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CNC Machining Quotes

Save time and upload your engineering drawings to receive quotes and lead times directly to your inbox from UK-based CNC machining specialists.
Approvals and machined components

UPLOAD DRAWINGS TO START PROJECT

Upload your drawings in almost any format, such as PDF, DXF, DWG, or Solidworks.

TRACK PROJECTS & VIEW SUPPLIERS

Use our Buying Platform to track the progress of your project and receive messages from suppliers.

RECEIVE QUOTES & LEAD TIMES DIRECTLY

Interested suppliers will get in touch with you and provide a quote directly, saving you time.

100% FREE FROM START TO FINISH

This service is 100% free for buyers to use - this is because we are a supplier-funded network.

machining drawings

Upload your machining drawings to receive quotes from ISO9001, ISO14001 or AS9100 approved suppliers.

  • CNC Milling
  • CNC Turning
  • Gear Cutting
  • Large Machining
  • Multi-Axis Machining
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Thread Cutting
  • Wire or Spark Erosion
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  1. Upload your drawings and describe your project.
  2. Manufacturers will contact you with a quote directly.
  3. Quick, hassle free, and zero cost! 
Qimtek can post your project(s) to our Supplier Members with a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that will need to be signed before they access any of your drawings or contact details. You can either upload your own above or use the generic Qimtek form.
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Qimtek is supplier-funded, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to use our sourcing service. We never charge manufacturing buyers for finding them new suppliers, nor do we take commission on work awarded.

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From prototyping to full production machining!

With such a large number of CNC machine shops on hand, we can help you to find the right supplier for your machined components. We have subcontract manufacturers who specialise in low batch components, through to factories that specialising in making parts in high volumes and fast turnaround. 

  • Design & Development 
  • One-Off Products 
  • Prototype to Production
  • Full Production Runs
  • Fast Turnaround 
  • KANBAN
  • Just In Time (JIT)

Instant access to up to 300 suppliers...

We have a network of up to 300 UK-based engineering suppliers ready to quote your immediate work and long-term manufacturing opportunities. By simply uploading your project we can match you with the right types of supplier based on processes, approvals and location. 

 

qimtek local suppliers

Are you looking for a local machine shop?

We are here to help you find a reliable machining partner by putting you in direct contact with them, with the aim of providing you with a long-term supplier that you can trust to machine your components and assemblies.

That's why Qimtek has a network of up to 300 subcontract engineering suppliers of all sizes, based all over the UK, that can offer a wide range of manufacturing services.  So whether you are looking for a local machinist, or a large national subcontract manufacturer to help produce your machined parts, we'll have a supplier for you.

Our suppliers can make your components out of almost any material!

 

Aluminium

Grade 1050 is the most common grade of aluminium sheet available in the UK, whilst grade 5251 is probably the second most popular grade of aluminium sheet used in the UK today. Our suppliers offer a wide range of services that cover all types of grades including 1000 series, 2000 series, 5000 series, 6000 series and 7000 series

Mild Steel

Mild steel is a ferrous metal made from iron and carbon. It is a low-priced material with properties that are suitable for most general engineering applications. Our suppliers can machine all types of mild steel including EN24T, EN8, S275JR, EN3B, rebar 500B, EN1A, A142, A193, A252 & more.

Stainless Steel

We can put you in touch with suppliers who specialise in manufacturing stainless steel parts. Two of the most commonly-used stainless steels are grade 304 and grade 316, but our suppliers can also manufacture items out of grade 303, grade 306, grade 309, Duplex 2205 & more.

Plastics

We have a wide range of suppliers who can machine, mould or print plastic components from ABS, acetal, acrylic, nylon, foam, FEP, ETFE, polyethylene, polypropylene & PTFE.

Other Materials

Whilst the aforementioned materials are the most commonly-used when it comes to producing  components, we also have some suppliers who are capable of manufacturing using alloy steel, brass, bronze, cast iron, ceramics, copper, carbon steel, hastelloys, inconel, iron, nickel, titanium, wood & zinc.

Start Your Project

Track projects with Qimtek sourcing platform

Track your projects, receive messages and see in-depth supplier profiles.

Qimtek's sourcing service is specifically designed to help busy manufacturing buyers save time. We've created a bespoke platform for our buyers to upload drawings and track their projects, as well as to receive and respond to supplier messages. In addition, you can also access supplier reviews, allowing you to place your business with confidence.

Click the link below to take a tour of the buying platform where you can request a demonstration from a sourcing account manager.

Our network of suppliers can help you with a wide range of manufacturing solutions. Click on the process below to start your project. 

