Where can you improve your product development? Manufacturing custom designs can take time to find the right materials, suppliers, and designs. Your project can move forward when you partner with a CNC machine shop. With design, prototyping and manufacturing wrapped up in one, a CNC machine shop partnership can save you time and increase your brand awareness with local vendors. Whether you are on the fence or looking to switch manufacturers, we want to give you the tools to make the best choice for your business.
What is a CNC machine shop?
A CNC machine shop creates parts from metal or plastic using a variety of designing and milling tools. Through computer software, we work with you to create a custom part design that is then coded into the machine before being cut. At Condor Machinery, our team works with milling, industrial engraving, 3D printing, and custom machining. Machine shop capacity can depend on the size of the team and the equipment on hand, but full service machine shops adopt state-of-the-art technology to bring you the best quality with repeatable results. For a deeper look at CNC machining and our process, you can check out our blog post.
What services do machine shops offer?
Machine shops can specialize in multiple avenues of manufacturing and production, but it can depend on the team’s specialization and whether or not they are fully equipped. At Condor Machinery, we are committed to providing high-quality products and services, while staying current on new technology and tools. We offer the following services:
- Custom machining
- AutoDesk and AutoCAD services
- Tooling, Process and Fixture Development
- Zinc Phosphate Coating
- Engineering and Design Assistance
- Part Marking and Industrial Engraving
- Reverse engineering
6 Benefits of Partnering with a Machine Shop
Good manufacturing systems
A tell-tale sign that you have found a top-notch machine shop is by looking at their process. Robust manufacturing systems include frequent communication between you and the team, from initial quotes to manufacturing and delivery. The quality of work and the project timeline are on par if not better than mass-produced parts from a larger machine shop, but for a fraction of the turnaround time. At Condor Machinery, our quoting timeline is consistent for one-off projects to large orders.
When it comes to custom parts, we understand the need to stay on budget and on time to allow you to keep your business running smoothly. Machine shops can offer you a better price and better quality product as custom prototypes are made in-house. If you have worked with us before, every design is saved on file for easy reference recall.
We value transparency in our interactions with each of our clients. You are directly involved in the design process, from providing clear expectations about what part you need to choose the materials. By having a say in changes that you would like to see in each design before it goes on to manufacturing, we can save you time and money by avoiding additional modifications. When it comes to your products, there shouldn’t be a surprise.
Customer service and support
When you are looking for the right machine shop for your needs, how often do you look at customer reviews? At Condor Machinery, we strive to have open and honest communication with every customer, communicating timelines, expected delivery dates, and project updates in the case of delays. Our team of technicians is here to support you in answering any questions that you may have and will keep you up-to-date from start to finish.
We are committed to seeing every project through to completion, so when material shortages occur, we will work with you to find a solution. Working within your budget and the project needs, we will present you with other material options and walk you through the pros and cons so you can feel confident in the quality of materials we deliver.
Location, location, location
Finding the right machine shop for your business can ultimately come down to what is convenient for you. Working with a local CNC machine shop can help to shorten the distance from your distributors and take advantage of local business connections to deliver materials. As a bonus point, you can spend more time focusing on your work with quicker turnaround times regardless of the project or service.
How to Partner with Condor Machinery
Since 1985, we have been providing quality machining services in Edmonton and the surrounding area. Whether you are looking to produce your first prototype, learn more about complex part designs, or improve the quality of your manufactured components, we are here to help! If you are looking to partner with us, contact us to learn more about our production service options for your business. Got a project you want to start on today? Request a quote with your designs, material specs, quantity and your contact information.