Have you ever had the feeling of Déjà vu during your search for new precision engineering suppliers?

You know, like you’ve already been to their website before? Perhaps it’s because they all use the same generic stock imagery… or maybe they’re all singing the same tune.

  • We’re great!
  • We’ve been around for ages
  • We have loads of happy customers
  • We love what we do

But, all the pictures of the snazzy F1 cars, jet planes and reassuring claims can be misleading. You need more, or else you could be sucked into a pit of regret when you find out the hard way… A jet plane image doesn’t mean the company is all it’s cracked up to be…


What’s the problem with stock images? All precision engineering suppliers use them?

True, but not all that glitters is gold! Two precision engineering suppliers might use the same images of fancy F1 cars but it doesn’t mean anything…

One might have produced a single batch of bolts, while the other might have many repeat projects from clients that require F1 wheels and engine parts.

Obviously, these jobs require vastly different levels of expertise and precision engineering

Do you see the problem? If you call the supplier who has only ever made bolts and ask them to make wheels and engines, it’s unlikely they’ll turn down the job.

But, you have to wonder if this supplier will have the capability to meet the spec required. Whereas, the more experienced supplier has a track record…

Gleaning this information before making contact wastes less of your time and ensures you only talk to worthwhile people.

So how can I sort the swarf from the experts?

Look for the proof in the pudding!

A precision engineering supplier who is passionate about helping you will provide you with the information you need.

“We’re great and our customers love us” will be backed up with evidence highlighting their processes and gleaming customer testimonials like this…


Going the extra mile with a helpful case study

When a supplier has a Case Study that’s easy for you to find and download, you can judge their capabilities for yourself. This lot mean business!

A case study should include a break-down of:

  • the task at hand
  • the planning and process control
  • an overview of the manufacturing 
  • and finally inspection!

Some feedback from a delighted client is the cherry on an already mouthwatering cake.

We talk the talk, but can we walk the walk?

This advice is all well and good, but how can you trust that we’re the right fit for the job?

Download our Motorsport Case Study: Reinventing The Wheel and get a taste of what it’s like to work with Axis.

If you like what you see, give us a call on 01268 271144 to get the wheel rolling…