Identifying and establishing a solid relationship with a new supplier takes time. It is critical to ask the right questions and be able to develop a precise plan of action to move forward.
To manufacture assemblies for Aerospace and Military applications, a company must be Aerospace Quality System (AC7004) certified and “demonstrate conformance and recognition of accreditation for specific services, as listed in www.eAuditNet.com’s Qualified Manufacturers List (QML)” as laid forth by the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (NADCAP). This also includes all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 to be considered as a supplier to the United States defense industry and be an International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Registered facility.
Turn-key contract manufacturing is the production of products or equipment by one company possessing multiple capabilities for another company. Contract manufacturers provide services to several different companies based on the end customers' design or product needs. A full service turn-key manufacturer can take products or equipment from concept, to design, to build in order to meet the customer’s specification. Here are 7 important factors you should know about your supplier:
As we stated in Part 1 of this series, a contract manufacturer (CM) should be able to provide services to several different companies based on the end customers' design or specifications. A full service shop can take products or equipment from concept, to design, to build in order to meet the customer’s specification. Here are 6 more important considerations you should know about your supplier:
Technology has progressed and come together over the years to make high speed machining (HSM) a common and practical process. Actuation of machine tools, high speed spindles and cutting tools and sophisticated software to run powerful CNCs make HSM the driver in the metalworking industry. CNC machines enable simultaneous machining by various tools on each part reducing cycle time and improving throughput. With the proper set-up and synchronized sub-spindles all surfaces can be machined simultaneously.
Topics: contract manufacturing, custom fabrication, laser cutting service, CNC Milling Services, CNC Turning, 5 Axis CNC Milling & Machining Services, Boring Mills, CMM Inspection, Machining, CNC Machining
Medical manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Whether it is medical devices and instrumentation, such as implantable devices and surgical instruments, or MRI’s and CT scanners, as the world population grows, so does the demand for medical equipment. Demand and innovation have made medical manufacturing a leading economic growth sector worldwide.
Contract manufacturers who service multiple customers in a variety of industries are able to offer reduced costs and increased economies of scale by procuring purchased items, manufacturing components in-house, and maintaining a broad range of skilled labor. Contractors that possess these extensive capabilities will have equipment for many types of machining. They will have the ability to provide full assembly of machines, equipment, or products, to fulfill the customer’s requirements.
Whether you are a defense or aerospace contractor, or a corporation that manufactures commercial or industrial equipment, chances are you’ll need a metal fabricator.
Topics: Metal Fabricating
NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) is an international program in cooperation with major aerospace and defense contractors. This accreditation program provides cost-effective methods for sub-contractors of special processes and products to support consistent improvement in aerospace and defense.