Prototyping & Design

Expert engineers offer insight into how best to optimise a design for manufacture.

Optimising your product for production

The design concept may be revolutionary, the aesthetics stylish and on-trend, but if your design is difficult to manufacture it may not be possible to price it competitively or, worse still, bring it to market at all.

Having expert insight at the early stages of production can help to design out problems that can result in costly re-workings, performance or quality issues. Importantly it can identify ways of streamlining production and reduce manufacturing costs. 

So, whether you are planning large-scale ongoing production or a limited run, designing for manufacture can have a huge impact on the financial viability of your product and help ensure that you achieve an acceptable margin.

Working in partnership with you for the best results

No-one understands your product and your customers better than you do. That’s why our engineers will work with your design team from the outset, bringing our expertise in the practicalities of sheet metal fabrication, to ensure that your design remains faithful to your vision whilst optimising it for production.

Our engineers use Solidworks and Radan CAD CAM software, and can accept a range of commonly used files types including:

  • DXF
  • DWG
  • STEP
  • SAT
  • IGES
  • PDF
  • Solidworks
  • Inventor.

If your files are in a different format, or you are unable to provide engineering drawings, then we may be able to create drawings for you for an agreed fee. Please contact our sales manager, Adam Hirons, for further details.

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