NO MORE PART-ACHE AS ONLINE MACHINING MARKETPLACE ANSWERS VEHICLE RESTORERS PRAY
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NO MORE PART-ACHE AS ONLINE MACHINING MARKETPLACE ANSWERS VEHICLE RESTORERS PRAYERS
The days of the classic car being permanently stuck in the garage or the treasured motorbike being left in pieces because of a scarcity of parts are officially over!
Vehicle and bike restorers everywhere can wave their spanners and oil rags in celebration as there is finally an online solution to end this part-ache in the shape of Machining-4U.co.uk - a dedicated website where bespoke parts can be ordered, produced and mailed out without breaking the bank.
The website will end that age-old headache of obsolete parts for the thousands of dedicated DIY car and motorbike enthusiasts who lovingly spend their evenings and weekends up to their elbows in grease, tinkering with their pride and joy.
Forget trips to the scrapyard hoping to find that headlight bracket or wheel axle spacer, Machining-4U.co.uk - can pair up the motoring DIYer with a manufacturer who will take their design and make the perfect part.
This platform has been a huge success in France and now Machining-4U.co.uk is looking to match that.
The website was conceived by Marc Wibaux and two investors, who set up a similar website across the channel four years ago after becoming frustrated with the lack of availability for parts, which was compounded by high costs for low volume custom-machined parts for cars, motorcycles, boats and machinery.
"Manufacturing companies either rejected our requests as the parts were too small to bother with or we were quoted ludicrous prices as it was such a small production run," said Wibaux.
"I didn't think I would be the only one with this problem as there are thousands of DIYers like me in France looking for parts to complete our projects."
The solution saw the launch of an online marketplace that connects restorers and hobbyists directly with individual machinists. Since its launch, it has successfully delivered more than 8,000 projects, with 70 per cent from individuals and 30 per cent from small companies looking to maintain equipment.
Machining-4U.co.uk is now aiming to match that success by pairing up restorers in need of a part with companies that can manufacture it swiftly and cheaply.
Wibaux added: "The purpose of the site is to be able to offer several quotes to customers from a range of companies, they can then make their choice from the options and finally have their part at a fair price.
"Data from the French site shows the three main requests for parts involve motorbikes, classic cars and house or garden items but there have also been parts for tractors, model kits, boats, in fact anything that needs a part.
"All of these parts are custom made from either modern CNC methods or traditional methods and to a very high standard."
The process takes just six steps, but Wibaux advises a degree of engineering knowledge is useful in the drafting of the initial blueprint for the part.
How it works
Post your request for free by uploading your design,
Get free no obligation quotes from professional manufacturer
Choose a manufacturer from the offers
Depositing the funds into a secure Machining-4U account
Receive the part at your home (or at any chosen address)
After approving the parts, release the funds to pay the manufacturer and leave a review
Issue date: 5th February 2018
Images: Parts produced via this service.
Press release issued by Auvent PR.
For more information contact Lee McLaughlan