What to Know When Submitting a Precision Machining RFQ

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At Micro Precision Components, the process of producing a custom high-precision machine part for our customers begins with the receipt of a Request for Quotation (RFQ). There are 5 elements of an RFQ that will make our quoting process smooth and accurate.

A Clear, Detailed Print or Drawing of the Precision Part

Every RFQ needs a drawing of the required precision part. It’s best when we receive a PDF of a CAD (or similar) drawing rather than something hand-written or a scan of an old document. The more detailed the print of the part, the quicker and more accurate our quote process will be. It is also important that drawings or RFQs include information about any treatments, secondary processes, or inspection protocols that are required.

Also important on the part drawing are clear tolerance requirements. MPC can produce precision parts with tolerances of up to or sometimes better than .0001”.

Part Material Requirements

Micro Precision Components works with a wide variety of materials and alloys, and we are often able to suggest lower-cost alloys that still meet the performance requirements of your part. It’s important for us to know the end-use of your part, and if there is a specific alloy that is required.

Actual Part Quantities/Volumes

In order to accurately quote, Micro Precision Components needs to know as specifically as possible the intended order quantity or estimated annual volumes. Knowing the exact requirements will allow us to select the most appropriate machines for the part and also allow us to estimate lead time most accurately.

List Required Certifications

Micro Precision Components can produce parts to a wide range of quality and sourcing specifications/certifications.

Here are some:

  • PPAP (Production Part Approval Process)
  • RoHS/Reach
  • Conflict Mineral Reporting

Each shipment of precision parts from Micro Precision Components includes manufacturing lot numbers, certificates of conformance, material certifications, and secondary process certifications if applicable.

Required Lead time

Let us know when parts are needed! Our lead times are dependent on machine availability and material lead times, but knowing when our customers need parts allows us to select the right machine to produce your precision part. We are sometimes able to expedite orders should parts be needed quickly.

For questions on submitting an RFQ, contact us.


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