At JMJ Profile, we understand that sometimes choosing the right plastics machining company to meet your needs can feel like an uphill battle. With so many reputable companies out there, how do you even know where to begin?

Even if you don’t end up choosing us, that’s okay – because we still wanted to provide you with a little insight that we feel might make this decision easier. With that in mind, here are the top seven things you NEED to know when working with a plastics machining company.

Local vs. Overseas Phenolics Providers

By far, one of the most important qualities to look for when choosing a plastics machining company ultimately has to do with the fact that their products are made in America. But being based in the United States versus overseas is ultimately about more than just that alone.

It’s about offering total traceability throughout the entire production process. It’s about being able to inspect components at all phases of production. It’s about knowing that you’re working with environmentally controlled production areas to minimize contamination and other factors.

These are all things you just can’t get if your partner is halfway around the world.

Location, Location, Location

Continuing on with the theme of a partner based in the United States, it’s equally important to make sure you know where, exactly, your plastics machining company of choice is located. If you pick someone that is physically close to your place of business, you’ll be able to speed up the process of going from vision to reality enormously due to that proximity.

JMJ Profile is based in New Jersey, which means that we can offer world-class turnaround on projects to clients all across the east coast (and the rest of the U.S., for that matter). We can speed your project through costing to programming to prototyping, testing and beyond – all in the name of getting to that high quality finished product as fast as possible.

The Importance of Materials Knowledge

A lot of people don’t realize that “plastics machining” is a far more over-reaching term than it suggests. You’re not just talking about one type of material, you’re talking about many – and any provider you choose needs to be familiar with ALL of them to help you make the right decision with your next project.

At JMJ Profile, we’ve got years of experience working with materials for plastics machining like:

  • G10/FR4
  • Nomex
  • Nylon
  • Polycarbonate
  • PTFE
  • PVC
  • Tectron
  • Acetals
  • ABS
  • C/CE
  • G3
  • G5/G9
  • X/XX
  • XX/XXX
  • And many, many others.

Years in Business

It’s always essential to look for a plastics machining partner with many years of experience under their belt, because it means they’ve been able to stay on the cutting edge of a lot of the advancements that have been taking place across the industry in general. At JMJ Profile, we’ve proudly served our clients for more than two decades and are proud of the reputation we’ve been able to earn as an industry leading and innovative machining solutions provider along the way.

Experience Matters – Especially With Difficult Projects

Every industry is a bit different from the next, which means that a project considered “difficult” in one field may be par for the course for another. All of this means that you’ll want to choose a plastics machining company with as much robust and as versatile experience as possible, particularly as it relates to projects that are a little harder than average.

At JMJ Profile, we’ve been able to produce high quality components and parts that meet our customers’ most demanding needs in nearly every industry that you can think of. This includes but is certainly not limited to fields like aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical, military, power distribution and more.

The Technology Aspects of Hiring a Machining Company

It’s equally important to note that plastics machining is nothing if not malleable – meaning that the materials themselves matter less than what the right partner can do with those materials given your unique end goal.

The technology a plastics machining company relies on will play a big part in this idea, which is why you always want to pick a partner with the tech-driven nature you need to guarantee the innovation you deserve. At JMJ Profile, for example, we have not only the software but also the state-of-the-art routing and milling equipment to machine phenolics into virtually any sized or shaped component you need.

The Importance of Case Studies

It’s one thing for a plastics machining company to say that they’ve been working for many satisfied customers over the years. It’s another thing entirely to back that up with cold, hard facts – and any provider worth your time should be more than willing to do precisely that.

At JMJ Profile, we’ve worked with major names like Bombardier and NASA (yes, that NASA) and we’re more than willing to talk about the requirements of the project, the challenges we faced, how we overcame them and more. In our opinion, this goes beyond bragging – it gives you the total peace-of-mind to know that your plastics machining needs are finally taken care of.

If you’d like to find out more information about what you need to know when working with a plastics machining company, or if you have any additional questions you’d like to discuss in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact us today.