We’re just going to say it: We love engineers.
We like talking to engineers about their parts—preferably early in the production cycle—so we can discuss your vision and help you turn it into reality. We enjoy working collaboratively, and engineers are always welcome in our precision machine shop.
But our interest in your work isn’t the only reason our team meshes well with engineers. Here’s what makes Reata the most engineer-friendly shop around.
A Precision Machine Shop by Engineers, for Engineers
- Advanced technology and equipment
We aren’t in the manufacturing business to make basic parts—we want to work on the most challenging and complex projects. We’re excited by opportunities to think creatively about solving problems. And we have advanced equipment for multi-axis and 5-axis machining, assembly and subassembly, and more.
- Engineering experience
Many of our teammates have an engineering background, including Founder and CEO Grady Cope! When we partner with other engineers, we already have a shared vocabulary, a clear understanding of concepts, and an appreciation of engineering skills and knowledge.
- Customer-side experience
Many of our employees have worked on the OEM or development side of the contract manufacturing industry and understand what engineers must do to get projects through production. We’ve witnessed or experienced firsthand the steps required to get products made and out the door and will be an ally in the process—never an obstacle.
- Investment in your vision
We want to understand your motivation and vision so we can provide you with the best support to complete your project. We ask questions to learn about your application, which helps us make better precision machining recommendations.
Our entire team has been trained to approach problems from an engineering perspective. We are solution-oriented and don’t get deterred or distracted by roadblocks.
- Responsibility and ownership
The blame game only wastes time, and we’re in the business of saving yours. Problems naturally arise during precision machining projects, but instead of pointing fingers, we take ownership of issues and proactively solve them.
- Collaborative feedback
Our team respects the work that went into your designs and won’t deliver any tips as manufacturing mandates. Instead, we treat design changes as a dialogue. We recognize your expertise and work with you to find solutions.
- Revision-friendly partners
We know revisions are a natural and expected part of manufacturing. As your precision machining partner, we’re here to help the revision process run smoothly. We anticipate most designs will need updates during development, and our team will work with you to ensure we honor your revisions.
- Digitized connection and communication
We simplify communication by implementing digital processes from quoting to completion. Collaborate with us through our up-to-date software that allows real-time communication on your model. We can also get on the phone to discuss your design at any time.
We love working with engineers so much that we have a close partnership with an engineering firm to offer more support to our customers.
When it comes down to it, we think engineering is just as fascinating and important as manufacturing.
If you’re working on a part and want a precision machining partner to collaborate with, please get in touch with us—we’d genuinely love to have a conversation. Ready to request a quote? Use our secure quote form.