Our Process

Process

From ideas to reality

From conceptual design through to final form and function. We follow our iterative design and development process to achieve the optimum results with every project and product. Our multidisciplinary expertise allows us to develop client’s ideas into reality, accelerating products to market. Whether it is an end-to-end solution that you are looking for or consultancy within a particular area, we can help.

01

Define

At Certa we recognise the importance of effective planning and project definition. We work closely with our clients to fully understand their vision and define the roadmap ahead. It is at this preliminary stage where we carry out research and outline the design specification, parameters and relevant standards used to successfully drive the development of the project.

  • Strategic planning and road-mapping
  • Market research and case studies
  • Grant and funding applications
  • Intellectual property
  • ISO standards and regulations
  • Project management
  • Design specification (PDS)
  • Ergonomics
  • Lifecycle and sustainability
  • Reverse engineering / 3D scanning
Postit Notes Design Ideas and Planning
3D CAD Scanner Reverse Engineering

02

Design

We are a progressive company who strongly believe that every design should bring innovation. Striving for the perfect balance where form meets function, we look to create aesthetic, engaging and uncompromised designs that push the limits of what is possible. The application of design tools and expert software packages allows us to conceptualise ideas and bring the designs to life through detailed and exciting visuals.

  • Idea generation and analysis
  • Design workshops and tools
  • Conceptualisation
  • Graphic design
  • Geometry and kinematics
  • Preliminary design
  • Photorealistic rendering
  • Animations and visualisation
Electric Supermoto Motorcycle Concept Render
Design Board of Component Inspiration

03

Develop

Continuous development and iterative analysis of the design allows us to create the optimum solution. We apply engineering principles and simulation tools to fully understand complex designs and make calculated decisions. This allows many aspects of the design to be proven and optimised prior to prototype manufacture, eliminating the requirement for costly redesigns at a later stage within the process.

  • CAE and simulation methods
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Linear and non-linear analysis
  • Topology studies
  • Motion analysis
  • Material selection
  • Weight saving analysis
  • Design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA)
Closeup of FEA Mesh Refinement
FEA of Mountain Bike Component

04

Engineer

Engineered for excellence and integrity, we develop ideas into fully functioning products ready for manufacture. Using advanced computer aided design (CAD) software and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, we ensure that products fulfill their functions with precision and quality. Fully detailed 3D models and engineering drawings to international standards allow our designs to be communicated effectively with any ISO accredited manufacturing company in the world.

  • Detailed design
  • 3D CAD
  • 2D engineering drawings
  • Solid and surface modelling
  • Component and assembly modelling
  • Bill of materials and exploded views
  • Technical report writing
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (BS8888 & ISO)
Exploded Drawing View of Bespoke Camera Suspension
CAD Design of Motocross Bike Camera Frame

05

PROTOTYPE & MANUFACTURE

We have extensive experience within the manufacturing industry and a vast understanding of the processes and technologies for efficient production. Working closely with our trusted manufacturing partners, we are able to offer prototype manufacture through to the facilitation of full production. Our hands on approach means that we are involved with every stage of the manufacturing process, ensuring that components and assemblies meet the required quality standards and function as the design intended.

  • Prototype manufacture
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Inhouse 3D printing services
  • Industrialisation
  • Metrology
  • Fixture and tooling design
  • Production manufacturing
  • Time to market (TTM)
Titanium Tube Welding
Precision CNC Machining

06

TESTING

We also test what we design at Certa and provide structural and real world testing to validate the design and prototypes. We then use the data gathered from lab and field tests to drive further optimisations of the design within our development process. Our state of the art testing equipment allows products to be proven to international (ISO) safety standards and can also be programmed to client specific load cases. This is a service that we offer for both internal design projects and also for external customer products- please get in touch for more information.

  • Inhouse testing lab
  • ISO International testing (ISO 4210 etc)
  • EN European testing
  • Real world field testing
  • Beta trials
  • Data acquisition
  • Analysis and report writing
  • Conformity and manufacturing inspections
ISO Testing Bike ISO4210
Beta Testing of Product
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