Design for Manufacture

A dedicated Design for Manufacture facility provides the fast turnaround that customers need. Shearline can take designs from paper through to prototype and short-run manufacture, support scale-up and develop tools and systems as required.

An experienced engineering team together with the support of skilled craftsmen within Shearline are able to advise on ways to improve the manufacturing process and reduce the cost of production.

Sophisticated measuring systems such as the new Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) give Shearline the ability to carry out highly intricate inspection of engineered components at all stages of the manufacturing process. This enables refinement of processes and improvement of tooling during manufacture, further increasing efficiency and the consistency of output.

Even very large items – with dimensions up to 1.2m x 2m and up to a metre in height – can be accommodated.

The new equipment will not only accelerate the quality control process but also makes it possible to measure free-form surfaces such as aircraft engine turbine blades which do not have a regular prismatic shape. These can be inspected and measured, and results compared with CAD models.

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  • Design for manufacture
  • Cost reduction activity
  • Model generation using Solidwork’s computer aided design (CAD)
  • Concept to production service
  • Remedial and Post Design Services
  • Reverse Engineering