Reverse engineering is when a product manufactured by someone else is reproduced after examining its construction and composition – it is a process which involves disassembling or deconstructing the product, analysing its components and workings and then producing something similar or the same. It is also known as ‘back engineering’.
While this might at first sound like a process for ripping something off (and it can be, particularly for military purposes), it is in fact also a legally sanctioned method of copying a technology and it has some very useful applications. Continue reading
CAD stands for Computer Aided Design and combined with CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) it allows designers to use computer systems to first design a product and then to control the manufacturing processes. In other words once an engineer has created a design using CAD, the design itself can then control the machines that construct the component. Continue reading
One of the reasons customers use our precision engineering service is our ability to meet seemingly impossible deadlines. We thrive on solving problems and working on challenging projects, particularly when deadlines are tight.
When a client first comes to us, they may have a drawing or a component for us to reverse engineer, or they could have a problem that they need solving. Continue reading
The modern manufacturing industry would not be what it is today without precision engineering. Manual manufacturing is just not able to cope with the low tolerance to measurement deviations and need to consistently reproduce the exact same detail over and over again. Only precision engineering can handle the demands of technology for finer and finer detail and simultaneous requirement for more and more mass production. Continue reading
Engineering is in many ways a field of endeavour which is broadly appreciated but perhaps a little overlooked. That, however, is entirely unfair as it is in many ways feats of engineering which represent some of the greatest achievements in UK history. With that in mind, therefore, let’s take a closer look at the history of engineering beginning with its earliest forms and the etymology of the word itself. Continue reading
Creating a brand new product and taking it to market is one of the most exciting and exhilarating things that any company or businessman can do. It can also, however, be one of the most intimidating and can lead to fear of failure on a near unprecedented scale. Continue reading
Any company or individual involved in any way with the manufacturing industry will tell you that being both cost efficient and time efficient is absolutely crucial. It’s for that reason that anything which can save both time and money should be readily seized upon by any organisation interested in being successful. Continue reading
The name “CNC” actually stands for Computer Numerical Control. CNC Machining is a process which involves the use of computers to control machine tools.
The first NC machines (Numerical Control) were developed in the 1940s and modernised throughout the 1950s. These pioneering machines were based around existing tools which were modified with motors. Continue reading
Precision engineering does differ from other types of engineering like software engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, electronics engineering etc. in that it the precision engineer is more concerned with the design of fixtures, Continue reading
When it comes to finding a company to help you with your product or prototype design, it is only natural that you will want to find experts that have the right level of skill and experience to do the best job possible within budget and in a timely manner. Continue reading