Plastics machining is a combination of different types of machining in plastic materials.
The methods of machining plastics are similar to those of metals machining, and the most common methods are turning and milling. This is usually performed when manufacturing low volumes or when fine tolerances are required. Otherwise, moulding is common for larger volumes.
There are plastic materials with many different properties. There have different appearances, electrical conductivity, hardness and resistance to heat and organic solvents.
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Destined for end use within the marine industry, these inner & outer dials are to be made from acrylic, on behalf of a company that spends over £50,000 per year on bespoke machined designs. Quotes are required for an array of medium quantities and the client has also advised that this will be an ongoing requirement, making it an ideal opportunity to fill immediate capacity. In addition, there may be scope for the chosen supplier to expand upon their involvement with the client moving forward.
With a spend of over £50,000 per year on outsourced machining work, this client is looking for a new supplier to make three different sizes of black nylon butt rings, which will be used within the cleaning industry. There is an immediate order to place and once a supplier is chosen, this will also lead to repeatable demand for these components, as well as the opportunity to diversify into additional work.
This manufacturer of blinds seeks quotations from possible suppliers who can assist with the ongoing production of these turned plastic components. With an immediate order to place, this enquiry is usually repeated twice per year, making this a great opportunity to win a new long-term customer. The chosen supplier may also have additional enquiries made available to them going forward.
Destined for use within the manufacture of water softeners, this buyer seeks a new supplier for the finish machining of injection moulded parts. Due to short client lead times, this is an urgent project, meaning that adherence to the specified lead times is critical, along with quality and pricing. This is currently a one-off requirement, but could lead to similar work going forward. There is an immediate order to place for 1,000 off, for which delivery is required by 24th May.
This manufacturer of industrial gluing machines, who outsources approximately £100,000 worth of machining a year, has previously manufactured the attached Nylon rollers in-house, but now the size is no longer an industry standard and they cannot fit the larger designs on their lathe. As such, they require the assistance of a supplier who can manage these parts going forward. There is an immediate order to place, which will be repeated every quarter.
This buyer - who specialises in the manufacture of screening and crushing equipment - seeks a new supplier for production of the attached polyethylene jackleg supports. They have a massive outsourcing spend of £1million per annum on all machined components and would like to collaborate with Qimtek members who can offer flexibility, reliability and a durable end product. The buyer would like to receive quotes as soon as possible, as they have an immediate order to place.
This client is looking for a new supplier to produce the attached new parts using PEEK material, which will be used within the food and beverage industry. The first order will be placed for 1 off of each part to form a prototype, quickly followed by a second order of 20 off each part once the prototypes have been tested. This will also lead to an ongoing requirement for these components, as well as similar work for the chosen supplier once a relationship is established.
A new buyer to Qimtek, who specialise in the manufacture of water softeners, seek a new supplier for the finish machining of injection moulded parts. Due to short client lead times this is an urgent project, meaning that adherence to tolerances is critical, along with delivery and pricing. This is currently a one-off requirement, but could lead to similar work going forward. The client is happy for the supplier to split the delivery into instalments if this is preferable. There is an immediate order to place for 6,000 off.
This buyer, with an annual machining spend of £150,000, seeks production of the attached plastic components. They have an order to place for this work and are looking to identify a supplier that can mill and drill these parts on an ongoing basis. Quality of manufacture is of the utmost importance and therefore, any supplier who can offer a high-end product should make contact as soon as possible.
This manufacturer of changing room and cubicles, who currently outsources approximately £50,000 worth of machining every year, has previously manufactured the attached parts in-house and is now exploring the option of outsourcing production to a third party. With repeat orders expected every 6 weeks, there is an immediate order to place for this enquiry, with delivery ideally sought by the end of March.
Key Precision Ltd manufacture Precision Turned Parts, Inserts for Plastics, Sheet Metal Fasteners and Bearings. All products are manufactured in the UK on multi-spindle autos and the latest CNC technology.
Located in 20,000 sq ft of purpose built (2007) modern industrial premises on the outskirts of Norwich, we are specialist machining and sub-assembly/assembly sub-contractor to a wide range of manufacturing industries.
With the ability and culture to supply one offs and prototype work, volume production of individual components through to full product assemblies.
Established in 1959 Rayburn Plastics has a reputation for engineering excellence. Equipped with the very latest CAD/CAM systems and CNC machine tools for turning, milling, routing and profiling, and specialised equipment for bending, and polishing. Rayburn s skilled engineers produce an unusually varied range of products for a wide and growing customer base in both plastics and metals. All parts are manufactured in accordance with BS EN ISO 9002. Recognition by Investors in People further establishes Rayburn s dedication and commitment to quality.
At Paragon we help you bring your products to the market. Working with your design and development teams, we can offer support throughout the product development process. From providing initial models for design sign off, prototypes to check fit and function or for research, right through to low volume manufacture of the final product, we can help you ensure that you launch the best version possible of your product. Post-launch we can provide accurate scale or cutaway models for Marketing and exhibitions too.
OMS Engineering have a wealth of knowledge and experience working alongside clients in the oil and gas, automotive, defence, aerospace, nuclear and pharmaceutical sectors. All of our clients value the efficiency and precision that comes from working alongside OMS.
Our team will work with you to provide the most cost effective and practical solutions. We pride ourselves on our engineering competence, going beyond the ‘manufacturing to drawing’ mentality.
PCT Engineering Ltd. are a family run sheetmetal & Fabrication company based in the heart of Stoke on Trent. We specialise in small to medium batch work but are able to accomodate one offs and large production runs.
Established in 1974 Glengowan has grown to become an important supplier to many of the U.K. and American primary users of precision turned components.
At it's manufacturing base in the U.K. Glengowan has at its disposal a broad range of CNC turning machines. This is supported by quality control procedures and equipment registered to the ISO 9002 standard.
We have expanded our services over recent years and at present boasts unmatched technical, manufacturing and support skills which has enabled it to thrive in a competitive market.