We are available for hire in 2 main areas:

You may like to take a look at the process we normally follow for contracted work.

Please email contact[at]defproc.co.uk with details of your project for a quote, or give us a call.

Engineering Development 

£450 per billable day1.

Design engineering support — going from idea to thing — is about providing skilled engineering development for your project at any stage in it’s life cycle. Design engineering can cover anything from the initial research and development of an idea, through prototyping, initial low volume production and onto preparations for higher volume industrial manufacturing.

We have specific experience with:

  • proof of concept development,
  • rapid prototyping techniques,
  • prototyping and low volume manufacturing,
  • 3D printing,
  • laser cutting,
  • design for manufacture,
  • product design,
  • industrial automation,
  • interactive exhibits,
  • LoRaWAN and NB-IoT,
  • Arduino microcontroller (including internet connected devices)
  • stuctural engineering and stress & strain analysis,

As a “friendly design engineer”, we can often bridge the gap between a creative and an industrial partner so both parties get what they want by understanding the creative and technical elements.

We typically do consultancy work for artists, makers, startups and small to medium businesses to help them design and manufacture prototypes and small run productions. As we typically work with smaller clients, we understand the need to keep a tight rein on finances; we normally work with a fixed cost per project milestone so the client gets an identifiable agreed result at each stage without runaway costs.

Details of recent in-house projects can be found in Projects and more detail can be found on the Blog.

Teaching 

£350 per session or £450 per day (plus materials)

We can provide teaching sessions for any of the areas that we normally work in, for example:

  • Laser Cutting
  • 3D Printing
  • Arduino Microcontroller (including the low cost shrimping.it kit)
  • Soldering

and any of the in-house projects that we’ve worked on such as Doodlebots.

We’ve taught classes on these topics to children and adults and ran group activities for the whole family. And we have plenty experience with helping people understand technical content.

If you’re just looking for a single place on a course, there are some course listings on Eventbrite .

Technican Support 

  1. A billable day describes a whole working day of engineering development time on your project. Eating, napping and thinking are all non-billable!