Stecker Machine Blog

Top 5 Benefits of Strong CNC Machine Shop Vendor Relationships

04/28/2021 | Ken Jones

Solid client-vendor relationships are vital for any company. So much depends on them: quality, customer service, efficiencies, low costs, supply chain integration, future growth, and much more. Not having them invites miscommunication, contentiousness, quality issues, and missed deadlines. In fact, organizations should nurture vendor relationships similarly to how they focus on customer loyalty. 


4 Takeaways from ISO/IATF Audit

09/14/2020 | Brian Theisen

Product quality can make or break a company. Stecker Machine's growth is largely attributed to our customer focus and commitment to quality. We explore four key takeaways from our recent ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 Quality Surveillance Audit. 


Casting, Machining, and the Importance of Tolerances

06/20/2019 | Jason Schuh

Imagine for a moment a manufacturing technique that’s lasted for more than 6,000 years and is still highly valued today. That’s metal casting. The types of metal used have evolved — from gold around 4,000 BCE to bronze and copper (the oldest known casting is a 3,200-year-old copper frog from Mesopotamia) to iron around 1,000 BCE. After all, since prehistoric times, the progress of civilization itself has been named after the metal casting processes most used during that span: the Copper Age, the Bronze Age, the Iron Age.


6 Qualities to Look for When Selecting a CNC Machining Supplier

05/29/2019 | Ken Jones

A CNC machine parts supplier —the right supplier—can provide an incredible spark to your organization, both in terms of work produced and team spirit. Consider all these advantages:

  • Enhance your environment (completed work feels great and is good for business)
  • Improve attitudes (overworked and stressed staff are no fun to be around)
  • Boost responsiveness (all of your customers can receive top-level attention)
  • Reduce costs (low quotes may help a vendor get a foot in the door)
  • And the ultimate: save money!