We have the skills and resources to confidently embark on challenging and technically demanding projects.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

This is the jewel in our crown and fundamental to our success. With our own manufacturing facility and established supply chains our design process is firmly rooted in design for manufacture.

We know that everything we do will ultimately face the challenge of manufacture. Even if we don’t do the manufacturing, our capability to do so is testament to the emphasis we put on our designs being viable.

We are so agile in our manufacturing ability that we can adopt most technologies readily and go further by developing manufacturing methods of our own in the pursuit of better design, better quality and better margins.

Computer aided design (CAD)

3D modelling is the backbone to a modern design process and enabling access to valuable engineering tools. We red-line these tools to achieve the robust thinking that is synonymous with quality products.

We have a history with the emergence of 3D CAD and have continued developing the best way of working to maximise its effectiveness.

Computer simulations

Computer simulations offer the opportunity to verify a supposition early in the process. It offers confidence in the viability of a proposition which is necessary for moving quickly, and offers the ability to optimise and develop a design more readily.

Computer simulations are only a tool and the information you get out is only as good as the information you put in. We therefore maintain the scope of skills to explore the following:

  • Strength of materials, fatigue life and dynamic loads.
  • Heat loads, thermal transfer, heat sinks and heat pipes.
  • Mould flow for the purpose of tool design of both plastic and metal casting design.
  • Fluid simulation, conduction and convection heating, aerodynamics and wind resistance, fluid control, heat exchangers, etc.

Physical prototypes

Working so much in digital mediums it is vital to maintain a sense of context with the real world. The type of physical confirmation depends on the need and this can be different at every stage of the development process.

Independent of the needs of our clients the designers constantly verify their work with high resolution FDM 3D printing equipment; confidence comes from certainty, and being sure of oneself is vital for rapid progress.

Our workshops and machining facilities will fabricate any jury rig during the R&D stages of a project. However, we outsource the traditional model making ‘prototype’ in favour of the digital interaction of our CGI inspired Hollywood prototypes showcased in ‘our work’ page.

These prototypes have proven to be more effective in communicating intent and very powerful in energising sales.

Materials

There are many factors that influence material choice and we are very familiar with the pros and cons of the selection process.

We choose the materials to suit the purpose and balance this with target costs, availability, and manufacturing processes. Our manufacturing capability offers an experience early in the design process to be appropriate in our choice. We also are familiar with the needs for certifying materials in certain industries and can provide the traceability that is necessary.

We have a working knowledge of many material types and processes and have compiled a broad knowledge base from the diversity of projects that have been through our doors. We continue to expand our toolbox of materials and like to stay current with the latest techniques and presentation finishes that trend.

Electronics Engineering

We offer a fully integrated electronics and app development service from initial product feasibility through to prototyping and design for manufacture…..

…...from the smallest battery powered devices to highly regulated medical devices.

Mechanisms and Machines

We love mechanisms and will proudly demonstrate our expertise in this field. Whatever the application there is often a mechanical solution to transform input force and movement into a desired set of outputs. We have designed high speed money sorting machines, a self adjusting monitor stand, deep sea pneumatic hammer chisel, hydraulic lifting equipment, and numerous other ‘clever’ devices

Our Expertise