When looking for a new manufacturing partner, it can be difficult to assess which business is the best fit for you. Choosing a screw manufacturer is no different. As an integral part of your assemblies, you want to make sure you choose a screw manufacturer that is the best fit for your needs technically as well as personally.
If you’re in the market for a screw manufacturer, we’ve outlined the top four items to consider when making your decision.
Screw Manufacturing Capabilities
It is important to consider the capabilities of the screw manufacturer and whether or not they have the technical capabilities to meet your organization’s needs. Most custom screw manufacturers will list the specifications they can meet for each of their services on their website. If you already know what specifications you need met, this can be a great place to start your research.
If you don’t know exactly what you need or are stuck with a screw in need of reverse engineering, you also need a partner that is able to understand your predicament and provide solutions that can help.
Quality Custom Screws and Machining
The screws manufactured by your partner will be working within your applications every day, so you want to trust that they were manufactured to function correctly. When choosing a screw manufacturer, ensure that that manufacturer has a history of creating solid parts to spec. A screw manufacturing partner with a history of quality will know the best practices to take to ensure that the products they are delivering will meet the needs of their customers.
PST recently helped a new customer with this very problem. Their program was using a ‘standard’ acme screw stock from a warehouse distributor, while a different shop turned and milled the ends per their drawing. However, the quality of the end product was low and wasn’t performing to their required specs. They needed a high-strength option that would meet their required loads and life cycle.
Instead of using two separate shops to create a low-quality item, they used PST to manufacture their product completely in-house and provide new material recommendations to meet their strength and life requirements. This partnership provides them not only the high-quality product they needed, but also the peace-of-mind that they deserved.
On-Time Service and Screw Manufacturing Turnaround
When working with an outside vendor, you want to know that you will receive the products you need within an acceptable turnaround time. Your screw manufacturing partner should respect your timeline and provide you with realistic expectations for results.
Expert Screw Manufacturing Engineers to Rely On
When choosing a screw manufacturer, you want to trust that their engineers are industry experts that you can rely on to provide you solid advice to guide you to the correct decisions for your application. These industry experts should be able guide you through the entire process, from choosing the right types of screws, the right thread forming method for your application, and other best practices.
You also want to trust that that, when things go wrong, you have an experienced team backing you up. If a machine is down due to a misfunctioning screw, you want to trust that your custom screw manufacturer will do what they can to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.
Choosing a Custom Screw Manufacturer
Are you looking for a custom screw manufacturer? PST can help. Our long-term customers choose to stay with PST due to our high level of quality, on-time delivery and the ease of doing business with us. Read why PST is the right fit for your custom screw manufacturing needs.