About Us 

Great products for great people

Cast Iron CAD has over 20 years’ experience in helping companies with design and product development. 

We take a flexible and innovative approach to help you create breakthrough products and intellectual property.

Based in Brighton, we are a product development and engineering company who can help manage the entire process, from conceptual ideas and designs, through to prototyping, manufacture, and packaging.

Our highly skilled and passionate team can find solutions for almost any challenge, big or small, both in the UK and in Europe. 

We would love to talk through a project with you, why not contact us for a Free 1 Hour Consultation?

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What We Do

We offer a full development service and can help take your product from concept to production . Cast Iron CAD c an have as much or as little involvement as necessary with your project, taking you through a full product development cycle, or using our expertise to assist with specific areas.   


Product Design

Specification > Conceptualisation > Industrial Design


Engineering

Optimisation > Testing > Production Engineering


Manufacture

Production > MRP > Sales API


Engineering Equipment

Onsite state of the art prototyping equipment: Available to be used to produce multiple complex prototypes:


Design:
3D CAD, NC Software, Large format printers, 3D scanner for Reverse Engineering

Goods inwards inspection:
Micrometer, 3D scanner for item measurement, Vernier, Coming Soon Material identification/verification.

Machining:
Drill press, disc sanding station, scroll saw, vertical band saw, rail saw, router, CNC mill, CNC router, miter saw.

Plastics:
3D Printers (5xFDM & 2xSLA), Vacuum former, Laser cutting (Small & Large), Hot line bending, Vinyl cutting machine.

Textiles:
Sewing machine, punches, cutting boards.

Electrical:
Soldering irons, heat guns, power supplies, benchtop pick and place, reflow oven, breadboard setup.

Finishing:
Large fully ventilated spray booth, compressed air feed.

Assembly:
Socket sets, micro screw drivers, presses.

Test:
Electrical test equipment, tensile testing, universal testing machine, drop test, thermal aging.

Engineering Expertise


Design, Engineering & Production Techniques used: CIC works with all industrial manufacturing techniques:

Polymer Engineering:
Advanced polymer product development
Areas of expertise:
Injection molding (RIM, MIM, blowing agent foamed), Extrusion (multiple layer, straight profile), Blow-molding, Sheet thermoforming (vacuum, pressurized), Thermosetting compounds (compression, transfer molding, casting), rubber molding, 3D Printing (SLA, SLS, CLIP), Foam Sheet & punching, Rotational Molding, CNC machining (multiple axis, lathe), joining (vibration welding, gluing, assembly, snap-fit), surface finishing.

Metalwork:

CNC machining (multiple axis, lathe), casting (lost wax, sand casting, shell molding), Fabrication (welding, brazing, gluing, riveting, Soldering, assembly, fusion), Finishing (grinding, hand polishing, electro-polishing, coating (paint, electroplating, galvanising), extrusion, rolling, bending, cutting (laser, water, punching), pressing, tempering, engraving, spinning, swaging.

Ceramics:
CNC machining (multiple axis, lathe), injection molding via sintering.

Woodworking:
Handcrafted, CNC milled, lathe, finishing (polished, painted, hot stamping, laser etching) Joining (assembly, standard joints, gluing), routing