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Logik Precision Is Now a Licensed Two-Step Accessory Shop
Friday, 27 June 2014 19:01
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For your two-step X-over subs and pup joints give us a call at (713)939-0061

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Last Updated ( Friday, 27 June 2014 19:39 )
 
Choosing A Machine Shop For Your Project
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:47
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Since machining is often a finishing operation, you have already made a substantial investment in production. Out of tolerance, inaccurate work means scrapping parts that were perfect before the bad machining took place. This is why choosing the right shop to perform machining operations on your parts is one job you need to get right.

What To Look For In A Machine Shop

Selecting the proper shop that will deliver what you need the first time, every time is not something you should leave to trial and error. Ideally, you will have recommendations from colleagues about a reputable, quality shop. In the absence of referrals, you can find possible candidates in the Yellow Pages and in online and off-line directories. As you contact possible providers, here are a few things to consider.

  • How large is the shop? A bigger is better philosophy does not always apply to machine shops. Modern equipment takes room and personnel, but some large shops have capabilities far beyond what you need and may be more costly than a smaller firm with a more narrow scope.
  • What area does the shop specialize in? You want a supplier that works with the type of parts you make and has personnel with industry experience. A shop that usually does close tolerance aircraft or article parts may offer quality and precision beyond what you need.
  • What order size does the company prefer? If you need short runs rather than production runs, you want a supplier with capacity geared to your expectations. If you are expecting your needs to grow, look for a shop that can handle any order.
  • How long has the shop been in business? Even though the technology may have changed, a shop that has been around for a number of years has a breadth of experience that can help you find custom solutions.
  • As a corollary to the longevity of the shop, how long has the average employee been with the company? Machinists with five, 10, 20 years experience can benefit you, as they may have worked on your parts or something similar in the past. Low turnover rates indicate stability and the likelihood that other customers have been satisfied.
  • What are the capabilities of the shop? Some shops specialize in CNC lathe work while others focus on drilling, threading, or other subspecialties. You should choose a shop that has the equipment and trained personnel to do the operations you need.
  • What other services does the shop offer? Having access to engineering assistance, design support, some assembly, and inventory management can assure that the machining will be customized to meet your specifications or offer other services you may need.
  • Does the shop seem willing to collaborate with you? Your ideal shop will work with you to not only make sure your job is right but to suggest what might make future machining more efficient.
  • Should you choose a local shop? Using a local machine shop is convenient and saves on shipping. If you need more capability or specialized services that no local shop provides, you may consider an experienced shop that is a greater distance from you.

 

When you're looking for capacity, engineering excellence, experience, and quality, Logik Precision of Houston, Texas is worth your consideration. As a full-service machine shop well known in the area, we invite you to contact our engineering staff to discuss your needs and schedule a visit.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:51 )
 
Why Choose A Machine Shop That Is Government Authorized
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:41
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Shopping for a machine shop that will deliver accurate, on-time work? Consider a machine shop with past experience as a defense contractor. Government authorized shops provide a number of guarantees to the Department of Defense (DOD) before receiving contacts for work on weapons, planes, and equipment. If they got a contract, it was because they sufficiently proved that they had the personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, quality systems in place, and record of on-time delivery to do the job.

Why Choose A Government-Authorized Shop?

Here are 10 things about a company that has successfully managed government contracts that will bode well for you.

1. They follow directions. Only candidates who provide what is specified in the bid solicitation regarding drawings, descriptions, standards, materials, delivery dates, packaging, marketing requirements, and past performance history make it to the next step.

2. They observe deadlines. The government posts successful adherence to project deadlines on the Business Partner Network (www.bpn.gov) website and uses past performance in the equation to determine who will win future contacts.

3. They know how to estimate jobs. A business that has successfully completed government work on time and at a profit is very knowledgeable about how to estimate a job in view of the cost of labor, equipment, materials, and opportunity cost. They know how to assess all components of the job and properly allocate resources.

4. They clearly present the equipment they have and the processes they will use in completing the job, even if it means subcontracting parts of it.

5. They are realistic in what they can handle. Even though small businesses have a chance to win contracts, they are only successful if they bid on jobs in line with what they can deliver.

6. They earned the contract based on merit. Computerized evaluation of what the company submits about their capability selects the winners, which suggests that they met objective criteria to win.

