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CNC Market Buzz: How Will Smart Manufacturers Drive Into 2020?

If you’re like us, the end of the year means a lot of data collection, prospecting, and strategizing for the upcoming year. The predictable questions come up in production and sales meetings: How are 2019 sales? How do prospects look in 2020? Are customers buying more? Less? What about innovations? Diversification? How can we grow margins? And so on.

At LINDEL CNC MACHINING and P4SWISS, the end of the year also means spending time in front of our market, attending trade shows, and listening to the “Market Buzz” from buyers and manufacturers on the floor. Through the end of October and the beginning of November, the LINDEL/P4SWISS team spent time visiting with customers and associates during the Southern Arizona Tech + Business Expo trade shows to feel the pulse of the 2020 CNC / precision machining market and what we can expect to make it a good year. What was discovered is, while broad reports are calling for a looming depression in the market, by implementing a few strategies, manufacturers are positive about 2020 and beyond.

“We’re seeing a lot of optimism,” said Tom Ferrara, Sales and Marketing Manager for Lindel. “We just finished a record October and are looking at higher demand than expected through the end of the year. With a little strategy, 2020 is going to be a great year.”

While some methods for dealing with a soft market focus on “Getting back to basics” or pushing the sales team out in an aggressive “Boots-on-the-ground” effort, smart manufacturers can circumvent market volatility by focusing strategies around their core portfolios and market innovation at home.

One market tip suggests increasing efficiencies in supply chain and mobilizing partnerships to drive your business goals. Others include adding digital technologies (digital outreach, direct response marketing, etc.) that increase visibility and transparency or focusing on a corporate responsibility protocol to increase market reach and brand awareness.

“Any of these [strategies] require less capital investment,” said Ferrara. “While still creating a more sustainable and productive workflow throughout these bigger market changes.”

With over 32 years of business under our belts, we’ve seen strong and soft markets. All have been challenges and maintaining growth requires diligence and strategy.

However you choose to approach 2020, focusing on your core product and servicing your accounts at home is always a good answer to maintaining sales momentum and pushing growth. We have found that HOPE is not a strategy.

From custom CNC machining and the precision of Swiss CNC manufacturing, LINDEL CNC MACHINING and P4SWISS strives to bring our manufacturing customers the best products, support, and service in the industry. If you’d like more information about the products or services we provide, please feel free to contact Tom Ferrara, Sales and Marketing Manager at 1-520-792-3160, or email: sales@lindelengineering.com

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It’s Q4 2019 How Will You Make an Impact in 2020?

It’s Q4 2019 How Will You Make an Impact in 2020?

tucson cnc manufacturerAs we close our Q3 and roll into Q4 of 2019, we’re working with our customers to build better industry knowledge, better industry service, and a stronger precision manufacturing future for us all. As an important part of our ongoing service to our customers, we’ve developed a quick, 3-minute survey to gather some of your perspective on today’s manufacturing business environment.

By taking the P4Swiss / Lindel Engineering 2020 Customer Market Survey, you’ll provide much-needed insight to our industry, our products and services, as well as how to best serve you and our customers today and in the future.

Please take a couple minutes and help us better understand our industry and how to better serve you!

Create your own user feedback survey

Thank you for your participation!
Tom

5 Axis Mills Make Complex Parts Simple To Make

A lot of very good things are happening at Lindel Engineering this year including a recent purchase of our third 5 Axis CNC Mill.
 
We used 5 Axis milling (see part picture) to make this part. 5 Axis allows us to make all the features in one operation without letting go of the part.
 
This allows us to create all critical features that have relationships to one another in one operation.  
 
Currently we are backlogged for the next 4 weeks.
 
More exciting news is we are looking at adding a new division soon so stay tuned for more information to come.
 
Lindel excels at making orders for short run production work ( 25-500+ quantity per part number )
 
When you have upcoming machined parts requirements please consider Lindel Engineering.

Does Gold Plating Make CNC Machined Parts Better?

I can say that this is definitely a part that is very nice to look at and hold. While we all know that the plating makes it better by protecting the part from oxidizing, any color plating can achieve this. What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly. 

