Gauge manufacturing accounts for approximately 11% of Chips Manufacturing production. We proudly partner with some of the most notable sellers of gauges and switches in the world. Through our years as a leader in precision metal parts manufacturing, we understand the functionality and detail required for the gauge parts that come through our facility. We then take that understanding and work with clients to achieve the best version of the product.
At Chips Manufacturing, we understand that, when manufacturing metal parts, exact tolerances much be adhered to. This is especially true when it comes to manufacturing complex parts like those used in gauges. In our facility, the gauge products we machine are typically made of aluminum and covered in an anodized coding. Although this coding is only a micron thick, our engineers still take that post-production procedure into consideration when confirming the parts dimensions.
In order to ensure each and every part that leaves our facility is exact to the engineered specifications, we have invested and implemented the Oasis Vision System into our quality assurance procedures. Using cameras, this machine takes various precise measurements of the small and complicated parts we produce in seconds. It’s imperative that each and every part we produce has the correct measurements and this machine is the best technology currently available, with an accuracy of 0.0002-inches!
When we receive an RFQ, there are a few extra steps we take before responding with our estimate. One of the benefits of Chips Manufacturing’s years of experience is that we understand raw materials and how they perform under various conditions. Our engineers trace through the life cycle of the part, including after it leaves our facility and goes to work in its intended field. If the part needs to be heat-treated or covered in a finishing coding, this can alter the parts tight tolerances. Our machine set-up employees then take that into consideration when programming the CNC machines.
Chips Manufacturing clients benefit from a “Just in Time” production release schedule. Most of our clients require small, frequent product shipments as opposed to receiving the entirety of their order all at once. However, these small, frequent orders can increase the overall production costs. To combat this, we manufacture their whole order at once, then store the excess product in our facility and send it to the client based off of a predetermined release schedule. This system ensures the lowest production cost, on-time product deliveries and backup product in case of fluctuating consumer demand.