The need for a quick turnaround on CNC Machining projects is something we’ve seen an increasing demand for over the years. While we have always prided ourselves on our ability to meet tight project deadlines while maintaining legendary quality, there are various aspects of each project that may impact lead times. In order to keep our clients informed and help foster a greater understanding of the industry at large, here’s a deeper dive into what impacts lead times and how to account for the variances in your planning.
If what you’re looking for is raw parts only, the turnaround time is quick, efficient, and accurate. Because machining raw parts require no coordination with our expert partners, we are able to manage lead times within our facility and therefore have a more targeted and clear production timeline.
However, when secondary services come into play, it’s important to consider that we may have to work with external services. When we utilize external partners, their production timelines may impact your delivery timeline, too. Of course, we are dedicated to choosing partners with quality standards that match our own, and have worked to source partners who are also dedicated to efficient production timelines as well. The reality is some secondary services require additional days to create the highest quality product.
Things to Consider
If you are looking for CNC machining that requires secondary services, here are a few services and respective timelines to consider:
- Passivate, Bead Blast, and Clear/Yellow Chem can be turned in 48 hours.
- Chem with Powder Coat – 5-7 business days
- Chem with Powder Coat and Silk Screen – 7-10 business days
- Clear, Color or Black Anodize – no masking to minimal masking 5-7 business days
- Clear, Color or Black Anodize with moderate to complex masking 7-12 business days.
- Specialty plating (Zinc and Tin) 5-7 business days.
- Specialty plating (Silver and Nickel) 7-12 business days.
Regardless of your needs, the SpecMaster team is dedicated to providing the best product from prototype to production with the most efficient timeline possible. We have increased our production capacity and are proud to provide shorter lead times during this pandemic and always. If you are looking for a partner to care for your CNC machining needs wholly and with complete trust in the final product, give us a call today at 303-227-3400 or request a quote.