Current and Recent Projects:
The Stokes engine is an internal combustion engine which does not have
the crucially limiting feature of a crankshaft. The engine was designed
and built entirely in house, and ran successfully on fuel as a four stroke
and on gas as a two stroke. More information...
Ezyloader 'Hideaway' design and construction of prototype collapsible
Hydraulic twin line rotary union
Innovative sheet metal forming machine
Regenerative drive-retardation system, Two stage gearbox for transport
Powered articulated crutch
*3* Seat base for office chair Animations
*4* Mobile phone personal collection system - Rivet Equipped (photo)
Calibration rig for intelligent cycle crank
Powered articulated crutch
The powered articulated crutch is a device which aids people with leg
injuries, who lack the strength or stability required to rise un-aided.
This allows a higher degree of independence for some patients and also
reduces risk to care givers. The device uses a linear actuator designed
in house for the task, to telescopically extend or retract the foot. The
upper half of the crutch also collapses to allow easier stowage or to allow
the operator to use the crutch as a more convenient walking aid.
Helicopter container transport rig
Retractable main landing gear for light aircraft
*5* Stretcher bridge for aero-medical helicopter (Rendered views)
Manually pitch adjustable propeller for 100 HP aero engine
*6* Electrically adjustable propeller for 300 HP aero engine (animation)
Stretcher lifter for air ambulance
Helicopter instrument flight simulator
Aviation CAD Engineering
Drill rig gearbox (as above)
Explosion proof instrument enclosure
Designed and built following a customer request for a low profile stowed
version of the traditional loader, the Hideaway went from concept to production
in only six weeks.
The Hideaway uses a slightly scaled down version of the traditional
loader, mounted on a pair of triangular frames and extended by a hydraulic
cylinder. More information...
Hydraulic twin rotary union
Designed as an addition to the Ezyloader Hideaway, this device allows
hydraulic oil to pass from the body of the loader up to the beam, regardless
of the number of rotations of the beam. It replaced two hoses which previously
were prone to damage from excess rotation of the beam
Sheet metal forming machine
This project (more of an obsession really) was developed in-house over
several years in response to the need for a machine to form a increasingly
complex series of parts for repairs and fabrication within the aircraft
industry. Although basically a pan brake, rapid adjustment of the clamp
lock, multiple clamps and forming bars allow it to make a much greater
variety of shapes than traditional machines, and it can be easily adjusted
into several different working modes with only one tool.
The machine can form a wide range of folds not normally possible with
a pan break – reverse folds, partial folds, interrupted folds,
variable radius folds, over square folds, joggles etc. The folder is complemented
by a guillotine, a bench shear and rollers.
Creative CAD Takes Your Dream from Concept to Reality
We provide a support service right from that first spark of an idea, assist
you nurturing it into a viable concept and help to turn it into a full-size
We develop the concept through CAD to produce a virtual prototype, produce
marketing presentations and animations, and develop detailed prototype
drawings. We can build it for you as well
Our strength is our exposure to many different aspects of industry,
both "hands on" and design
Our aim it to provide a concise and efficient conversion of your idea.
Services include mechanical design, CAD design and drafting, CAD animations,
prototype fabrication, and display standard models.
We have a well equipped workshop and have developed many links to wide
range of specialists in industry.