What is CAD?
Computer Aided Design or CAD is used to create precision drawings or technical illustrations. Current computer aided design software packages range from 2D vector-based drafting systems to 3D solid and surface modellers. CAD packages can also frequently allow animations to be created such as rotations in three dimensions allowing viewing of a designed object from any desired angle, even from the inside out.
We can provide a complete set of engineering services from industrial design, engineering design, CAD modelling & detailing to prototyping, product testing, production tooling and manufacture.
Our design and drawing service uses CAD software to allow customers the opportunity to view their products before the design is finalised. We can work from criteria supplied or with your design team to establish the relevant specifications which will be determined by the environmental, performance and cost requirements.
Pattern Making & Production Tooling
From the approved design we have all the relevant skills to convert into GRP composite manufacture. We produce the pattern and production tooling to exacting standards before providing pre-production samples for final evaluation.
CNC machining or numerically controlled machining is the process of using a computer linked to a cutting machine in order to produce a pattern, model, part or tool in a wide range of materials including wood, metal, foam and high or low density model boards.
With the introduction of CNC machines, the manufacturing industry made a radical change, curves and complex 3D structures became relatively quick and easy to produce and the number of steps required to machine a part were dramatically reduced. As the CNC process was automated, considerable improvements in speed and quality have been achieved whilst minimising errors as the CNC machine can be controlled directly from the designers CAD file.
CNC machining consists of the following stages:
1. Client produces CAD - created by themselves or Micris
2. CNC machine is loaded with the required material
3. CAD file is loaded into the system
4. CNC machine automatically produces the pattern from the loaded CAD file which we use to create the mould
CNC machining means low production costs due to the fact that once set up, the machine will accurately repeat the process with a high level of accuracy and consistency
We provide many GRP composite manufacturing technologies and production processes including light resin transfer moulding, injection moulding, vacuum infusion and traditional handlay. We work with you to establish the correct manufacturing process for your product in-order to provide fit for purpose, high quality composite products at the required cost and lead-time.
We also work in partnership with national and international universities to further improve and diversify our product range. Click here for more details...
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