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    Default Delrin/Ally Machining in the UK for small job

    Hi,

    I recently joined this forum and it has great advice! Thanks everyone! I am very new to machining and slowly building my workshop. I don't have space for a lathe yet but that's the next dream!

    In the meantime i need to machine a very small round of delrin (roughly 50mm with a 40mm OD and a 20mm hole in it) but i don't think i can do all the work with just my small tools. I have requested a few quotes from local engineering companies but the quotes are upwards of £50 (which is a bit dear).

    Is there anyone online i could try that someone could recommend? I am based in the UK

    BW

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    Good afternoon.


    I'm in the UK, & specialze in little one off's like that.

    Google Stewarts Motorcycles in Sunbury Middlesex, & give me a call.


    Cheers.


    Stew.

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    What’s the companies hourly rate? Jobbing shops that could handle an open tolerance job charge maybe around £40 an hour? Correct me if I’m wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke.kerbey View Post
    What’s the companies hourly rate? Jobbing shops that could handle an open tolerance job charge maybe around £40 an hour? Correct me if I’m wrong.
    Sounds about right to me - my guess is the OP was given a ''go away'' price.

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    Sometimes it works to just pop into companies and see if they can do it between other jobs.. I needed a large hole drilling in some hot rolled on a radial drill last year and got it done for £20 but had to wait a bit - usually I'd like to do jobs myself but it was too big.

    Generally depends what it is/for and the tolerances you require.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limy Sami View Post
    Sounds about right to me - my guess is the OP was given a ''go away'' price.
    Good morning.


    It sounds like he was!

    There are a number of people in the UK who are building specials, & find it difficult to find anyone who can make 'one off' spacers & spindles etc, & I get a fair bit of work. My hourly rate is £60 + VAT, (that's London overheads for you). Those who don't appreciate how long manual machining takes often see my quote as unreasonable, & end up going elsewhere.
    However, an item such as the OP was enquiring about would take about 5 minutes to make, & as such it would come under the 'beer money' charging rate.


    Cheers.


    Stew.

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