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.

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  1. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-CNC Machining, Low Volume

    This regular Qimtek buyer has an annual spend of over £70,000 on varied machining designs and has an immediate order to place for the attached closing spring caps, which will be used within the energy industry. Quotes are sought for 50 off, to be supplied with a natural finish. The hardening process is optional - please see the important information section for more details. Due to the urgent turnaround required, delivery timescales are of the utmost importance for this enquiry. This could also lead to ongoing work once a relationship has been established.

  2. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-Machining, High Precision

    With an annual spend of over £30,000 on subcontract machining, this company seeks a new supplier to manufacture these parts, leading to regular orders of these and similar designs going forward. For this initial enquiry, they are looking for 2 sets of 4 off (8 off in total) high precision machined jaws, and 1 off mount scroll, complete with 176 teeth, which will also suit members with high precision gear cutting capabilities. The client is outsourcing this work as a result of a change in business strategy. Accuracy of tolerances, quality and value of all these parts is critical, and once a new supplier is found, this will lead to regular, repeat orders for these sizes and for different sizes as well, therefore it will make an ideal opportunity for those seeking a new client for a long-term relationship.

  3. Drawings count: 2

    Fabrication-Fabrication with Machining

    Suppliers that have the capabilities to machine and fabricate shroud tubes are sought, on behalf of a company that outsources over £550,000 worth of fabrication and machining work each year. These items are destined for end use within an oil/chemical/energy application. Due to an increase in volumes, the client is looking to increase their supplier base for the parts in question. With a focus on quality and delivery, it is imperative that interested parties are able to offer a reliable and consistent service; in turn, they will be awarded repeat work by the client, as well as the opportunity to assist with the manufacture of additional components on their behalf. Please refer to the Word document attached for a breakdown of all the work involved within this project.

  4. Drawings count: 2


    This manufacturer and stockist of nickel-alloys has reached their capacity for manufacture and is in need of an ongoing supplier who can assist with the boring of free-issued bars. These will be kept as stock for future sale to a wide range of industries. With an immediate order to place, this is expected to be a weekly requirement for the foreseeable future, making this ideal for suppliers looking to fill both immediate and long-term capacity.

  5. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-CNC Machining, High Volume

    This metal spinning company, who outsource approximately £250,000 worth of machining each year, have been asked to produce a range of parts for the aerospace industry. Due to a lack of in-house capacity, they seek the assistance of a third party machinist who is able to undertake some of the project on their behalf. The initial order won't be required until the end of July 2019, but quotations are sought as soon as possible. These parts will be required on a call-off basis and are expected to repeat in accordance with the attached yearly quantities.

  6. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This buyer, who spends over £85,000 a year on bespoke machined parts, is looking for a subcontract gear cutting supplier to undertake the immediate manufacture of the attached actuators, to be used within the aerospace industry. There is an urgent order to place for this work, meaning that the project maybe awarded early; therefore, please submit your quote at the earliest opportunity. The client has also advised that similar work will be made available moving forward, once a relationship has been established.

  7. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-CNC Machining, Low Volume

    Spending a massive £2million a year on subcontract machining services, this buyer is an engineering company that is involved in restoration projects, primarily for steam locomotives. Having previously had the attached wheel made by an overseas supplier in cast iron, they now seek quotes for it to be machined from alloy steel by a UK vendor. Quality is very important within this project, for which price and lead time indications are sought for 10 and 50 off per month.

  8. Drawings count: 2

    Profiling-Laser Cutting

    Quotes are sought for front fender/mudguard braces to be profiled from alloy plate, in order to satisfy a requirement for the autosports industry. The buyer seeks a new supplier for this legacy design, with a focus on high quality and good value. As well as having an immediate order to place, they have advised that this item - along with similar designs - will be required on a repeat basis moving forward.

  9. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    Spending a massive £700,000 a year on bespoke machining services, this company specialises in the manufacture of prototypes. The attached set of gears form part of a larger job for which they are currently tendering. Quotes are sought for quantities ranging from 1 off to 3 off, with high quality comprising the main driver of the project. Those that would like to be considered for this project are asked to make contact with the buyer directly. This will be an ongoing requirement, making it an excellent opportunity to expand your long-term customer base.

  10. Drawings count: 4

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    This well-known machine tool manufacturer spends over £30,000 a year on outsourced machining services. They have an immediate order to place with a gear cutting specialist who can produce the attached mount scroll, complete with 176 teeth. It is important that interested parties manufacture this design to a high standard of quality, adhering to the drawings and specifications provided. In addition, the buyer will look to place orders for different size variations moving forward, spelling ongoing work for the supplier that they select.

