An effective prototype will help you both evaluate a design and provide valuable feedback on the performance of processes used in its construction - including welding, joining and inspection. Where required, this can help de-risk and optimise manufacturing process introduction.
Our intellectual property team are happy to provide searches and advise on routes to protect your ideas. We can also assist in the generation of funding, create customer confidence and enable potential manufacturing and life cycle costs to be calculated.
Our extensive laboratory facilities enable products to be assembled, from very small geometry electronics and medical diagnostics devices to large power generation and cooling systems. Engineering expertise in welding, joining and additive manufacturing processes support the application of these technologies. Additive manufacturing, for example, is frequently used with 3D computer aided design (CAD) for rapid prototyping of a part, model or assembly.
If you already have a clear design brief, we can project manage and deliver a prototype, leaving your engineering team free to explore other avenues of interest.
TWI’s national and international networks also enable us to source suitable suppliers of materials, machining, assembly, inspection and control equipment.