Precision Machining: What to Look for in a Manufacturing Partner​

Precision machining requires a keen eye for detail and top-notch workmanship to ensure the success of your project. It’s essential to choose the right partner that can meet your specifications accurately. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a precision machine shop.

Experience and Expertise

A reputable machine shop should have a solid track record of experience and expertise. They should have catered to various industries and have a team of skilled machinists with expertise in the type of machining you require. At MRL, our team has years of experience and knowledge in the industry, making us equipped to handle a wide range of manufacturing projects.

Cutting-Edge Technology and Equipment

Precision machining heavily relies on advanced technology and equipment. When evaluating a machine shop, it’s crucial to inquire about the machinery and tools they have in their facility. Look for shops that invest in state-of-the-art equipment, as it demonstrates their commitment to producing high-quality and accurate parts. At MRL, we continuously make capital investments in our state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, such as Vertical and Horizontal CNC Machining Centers, EDM machines, 3D printers, and other supporting equipment. In fact, we invested $3 million in new equipment in 2022.

Quality Assurance Processes

Meticulous attention to detail is a fundamental requirement in precision machining. A reputable machine shop should have robust quality assurance processes in place to ensure consistency and reliability. Inquire about their inspection procedures, testing methods, and certifications. Look for shops that adhere to stringent quality control standards, such as ISO certification. MRL Manufacturing is ISO 9001:2015 certified. Our meticulous manufacturing processes, instructions, and controls ensure that we supply products that meet or exceed our customers’ specifications.