What I like best about this part is in the details that were achieved in making it. From the small bosses to the ramped runways needed for wiring during assembly.

Lindel excels as small complex short run production parts of 50-500 quantity. Please keep Lindel in mind for your machining needs.  Lindel Engineering is ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100D Certified.

Complex Parts Are No Problem For Lindel

Just the other day a customer came to us and asked if we had the capability to machine one of their more complex parts they had designed. They were in need of some parts in 2-3 weeks with several more every week after that for the next 4 weeks. Our team reviewed the project and accepted the challenge.

You can see the result of our efforts below. Our 5-Axis machine completed a majority of the features and one of our 3-Axis machines finished the base of the part to make the part complete in two operations.

This is another example of the work we do resulting in keeping one of our good customers satisfied on schedule.

Lindel Precision CNC Machining excels at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

“Is your business seasonal”?

I often have people ask me “Is your business seasonal”? Sometimes before I get a chance to answer they have their next question ready, “When are your busy or slow times”?

With almost 20 years of contract manufacturing experience I have personally found that we are “cyclical rather than seasonal”. We have busy and slow times but I have found it near impossible to predict when they will be. Some of you may be familiar with the expression “Feast or Famine” At times it seems like this to us depending on our current workload.

We just are coming out of a period of having a little more work than our team can produce.

You can probably guess what I am going to say next. J  We have open capacity now and are currently looking for work.

If you have some upcoming demand for machined parts and like working with us I kindly ask you to send your RFQ’s now.

I’d like to say we have unlimited capacity to take orders. What I can say is the first orders we receive we will start on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lindel Precision CNC Machining excels at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

8 separate operations reduced to 2

Before we invested in a 5 Axis CNC Mill we had been making these parts on 3 Axix CNC Mills. The 3 Axix Mills required 8 separate operations. Each requiring a separate set up and first article. This proess took about 2-3 weeks to complete. When we proammed this for the 5 Axis CNC Mill we were able to reduce the operation from 8 down to two. Once this was completed our production time was reduced from 2-3 weeks down to 2-3 days.  A significant savings in production time and lead time. We now have three 5 Axis CNC mills.

Currently we excel at making short run production parts of 50-500 quantity each.

If you have some upcoming demand for machined parts with these quantities please consider including us in your next request for quote.

Precision CNC Machining from raw material

Hello and welcome to my precision cnc machining blog. Precision cnc machining is the cornerstone of building and creating dreams. Starting from raw material and ending with a precision engineered, multi featured workpiece that functions as it was designed. By utilizing a variety of equipment including lathes, mills, Gibbs programming software and superior inspection equipment we are able to deliver products that stand above the competition. We specialize in Medical Device Manufacturing, Aerospace, Defense and Optical parts. With more than 30 years in the machining business, we understand the importance of quality, communication and delivering as promised. Do you have a project that needs an AS9100 certified machine shop or is your current shop not delivering what they promised? Maybe you are in need of a fast turnaround for your parts delivery? Do you need expert, quality workmanship that creates superior machining? Then you’ve come to the right place. I’m excited to introduce you to your future precision cnc machine shop.

Increasing Precision CNC Machining business

In my last 2 blogs I’ve talked about the process of a machined part from start to finish. I will be continuing that series next month but today I’d like to side step a bit and talk about something very exciting that will impact your next project-Lindel Precision CNC Machining is very proud to introduced 2 new machines into our shop. Last week our new Aberlink CMM inspection machine was delivered. The addition of our new Aberlink CMM machine will help eliminate inspection bottlenecks. Measures approximately 20% quicker than standard variant making it ideal for high volume measuring. The Axiom Too HS also utilizes 0.1 um resolution scales on each axis. Incorporated with state-of-the-art error mapping techniques making this machine the most accurate machine produced by Aberlink-making it ideal for measuring tight tolerances.

The other addition to our shop is the Hass 5 axis machine which will allow us to provide faster delivery on complex parts with a better economic value for our customers. Lindel Precision Machining’s growth makes us the ideal partner for your next short run production.  Click on our quote page to submit your request today.

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