7. They present themselves honestly. Companies who make the first cut often receive a site visit before they get the contract to assure that all necessary systems are in place.

8. They have a well-documented quality control program that shows how they will guarantee that they deliver quality products and services.

9. They can collaborate. Though the bid process seems impersonal, the ability to work with DOD or other agency staff is crucial.

10. Their product met government quality standards. Inaccurate, out-of-tolerance work can endanger lives and would not be accepted.

If a machine shop you are thinking of using has had experience as a government contractor, you know they have the technical capabilities to produce the work and the systems in place to assure that the work will be done on time and on budget.

Logik Precision Will Meet Your Specifications

At Logik Precision, we routinely win long-term government contracts that have made us a prime supplier for multiple divisions of the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime as well as the Department of Defense. While we work these jobs with care, we apply the same standards of excellence and quality workmanship to the work we do for any of our customers. With a full scope of services that range from prototyping to final inspection, we deliver the work to the specs you need.

When you want a turnkey solution to your machining needs, consider Logik Precision of Houston, TX. We look forward to hearing from you. Check out our audit reports and then contact us today with your requirements for your engineering and finishing needs.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 17 June 2014 17:46 )
 
What Does It Mean To Be ISO 9001:2008 Certified?
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:31
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ISO 9001:2008 Certification At Logik Precision

Cnc portable faro armWhen you choose a CNC machine shop to meet your prototyping and production needs, finding one that is ISO 9001:2008 certified should be at the top of your list. Having this certification means that the company has a developed a quality system that meets the standards of an external auditor.

What ISO 9001:2008 Means To You

Our ISO 9001:2008 certification means that the way we train our workers, complete our processes, and maintain our facilities and equipment is done with a system that ensures consistency from job to job. This assures that we are using state-of-the-art, efficient, time-saving processes and are committed to continuously maintaining and improving our quality.

Whenever you order from us, you know exactly how your work will be done and what type of equipment we will use to complete it. You know that we only work with qualified vendors who supply the materials we used to do your job. You know that anyone who works on filling your order has the proper training and supervision to do it right. In the unlikely event that there is a problem in any aspect of your order, we can trace the source of the defect through our Job Man software and make adjustments that promptly correct the issue.

Why Choose Logik Precision?

Our goal at Logik Precision is to be your one-stop solution provider. With a top-notch quality system in place, we guarantee that from the time we receive your order until the time we do the last inspection before shipping, our work will meet our high standards - and yours. For an example of our quality system in action, click here for our latest audit report.

When you need precision machining, think Logik Precision of Houston, TX. We look forward to hearing from you. Just contact us today with your requirements for your engineering and finishing needs.

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:49 )
 
Logik Precision Offers Custom Engineering And Machining Services
Thursday, 27 February 2014 17:10
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"If You Can Draw It, We Can Machine It" - Custom Engineering At Logik Precision

cnc-boring-kurakiAt Logik Precision, we specialize in CNC machining and finishing on your production parts according to your specifications. We are also your ally when you want to bring a concept to life in the prototype stage or obtaining a small number of parts. Our motto is "If you can draw it, we can machine it."

Custom Services

Our engineers can translate your idea into a machined part. Using a wide array of machinery and processes such as precision CNC machining, water jet cutting, milling, lathe, welding, fabrication, and other finishing operations, we can create limited run or prototype parts that offer the accuracy and precision you need. This might be a perfect solution for you when:

  • You are designing a new product
  • You are testing a design before committing to a production run
  • You need to replicate a part previously made by another process such as casting or forging
  • You want to test the capabilities of a machined part vs. one that is fabricated
  • You want to reverse engineer a part from an original
  • You have a custom application that requires one or a small number of parts

At Logik Precision, we have a forward-thinking engineering and production staff who possess both the creativity and the skills to work through the design process with you. With years of experience in aerospace and military applications, we know that regardless of your quantity requirements, each part must have the precision and exact tolerances you require.

Let Logik Precision Take Your Concept To Reality

Whether you need a small quantity of an existing part or samples of a new one, Logik Precision of Houston, TX can capture and execute your vision. Contact our engineering department today to discuss your need for close tolerance machined parts in any quantity.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 28 February 2014 17:35 )
 
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