Since 2008 we have provided mechanical design and engineering services using a number of financing models; including Fixed Price, Time & Materials and occasionally profit share.
But which model is best for the customer?
3D printing is so mainstream that machines are accessible to everybody for not much more than the cost of a decent laser printer. So why do we not have our own?
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our way of life, our livelihoods and for some people their very existence. The majority of us have lived in a state of lockdown, with those of us that can working from home. Now that the government is encouraging a cautious return to our offices, do we really need to?
The design & engineering industry has traditionally had a strong foundation of individuals providing services on a contract basis. Companies both small and large rely on these individuals to add either capacity or capability to their resource pool.
The UK Government’s latest IR35 ruling is turning the industry on it’s head.
Traditionally, when planning prototype build it is quite normal to schedule 4-5 weeks for manufacture of parts.
This year we have had Plastic Injection Mouldings tooled and produced in just 5 days, precision machined parts machined in just 1 full day and delivered by 9:00 am the next. How’s that for service?