Quality is another area where the size of your CNC machining partner often matters. OEMs need a CNC machining partner that delivers a reliable and dependable process that yields consistent results for heavy fabrications. Consistent quality is hard work and requires rigorous, on-going monitoring of every process from purchasing to manufacturing to distribution. But the effort and focus on quality are well worth the reward.
In addition, larger machine shops often have dedicated quality personnel for heavy fabrications, enabling these personnel to focus entirely on the quality of the project and not be distracted by wearing various “hats” on the project. For example, at ABS, our quality team works hand in hand with our manufacturing and engineering teams and is comprised of professionals from several disciplines including professional mechanical and material engineers, inspectors, tooling specialists, and yellow and black belts (sigma) – among others.