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Design & Technical Services

Department of Engineering

Central Technical Services

We welcome you and your ideas to the Central Technical Services, we are here to supply a design and manufacturing service to help you with your research and studies, this can be at the leading edge of exciting new research or for student teaching projects and extra curricular student projects.

To help with getting your ideas from the ‘drawing board’ into reality we can supply a complete service from helping with your conceptual ideas with design and final manufacture. To support this service, we have Senior Design Engineers and experienced technicians who have worked in a number of industries giving them a wide range of skills and knowledge. They in turn have access to a large range of machine tools and manufacturing processes capable of working in a vast range of materials.

All members of the department are welcome to use our services, as well as other University Departments.

Come and see us about your ideas, we are here to help. It is a good idea to make contact as early as possible as we may know of existing equipment and expertise that can help you. Along with this we have contacts in commercial companies and sometimes they are happy to help.



Contact us

How to contact us during Covid-19

Please contact us to request an appointment/consultation via email or on MS Teams.

Mr Barney Coles, Workshop Manager
Mr Richard Boothroyd, Laboratory Manager
Mr Mark Vining, Laboratory Manager

Room Number: IE0-05
Telephone: +44 1223 3 32694