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.
Machining of a stainless steel shaft with grooved flutes is needed, in order to fit a brass wear strip (not required). The company behind this enquiry will utilise the shaft within an agricultural application and seeks budget prices for 1 off and 2 off at this time.
Due to a current lack of in-house capacity, this company - who spend a massive £4million on subcontract machining services annually - is looking to work with an external vendor for production of the attached drum. Interested suppliers must be able to manufacture this part to a high standard of quality, whilst also assisting with repeat orders as they become available. Therefore, this is an opportunity to win a big-spending customer as well as the work in question.
Quotes are currently required on the attached set of carbon steel and cast iron parts, on behalf of a buyer that has an immediate order to place for their production. The company behind this enquiry is a machine tool manufacturer with an annual spend of £50,000 on bespoke machined components. They require these items on a repeat basis, meaning that this work may be ideally suited to those with ongoing capacity to fill.
This buyer seeks a machinist with multi-axis routing capabilities, in order to aid with the manufacture of a honeycomb pattern. This will be used within a larger assembly and repeat orders will be placed with the successful vendor. The honeycomb pattern is a new design, to be made from aluminium in batches ranging from 70 to 350 off.
Suppliers with immediate capacity are asked to quote for the attached guide block, on behalf of a buyer that outsources an impressive £500,000 worth of machining work each year. The buyer would like to place the sample order of 1 off as early as the 29th november, looking favourably upon quotes from companies that can offer a fast turnaround, with delivery required by the 4th December.
A carbon fibre manufacture whose annual outsourced machining spend totals in excess of £50,000 per annum, seeks the assistance of a machinist with multi-axis capabilities, as well as the immediate capacity available to accommodate their current requirement. There are four different sizes of insert, which are all to be machined from aluminium. The client would ideally like to partner with a supplier who can adhere to the requested schedule, with split delivery over December and January. The work will be repeated again in future, providing an opportunity to gain a new long-term customer.
A machined part is required for end use within the water industry. The client - a fastener manufacturer and distributor - spends upwards of £250,000 annually in the subcontract machining sphere. Their current requirement is for the attached restriction block, which is to be made from stainless steel. This item falls outside of the client's in-house capabilities and subsequently, they would like to employ the services of a third party for its production. Ideally, they would like to work alongside a supplier who is able to offer this part on a repeat basis, at a rate of 500 off per annum.
Quotes are currently sought for 10 and 20 off of the attached longnose front, which is destined for end use within an automotive application. The buyer behind this enquiry outsources machining work to the tune of £50,000 annually and is looking for a production partner that can fulfil repeat orders of the part in question. In addition to this ongoing requirement, similar work could also be made available once quality and delivery have been proven.
The attached box segment is urgently required by a buyer that operates within the communications industry. The client has an annual spend on subcontract machining that exceeds £500,000 a year and so ongoing work will be made available.
Suppliers who have in-house multi-axis machining capabilities are asked to provide a quotation for the attached set of components. Ample quantities are required and the client would like to partner with a supplier that can assist with this work on an ongoing basis, providing high-quality items that adhere to the drawings provided. There has been an increase in demand for these parts and therefore, the buyer's supplier base needs to expand to accommodate the requirement. They outsource in excess of £100,000 worth of machining work every year, meaning that there is plenty of scope for eventual diversification into additional projects once a relationship has been established.
BSP Engineering are an established machine shop with a strong production orientated background with a separate prototype and development facility. Service is the essence of growth and with 24 hour working offers quick turnaround as a norm. Work undertaken varies immensely and can be 1 offs to 20,000 offs.
We have in house project managers that can meet with you to discuss your project and help you with the process from inception to production, an entire end-to-end process.
Vance Precision Engineering was established in 1996 to provide a fast efficient subcontract machining service to a wide sector of industry.
We are a Contract Manufacturing Company started from humble beginnings when we employed just 3 members of staff to our highly skilled team of 12 engineers today. After investment in our new modern factory, machine tools and also in the latest technology and software we have built our reputation as a company who is totally focused on Customer satisfaction.
We, at Selcouth Engineering, offer high precision machining services to various manufacturing industries.
We have 30 years experience in machining often to the demanding standards required by the automotive, aerospace, and weighing & metering industries. We have experience in machining a wide variety of materials including plastics, aluminium, stainless steels, tools steels, and exotic materials.
Formed in 1969, Lawday Engineering has a distinguished history in the design and manufacture of tooling for the foundry industry.
Based in the heart of the Black Country, we have invested heavily over the past two decades and have developed a formidable position within the tool making industry with our ability offer customers a full design and manufacture package at our West Bromwich premises.
The Boxford group of companies includes both precision machining and sheet metal fabrication capability, all housed in our modern manufacturing facility which is designed to produce modest batch sizes efficiently.
Kim-Kur Precision limited is an engineering company based in Nechells, on the outskirts of Birmingham. Established in 2009, we are committed in providing a high level of service at the most competitive of prices. Our dedication to quality and delivery targets, is supported by our investment in the latest technology.
SOLENT MOULD TOOLS LTD BEGAN AS A FAMILY BUSINESS IN 1986 WHEN TERRY D’ARCY-BURT SET UP A WORKSHOP TO SUPPLY PET MOULDS FOR THE BOTTLING INDUSTRY.
Solent Mould Tools Ltd soon grew into a leading supplier to many of the world’s largest international food and beverage companies. With an excellent reputation for expertise and complete turnkey solutions, Solent Mould Tools also attracted the attention of other sectors including automotive, marine and aerospace.
Established 25 years ago, SRD Engineering is a high quality precision engineering company with an outstanding reputation. Continuous investment in advanced technology has ensured our ability to meet the growing demand for our products.
Tricorn Systems play a major role into our speed and efficiency. Their production software enables us to quote, purchase, deliver & invoice. With full reporting system, we can produce up to date information on how we are performing.
We have had our ISO9001 certification for many years.