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.
Post project to suppliers with Machining, Plastics capabilities
Quotes urgently required for nylon isolation washers, which are to be machined from free issue nylon 6. With lead times of less than 1 week required, those that are able to offer a fast turnaround are asked to make contact with the buyer immediately. The client suggest that this project is best suited to those with machines with bar fed capabilities.
A new supplier is sought for these shelf supports, on behalf of a company that outsources £100,000 worth of manufacture each year. This will be ongoing work for the chosen supplier in varying quantities as well as leading to orders for additional machined components going forward. This makes it ideal for companies who are looking for a new long-term customer.
A supplier is required to manufacture plastic shelving to be used within measuring machinery.
There is an immediate order to place and will be ongoing work for the chosen supplier. Please be aware that this project is price-sensitive, with lead times also playing an important role and therefore, this project may be ideally suited to those with immediate capacity to fill. The client would like to partner with the chosen company on a long-term basis, as orders will be placed approximately twice per year.
These black Acetal, CNC machined and threaded grommets are required as an urgent order request due to the buyer being over capacity in-house. Quotes are required for 500 off for delivery by 22nd October at the latest and the client has also advised that this will be an ongoing requirement, making it an ideal opportunity to fill long-term capacity.
Should a desirable quote be received quickly, the buyer will award the work early.
This buyer is looking for a multi-axis machinist for the attached jigs to be manufactured from nylon. These designs will be used within the automotive industry, with quotes required for 3 off of each jig. The buyer does not have the capabilities to complete this work in-house and therefore, they are keen to establish contact with an external supplier who can produce these items complete to the drawings provided.
A buyer operating within the industrial machinery sector, who spends £50,000 annually on subcontract machining services, is looking for a local supplier within an hour's drive from Swindon ideally, who can machine the attached tanks from free-issue plastic sheet while their own router is being fixed. Extra router cutter tools can also be provided if needed. The current requirement is 1 off 500L and 600L tanks, 2 off 1000L tanks and 3 off 700L tanks from the attached drawings. The buyer is looking for a quick turnaround and if at all possible, will deliver the free-issue material and leave with the machined parts completed on the same day, or next day.
This number of tanks is subject to increase dependant on the time taken for the client's in-house router to be repaired.
Having previously sourced the attached components from overseas, this medical technology manufacturer is now looking to reshore production. Therefore, they are looking to hear from UK machining suppliers who can offer delivery of the attached housing and doors by the 19th October and provide in excess of 5-10 off sets of parts per year moving forward. This will make this enquiry especially well-suited to those with ongoing capacity available, who can produce these items to a high standard of quality consistently.
Suppliers with the ongoing capacity available to turn a multitude of slippers, bushes and lock stops are needed. These components are all to be made from various grades of plastic, with regular orders available for the chosen vendor. It is crucial that these items are produced to a high standard of quality, with reliable delivery also essential. The ongoing nature of the work makes it a great fit for those who are looking to supplement their long-term workload. Owing to the buyer's £80,000 yearly spend in the subcontract machining sphere, additional work could also be made available to the chosen supplier once a relationship has been cultivated.
This company operates within the industrial machinery sector, spending over £50,000 a year on outsourced machining services. They have an immediate order to place for a selection of different designs, including guides and racks, to be machined from various grades of plastic. It is essential that interested parties are able to produce these items economically, with no compromise on quality. This will be a repeat requirement, making it a great opportunity to grow your long-term customer base and fill ongoing capacity.
This company is looking for a machining supplier to provide 750 off of the attached threaded pole inserts. This design will be used within window and other high-level surface cleaning equipment. The successful vendor must be able to manufacture the insert economically, whilst meeting a delivery deadline of 26th October. This will be repeated moving forward, meaning that the successful supplier will win a new long-term customer as well as the work in question.
Established 25 years ago, SRD Engineering is a high quality precision engineering company with an outstanding reputation. Continuous investment in advanced technology has ensured our ability to meet the growing demand for our products.
Tricorn Systems play a major role into our speed and efficiency. Their production software enables us to quote, purchase, deliver & invoice. With full reporting system, we can produce up to date information on how we are performing.
We have had our ISO9001 certification for many years.
Specialist sheet metal fabrication company with over 30 years of engineering experience, offering high-end machinery, the latest in design technology and a highly skilled workforce.
Alma Engineering Ltd is a family run sheet metal fabrication company located in the heart of the UK. With the main aim of designing, manufacturing, and installing conveyor systems, the company was founded by Mr Peter Gooch in 1979.
Kirkby Precision Engineering Company was established in 1987 as a family business and is managed on a day to day basis by Vincent and Albert Harris. We aim to ensure that all customers receive a highly responsive and quality service. We have considerable experience in the design and manufacture of press tools, jigs, fixtures, moulds and special purpose machinery.
Tefloturn: Plastic Turned & Milled Parts Manufacturer
We supply components in PTFE (TEFLON it’s in our name TEFLOTURN ) and also in a wide variety of other plastic materials such as Acetal, Delrin, Nylon, PEEK, Vespel, Oilon, Torlon and PEI, among others, for applications across many kinds of industries.
We are Subcontract CNC Machining specialists and toolmakers specialising in the design and manufacture of all production tooling, including:
- Mould tools for the rubber and plastics industries - Rubber injection and compression moulds - Plastic injection and hot runner moulds - Polyurethane thermoset hand and press mounted tools - Blow moulds - Polystyrene packaging moulds - Press tools for domestic and gardening industries - Jigs, fixtures and gauges
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.
Reldale was orginally formed in 1987 to provide custom machining and manufacturing services for two printing equipment and graphic arts manufacturing companies based in Northampton, England.
The company has since diversified and now offers a broad range of precision engineering services utilising both conventional and CNC manufacturing methods to produce prototype, batchwork and production quantities on a competitively priced and fast turn-around service.