What’s in a price? It’s a simple question, and one that often has unexpectedly complicated answers. This is because some things – such as skill, experience, and technical knowledge – are difficult to quantify. Issues such as identifying additional processes are also important. If you’re interested in learning about honest CNC machining quotes, here are some pointers to help navigate the often murky waters of engineering pricing.
Deep hole drilling is one of the most ancient arts in human civilisation. The Chinese were using bamboo drills to create oil wells at least 1,700 years ago, and the Ancient Egyptians used drills in the construction of the pyramids, 3,000 years before that.
Evidence shows that precision boring and honing underpin almost every technological advancement, from building temples to constructing spacecraft. Yet – surprisingly – this skill is rare in the modern world.
The ability to create a hole of exact dimension and diameter is not something that is routinely taught. This means that it is a much needed, but very unusual skill. Because of this, companies such as Hone All invest heavily to train new practitioners, and to keep developing the expertise. Some of the cost of this valuable training is reflected in the quote.
Everybody needs a sound organisational plan. One of the things that we do at Hone All is ensure that our machines are regularly serviced to the highest standard, which means that we don’t have unexpected delays due to breakdowns.
We also invest in machines with formidable credentials. This means that we plan for quality, ensuring that clients do not reappear in the workshop a few weeks down the line with a broken part.
This type of planning is helpful for rigorous supply chain management. However, it is also crucial for sectors where quality matters. These include aerospace, oil and gas, and medicine. In industries where parts have a pre-guaranteed lifespan, being able to offer detailed time-conscious quality assurance saves numerous headaches. This type of precision can cost a little more, but the quality quickly leads to savings in the long-term.
What does this really mean? Honest pricing takes into account everything from the cost of training apprentices to the variable prices of high-quality metal. Honest companies will be transparent about this.
Often, jobs can be completed with budget cuts. This works some of the time. However, it can go horribly wrong. Knowledge of metals, their behaviours, and their response under different types of stress is insider knowledge that can make a real difference in core industries.
Investing In Quality
When you work with Hone All, you’re buying into a commitment to quality, expertise, and skill. If you’d like to discuss your requirements with us, we’ll be happy to give you an honest, open, transparent price. Simply get in touch by contacting us by phone, email, or via our online instant text portal.