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.
Suppliers with multi-axis machining facilities are invited to quote for the attached mounting base, which will be used within simulation systems. Placing a considerable £1million worth of work with subcontract machining suppliers per year, this company seeks a vendor who can offer prompt delivery and good value; in turn, they will be offered similar work moving forward. 6 off are needed at this time, to be machined from mild steel in accordance with the drawing provided.
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Machining of a case-hardened steel bush and a free-issue iron casting is required, on behalf of a company that outsources over £30,000 worth of machining work every year. The client requires quotes for both 50 and 100 off of each component, which will be used within hydraulic road breakers. They are looking to add a secondary supplier for this work, which could lead to additional opportunities once quality and reliability have been proven.
Quotes are sought for a selection of vibratory bowls, to be machined from solid aluminium. This work will be ideal for suppliers with 5-axis machining capabilities, and forms part of a larger job for which the client is currently tendering. Spending a massive £1million a year on bespoke machined parts, they have plenty of regular requirements that could be extended to the successful supplier once quality and delivery have been proven. It is essential that these bowls are produced to a high standard, with quotes required for 1 off of each at this time.
Spending a sizeable £250,000 per year in the subcontract machining market, this company operates within the autosport industry. They are looking for an external supplier to initially machine 3 off manifolds as attached, followed by a further 80 sets of 3 off (240 in total). The ideal vendor will be able to lend a high degree of accuracy and quality to this project, for which there is an immediate order to place. Quotes from those that can adhere to the specified delivery date will also be favoured, owing to the short lead times set by the end user.
Destined for end use within an automotive application, the attached bearing housings are to be machined from a combination of carbon steel and alloy steel. The client is looking to work with an external supplier who can facilitate delivery of these items by the end of the month, meaning that this project may be ideally suited to those with immediate capacity. These are new designs, for which a supplier has not yet been allocated.
Suppliers with multi-axis machining capabilities are sought, in order to produce the two attached bases from aluminium. These components will be utilised within an autosport application, with quotes required on 4 to 8 off at this time. Delivery is required by the end of March at the absolute latest, providing an excellent opportunity to fill imminent capacity. Moving forward, there is scope for the chosen supplier to develop the relationship, owing to the buyer's annual spend of over £350,000 on bespoke parts.
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.
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Established in 1982. Our expertise is in producing tooling, especially mould and die tooling, and a wide range of turned components, especially high volume production of turned components, ranging from small-diameter pins to larger precision machined components (with milled faces) up to a diameter of 65 mm. Our parts are delivered to many diverse industries, including food processing, medical, automotive and electrical industries.
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