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 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.
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.
KW has built on it's reputation of quality workmanship to maintain a profitable business
The company was founded by its Managing Director Mr Keith Ward in 1983. We have since expanded to an employer of 42 personnel and occupy premises on the Nuffield Estate Poole with in excess of 15,000 sq ft.
At GASE, we have Over 45 years experience in high-speed machining, fabrication and welding of aluminium, stainless steel and plastics. We continue to upgrade our machines to the latest systems and have invested in five-axis machinery at the cutting edge of technology and piece part cost reduction to compete globally on price, performance, delivery and quality.
Kilgour Aerospace Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer of complex aerospace components and assemblies. Our machining and assembly businesses are supported by our NADCAP approved NDT, painting, and surface treatments businesses to provide complete solutions to a large number of major Aerospace Primes and their sub-tiers.
A privately owned business first formed in 1965, with a UK and international footprint, Kilgour has been providing engineering excellence to the aerospace industry around the world for 50 years.
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.
First Components Ltd based in the West Midlands UK, is a privately owned specialist precision engineering company with processing capabilities which include CNC turning, CNC milling, presswork, laser cutting, pressbrake, wire erosion,toolmaking and CAD design.
Whilst delivering precision engineering backed by ISO 9001/2000 and QS9000 First Components Ltd have achieved world class partnerships.
DeHAVILLAND FABRICATION & WELDING LTD can cater for most if not all of your engineering needs. Situated only 1 mile from Junction 13 of the M5 in a new 10,000 square foot factory with 2 overhead, 5 tonne cranes we can offer a comprehensive one-stop solution, from concept and assisting with product design through manufacture to installation, and our team of qualified coded welders are committed to providing our large customer base with quality workmanship, whether small or large batch projects.
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.