Turn your idea from concept into reality, full design service offered starting from concept to producing fully working CAD models.
We can work from a blank canvass, 2D sketches and drawings and produce digital engineering drawings; models; animations and videos.
Early consultation allows any design or manufacturing tips to be implemented, sometimes subtle design changes makes the difference whether a design works or not, changes can also influence the manufacturing efficiency.
We are happy to discuss your ideas and offer advice on:
- Manufacturing techniques and tolerances including our in house CNC machining; EDM & 3D printing.
- Materials types & sizes, tolerances; from both industry standards and knowledge acquired from other groups across the Cavendish Laboratory.
- Using manufacturer’s standard parts or modifying their CAD files, common examples are modifying vacuum component or optical equipment to fit in existing designs or experiments.
We work with most CAD file formats or can advise you on exporting your files so that we can.
Current CAD & CAM packages used: Autodesk Inventor; Autodesk HSM; Autodesk Fusion; Autodesk AutoCAD; OneCNC; Featurwire, the workshop team have experience in several others.