FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
1. Q : How do I request a quote?
A : It's easy to request a quote for work from P4W.
Simply contact our office by E-mail, Phone, Fax, or our online service Skype(ID: parts4world), we will be very happy to provide you with a reasonable price!
2. Q : How long is a quote time?
A : Usually, when we received your RFQ information, P4W can offer a best price for you reference within 2 working days.
3. Q : Before a quote, what is P4W need to know?
A : P4W need to receive your drawing, blueprints or sample, and material, quote quantity, surface treatment infos. In the meantime, please also let P4W known your company name, contact man, email and consignee address.
4. Q : What kinds of materials are you capable of machining?
A : We produce screw machine parts and CNC turning parts from aluminum, brass, copper, steel, and stainless steel, as well as some plastic upon request.
5. Q : In screw machine & CNC Machine work, what is the most cost-effective quantity to order?
A : Typically, as the volume increases, the per unit price decreases. This is due to set up costs being spread over a larger quantity of parts. At P4W, we are experienced both with producing high volume machined parts and leveraging our screw machine & CNC equipment and experienced personnel to meet low volume orders economically.
6. Q : What is your average lead-time?
A : Normal lead-time is approximately 4 weeks affected by work load & complexity of part configuration. P4W strives to be your on time producer of production parts.
7. Q : How can I reduce the cost of my machined parts?
A : Typically, increasing the volume of your order is the most obvious way to reduce cost on a per part basis; however, there many factors to consider. A primary consideration is to reduce unnecessary labor at every step. Keep the dimensional tolerances reasonable and don't build in extra tight tolerances that aren't necessary for the end use. With today's environmental concerns, parts handling and cleaning is a major area of cost. Especially in the area of threaded internal holes, parts cleaning adds to the final price. Some parts need individual packing and cleaning, but if your part doesn't, it can reduce the cost of production.
8. Q : Does P4W help with parts design or suggest cost savings measures?
A : Yes. We love the challenge of bringing our engineering and production experience to bear on new challenges. We can offer technical assistance in design, machining protocols, selection or raw materials, and finishing steps. Keeping the end use of the part in mind, we often find a minor design tweak, a change in material or tolerance, etc. that can result in a reliable, well-performing part at a reduced production cost. The part has to succeed, and with it your business goals!
9. Q : How can I be sure of getting good parts with an on-time delivery?
A : You can reduce the risk of receiving inferior parts or slow delivery primarily by choosing a reputable supplier and communicating your needs with that supplier. Make sure your supplier has a quality program that fits your needs. If you need a part on a regular basis, you can help assure reliable delivery and service by using a blanket order with regular scheduled releases. This type of order can also help reduce the per part cost of your precision machined components.
10. Q : Your price looks good for higher quantities, but I don't want to stock that many parts . . . what is P4W willing to do?
A : No one seems to want to carry inventory any more. We can negotiate some sort of agreement on larger batch sizes, but would expect the parts to be taken in multiple releases over a negotiated reasonable period of time. Customers who canít commit to larger batches do not get to take advantage of those economies in the quoted prices.?
11. Q : What tolerances can Parts4world Screw Machine Products & Turned Parts hold?
A : Tolerances vary depending on the type and grade of the raw material we are machining, the material that we make the tools out of, and the machine we use to make a particular part. Tighter tolerances can be achieved with secondary operations such as grinding, honing, and lapping. A broad-based answer to this question is difficult to provide. It is
best to answer this question on a part-by-part basis in an engineering review.?