Qualified subcontract engineering projects

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This is a list of projects from manufacturing buyers looking for new manufacturing partners in the UK. Supplier members have access to the drawings and buyer information so they can contact them directly.

15 Projects

Displaying 1 - 15 of 15

  1. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, Medium Volume

    This Qimtek member has an immediate order to place for the attached steel pins, which will be used within the military. Quotes are required for 130 off at this time. Their current supplier has confirmed a much longer lead time than usual, leading the client to source from outside of their existing supplier base. Further to this initial requirement, the successful vendor may be asked to lend their services to additional projects moving forward.

  2. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining with Fabrication

    This £250,000-spending buyer, who specialises in spinning services, is currently looking for suppliers who can assist with a prospective new order which cannot be completely managed in-house. The ideal supplier will be able to cut the tube as attached, as well as turning and tapping the solid bar. Although there is no immediate order to place, once the client has given approval, there will be an order to follow which will be repeated monthly for at least a year. However, this could be extended if the client is happy with the quality.

  3. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Milling, Medium Volume

    The attached flowmeter cover is required for end use within the defence/military industry. The client is looking for a supplier that has both the capabilities and the capacity to mill, drill and possibly bend this part, which has previously been produced via a casting method. The client spends a sizeable £250,000 a year on machined parts and has advised that there may well be similar work available for the chosen supplier moving forward.

  4. Drawings count: 3

    Sheet Metal Forming-General Sheet Metal (2mm to 6mm)

    Quotes are currently sought for the attached base and lid - with a waterproof gasket - as part of a job for which the client is currently tendering. These items are to be made from 1mm thick mild steel in accordance with the drawings provided. These designs are a bespoke version of an off-the-shelf item that the end user has previously utilised; subsequently, ballpark prices and lead time estimations are required by Friday at the latest. The client's yearly fabrication spend of £50,000 means that there is scope for the relationship to be developed further.

  5. Drawings count: 1


    A manufacturer of Computer Operation Trackerballs, who spends £50,000 annually on outsourced machining, currently seeks a new supplier who can photo etch the attached stainless steel component. Although this is a one-off requirement, the successful supplier may be able to offer assistance with several other designs which are to follow shortly.

  6. Drawings count: 6

    Sheet Metal Forming-General Sheet Metal (2mm to 6mm)

    Suppliers with a whole range of in-house capabilities are sought to assist with the cutting, welding and pressing of the attached enclosures and end plates - parts that will be utilised within the defence industry. The buyer responsible for this enquiry spends in excess of £50,000 each year on outsourced fabrication services.

  7. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-CNC Machining, Medium Volume

    Qimtek members with machining capacity are asked to quote for the attached gear linkage, to be supplied with the applicable joints and nuts as detailed. With a yearly spend of £50,000 on outsourced machining, the company behind this enquiry seeks price and lead time indications for 50 to 100 off, for which they have both immediate and repeat orders to place. Interested parties are asked to make contact with the buyer at their earliest convenience in order to be considered for the opportunity.

  8. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, High Volume

    The client behind this enquiry - a company that spends over £40,000 annually on subcontract machining processes - requires a supplier for the machining of a coupling for end use within the defence sector. The ideal supplier will have the necessary accreditation in place and be able to adhere to the delivery schedule specified. Therefore, this enquiry may be of particular interest to companies that are looking to fill imminent or immediate capacity.

  9. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-CNC Machining, Medium Volume

    This heavy engineering company spends over £30,000 a year on subcontract machining processes. They currently seek a supplier for the attached flanges, which will need to be machined in accordance with their specification. There is an immediate order to place for the initial batch as well as repeat orders moving forward, meaning that the project itself facilitates an opportunity to fill immediate capacity, as well as to grow your long-term customer base.

  10. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Broaching & Splining

    Suppliers within in-house broaching & splining capabilities are asked to provide a quotation for the attached crankshaft extension. The buyer - a company that spends in excess of £35,000 annually in the subcontract machining sphere - has an immediate order to place for the work in question and will favour quotes from those that can offer delivery by the 19th January. This is due to the breakdown of their in-house tooling. The part in question is required for use within the defence sector, with 6 off needed at this time.

  11. Drawings count: 3

    Tool Making-Mould Tools

    A mould tool is required to produce the attached ABS rings, on behalf of a company that spends over £50,000 a year on bespoke machined parts and £300,000 on plastic & rubber processes. They are looking to collaborate with a supplier who can assist on a repeat basis, with the end components required for use within the defence sector. The ongoing nature of the project means that the successful supplier wins not only the work in question, but also a new long-term customer.

  12. Drawings count: 2

    Finishing-Powder Coating

    Rings, destined for end use within the defence industry, are to be sprayed silver in accordance with the attached drawings. The company behind this enquiry, who spends an impressive £400,000 annually across all outsourced services, is looking to increase their existing supplier base.

  13. Drawings count: 4

    Sheet Metal Forming-General Sheet Metal (2mm to 6mm)

    Destined for end use within the defence industry, the attached package of three sheet metal parts and assemblies are new designs, for which there is currently no supplier in place. The company behind this enquiry is looking for a supplier to manufacture the initial prototypes, followed by larger quantities once the project enters the production phase. Owing to their £50,000 annual spend on subcontract sheet metal services, there could also be scope for the successful supplier to diversify into additional requirements.

  14. Drawings count: 10

    Machining-CNC Machining, Low Volume

    This enquiry is on behalf of a manufacturer of power steering components, whose outsourcing spend exceeds £200,000 per year. They are looking for a supplier who can machine free-issued ferralium alloy into components that will be used within the defense industry.

  15. Drawings count: 4

    Machining-Machining, Prototyping

    Prototypes for pre-production testing are required, on behalf of a company who subcontracts to the MOD and spends on average £70,000 per year on outsourced machining services. Productions runs will follow and are estimated in small batches, over a span of 20 - 25 years, perfect for those looking to gain a long term customer.