Surface Finishing Contractor Ruins Metal Components

July 6, 2022 11:53 am


You got the purchase order. You paid for the material. You machined the metal components. You send them to a precision surface finishing subcontractor… and they’re ruined. So much for a precision surface finish! WHAT NOW?

On this episode of MACHINE SHOP TALK, Ian Sandusky from Lakewood Machine dives back into the Practical Machinist forums to tackle this familiar, yet unfortunate, situation.

Selecting outside vendors surface finishing on your metal parts can be daunting, especially as one wrong move on their part can ruin weeks worth of work on yours. So if the worst case scenario happens, what do you do?

Have you ever found yourself in this situation? Did you ever trust that vendor with your metal parts again? How did you remedy the situation with your customer? Let us know in the comments below!

Grab the discussed forum thread here.

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