It's always helpful to start with
the basics: Description of part, overall size, drawings or specs if
available, special physical or cosmetic requirements, how many
you'll need, how soon, etc.
even all, of the basics might not be known yet, though. That's OK.
Let's discuss what you're trying to do. Component for a new
product? Cost-saving substitute for something you're currently doing
another way? A stand-alone product? If you have a component in mind,
what does it have to do, and what else does it interface with?
with me if I seem a little "nosey." It's for a good cause. When I
look at what you've got, my focus isn't so much on the individual
part as it is on an integrated solution. The more I understand the
whole picture, the more helpful I can be. Many of the parts we've
made over the years have features or properties the customer didn't
even know were possible when we first spoke.
My goal is
to steer you toward what's best for your project, so don't be
surprised if I suggest one or more other methods. It may sound like
I'm trying to talk you out of doing business with us. In a way, I
am... because I know if I can't, we're most likely the best ones to
be working with you.