Our Process

Process

From ideas to reality

Concepts to finished products, sketches to manufacture. Our in house expertise allows us to develop clients ideas into reality, accelerating products to market. We follow our iterative design and engineering process to achieve the optimum results with every project and product. 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
  • 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
  • Hand sketches
  • Preliminary design
  • Real time modelling
  • 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 aspects of the design to be proven and enhanced 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 full production. We also test what we design at Certa and facilitate in both real world and ISO testing, using the data gathered to drive our development and engineering processes for further optimisation.

  • Prototype manufacture
  • RP and 3D printing
  • Industrialisation
  • Fixture and tooling design
  • Real world and beta testing
  • ISO testing
  • Production manufacturing
  • Time to market (TTM)
Titanium Tube Welding
Precision CNC Machining
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