We specialise in the mechanical CAD design of special purpose machinery and vehicles, including fabrications, machined components and integration of third party equipment. We use SolidWorks and Solid Edge to offer part and assembly modelling, full detail drawing packs for manufacture, and associated design activities. This may also include design validation and creation of bills of materials.
Previous clients include companies working in a variety of sectors including test equipment, vehicles for the defence sector, theme park rides, precision machinery for energy generation, and equipment for the rail industry.
Concept to Production
We are experienced in all stages of the design cycle, from initial concept through to final production and beyond. We have experience of completely new research and development, through to projects which are updating or expanding existing mature products.
We may use SolidWorks Simulation to perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on models if required. Linear static stress analysis can be performed in-house, or we are happy to work with a client’s third-party consultants if more involved analysis is required.
Examples of FEA performed recently include several theme park ride chasses, bracketry and other equipment affixed to a special purpose trailer, and fatigue evaluation on a rail bogie.
Product Data Management
Our client’s often use Product Data Management (PDM) on their networks. We are experienced on both SolidWorks Workgroup PDM and SolidWorks Enterprise PDM.