Have a problem that needs solving? Whether starting from scratch or with ideas of your own, we can generate a brief and explore concepts to progress your project to the next level.
Our concepts are always function driven. We pride ourselves in producing concepts that are feasible in terms of cost and 'manufacturability'.
At the end of concept generation we will have highlighted new and feasible ways that your project can be executed.
Our high level of proficiency on CAD coupled with our experience designing parts for mass production are the perfect partnership.
Using Solidworks (the industry standard) we can create professional 3D models suitable for 3D printing, injection moulding and other production processes. Because we love the power of CAD in bringing a product to life, we tend to jump on very early in the design process, allowing you to visualise your product throughout.
With vast experience manufacturing parts, CAD is usually supported by engineering drawings that will highlight key information and avoid miscommunication with manufacturers.
CAD DESIGN & DRAWINGS
We design products that work. Testing and further testing is key to our design process. Our products work, every time.
We design products that people love. The form of our designs is always driven by the function. The aesethic is often driven by 'pure' functional geometries which results in a form that is clean and timeless.
We have vast experience designing parts for mass production processes such as injection moulding as well as shorter production run processes such as PU Casting & Vacuum Casting.
We can advise the best production process for your application based on production cost, production volume and part specification.
We work closely with manufacturers both in the UK and overseas throughout the design process. We can introduce you to manufacturers around the world or if preferred, oversee the manufacturing for you.
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURE
Manufacturing can be daunting. We work closely with a number of tried and tested manufacturers in both the UK and the Far East to ensure maximum quality at the best available price. These manufacturers cover an extremely vast range of manufacturing processes to enable us to pick and choose the best process for your application.
We can take care of the whole manufacturing process, ensuring your parts arrive with minimal stress.
Whether you are housing a single PCB or a number of components, more often than not, an off-the-shelf solution will not meet requirements & a design specifically for your application will be better suited.
Our experienced design engineer will work with you using the latest CAD software. The output will be function-driven, yet aesthetically clean & timeless through a user friendly interface.
Low volume enclosures can be 3D printed in house. However, if mass production is required, our partnerships with manufacturing facilities worldwide mean we can take care of the whole process including factory quality control and even sub-assembly work.
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Have an original part that you want to replicate but don't have a 3D CAD file? Then look no further.
We have extensive experience designing parts for 3D printing and mass production using the latest 3D design software. This means we can reverse engineer your original components to create a 3D file which can then be used to replicate your parts using 3D printing.
Using the latest 3D scanning techniques, we can take your existing objects to create an accurate digital model which can in-turn be 3D printed. This technique is great for complex geometries and organic shapes which are difficult to reverse engineer manually.
These can be scanned in such a way that further modification can be made to the parts on CAD as required.
We work closely with an extremely talented digital sculptor who can create both single colour and full colour digital models from 2D images and illustrations.
Our 3D printing service can then be used to turn these into highly intricate single colour SLA prints for finishing by hand. Alternatively , we can offer full colour 3D prints using highly sophisticated machines such as the Mimaki 3DUJ.
Jigs for use during manufacture can drastically improve the efficiency and repeatability of a manufacture process.
We can design, build and manufacture bespoke jigs to suit your application. 3D printing is a cost effective way to produce one-off or low volume jigs which can be designed to protect valuable production parts, remove human error and speed up production.
We use a number of 3D printing techniques and processes to produce parts which can meet the demands of your specific requirements. Whether its an aesthetic finish or maximum strength, we can print in a material and process to meet these demands.
We use the following 3D printing processes:
CNC machining uses a computer programmed machine to cut your desired part from a solid lump of material.
Using our network of reliable contractors, we are able to offer high quality CNC machining in a number of materials including Aluminium, Brass, Stainless Steel, ABS, Polycarbonate, PVC, Acrylic and Nylon.
We can also offer a range of surface finishes such as Anodising and Powdercoating as well as Bead Blasting to achieve a matte finish or light texture.
CNC machining is perfect for one offs and low scale production where quality and tolerances cannot be compromised.
To discuss your CNC machining requirements in more detail please contact us.
Files for machining should be supplied in .STEP format.
Laser cutting uses a focused and high power laser beam to cut or etch a material.
We can laser cut a range of materials including metals such as Aluminium and Stainless Steel and plastics such as PETG, POM / Acetal, HDPE, PP / Polypropylene, Mylar and HIPS. The most common plastic for laser cutting is Acrylic, which provides a really high quality gloss finish.
We recommend this process when your part is flat in shape without any 3D form other than the material thickness. The process is perfect for one offs up to large scale production. Generally speaking, we can cut materials with a thickness of 1mm up to 12mm.
To discuss your laser cutting requirements in more detail please contact us.
A .STEP or DXF file is require for us to laser cut from.