.

Finding the Right CNC Machining Service Provider

A number of manufacturing companies choose to make their materials in house. Now, more companies are realizing the benefits of allowing a CNC machining service provider to handle the work for them, because they are finding it to be an affordable option. Outsourcing the job removes companies from the worry of having to maintain equipment and train new employees. However, the biggest challenge that some businesses are now facing is choosing the right machining company.

What to Look for in a CNC Machining Company
When considering a CNC machining service provider, we recommend the following:

  • Consider our needs and requirements. Find out what types of machines your company runs, and check their services, even the ones you don’t have the need for now, but you may have in the future. You may need hardening, coating, or other treatments down the line.
  • Check the company’s certifications and credentials. ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 are typically the quality standards of choice.
  • Can the company provide a list of references? Do they have a website that lists their credentials? A website can be a great resource for determining the company’s overall level of customer service. No matter how well a shop boasts its abilities, it’s always good to hear testimonials from a reputable source. References can give you the best revelation of how a shop treats its clients. The shop should be able to show potential customers a wide variety or completed projects.

Choose CNC Machining Experience
It might be best to consider the length of time for which a machining shop’s doors have been open. Machining is critical, and experience matters: an experienced crew can be expected to offer better solutions. On time deliveries and staying within budget is what drives a company’s bottom line: if the shop’s track record can show this, the decision becomes clearer.

Consider the Technology Being Offered
New technology in a shop can be impressive. However, many companies ask for a variety of special projects. What you may want to consider is a shop that houses a mixture of equipment. Being able to meet a variety of needs is what separates the great shops form the traditional ones. It’s all about having the right set of CNC machinery and skills to get the job done.

A great CNC machining service provider must showcase a diverse set of skills, abilities, experience, and certifications. At the end of the day, the ones that are most important to you and your operations must be at the top of your list.