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Our Terms and Conditions

Decimal Dimensions: Given diameter +/- 005”
Given length +/-.015”
Fractional Dimensions: Given diameter +/- 1/128”
Given length +/- 1/64”
Angles: Given angle +/- 3 degrees
Intersecting Surfaces: Given fillets up to .030” Max.
Corner break up to .020” Max.
Surface Finishes: Will not exceed 200 micro-inches (Ra, AA or RMS).
Thread Gages: Thread gages and inspection will conform to the limits specified in the latest applicable ANSI Standard.
Labeling: Standard labeling includes Customer Name, Customer Address, Part Number, Lot Control Number (including date produced, machine produced, and material lot code), Shipped Date, Purchase Order Number, Revision Number, Number of Pieces in the container, and MBI contact information.
Packaging: Standard packaging is bulk packing into Cardboard boxes. The number of pieces per box is based on a 25-lb. box weight. Additional handling charges may apply for box weights in excess of 25 lbs.
Ship Method: MBI shipping department will determine the best way to deliver parts to the customer.
Lead Time: MBI standard lead time for production runs is 4-6 weeks from the acceptance of the Purchase Order, depending on availability of tooling, gages, and raw material. Rush orders may be subject to additional charges
Standard terms of contract acceptance

Quotations – Stenographic and clerical errors are subject to correction. Orders/contracts are subject to acceptance at the MBI corporate office.

Prices – Prices are based on our costs of raw material at the time the order is entered. Orders that are delivered over 3 months are subject to price increases due to raw material increases or surcharges placed over the life of the order. The quoted price is good for 30 days. Part production delayed by the customer more than six months from the Purchase Order acknowledgement date are subject to requotation based on current material and production costs (See samples clause). Price quoted is best price based on submitted requirements. Undocumented requirements not submitted and acknowledged at time of initial contract review will be charged as cost plus unless expressly waived by the President.

Cancellations – Orders may be cancelled by the buyer only upon condition that the buyer assumes immediate liability and makes payment for all work completed and in process. Such charges shall include raw material, unamortized tooling, engineering, handling, overhead, and production costs. Such charges to be determined at time of cancellation or deferment.

Delivery/Shipments – MBI shall not be liable for damages for default or delay in production or delivery for causes beyond its control including (but not limited to) catastrophic loss or breakdown of equipment, labor disputes, embargoes, acts of God, supplier delays, government restrictions, riots, or carrier delays. Bulk packaging is standard unless otherwise specified in writing during the quoting process. Any release delayed more than 90 days from the original release date is subject to a 1.5 % monthly carrying charge.

Taxes – All sale and/or use taxes and Custom duties imposed by Federal, State, County or municipal authority upon seller’s transfer and delivery of merchandise hereunder shall be paid by the buyer.

Samples – If requested, MBI will submit samples for approval when commencing production upon any order. These samples will be sent overnight to the Buyer. The Buyer shall have 5 business days to review samples and submit verbal acceptance or rejection of samples, followed by written confirmation within 10 business days of receipt of samples. Failure of the buyer to contact MBI within 5 business days will be interpreted as acceptance of samples as is. It is understood that machines are to be run immediately upon acceptance of samples unless otherwise specified in the Purchase Order. Any changes in original specifications will be made only at buyer’s direction and expense.

Claims – In all claims for weight discrepancies, buyer must notify seller within 2 business days of receipt of shipment.

  • Any claim that product is defective must be made within 60 days of receipt of shipment, or it will not be honored.
  • Charges for inspection, repair, or replacement of parts by buyer without prior authorization by MBI will not be honored (See MBI Customer Returns Policy).
  • Claims will not be honored on those parts further processed by buyer resulting in change of dimensions or characteristics from parts ordered. MBI’s liability in any claim resulting from the use or incorporation into buyer’s product shall be limited to the value of the MBI product used therein.
  • Parts that are subcontracted to an external operation (such as plating, heat treating, or passivation) will be warranted under the specifications of the subcontractors terms and conditions. These will be included in the package with the purchase order when accepted at MBI.

Tools, Dies – Tools, dies, gages, and fixtures are part of the manufacturing process. As a proprietary item, payment by the buyer, whether separately quoted or not, does not convey ownership or the right of removal from the seller’s plant.

Patents – The products hereunder are manufactured in accordance with the buyer’s specifications and design. Accordingly, buyer shall defend and save harmless MBI from all damages, claims, actions or suits based upon actual or alleged infringement of any patent registered in the U.S. or elsewhere. Indemnity shall include attorney’s fees and any other costs tied to defending such a claim.

Warranty – MBI warrants that goods manufactured by MBI will conform to the drawings and specifications furnished by buyer. Where products are used and combined with other equipment or components not furnished by MBI, buyer agrees to indemnify MBI for all claims and expenses resulting from the use or incorporation into buyer’s products. No express or implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for use is made except as provided herein.

Limited Liability – MBI liability shall be limited to the amount of the purchase price of the part for any defective parts.

The foregoing states seller’s entire and exclusive liability. In no event will seller be liable for consequential or special damages arising from any defect or use of his products.

This agreement is governed by the laws of the State of New York, where the Manth Brownell, Inc. corporate headquarters is located.