Engineering design business Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd has expanded its presence at the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP), following increased demand for its 3D scanning, quality inspection and reverse engineering services.
The PES Performance team have been involved in a number of projects over recent months, ranging from scanning a vintage aircraft and reverse engineering historic wood panelling from Winston Churchill’s room, to developing a new automotive product and using scanning to quality inspect components for the water and energy industries. The projects have taken them throughout the UK, to Europe and more recently to the US.
This increase in business has prompted a move into a larger unit within the AMP Technology Centre. The new separate office and scanning centre facilities, enables client’s products to be more easily scanned. Direct access to the workshop allows vehicles, aerospace components and large industrial parts to be accommodated without difficulty.
As Mike Maddock, managing director at PES Performance comments;
“Over the last 12 months, after we made an investment of £120k in a scanning and photogrammetry system, demand from clients for these services has increased significantly. We wanted to improve our facilities so that clients can choose whether to use our bureau scanning service here at the AMP or for our scanning team to visit their facilities.
“Our clients utilise 3D scanning in a variety of ways; some for reverse engineering and design optimisation; whilst others use scanning to undertake quality assurance and inspection processes, identifying potential manufacturing defects in components and in reviewing critical tooling, jigs and fixtures.
“Our clients are continually looking to drive efficiencies in manufacturing to deliver repeatable quality and control. Once they understand how the technology can be used as a key tool in their business and see the cost benefits of our inspection and reporting support, on individual or multiple parts, our services have been in great demand.”
Regarding the companies’ expansion at the AMP, Mike adds; “Initially it took some time to find the perfect facility for our requirements, but we have been determined to remain at the AMP. It is the ideal location for a high performance business like ours, working in an innovative and collaborative environment and we have many clients and partners located on the AMP.
“We are also able to access a wide range of the technical and support services we require on the Park and in the surrounding Rotherham / Sheffield area. We envisage further expansion of the business in the next twelve months, and having just appointed a key senior design engineer and we will be actively looking for the right people with the unique skills required to join our team.”