Design For Manufacture
Our in-house design for manufacture and consultation services are a critical component of the fabrication process, ensuring the ideal product design and also the ideal process behind it.
Flexibility is a cornerstone of the service; we can provide a complete design package utilising 2D and 3D software such as CoCreate and Solid Edge, work in partnership with your own design team developing plans from drawings, or provide a purely consultative service at the final stages; whatever works best for you we can adapt to.
We believe that involving us in the early stages draws the most dividends; 60 years of practical design for manufacture expertise means we can often find cost and time savings with even very minimal product development; utilising a different piece of machinery, raw material or manufacturing method can other significant benefits.
Mistake-proofing is another beneficial design for manufacture understanding, looking beyond the design on the page to issues that may come up during fabrication or assembly and designing that negative potential out of the project to further save time and costs.
Our design service specialises in practicality; taking a concept and marrying it perfectly with the large batch volume fabrication process to deliver a range of benefits;
- Reduce time to market with our comprehensive approach
- Reduce costs, improve quality and reduce lead times
- Minimise material waste and costs with bespoke nesting software
- Ensure right first time quality with mistake-proofing
- Develop CAD designs from sketches and concepts
- Convert CAD to 3D images and see the completed product
Working with industries including construction, plant, yellow goods, refuse vehicles, railway and gaming machines, our design capability is flexible to your needs and built on decades of expertise. To learn more about the ways it can help develop your requirements contact us at any time.