Case Study: Rapid Turnaround 24-Hour CNC Machining for a Technology Start-Up

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Case Study: Rapid 24-Hour Turnaround in CNC Machining for a Technology Start-Up

Introduction: Our Rapid Turnaround CNC Machining Services

We understand the importance of rapid turnaround times in the fast-paced world of technology. As a renowned precision engineering company with a solid reputation for on-time delivery and attention to detail, Parallel Precision is an ideal supplier for design engineers and buyers who are looking to purchase high-quality CNC machined components on a quick turnaround.

In this case study, we will showcase how we provided a rapid 24-hour turnaround for small aluminium CNC milled components to support a technology start-up’s ambitious development program.

Our customer approached us with an immediate requirement for two small CNC Milled aluminium components. Due to their urgent project deadlines, they required these components to be delivered on an extremely tight schedule. Understanding the urgency and importance of the request, we quickly assessed their requirements to ensure we had both the capability and capacity to deliver in line with their expectations for a rapid 24 hour turnaround.

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The Challenge

When a technology start-up approached us with an urgent requirement for small aluminium CNC milled components, we recognized the time-sensitive nature of their project and the need for rapid delivery. As an established precision engineering company, our reputation for on-time delivery and precision manufacturing made us the ideal partner to meet their demanding deadlines.

Very happy with the service. We received our Aluminium parts within 24 hours after placing the order. Thanks to Elliott for arranging this promptly. We will use Parallel Precision for our future projects.

Our Approach to Rapid Turnaround

Offering a unique “Expedited Service”, Parallel Precision prides itself on being well-prepared for such situations. With our experience in precision engineering, we developed an approach that aligned perfectly with the needs of the technology start-up. Our commitment to delivering high-quality machined components quickly and efficiently, combined with our meticulous attention to detail, ensured that their development program remained on track. Key factors of our approach included:

  • Efficient Workflow: Our well-established workflow allowed us to optimize production processes and eliminate any unnecessary delays or bottlenecks. This ensured that the manufacturing of the small aluminium CNC Milled components progressed smoothly and quickly.
  • Stocked Raw Materials: Parallel Precision takes pride in maintaining a comprehensive inventory of high-quality raw materials, ready to be utilized for any project. This enabled us to quickly access the necessary aluminium material without any delays caused by sourcing.
  • Experienced Engineers: Our team of skilled and experienced engineers understands the criticality of rapid prototyping and the challenges design engineers face when working to tight build schedules. We were able to leverage our expertise to optimize the manufacturing process and achieve a rapid turnaround time for the components.

Leveraging our existing stock and immediate capacity, we were able to quote the same day that we received the initial enquiry and get the parts into production immediately upon receipt of the order.

Rapid Turnaround Manufacturing Process

Our streamlined manufacturing process for the rapid 24-hour turnaround of the CNC Milled components included the following steps:

  1. Design Analysis and Programming: Our engineers meticulously analyzed the design specifications provided by the technology start-up. They then developed highly optimized CNC programs to ensure accurate machining and a rapid turnaround.
  2. Material Selection: Leveraging our stocked inventory, we carefully selected high-quality aluminium material that aligned with the project requirements. This eliminated the need for time-consuming material sourcing and accelerated the manufacturing process.
  3. CNC Machining: With our advanced CNC machining capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment, we precisely machined the small aluminum components with exceptional accuracy. Our skilled machinists ensured that the tight tolerances and intricate features were achieved within the rapid turnaround timeframe.
  4. Quality Control: Throughout the machining process, our dedicated quality control team conducted rigorous inspections to ensure that every component met the technology start-up’s exacting standards. This was not only crucial in maintaining our reputation for excellence and providing customers confidence in our work, but also a mandatory part of our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System.
  5. Finishing and Delivery: Following a thorough inspection, we meticulously deburred and cleaned the components to ensure a high-quality finish. We then packaged the components securely for prompt delivery, meeting the technology start-up’s tight schedule.

Thanks to our relentless commitment to meeting our customer’s needs, we were able to complete the production and dispatch the CNC-milled aluminium components within a remarkable timeframe of just eight working hours! This rapid turnaround was achieved without compromising on quality or accuracy.

Result: Rapid Turnaround within 24 Hours

Thanks to our efficient processes, well-stocked inventory, and dedicated team of engineers and machinists, we achieved a rapid turnaround time of 24 hours from the point of order. The small aluminium CNC Milled components were manufactured, inspected, and dispatched promptly, supporting the technology start-up’s ambitious development program and ensuring their project’s success.

Upon receiving the components, our customer expressed their appreciation, stating, “Very happy with the service. We received our Aluminium parts within 24 hours after placing the order. Thanks to Elliott for arranging this promptly. We will use Parallel Precision for our future projects.

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Their feedback demonstrates our dedication to delivering exceptional service and exceeding client expectations, every when deadlines are tight!


As an established precision engineering company with a solid reputation for on-time delivery and attention to detail, Parallel Precision is your trusted partner in achieving rapid turnaround times for CNC machining projects.

Our efficient workflow, stocked inventory, and experienced team enable us to support the ambitious timelines of technology start-ups without compromising on precision and quality.

Contact us today to discuss your specific requirements and experience our exceptional services firsthand. Together, we can accelerate your technological innovations and drive your success in the industry.

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