Prototyping is a process done by manufacturers that do one-offs to engineering businesses.
Prototypes are often complicated and need suppliers which are willing to work with small projects where feedback is important, for example, to make changes to a design.
Depending on its size and design, prototyping can be done by many workshops. Some prototyping projects are small and simple while others are large, complicated and valuable.
Post project to suppliers with Machining, Prototyping capabilities
Destined for end use within an automated clothes iron, the attached set of parts are to be machined from a combination of mild steel and aluminium. The company behind this enquiry spends over £100,000 annually on subcontract machining services and seeks a supplier who can provide a fast turnaround on the production of this stopping mechanism, link support, coupling and base. These parts will be used for testing purposes and as the applicable deadlines are fast approaching, the client requests that interested suppliers submit their quotation as soon as possible.
With a £400,000 yearly spend on bespoke machined components, this company is a manufacturer of fire safety equipment. They currently seek quotes for the urgent production of a cam, which is to be made from either aluminium, mild steel or stainless steel in accordance with the attached drawings. The ideal supplier will be able to offer delivery of this component as soon as possible - in turn, similar work may be made available to them moving forward.
This domestic appliances manufacturer has an immediate order to place for prototypes of flanges, supports, shafts and rollers. The designs in question will be used within an automated clothing iron and it is essential that interested suppliers are able to offer a fast turnaround, as well as high quality components. Incorporating a number of different materials and processes, including milling and turning, this project will be ideal for flexible suppliers with immediate capacity. The client's £100,000 annual spend on machined parts means that additional opportunities could arise once a relationship has been cultivated.
Inserts, knuckles, blocks and bridges are required for use within an automated clothing iron. The client seeks a fast turnaround on production of the initial prototypes of these designs and therefore, this enquiry may be best suited to those with immediate capacity to fill. Quotes are required for batches ranging from 1 off to 45 off across the set, to be milled and turned from a combination of aluminium and stainless steel. The client is a domestic appliance manufacturer with a sizeable £100,000 spend on bespoke machined parts, meaning that additional opportunities may be made available to the selected vendor once a relationship has been cultivated.
3 off wine cooler bases are required for use as prototypes, which reflect a reworked design. The company behind this enquiry is a manufacturer for the food & beverage industry. They seek delivery of these items by the 3rd August and therefore, prompt responses from interested suppliers are requested. This is due to the commencement of full production within the following weeks, meaning that the reworked prototypes have to be tested prior to this stage of the project. Further prototyping requirements could also be extended to the chosen supplier at a later date, as the client outsources over £30,000 worth of machining work every year.
This company is looking for a supplier that can undertake an urgent turning requirement on their behalf, owing to a last-minute deadline being brought forward. They have an immediate order to place for a sample of the attached bearing shaft, which will then lead to batches of 10-15 off at the production phase. The item in question is destined for end use within a prototype assembly and is to be turned from steel. The client seeks an exemplary level of quality and a fast turnaround, meaning that interested parties should indicate their earliest possible delivery within their quotation. Owing to the buyer's £60,000 annual spend in the subcontract machining market, similar work may also be made available once a relationship has been established.
Destined for end use within an electronics application, the attached prototype disc and ring are to be machined from aluminium. The disc will be pressed into the ring by the buyer in-house, once the applicable electronic components have been fitted. The client seeks a high standard of quality, with consideration also paid to the price-sensitive nature of the project. This could become ongoing work for the chosen supplier once the project moves into the production phase.
Required as part of a larger robotics project, the attached spacer is to be machined from aluminium. It will angle a gripper within an arm and must be produced as per the attached drawing. Accuracy and precision are extremely important within this project, with delivery required as soon as possible.
Initial prototype sliders are sought for immediate manufacture, to be used within vivariums. The company behind this enquiry seeks quotes for 4 off pairs, as per the drawings attached. Interested suppliers must have the capacity available to offer delivery by early July; in turn, they may be invited to assist within additional projects at a later date.
A supplier is needed to reverse engineer a large gear case casting and produce manufacturing drawings from original. The casting weighs approximately 0.5 tonnes and therefore, suppliers must have the in-house facilities to machine components of this size. It will be free-issued to the successful supplier and once the design and drawings are complete, the machining itself will be required.
DGF Engineering Ltd, established in 2005, are a precision engineering firm with a work ethos that quality and service is paramount for every customer and every order regardless of quantity, complexity or value. We are ISO 9001: 2008 registered and offer a range of machining capabilities, to tight tolerences, in standard engineering metals as well as aircraft materials. All consultations for designing and advice on best methods of machining are free of charge as part of our standard service.
The EJ Watts Engineering Group has been established since 1963 and occupies 28,000 sq. ft. The group has a vast knowledge of high production and prototype engineering and has the ability to manufacture a myriad of parts, from small items to large assemblies. Our range covers from automotive parts to telecommunications, shop fitting, construction, medical equipment, furniture, electrical and many more. We are an ISO9001:2000 certified company and pride ourselves on supplying excellent service and quality.
NCA Engineering is a precision machining and plastic fabrication company that takes pride in providing innovative, high-performance, and cost-efficient solutions for a variety of medical and industrial needs. We have led the way in precision machining since 1984 and have proven our commitment to quality by continuously investing in developing the skills of our workforce, as well as in high-precision machining equipment.
S.P.E. pride ourselves on the quality Design, Manufacture and Maintenance of all our Production Tooling in several aspects of the Industry:
Plastic Injection Mould Tools
To mention but a few…
We are responsible and are very proud & particular of all aspects of our work, however big or small. Attention to detail and competitive pricing are vital in our opinion. Quality Control is also extremely important to us.
Since its inception in 1993, Qualtech have constantly invested in the latest CNC machinery, making them the Channel Islands premier engineering company. With its dedicated and skilled workforce, plus the latest turning, milling and moulding machinery we are able to specialise in medium volume, high precision, intricate parts. The company is fully conversant with JIT manufacturing and will hold finished parts in stock for deliver the next day.
Welcome to Kaby a sub contract machining and fabrication organisation with a commitment to providing a world class service to our customers. To achieve this we employ a team of staff who are experienced and trained to provide both engineering and commercial solutions for all our customers. Kaby supports the process by providing ongoing investment in the latest manufacturing equipment and techniques therefore ensuring that the working environment and infrastructure is conducive with achieving our goals.