Nowadays, Aluminum machining parts is popular in the industry. Aluminum is soft and light, many carbon steel machining parts are replaced with aluminum machining parts. Material aluminum is easy to be machined, machining aluminum also can protect CNC machines and reduce the loss of blades. Material aluminum is easy to be formed, you can get different complex shapes through gravity casting, die casting, cold forging, and hot forging. Meanwhile, anodizing is a bit better than zinc plating for rust resistance.
So exhibitions are the most important way to find a good Chinese precision aluminum machining parts manufacturer. There are many exhibitions all of the world, for example, Hannover Messe is the biggest in the world, Midest is the most specialist sub-contract in the world, Birmingham industrial is the biggest in UK, IMTS is the biggest in the north American, etc.
Due to Covid-19 breaks out all of the world, exhibitions are forbidden to be organized again. Buyers are sourcing the aluminum CNC machining parts on Internet gradually. From 2019 to 2021, e-commerce platforms become more and more popular. Amazon becomes the biggest in the world, Shopee is the biggest in Southeast Asian, Alibaba is the biggest in China, etc. The buyers already like the platforms and learn to know how to process the order. SYLUE has website on Alibaba too.
The third party audit is common used. It is specialist and authority. Many transnational corporations expand their business to China, such as SGS, BV, TUV, ITS, AI, API, VDE, CSA, UL, etc.
They will provide you a specialist and objective audit report, which has score. You can decide how to process with the order according to the audit report. Obviously, the cost is expensive. It is about USD300 per day for audit supplier excluding transportation fee. And they usually charge 2 days at least for each audit.
Many CNC machining manufactures don’t have in house independent inspection department. They always won the contract or project through extremely cheap price. The third party inspection is necessary very much. SGS, BV, TUV, ITS, AI, API, VDE, CSA, UL, etc, is a good option, although it costs much money, it is better than you get the bad aluminum CNC machining parts at your end at least. You can also find many Chinese inspection company on Google, they are much cheaper.
There are 5 shipping methods, i.e. by sea, by air, by courier, by truck, and by train. By courier is good for small parcels. By air is good for fast delivery. By sea, by truck, and by train is good for large goods. By sea is the cheapest, and can be delivered to the entire world. By truck is usually for Thailand and Vietnam. By train is good for Europe. USA usually is by air, by courier and by sea. Normally, the vessel sailing time to west of USA is about 20 days, the vessel sailing time to east of USA is about 30 days. Nowadays, there is new combination due to Amazon gradually. By sea first and by courier to your place. Cheaper and faster.
Maersk Group was founded in 1904, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark; Maersk Group established an office in Guangzhou in 1984, which was the first office in China. It ranks first in the world in terms of shipping capacity, with 202,8048TEU and 540 container ships, including the world’s largest super Panama-class container ship Allen. The Maersk.
Mediterranean Shipping (MSC), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Founded in 1970, MSC became the world’s second largest shipping company by container capacity and number of container ships in 2007, with a worldwide network of operations. In the 1970s, Mediterranean Shipping focused on developing shipping services between Africa and the Mediterranean Sea.
CMA CGM, headquartered in Marseille, France, was founded in 1978. In the early stage, it mainly undertook business in the Black Sea region. In the late 1990s, CMA Group not only opened direct routes from the Mediterranean Sea to Northern Europe, the Red Sea, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
EVERGREEN Marine Co., Ltd. was founded on September 1, 1968. Up to now, the company has been operating about 150 full-container ships, leading the world in both fleet size and container carrying capacity.
China Ocean Shipping Co., LTD. (COSCO)is one of the 53 ministerial-level central enterprises under the direct management of the Central People’s Government of the People’s Republic of China
Hapag-Lloyd (HPG), the Hapag-Lloyd (HPG)company was born on September 1, 1970, abbreviated as: HPG. Its predecessor was the North Deutsche Merchant Marine (NDL) based in Hapag-Hamburg and Bremen.
The APL, formerly known as the Pacific Mail Line, was founded in 1848. APL has undergone an exciting transformation over the past century and a half to become one of the top five shipping and logistics services companies in the world. It merged with NOL GROUP of Singapore in 1997.
Japan Cruise Lines (NYK), founded in 1885, is now one of the world’s leading shipping companies. NYK’s mission is to maximize the use of information technology to provide customers with logistics and transportation services.
HANJIN Shipping is the largest shipping company in South Korea and one of the world’s ten largest shipping companies. With a fleet consisting of more than 200 container ships, bulk carriers and liquefied natural gas vessels, Hanjin Shipping operates more than 60 scheduled and irregular routes around the world, transporting hundreds of millions of tons of goods around the world every year.
Mitsui (MOL)is one of Japan’s three largest shipping companies, together with NYK and Kawasaki Steamlines. It ranks first in Japan in terms of net profit and market value, and is second only to NYK in terms of sales.
When you finish the Customs clearance, you will pay the port cost and import tariff. You can search the US tariff at: https://hts.usitc.gov/
You finish all the processes and you can get your goods arrival to your place. You must do in house size inspection and assembling inspection randomly. View the package if it is goods; sort the parts you order; count the boxes and total quantity; inspect all the sizes if they are within the tolerance; test to assemble the parts, metallographic analysis the material.
When you find bad parts during inspection, you should make a inspection report, take photos, and make a claim statement to the CNC machining factories. Good CNC machining factories have warranty for their products, such as SYLUE has 1 year warranty. It’s easy to do claim compensation, it’s also easy for them to find which process is wrong. But bad CNC machining factories don’t have warranty, it’s hard for you to do claim compensation. When you work with bad CNC machining factories, Alibaba trade assurance can help you to protect your orders.