  11. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Turning, High Volume

    Destined for end use within a government project, the two attached tubes are required in large quantities. The client - a machining & fabrication company that is currently running at full capacity - seeks an external vendor who can assist with this work. They have advised that multi-spindle and sliding head capabilities would be an advantage. It is critical that the successful supplier is able to adhere to the delivery schedule specified. IMPORTANT: There is a non-disclosure agreement running with this enquiry. Please print this off, complete ALL sections, sign and date it and return the page to sarah.venning@qimtek.co.uk or fax 01256 394600, Once received, all drawings and documents will be released to your account.

  12. Drawings count: 3

    Sheet Metal Forming-Enclosures

    A new supplier is sought to assist with the regular manufacture of a range of fabricated cabinets. The client - a company that places over £150,000 into the subcontract fabrication market annually - requires quotes on the attached cabinet as an example of the wider range of work available. This will involve cutting, folding, assembly and finishing, as well as a small amount of machining. Interested parties must be able to offer a very high standard of quality; in turn, they will be provided with weekly work, as well as the opportunity to diversify into additional requirements.

  13. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, High Volume

    Outsourcing a massive £2million worth of subcontract machining per year, this company specialises in the manufacture of electronic systems for the automotive sector. They seek a supplier who is able to turn large volumes of a leadframe pin, with annual quantities ranging from 300,000 off to 2.5million off. Preferably, the client would also like the pin to be plated in accordance with their specifications. Quality is the key driver behind this project and interested parties must be able to facilitate this. This is an opportunity to add a big-spending name to your long-term customer portfolio and it should not be missed by those that have ongoing capacity to fill.

  14. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, High Volume

    Large quantities of a screw are required by a fastener company that places £200,000 worth of work with subcontract machining suppliers annually. Destined for end use within material handling equipment, this design is to be made from free-issue alloy, having previously been manufactured overseas. At this stage, the client is trying to clarify the associated costs and lead times, before looking to place an order in the near future. Delivery and quality are important aspects of this project, as well as good value.

  15. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-CNC Machining, Medium Volume

    The attached range of components are required by a buyer that operates within the communications industry. This includes designs such as pins, spindles and pivots which make up a crane kit of parts. The client has an annual spend on subcontract machining that exceeds £500,000 a year and so ongoing work will be made available. They would like to collaborate with a Qimtek member that can offer a short lead time, as well as good value, high quality end products.

  16. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-CNC Machining, Low Volume

    The assistance of a machinist with capacity is needed, by a buyer that spends in excess of £50,000 a year on outsourced machining processes. They have a range of parts that are required for manufacture, destined for end use within the heavy vehicles/construction equipment industry. This buyer subs out multiple machining enquiries on a regular basis, so there may also be an opportunity for the successful supplier to assist with other projects, alongside this regular requirement. They will look favourably upon quotes from those that offer good value, as they are keen to keep production within the UK.

  17. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Gear Cutting

    Suppliers with gear cutting capabilities are asked to quote for the attached drive gear. The company behind this enquiry is a manufacturer of medical equipment that places an impressive £400,000 worth of work with subcontract machining suppliers annually. They would like to form a long-term relationship with a company that can provide 100 off of this design per year, with quotes favoured from those that have ISO 9001 accreditation in place.

  18. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, Medium Volume

    Operating within the industrial machinery sector, this company has an immediate machining requirement for which they seek quotes. Price and lead time indications are sought for the attached set of turned components, with batch sizes ranging from 5 to 200 off. These items are to be machined from a combination of mild steel, aluminium, and alloy steel, before being delivered prior to the 25th May. This may make the requirement a good fit with suppliers that have immediate capacity to fill. In addition, other work may be made available as the client spends £100,000 a year on bespoke components.

  19. Drawings count: 7

    Machining-CNC Machining, Medium Volume

    A multitude of parts are to be machined from a combination of free-issue and non free-issue material, on behalf of a company from the automotive industry that outsources £35,000 worth of machining work annually. They seek quotes ranging from 12 off to 66 off across the set, for which they have an immediate order to place. Interested suppliers must have the capacity available to offer delivery within four weeks of order placement; in turn, they will be invited to produce these components on a repeat basis in line with the client's requirements.

  20. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, Low Volume

    This company specialises in the manufacture of products for the automotive industry. They are looking for a supplier to carry out machining of the attached mandrel designs. Interested companies are asked to quote their best price and lead time, as the buyer has an immediate order to place for this work. The project itself is mainly comprised of turning - as well as a small amount of milling, drilling and tapping - with 1 off of each part required across the set.