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Vendor Scorecard: Rating your Contract Machining Partner for Reliability, Quality, and Timeliness

Dec 7, 2018 3:25:30 PM / by Mike Toth posted in Insider, job shops

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Get higher quality products, receive more on time deliveries and obtain highly attentive service from all of your suppliers without paying more for your purchases.  Does this sound like the first line from a TV infomercial?  Well it isn’t.  Developing a Vendor Scorecard Rating system will get you these results, fast.

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The Importance and Advantages of ISO 9000 Certification

Aug 31, 2018 4:06:10 PM / by Cedric Ridgeway posted in CMM, gage calibration, job shops, Contract Machining

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ISO 9000 provides a solid structure for managing processes within an organization.  The importance lies in the benefits of implementation:

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Machining with Pride

Aug 20, 2018 2:38:54 PM / by Travis Miller posted in job shops, Contract Machining, Machine Shop

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We’ve all been told that if we want to succeed in life and in business, that taking pride in what we do is of critical importance. There is a certain thrill that comes from doing something right not just doing something “good enough”.

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Adversity, Leadership, and… Pizza?

Aug 3, 2018 4:09:31 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Insider, job shops

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            I’ve learned a lot in a short time about being a leader. The list of positives and successes far outweigh the challenges and failures, yet much like everything in life there are ebbs and flows, good times and bad, peaks and valleys. Being a leader offers up rewarding experiences like:

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Precision Turning and Your Large Diameter Project

Dec 15, 2017 3:39:47 PM / by Travis Miller posted in Contract Machining, job shops, Machine Shop

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The average human hair measures between .003” and .006”. Now picture a 50” OD with a +/-.001 tolerance. Impressive, correct? Now consider that a 5 degree temperature difference between the part and the piece of inspection equipment used to measure it would throw off the reading by about .0015.

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Top quality questions to ask your contract machining partner

Aug 18, 2017 4:32:31 PM / by Brett Baldi posted in Contract Machining, job shops, CMM

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When you’re searching for a contract machining partner to supply the critical parts you need, how can you best determine the supplier(s) that will be able to meet your quality requirements?  What questions should you be asking to separate the best from the rest?

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