How it Works: Precision Machining and Outsourcing
Con-Tech has many sources for precision machining for products requiring tight tolerances or composed of many small parts that need a precise fit. Con-Tech has many ISO certified suppliers for precision machining who creates parts with well-controlled tolerances that can be replicated with consistency, accuracy, and durability.
Con-Tech suppliers provide precision machining through technical, subtractive manufacturing or product restoration processes where the material is removed from plastic, ceramic, metal, glass or other items to create a finished product requiring close tolerances. Our precision machining has many types, including milling, turning, and electrical discharge machining and is usually controlled using Computer Numerical Controls (CNC) and blueprints made by CAD (computer-aided design) or CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) programs like AutoCAD and TurboCAD.
What is Precision Machining?
Precision machining is a step of a fabrication process where small parts are created by strategically removing certain areas of raw material, like steel or other types of metal. Typically, the process used is milling, jig boring or and turning but sometimes water cutters or lasers are used. The items created with precision machining are used in the manufacture of many types of products, from clocks to cars to airplanes. Many companies focus on precision machining and sell their creations to other companies to use in those end products. The products benefit from having high quality, precision-crafted materials present in them.
Outsourcing to Precision Machining Companies
Companies who build items that need small metal parts often outsource and purchase the parts from a company that focuses on the precision machining creation process. This prevents the main company from having to devote its resources to creating those parts and allows them to focus on the production of their core product, whether it’s a vehicle, a clock, a kitchen appliance or something else. Outsourcing allows companies to build business relationships that are mutually beneficial.
Saving Money with Precision Machined Parts
Companies can save money by outsourcing and purchasing these kinds of products from companies who specialize in it and without having to hire new employees who understand how to create these parts, and they don’t have to invest in machinery that can create the parts. Additionally, there is no training or machinery to pay for. Outsourcing can help avoid these processes altogether and can save money.
Obtaining High-Quality Parts
Companies that create precision machined parts are experts in that type of creation. They know the most efficient ways to create the parts and can create the highest quality parts possible with the materials they use. Relying on expert outsourcing to obtain these smaller parts results in higher quality parts than if they were to make them in house.