3D Printing / Additive Manufacture.
With a collection of large and small format machines we are able to build SLA parts in both standard resolution 0.1mm layers as well as high resolution 0.05mm layers, with our highly trained engineers, tightly maintained and calibrated equipment we feel you will find it hard to find higher quality parts. Alongside SLA we are able to offer SLS parts when your projects demands a little something more than the range of SLA materials we have to offer. We also have a range of production ready materials built from the Carbon 3D production machine. When production volumes are low and tooling costs are a challenge Carbon 3D manufacturing can be the perfect fit. With a range of ridged and flexible materials and biocompatibility and sterilisable parts it has a place in many sectors
With two machining centres, a CNC lathe and mill we are well equipped to undertake the small volume productions required from prototype builds, we even have 60,000 rpm spindle speeds allowing micro machining with a 0.3mm diameter cutter. This is just equipment and without a challenge embracing engineer behind the machine we would not have been able to deliver the demanding parts we have to date to our repeat customers.
Vacuum casting is one of our key strengths, we are constantly chasing the tolerances of injection mouldings. With CNC machined metal inserts in key areas we can ensure you are getting the tolerances your assembly requires as well as getting the flexibility on both time and visual quality only vacuum casting can bring, master to parts in 24 hours!!
Finishing & Painting.
We have a team of multi skilled model makers and engineers at hand to take parts from the 3D printing or CNC departments through to a highly finished presentation model. At their disposal we have the latest metal finishes and application technique’s as well as specialist coatings such as the rubberising and chroming of parts. Various graphic printing can be included for additional realism. We are all about attention to detail and ensuring our prototypes remain kidding everyone into thinking they are the real thing.
Many of client’s project resources as well as budgets can be tight and with CAD operators and SolidWorks seats on site we are able to lighten that load. We are able to offer a cost effective solution to CAD work maybe taking your existing CAD forward to create the files needed for model making, add function or mechanism design for user interface. Or maybe just outputting 2D drawings for your requirements our team is ready to help any way we can.
- We make small scale production runs of medical prototypes using FDA approved materials for in body use.
- We also specialise in spray finishing in all paint types and effects.
- We also supply injection moulded production parts using aluminium tooling.
- We make the cabinet production of the Boothroyd Stuart Meridian flagship speaker the DSP 8000.
- We design and make exhibition stands and displays for stand.
- We have made full size vehicle mock ups,internal and external.
We have a wide experience of all production processes and so can steer a product's route to market in the most cost effective way.
First, you have the idea. Next, you need to make it real. We can rapid prototype your design on our own CNC machine and provide both SLA and SLS. We vacuum cast on site in a variety of materials including resin, wax and rubber, allowing us total control of the engineering and manufacturing of prototypes. Our production expertise allows us to eliminate many of the problems that arise from the design process and prevent the manufacturing process - or slow it down. We can make you a low cost injection mould tool - or even an affordable manufacturing run. We make models, either fully working or for reference.
Scale is no issue. We mock up fragrance bottles that sit in your hand and full size vehicles that fit in a hangar. We design and build innovative display stands and props for exhibitions and point of sale. We can make you a prototype medical device in materials approved by the FDA. In our spray room we can apply thousands of finishes and surfaces.
And, if quality of craftsmanship concerns you, reassure yourself by the fact we are commissioned to make some of the best loudspeakers on the planet. If you want your idea to make it, get us to make it for you first. If both quality and speed are of the essence, then you should be talking to us.
COMPLETE FABRICATION. THE IDEA DEVELOPMENT FACTORY.