Mechanical Design Overview

By combining engineering skill and experience with a creative yet methodical approach we can take on the most challenging of mechanical design & engineering projects.

Mechanical design is a broad term that encompasses many discrete activities.  Although we have a particular specialism in the field of the packaging of high-performance electronics, we are classically-trained mechanical design engineers who put functional performance at the centre of our work.

Our capabilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Mechanical architecture
  • Detailed mechanical engineering design & 3D CAD modelling
  • Industrial Design
  • Structural and dynamic mechanical analyses
  • Thermal / fluid flow management & optimisation
  • EMC & RF containment
  • Tolerance studies, statistical tolerancing
  • Studies to determine most cost-effective manufacturing process and volume break-even point
  • Studies into Galvanic action to determine appropriate materials and finishes
  • Preparation of manufacturing documentation
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly (DfMA) Assessments
  • Supplier identification & liaison
  • piece-part selection and procurement
  • Prototype build using Rapid Prototyping & traditional methods
  • Confidence / engineering test
  • Post-development product Cost Reduction

Our modern computer infrastructure provides robust security for our clients Intellectual Property (IP) and features RAID drives, centrally distributed anti-virus definitions and a robust off-site back-up facilities.  We utilise a number of on-line tools, such as proprietary web share facilities and customer-specific secure FTP accounts to underpin a fully collaborative design process with customers and suppliers alike.

Design & Engineering tools

We have an extensive range of design and analysis software in-house, ensuring that we are in sync with your tool suite and that we leave you with native CAD geometry that you can edit, featuring:

  • 3D Mechanical design & 2D documentation using SolidWorks, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire & CREO software suites
  • Thermal Management using SolidWorks Flow Simulation Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software and FLOTHERM® by Mentor Graphics
  • Structural Analysis using tools within Pro/ENGINEER Premium and ANSYS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software

Collaborative tools

  • Design file sharing via eDrawings and Adobe’s 3D.pdf (link to an example part)
  • Collaborative meetings through the use of teleconferencing & internet-based screen-share collaboration tools such as Skype,  MS Teams, Yuuguu and PowWowNow.

Methodology tools

Want to discuss a mechanical design project? Call us now on 01277 261066 or email us.


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