Machining is an extremely prominent area for Qimtek, with a massive total outsourcing value of £1,385,782,200 across all of the buyers issuing projects of this nature to our members. Many of these companies operate within the industrial machinery and electronics sectors, which hold a 21% and 14% stake respectively in the top industries that purchase machined parts. Although much smaller in comparison to the top two contenders, the automotive sector is a recognised buyer of machined parts and holds 6% of the total outsourcing value. The oil/chemical/energy and medical/scientific industries each represent 4%, with marine just slightly behind at 3%.
The machining subcategory comprises a number of different processes, from milling and turning through to specialist disciplines such as EDM, multi-axis and large machining. The projects we generate in this area incorporate a multitude of materials, with stainless steel (24%), aluminium (23%) and mild steel (23%) proving the most popular. Plastics are also in high demand, representing 11% of all machining projects generated for our members, whereas carbon steel and brass each hold 6% of the overall total.Below is a full list of the machining processes we cover, with links to their description, suppliers and projects.
Top Industries outsourcing Machining
Materials being specified for Machining