The Design & Prototyping Group has a wide range of mechanical engineering expertise, having completed a diverse array of projects from sectors including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, energy and heavy industry.

Our success is based upon experienced design engineers using sound engineering principles combined with state-of-the-art design, analysis and prototyping tools. Our engineers work to an in-house drawing standard (based upon BS 8888), and are fully conversant with Geometric Tolerancing and Model Based Definition techniques.

We are leaders in the field of additive manufacture, having designed and built the world’s largest high speed sintering machine for polymers. Our experience in design for additive manufacture resulted in our highly innovative, globally recognised 3D printed UAV’s, and a catalogue of successfully completed customer projects.

In order to hone our skills, we also conduct in-house research projects. These have resulted in a novel method of inserting wires into 3D prints, an innovative confined space drilling gearbox and benchmark studies aimed at validating our analytical techniques.

A selection of our case studies is available here.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Garth Nicholson, Principal Design Engineer, AMRC Design & Prototyping Group.

Email: g.nicholson@amrc.co.uk