Posted on May 16, 2013 in News, Technology

Price Manufacturing creates parts for products used in industries as diverse as aerospace, automotive, and health care. As a precision machining company, Los Angeles customers turn to us for high-volume parts that achieve great precision. Our success comes from the skill of our workers and our investments in the latest technology.

Options for Your Project

Often, clients approach us with a specific need. Sometimes, it is a connector that will be used in an instrumentation panel. Other times, it is a part that will help hold together the different components of a vehicle.

One of our first tasks is deciding which manufacturing process makes the most sense for the project. Typically, we choose between screw manufacturing and our work as a CNC precision machining company. Los Angeles customers consult with us to choose the best approach.

A Comparison of Screw and CNC Machining

Both of our processes meet high tolerances, are handled by expert teams of machinists, and can use a variety of raw materials.

However, in screw machining, our team works directly with the equipment to form the parts. Screw machining can shape multiple pieces of bar stock at one time.

CNC machining services have a different process. Tooling is handled by computer numeric controlled machines, and this automation allows for closer tolerances. Parts are manufactured repeatedly and in exacting measurements to match designs as closely as possible. The computer shapes parts from the bar using tools that work at varying locations on the raw material.

Determining the Right Process

As a result of these differences, CNC is best for projects that must meet the most exacting specifications. When precision is the priority, Price Manufacturing will generally recommend its computer-assisted equipment to help clients get the best quality parts and to avoid rejection of batches.

However, CNC precision machining is ill-suited for a Los Angeles company where cost is the most important factor. The time involved in producing parts one piece of bar stock at a time means that a company may face a higher expense. The faster screw machining process is better for these types of project.

One of the greatest benefits of working with Price Manufacturing is our design input. Your business may not be sure which of the two services to choose. Or, you may not know whether you can meet a looming deadline while staying under the budget you have set.

When you work with us, you not only get a reliable, high-quality manufacturing partner. You also get guidance from experienced machinists who can help you select the right process, tweak design specifications as needed, and establish a plan for success.

Note: in addition to the California companies we serve as a screw and CNC machine shop, Arizona customers and businesses throughout the U.S. also rely on our services. Wherever your company is located and whatever the parts required, we encourage you to get in touch.

Contact Price Manufacturing by email or by calling 951-371-5660.