Development & Innovation

  • Design for manufacture
  • Product development
  • Process / Machine development
  • Tool / fixture development
  • Simulation / optimisation
  • Prototyping / sampling
  • Testing / validation

Technical Solutions Centre

The Group's Technical Solutions Centre is a dedicated in-house innovation and R & D facility, housing a team of 28 engineers, technicians and apprentices and underpins the global strategic objectives of the VTL Group.

Key focus is to:

1. Advance the Group's engineering capabilities

2. Offer our customers innovative and cost-effective solutions

3. Generate long-term competitive advantages

4. Adopt a collaborative engineering approach with our customers

The Activities of the Centre are split into three areas:

1) Technical Development

  • 3D CAD modelling
  • FEA simulation
  • CAM programming and kinematics
  • Design for manufacture

2) Manufacturing Processes

  • Wire and die sink (EDM)
  • 5-axis CNC milling
  • CNC turning
  • Surface treatments and heat treatment
  • Complete tool-making services

3) Test and Validation

  • Component and assembly validation
  • Destructive and non-destructive validation
  • Material evaluation
  • Bespoke testing design