It is very common today for small businesses and startup companies to compete with large, established companies and brands. While many people see large manufacturing companies as having the advantage through name recognition and industry experience, smaller companies are more flexible and responsive. Small companies can also reduce the concept to market timeline by outsourcing all aspects of the project and not have to worry about changing existing production options and methods.
Small businesses can benefit from using outsourced CNC machine services in the following ways. Considering how these factors can benefit your business makes the case for outsourcing from prototyping through to full-scale part production.
Access to the Latest in Equipment
The top CNC machine services are constantly upgrading their equipment and technology, so they often have superior systems for production than larger in-house teams that own the equipment. This allows the smaller OEM to take advantage of lower costs due to higher production capacity, lower waste, and greater efficiencies.
Control Over Production Costs
Outsourcing CNC machine services means the OEM pays the contract cost, allowing for budgeting that works for the OEM. There are no hidden costs or surprises, which is a significant factor with in-house production.
Built-In Growth Capacity
If an OEM buys equipment and hires machinists to get production started, there is still the challenge of ramping up production to meet demand. This is not easy with an in-house team, but working with a large volume machining services means the ability to ramp up production is just a phone call away.
Talent and Expertise
Hiring machinists and continually training and upgrading their levels of experience with new equipment and technology is a cost for maintaining an in-house workforce. By working with an outsourced CNC machining shop, this cost is avoided, but you still have the benefit of the expertise, training, and experience.