Machine shops are equipped with various precision machinery and tools to create or repair parts for industrial and farm equipment, automotive purposes and a number of other applications. Generally containing lathes, mills, drill presses, punch presses, saws and other related equipment, the type of tools found in a specific shop would depend on the nature of the services each shop in question provides to the public.
Many machine shops specialize in large industrial jobs while the operations of others are based on small tasks. Some, like US Machine Services Inc, perform all kinds of machining services, regardless of the size of the job.
When choosing a machine shop, it is important to choose one that is ISO 9001: 2008 certified Mobile Alabama. This certification ensures the shop is within complete compliance of quality, safety and environmental standards.
These shops may be set up to manufacture certain parts from scratch, such as prototype gears or fittings for newly developed machines. They receive blueprints from their customers outlining specific parts that may be required. Using the blueprints, they fabricate the part from a raw piece of metal using their industry specific machinery.
Often, industrial machinery parts become damaged or worn out. For older machines, the gears and other components may have been discontinued; therefore, they can not be ordered from a manufacturer. Machine shops can take the schematics from these parts and create replacement that is an exact replica of the original.
In the case of a machine shop that concentrates on the automotive branch of machining, replacement parts are fashioned for motors and other components, or existing parts may be modified for various reasons. Brake rotors, cam shafts and other metal parts are created or repaired through a machine shop.
Engines wear out and lose compression or experience decreased performance. A machine shop will bore out the engine, creating slightly more space around the pistons, restoring the vehicle to its original performance level. People who build motors from scratch often take their parts to a machine shop to be modified or customized.
Every mechanical component of a vehicle or piece of industrial equipment initially comes from a machine shop. Most, at some point, will be returned to a machine shop for repair or to have a duplicate made for future use. Those able to boast being ISO 9001: 2008 certified Mobile Alabama can promise high quality parts at a reasonable price with quick turnaround. Contact US Machine Services Inc.