1.1 - Concept & Prototyping

We work with our customers to develop new product concepts, by creating 3D Models to help visualise product ideas in their physical form.  Further, we can produce photorealistic renders of the products to represent finished aesthetics.

If required, we can develop designs to manufacture prototypes of the finished product, enabling customers to see a real life representation of the product before proceeding with main batch production.

1.2 - CAD/CAM

We operate Solidworks Pro design package to generate 3D Computer Aided Design models for production. Solidworks provides the breadth of tools we require to tackle the most complex problems, and the depth to finish critical detail work.

Our Computer Aided Machining software – Alpha CAM, Dr ABE, Solidworks Production Designer – is then used to import the 3D models to produce complex components from our Multi-Axis CNC Machines, Laser Machines, and Laser Etching Machines.

1.3 - Qualified Team

Our Engineering team consist of engineers from the fields of Design, Structural, Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, and Production. They all play a pivotal role in product development:-

  • Design Engineering engineers undertake complex design and rendering work.
  • Structural and Mechanical engineers have expertise in hand calculations and the validation processes.
  • Electrical and Electronics engineers offer support for new product development in their respective disciplines.
  • Production engineers ensure all products are manufactured with upmost efficiency and quality.
1.4 - Engineering Calculations & Simulation

We undertake engineering calculations and simulations to validate our designs.

For our Rail products, a Static Structural analyses of the design is completed in accordance with GM/RT 2100 Issue 5 and APTA PR-CS-S-018-13 Rev1. This is completed in-house using LSDYNA, Hyper works or ANSYS simulation software. Using the same simulation software, a Dynamic analyses of the product is completed by simulating Structural Integrity and Injury Criteria using 95th% or 50th% Hybrid 111 RS instrumented dummies. These simulations are used to ensure our designs meet all requirements for crash testing.

1.5 - Testings & Validation

We have a qualified team of engineers who specialise in validating our product designs before any testing and or Production work is commenced.

Our Rail table assemblies are crash tested using the Hybrid III RS fully instrumented dummy. All instrumentation is certified to ISO017025 / A2LA, which meets the requirements of GMRT  2100 Issue 5 and APTA PR-CS-S-018-13 Rev1. The sled facility uses a deceleration type rig with bungees capable of accelerating the rig to around 100km/ph. Once the sled reaches its target velocity it is decelerated through a controlled impact to reproduce the desired crash pulse.

Where required, all of our products are tested & validated for Fire compliance. With our rail products, there is particular compliance to GMRT 2130, EN 45545, and other international fire safety standards.

The products we install landside in Airports are tested for compliance to ASIAD (Aviation Security In Airport Development). Since 1996, the UK’s Department for Transport has issued guidance to the operators and designers of airports in the ASIAD document. Our landside products are designed, validated and tested to comply with ASIAD.

Our architectural and structural metalwork Airport installations are designed by fully qualified Chartered Structural Engineers, and once installed, the installations are approved by Building Control.

1.6 - Documentation & Approvals

We prepare all supporting documentations and approvals to validate the products we supply. This includes:-

  • Reports and anlysis of fire test results.
  • Simulation reports for crash testing validation and setup.
  • Crash test plans and crash test reports.
  • Static load test reports conducted in-house.
  • Documentation required to achieve compliance in accordance to the applicable Design Engineering standards.
  • Contract documentation including O&M, LCC, FMEA, and DFMEA.