3D PRINTING

Design and prototyping to full production 3D printing. 

CNC MACHINING

Milling, turning, grinding, boring, multi-axis, EDM & more.

CASTING

Sand casting, pressure die, gravity die, investment & more.

ELECTRONICS

Cables looms, PCB surface mount, through hole & more.

EXTRUTIONS

Manufacture of aluminium and plastic extrusions.

FABRICATION

General fabrication, architectural steelwork & more.

FINISHING

Spray painting, shot blasting, powder coating & much more.

FULL TURNKEY

Complete manufacture of your assemblies and components.

MOULDING

Injection moulding, vacuum forming & many more.

PLASTICS

Machinists & fabricators who specialise in plastics.

PROFILING

Fast turnaround laser cutting, water cutting & plasma cutting.

SHEET METAL

Fine limit, general sheet metal forming, presswork and more.

SPM

Design & develop special purpose machines.

TOOL MAKING

Jigs & fixtures, press tools, mould tools & much more.

WELDING

MIG, TIG, ARC, mobile welding, robotic welding & more.

WOODWORKING

Machinists and fabricators specialising in wood production.

Sourcing Account Manager To Support You

Sourcing Account Manager

The sourcing team are experts at finding new subcontract suppliers for your engineering & manufacturing projects. Each sourcing account manager has an in-depth knowledge of the suppliers within their respective regions, as well as their capabilities, meaning that they are able to recommend and liaise with the best subcontract engineering specialists for your requirements. 

I have used Qimtek sourcing service several times, using a Non Disclosure Agreement and I must say, it works very effectively and does the job on sensitive projects. It saves us a lot of time as Qimtek collect the signed NDA's before releasing the drawings to potential suppliers to quote. I'm pleased with the responses coming back, and will be awarding my projects to Qimteks Supplier Members. I would highly recommend using Qimtek sourcing service with or without the nda, it's been successful everytime 

Design Engineer at Compak Ramps Ltd

"Qimtek offers a really good free service that keeps in touch with me when I need, and helps by sending information from possible suppliers, as well as finding additional suppliers (all within the UK) when my current supplier base can't manage the requirement. After having looked at similar services, the service offered by Qimtek is definitely the best in my opinion."

Buyer from Eskan Electronics Ltd

‘Working with Qimtek has been a very rewarding and beneficial partnership. We have managed to increase our supplier base significantly, which in turn, has enabled up to keep our customer’s lead times at a minimum. We started using Qimtek in 2017 and now worth of work with 10 different UK suppliers to date through the system. Using Qimtek means we no longer need to spend time researching and vetting suppliers - instead, we use this time to concentrate on other important tasks and I would definitely recommend using Qimtek.’

Buyer from Approved Hydraulics Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does it work?

Qimtek's sourcing service is designed to take the headache out of finding new engineering suppliers, making it a really simple way of sourcing for your subcontract projects. Simply upload your drawings using our online Drag, Drop, Source! service, or email them to [email protected]. Our sourcing account managers will then review your drawings and ensure that we have all the information we need, before compiling your project and sending it to relevant suppliers. From there, suppliers will contact you directly with their quote. The relationship is always kept directly between the buyer and supplier - we simply put you in touch with subcontract suppliers who can assist, saving you the time and hassle of contacting multiple companies individually.

Why is the sourcing service free?

Qimtek is supplier-funded, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to use our sourcing service. Our supplier members pay a flat monthly subscription fee to receive and quote for projects - we never charge manufacturing buyers for finding them new suppliers, nor do we take commission from either side on projects that have been awarded to our members.

My projects are sensitive...

Not a problem! Qimtek is a closed network and our members are forbidden from sharing information with third parties by our terms & conditions. However, if you need a bit of extra security, we can attach a non-disclosure agreement to your project, which members will have to sign and return before gaining access to the drawings. We can accommodate your company's own non-disclosure agreement, or Qimtek has a standard NDA which can be used if you prefer. 

Do the quotes come directly back to us?

Yes! Your contact details will appear on your project so that suppliers can submit their quotes to you directly. This allows you to get an impression of the suppliers firsthand before placing your business. We will also specify on the project how you prefer to be contacted, whether by email or telephone.

My project is urgent, how quickly can we expect quotes?

Most of the projects published through our network receive quotes the same day - however, this can vary depending on the process, material and approvals you require. Non-disclosure agreements can also slow the response rate slightly. We always recommend giving suppliers at least a week to quote so that you can thoroughly benchmark the responses you receive. If you decide to move forward with a supplier within that time, then no problem - you can simply close the project through your online account.