At Reata Engineering, we regularly make the kinds of complex parts that keep buyers, engineers, and other precision machine shops up at night.
These so-called difficult parts—parts with compound angles, exceptionally tight tolerances, and/or many intricate features—are our specialty. We welcome the opportunity to provide complex CNC machining services for our customers.
Although not every part is a “yes” for our team, we evaluate all RFQs with an open mind and a healthy appetite for a challenge. Often, we greenlight the parts that other shops would never consider taking on.
What makes us uniquely positioned to complete intimidating precision machining projects with unbridled enthusiasm and unparalleled expertise? Let’s take a closer look.
1. A Problem-Solving Mindset
We cultivate a problem-solving mindset in our shop, leveraging our team’s creativity and complex CNC machining skills to make miracles happen.
This attitude is such an essential part of Reata’s identity that we look for it when hiring new employees.
2. Extensive Engineering Expertise
At Reata, we have seven engineers on staff with extensive Design for Manufacturing (DFM) experience. They can determine when a design is non-machinable in its current state and suggest revisions that result in faster and more cost-effective manufacturing.
When a customer agrees to our recommended revisions, we can update the design using our advanced SolidWorks CAD software and move forward quickly with manufacturing.
3. Industry-Leading Machines
We invest heavily in cutting-edge complex CNC machining equipment and ensure that our team members receive comprehensive training to use it to its full advantage. After all, what good are top-of-the-line machines if your workforce isn’t empowered to use them?
Our 5-axis machining capabilities, in particular, allow us to manufacture complex parts with excellent accuracy and efficiency. 5-axis machines can perform multiple operations with a single setup and achieve features that are difficult to machine with standard mills.
4. Versatile Tooling
Many of our customers have come to rely on us as their go-to contract manufacturer for complex CNC machining. As a result, we have accrued a versatile assortment of specialty tooling for cutting challenging part features.
Because we have this tooling on hand in our precision machine shop, we can put it to use at a moment’s notice. This saves our customers the time and money typically associated with ordering custom tooling.
5. Advanced Inspection Equipment
There’s no way around it: complex parts require thorough inspections. If a shop can’t inspect a part properly, they can’t create it—plain and simple.
At Reata, we use sophisticated inspection equipment to verify that complex parts meet all specifications and ensure compliance with stringent AS9100 standards.
Choose Reata for Complex CNC Machining Services
We love challenging parts because we know we’ve got what it takes to make them. Our skilled team has the experience, creativity, and technology to bring even the most complex parts through the manufacturing process—from design to inspection—with exceptional results.
Got a part that has you tossing and turning at night? Request a quote, and we’ll have you sleeping better in no time.