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Process: Machining, Multi-Axis

Overview

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: 3

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This company has a new design of the attached window lever components and is looking for initial quotes for 200 off and 400 off using stainless steel, manufactured using multi-axis machining techniques. This project is currently at quotation stage, but when full production is in place, this will lead to orders of an estimated 2000-3000 units per year. 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.

  2. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This machinist is currently at capacity, and also has an enquiry that they cannot manage comfortably using their own in-house machinery. As such, the buyer would like to hear from suppliers capable of assisting with this project, and is also looking for a new contact to whom they can outsource similar work in the future. Both quotes and delivery are required as soon as possible for this enquiry. As this is for their client, the buyer does not know at this point whether or not this work is to be repeated.

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    Suppliers with machining capacity are asked to provide a quotation for the attached cushdrive plates in batches of 1 off of each. With a critical deadline of six weeks, this design is to be machined from aluminium for use within a heating product. The company behind this enquiry spends over £10,000 a year on bespoke machined products. As well as having an immediate order to place, they will also require this part on a repeat basis moving forward.

  4. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    With a spend of over £1million per year on outsourced machining work, this client is looking for a supplier to machine the attached aluminium twisted tracks, which are to be used within the medical industry as part of hospital automated feeding machines. Quality and accuracy of the twists are key to this enquiry, with quotes required for 1 off and 2 off as shown in the batch requirements. This will also lead to repeatable work for the chosen supplier, once the standard of quality has been approved. The plating/coatings are not required; therefore, the tracks are to be supplied with a standard machine finish.

  5. Drawings count: 4

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This buyer, a manufacturer of carbon fibre products who spends over £50,000 a year on bespoke machined components, is looking for a supplier to produce the attached aluminium blocks and plugs. Quotes are required for 1 off of each at this time; however, if the concept proves successful, additional, similar designs may be made available. This enquiry may be best suited to those with 4/5 axis capabilities, due to the draft angles required.

  6. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    The attached chamber assemblies are to be machined from solid aluminium, on behalf of a company that spends over £19million per year on bespoke machined designs. These will be used within the semiconductor industry. Quotes are required for quantities ranging from 3 off to 30 off for the assemblies shown and the client has also advised that this will be an ongoing, annual requirement, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity. In addition, there may be scope for the chosen supplier to expand upon their involvement with the client moving forward. Please note that due to the confidentiality surrounding these parts, signed NDAs will be forwarded onto the buyer for approval before drawings can be released. Therefore, there may be a short time delay before drawings are released for this reason.

  7. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    Destined for end use within the semiconductor industry, the attached chamber assemblies are to be machined from solid aluminium, on behalf of a company that spends over £19million per year on bespoke machined designs. Quotes are required for quantities ranging from 8 off to 20 off across the assemblies shown and the client has also advised that this will be an ongoing, annual requirement, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity. In addition, there may be scope for the chosen supplier to expand upon their involvement with the client moving forward. Please note that due to the confidentiality surrounding these parts, signed NDAs will be forwarded onto the buyer for approval before drawings can be released. Therefore, there may be a short time delay before drawings are released for this reason.

  8. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This buyer, a manufacturer carbon fibre products, seek the assistance of a machinist with multi-axis capabilities to manufacture an aluminium bezel mould tool. This project is of an urgent nature and should an acceptable quote be received, the project may be closed early. Due to the complexity of this project, the client advises that it may be best-suited to suppliers with 5 axis capabilities.

  9. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This manufacturer of sports cars seeks a supplier to machine the attached pump gear housing. This project incorporates aspects of milling, drilling and tapping and, due to the components complexity, is best suited to those with multi axis capabilities. This is a new design with an immediate order to be placed, this will inturn lead ongoing additional work for the successful supplier.

  10. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This company operates within the agriculture industry and outsources over £50,000 worth of machining work every year. They have an immediate order to place for double helix anchor tips. This project incorporates elements of turning, with quotes required for 1000 off each size. The ideal supplier will be able to produce these parts economically and provide a high-quality end product; once a relationship has been established, further projects could be made available in addition to this initial requirement.

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