Process: Machining, Multi-Axis


Multi-Axis Machining is a machining process to create complex shapes and angles.

Common machine tools use three axis (X,Y,Z), while multi-axis machines are able to use more axis when approaching workpieces. 5 or 7 axis are the most common, but other machine tools exist. The additional axis make it possible to machine from more angles and to make complex shapes. Another advantage is that more sides of a workpiece can be machined at once, which saves time.

The aerospace and defence industries source a lot of multi-axis machining, especially for airframes, engine blocks, turbine engines and impellers. Workshops that do multi-axis machining are quite rare, particularly for many axis. It is common that the purchasers require their suppliers to have the AS/EN/JISQ 9100 certification, which is the aerospace industry's standard certification.

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Machining, Multi-Axis projects for quote

  1. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    The assistance of a new supplier is required by this company, who spends over £100,000 a year on subcontract machining. They require 5 axis machining of caps which will need to be cut by a third party, for end use within sweet wrapping machinery for the food & beverage industry. This is an ongoing requirement, making it ideal for companies that would like to supplement their long-term customer portfolio. **Due to the current health climate, we ask that you only submit a quotation for this project if you are in a position to fulfil the requirement.**

  2. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    The attached impeller is required for end use within a marine application, on behalf of a manufacturer of sports goods that spends £160,000 a year on subcontract engineering services. They are currently seeking price and lead time indications for 2 off of this design, to be machined from solid aluminium and supplied with a black anodise type 2 gloss finish. The impeller will be fitted into a drive shaft and delivery is ideally required by the end of the month. Those with the capacity and the capabilities to assist are asked to make contact with the buyer at their earliest convenience to discuss.

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    With an outsourced machining spend of over £50,000 each year, this company has an order to place for this enquiry. They seek a supplier to undertake the turning and threading of the attached stainless steel socket head cap screws. The ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically, with an emphasis on reliability and high quality. There is an order to place immediately with a supplier who can offer all of the above.

  4. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This new buyer to Qimtek has an enquiry for the two attached designs of a double connector and joint, both of which are to be made from Aluminium. Quotes are sought for 460 and 10,026 annually as directed in the batch size information, to be delivered in regular call-offs throughout the year. Quality, accuracy, pricing and delivery on time are all key elements to this enquiry. This is a huge opportunity, not to be missed.

  5. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This machine tool manufacturer is currently seeking best price and lead time for the attached Chuck Bodies. This part is ideally suited to a 5 axis machining center. Material Grade is EN24T

  6. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This manufacturer of carbon fibre products urgently seeks a supplier to provide quotes for the attached set of aluminium parts. Destined for end use within the automotive industry, these parts require milling and drilling in accordance with the drawings provided. There is an immediate order to place for this enquiry and owing to the client's £50,000 annual spend on bespoke machined components, there could be scope for the chosen supplier to develop the relationship moving forward.

  7. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This manufacturer of diesel and petrol engine systems seeks partnership with a new supplier to produce the attached mild steel adaptors. This is to incorporate a mixture of processes including turning, milling and splining, and is best suited to those able to complete all processes in-house. There is an order to place for this one-off requirement, with the possibility of additional, similar work to follow.

  8. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    With an annual machining spend of over £100,000, this company has an order to place for three types of radial housing end caps made from stainless steel material, which will be used within the electronics industry. Quotes are sought for between 20 and 100 off as directed, with repeat orders and ongoing work available for the chosen supplier once a relationship is established. Pricing, quality and reliable delivery are all key factors within this enquiry.

  9. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This client, a global manufacturer of alternators who spends £100,000 per year on subcontract machining services, seeks the assistance of a supplier who is able to machine large batches of free-issue aluminium castings. This projects is best suited to those with multi-axis machining capabilities as the project requires cost-effective manufacture without compromising on quality. There is an order ready to place, with parts to be delivered as per the schedule below. The client advises that this will become an ongoing requirement, with similar work also available moving forward. IMPORTANT: There is a non-disclosure agreement running with this enquiry. Please print this off, complete ALL sections, sign and date it and return the page to sourcing@qimtek.co.uk or fax 01256 394600. Once received, all drawings and documents will be released to your account.

  10. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This company is looking for a quick turnaround for the machining of free-issue carbon steel. The successful supplier will be required to machine the top side curve only, using a 4 or 5-axis machine - everything else within the drawings will be completed in-house. Quotes are required for 1 off, with the free-issue material to be delivered directly to the chosen supplier. There is an immediate order to place for this enquiry, and although this is a one-off requirement, there is scope for similar work to be awarded in future as well as this initial enquiry.

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