Why choose Challenge Engineering


Challenge Engineering is a Sydney CNC Machining and Engineering Company specialising in the precision engineering of custom CNC components and parts for over 13 years.


We cater for small run jobs (sample order) to large volume jobs. We offer a Money Back Guarantee, free delivery for orders over A$300 and excellent customer service.



Challenge Engineering provides its customers with smart thinking. We have many loyal customers who stick with us due to our ongoing ability to CNC machine the best quality parts. We have the proven experience and track record to deliver results. The success of our customers is our reward.


The Leadership Team members at Challenge Engineering have the experience and tertiary qualifications required for success. James Abbott, Managing Director, has Engineering qualifications and also a Bachelor of Business Degree in Operations ManagementJames, has had over 25 years experience in engineering and understands what customers are looking for in a supplier.


James knows how to run a successful business. Always looking at how to innovate and improve processes, he wants customers to be assured that they are getting the best service and quality parts.


A longtime advocate of lean manufacturing, James is always thinking about better ways to CNC machine parts ie Smart Thinking for Australian Manufacturers.

Lisa Cohen, Director Customer Experience, has many tertiary qualifications in businesses and human resources. Experienced in the corporate world she brings her people focus to Challenge Engineering, both for the benefit of our staff AND our customers. 


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Challenge Engineering has recently achieved certification in the 2015 version of ISO 9001. The focus of this system is not only on operational excellence but also on planning, customer service and continuous improvement. All of which we do as a matter of high importance.  



We follow Lean Manufacturing principles. From obtaining the raw product, ordering the tooling, scheduling the job, programming the CNC lathe for milling and turning, through to quality checking, packaging and delivery.



Challenge Engineering publishes a regular blog and contributes to other media outlets. See our blog. The company is also a member of various professional societies including The Society for Manufacturing Engineers and The Australian Manufacturing Growth Centre.

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Challenge Engineering fabricated two types of precision stainless steel spacer samples for us according to the specifications we provided. Both samples were made according to specification in a timely manner with a superb finish. Challenge Engineering assisted with transitioning our designs into cost effective manufacture and exceeded our expectations in every way, thinking of everything, including a female thread chamfer to assure gap-free installation in our product. Great service which exceeded my expectations. Thanks Challenge Engineering! 

Craig S. Operations Manager (Rail)

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