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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: 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    Destined for end use within the heavy vehicles/construction industry, these manifolds are to be made from carbon steel on behalf of a company that spends over £1.5million per year on bespoke machined designs. Quotes are required for 200 off and the client has also advised that this will be a monthly requirement, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity. 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 monthly requirement.

  8. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This company - a manufacturer of wire & fastener machinery whose annual outsource spend exceeds £80k - is looking for a machinist to assist with the manufacture of a barrel cam, or alternatively the modification of the barrel cam by way of an insert. At present, the cam is still on the machine and as such, only a basic drawing has been provided. The buyer however, welcomes questions via phone or email.

  9. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    A carbon fibre manufacturer whose annual outsourced machining spend totals in excess of £50,000 per annum, seeks the assistance of a machinist with multi-axis capabilities. There are four different components to be machined from aluminium and supplied with a black anodised finish. This is part of a larger job that they are tendering for and as such, suppliers who are able to offer a quick response and turnaround will be seen favourably.

  10. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    This enquiry will be best suited to suppliers with 5 axis capabilities. The attached hydraulic brake cylinder is required by this automotive buyer, who will utilise the parts in question within classic cars. They have an immediate order to place for 50 off left hand and 50 off right hand, to be machined from solid aluminium. This is a legacy part for which there is no longer a supplier in place; once a relationship has been cultivated, the client has advised that this could lead to similar, repeatable work in larger quantities.

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