As discussed in the previous blog, Metal Fabrication (CNC Machining & Metal Stamping) in China is cost effective, of high quality and efficient. However, these advantages could only be seen when you partner with the right factory. There are numerous factories operating in China. How to choose the one which suits you most? There are 5 general criteria you should pay attention. 1. ISO9001 Certification ISO 9001 is the international standard published by International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Factory which holds this certification implies that they demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. Thus, a factory with ISO9001 is a quality assurance to you for Metal Fabrication (CNC Machining & Metal Stamping). 2. Good Track Record Practice makes perfect- this also implies to factory. A well-established Metal Fabrication (CNC Machining & Metal Stamping) factory should can provide you a good track record, listing out all the CNC Machining & Metal Stamping projects and achievements they have done. My personal advice is to choose factory who have been partnering with listed companies. Listed company has a stringent procedure in assessing their manufacturers, ranging from site-visit, background check, to quality check. Thus, factory working for listed company is proven to be more reliable. 3. Communication When manufacturing a product, back-and-forth communication is so essential. That makes a product good or bad. Unfortunately, English proficiency in China is under improvement. Majority of Chinese factory are welcoming foreign production order but have no workers to support. So, choosing a factory who can provide you fluent-speaking CNC Machining & Metal Stamping project manager working with you is the best. This greatly minimizes the chance of miscommunication. 4. Avoid Trading Company Nowadays, there are numerous trading companies to connect china factory with overseas client. They may claim themselves as the CNC Machining & Metal Stamping manufacturers when you approach them. But when you carefully go through their website, you hardly see their genuine details. What they do is to connect different contractors together to make your products, which in turn adding your costs. Worse still, when you communicate with them, they are not passing your ideas to manufacturers directly. This causes troubles. Thus, I highly recommend clients to avoid trading company to save cost and ensure effective communication. You should look for factory which have different departments, from prototype to mass production to parts assembly, to minimize your cost. 5. Facilities The main criteria to judge whether a factory is good or bad is to see if they have the equipment that can produce your products. You may request them to send you their equipment list. When it comes to CNC Machining & Metal Stamping, time is money, so efficient and advanced equipment & technology is of paramount importance. Wish you find your best manufacturer! This passage is provided to you by: VIM Technology, the CNC machining & Metal Stamping specialist who self-owns 5000sqm factory in Shenzhen, China. We are expertise in offer tailor made production plan for each client. Our services include CNC Milling, CNC turning, CNC Drilling, CNC Tapping & all kinds of metal stamping. With our 40–year-experience and advanced technology, you can totally trust that we could offer good quality machined products as well as service.