MADE is being delivered by UWTSD’s Centre for Advanced Batch Manufacturing, CBM, a dedicated advanced research, product development and batch manufacturing facility. Its experienced team will work with you collaboratively to introduce disruptive technologies into your processes.
Here are some examples of their work.
CBM has recently worked with Jam Creative Studios to develop an ergonomic and robust casing for a device that provides an augmented reality experience for museum visitors.
Using CBM’s in-house 3DCAD and 3D printing, three working prototypes were created for marketing purposes. CBM was commissioned to manufacture a small batch of the chosen prototype to be tested in museums alongside a set of docking and charging stations.
Health-tech company, Walk With Path, approached CBM to develop a device to aid the mobility of people suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Visual cues on a walking surface have been shown to alleviate problems associated with Freezing of Gait amongst Parkinson’s patients, where their feet are felt to be stuck to the ground when attempting to take a step. Walk With Path devised a wearable device that provided visual cues and asked CMB to collaborate with them to develop it into a commercial product.
The product, known as ‘Path Finder’, came to life with CBM detailing each component in 3DCAD before manufacturing three sets of working prototypes that were tested by potential users of the device. Designs were refined and a full set of 2D control drawings were produced for manufacture.
Within 12 months from first meeting Walk With Path, the Path Finder has been launched and is helping people with Parkinson’s disease to overcome walking difficulties.
CBM was commissioned by Harrods to create small scale models of a series of iconic London buildings for a Harrods shop display.
Using CBM’s Large Format Stereo Lithography machine, the team 3D printed Big Ben, Tower Bridge, The Shard and The Gherkin.
Big Ben and Tower Bridge’s key architectural features were highlighted with specific orientation on the printer and tongue and groove features ensured that the parts could be assembled accurately.
The models were metal plated using Thermal Vacuum Metallisation before receiving a clear protective lacquer to give a high chrome finish.