We engage suppliers as early as possible during a project for mutual benefit, aid understanding and to address design and manufacturing issues at a point when changes are easy and their cost is minimal. By working in this way, manufacturing queries are dealt with swiftly as the communication paths have been established early on. CAD data is vital and a central reference for this communication, it is also used directly for manufacture. Inspection checks the data to production for conformity during prototype and early production. Any fault or improvement feedback is carefully evaluated with changes to design or manufacturing scheduled at appropriate times.
Our manufacturing expertise spans many production processes and we have regular supplier contact within these industries in the UK, Europe and Asia. Read more
We use most of the rapid prototyping processes currently available (SLA, SLS, DMLS, FDM, Vacuum Casting, CNC machining, conventional model making etc.) in a way that is appropriate for each product or stage of product development. This may be for design validation (fast turnaround), customer approval, to simulate a particular material or a fully finished and working model for testing, marketing or exhibition display. Read more
We apply this as Engineering Product Design as part of our Product Development Consultancy and is concerned with the design of products using disciplines such as art, science, product design and engineering, technology, ergonomics or the man-machine interface, design for manufacture, aesthetics and elements of mechanical engineering. Product design is used to create products from a mixture of custom designed items such as plastic injection mouldings, diecastings, and purchased parts like motors, fasteners, electrical components etc. Many of these skills are applied in our work ranging from product enclosures, CCTV cameras to large steel structures. All these however small or large, have been products requiring a wide range of product, component and design experience.
3D computer models are used at the very early stages in a project as concepts can quickly be put together, iterate many scenarios in a design study and review them for swift development. A project's design is checked for interface with the real world by simulation. This is done with a 3D computer model to confirm form, fit, function and aesthetics or analysis of a particular function such as deflection or stress. SolidWorks with Cosmos is our main CAD system for design and simulation. It is used to interface with all software throughout the design process. Throughout the project we can email 3D viewing files so feedback can be given and you can see progress. These allow you to view and manipulate our work on a standard computer and perform measurements, rotates, pan, zoom, sections, explodes etc. all in full colour 3D.
We apply our Mechanical Engineering experience and knowledge to help your business prosper by designing efficient products. This covers all aspects that turn a product idea to reality such as design for manufacture/use, plastic injection mouldings, diecastings, machined parts, etc.
Our key design team members are Chartered Mechanical Engineers and members of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). We provide quite a wide range of mechanical engineering disciplines. Our speciality is "technical product design," this includes electro-mechanical design or mechatronics, mechanisms, structural components, drive systems, fastening and fabrication methods, design for production processes, thermodynamics, control systems etc. As the scope of where and how we can help is large, please contact us to enquire whether we are able to assist you. Read more
Welcome to Abraham Associates Ltd
We are an Engineering Design Consultancy providing design solutions to Product Development, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Product Design, Industrial Design Engineering and Electronic Design Consultancy. Together, these form a service to develop a wide range of products from start to finish. We are fairly unique amongst Engineering Design Companies in being able to provide this breadth of service from the creative to the technical and turning them into reality.
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