Precision Machined Parts Since 1962

FAQ

What is your typical lead time?
Lead times can vary greatly in the precision machining industry depending on many factors. A key factor is process complexity (but not necessarily part complexity). At Efficient, when we prepare a quotation, we will always carefully review all inputs; process, materials, machine loads, heat-treat and finishing. With our quotation, we will always provide a delivery estimate that is realistic and achievable.

What is your minimum order quantity and can you provide samples?
We have no quantity minimums, and we are pleased to quote prototypes. Realize that material minimums, heat treat and plate lot charges, upfront tooling costs, as well as machine setup costs can make small quantity runs expensive. We can offer several options when you are looking for a prototype run vs a production run vs some combination of both. Contact us for more details.

What are your payment terms?
Our normal payment terms are net 30 days. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards at this time.

Do you offer JIT delivery?
The majority of our customers rely on us to provide multiple release or “blanket” orders to multiple locations. We can plan and manufacture based on firm releases and forecasts assuring that you will have the right amount of product shipped to the right place at the right time. We can work with you to design a supply management program that fits your needs using your MRP or forecasting system.

Are your products RoHS and REACH compliant?
We only manufacture products to your exact specifications. The materials and finishes we use are determined by your blueprints or other specifications or standards that you provide or reference to us. Therefore, we can claim compliance only to the extent that we have followed your specifications. (Click here for our complete statement on RoHS & Reach compliance.)