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
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.
With an annual spend exceeding £100,000, this manufacturer of domestic appliances would like to hear from machinists who can produce the attached aluminium and stainless steel components. Initial prototypes are required with some degree of urgency, with high-volume production runs to follow 2 - 3 months later.
Suppliers with immediate capacity are asked to provide a quotation for the two attached components, both of which are to be machined from aluminium. This enquiry is on behalf of a pump and valve designer that outsources over £40,000 worth of machining work every year. They are looking to allocate the work as soon as possible and therefore, interested parties are asked to make contact as soon as possible in order to be considered.
Prototypes of the attached item are currently required, on behalf of a company that spends an impressive £500,000 every year in the subcontract machining sphere. They require quotes for 2 off at this time, but will also look to place repeat orders moving forward. Supplier input regarding the manufacture of this assembly would be appreciated; in turn, there is plenty of scope for the chosen supplier to develop the relationship and lend their services to additional requirements.
Outsourcing machining work to the tune of £30,000 a year, this company currently requires prototypes of a chamber and a top cap. These items are to be made from aluminium and black acetal respectively, with 1 off of each to be delivered by the latest of the 12th March. This is a one-off requirement preceding injection-moulded production runs, meaning that it will be best suited to those with immediate capacity to fill.
A manufacturer of material handling equipment, who spends a massive £1million a year on outsourced machining services, is looking to collaborate with a third party for production of a set of prototype machined parts. These are new designs that will be used within larger sub-assemblies. There will be an ongoing demand for the components in question - the buyer would like to hear from vendors that are able to facilitate long-term supply, with full production due to commence in 2019.
Prototypes of the attached parts are needed for testing purposes, on behalf of a company that outsources over £25,000 worth of machining work every year. They require price breaks from 1 to 6 off across the set, for which they have an immediate order to place. This could spell ongoing work for the chosen supplier, as the buyer will look to order much larger volumes at a later stage of the project.
Outsourcing machining work to the tune of £100,000 a year, this company is a leisure specialist who is looking for a supplier to produce prototype logos on their behalf. These items are to be machined from stainless steel for use upon yachts. As well as the prototypes, the successful vendor will be given an opportunity to assist with the production runs that are scheduled to follow; therefore, this is a chance to win a new long-term customer, as well as the work in question.
E&E Engineering is a well established family run business that has been providing high quality, precision turning & milling services since 1966.
Located in Worcestershire, with excellent road and rail connections across the Midlands and the rest of the UK. We have an enviable reputation for the quality of our work and our technical expertise. Our commitment to excellence in the products and services we provide has been recognized by the award of ISO 9002 status.
Established for over 25 years, Branston Engineering provides a sub-contract manufacturing service encompassing fabrication in carbon steels, stainless steels and aluminium, conventional and CNC machining, painting and assembly. We are able to supply either fabricated parts, fully machined parts or complete sub or full assemblies either on a one off, small batch or contract basis. Being a small company with an established and stable workforce allows us to give individual attention to all enquiries and orders.
Time Engineers Ltd are an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company that have been manufacturing precision components for First Tier commercial OEM’s for over 70 years. During this time we have evolved into a recognised, world class machining company supplying high quality product into a variety of industries in the UK, Europe, USA & India.
We manufacture a vast range of components including Selector Forks, Valve/Hydraulic Housings, Manifolds & complex Transmissions Cases in a wide variety of materials including all types of Cast Iron, Aluminium & Steels.
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.
IIDEA LTD was formed in January 2011 with the intention of becoming a leading provider of designed and manufactured precision components in a wide range of materials for the energy, power, environmental and medical markets. In order to achieve this we aim to be as flexible as possible in terms of our product offer. If we think a job is possible, and within our capabilities, we will give it a go no matter how unusual.
Essentially, our aim is to supply high-level design skills using engineering and materials expertise to complement our CNC and CAD-CAM manufacturing capabilities.
Gtech Manufacturing Limited was formed with the aim of offering a comprehensive and flexible manufacturing service in CNC machining, fabrication and welding throughout the UK. We are able to undertake a wide range of work in an array of different and diverse industry sectors. Working from drawings, sketches and verbal instructions we produce bespoke one-off items as well as high volume production for individuals through to large companies. With our in-house CAD services and highly skilled staff we are able to take your product from initial design through to production.
We, at Selcouth Engineering, offer high precision machining services to various manufacturing industries.
We have 30 years experience in machining often to the demanding standards required by the automotive, aerospace, and weighing & metering industries. We have experience in machining a wide variety of materials including plastics, aluminium, stainless steels, tools steels, and exotic materials.
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N&E Precision is a leading precision engineering company based in County Longford. Established in 2005, the company has developed a reputation for reliability, high quality and on-time delivery in the manufacture of precision milled and turned components. N&E Precision have invested heavily in both our staff and technology to ensure we continually improve our services and ensure our teams have the skills, expertise and technical resources necessary to efficiently take your project from start to finish.