bespoke engineering

An Introduction to Bespoke Engineering

An Introduction to Bespoke Engineering

An Introduction to Bespoke Engineering
Engineering Bespoke – is the process of designing and constructing a product for a particular usage, rather than building it from a blank sheet of paper. For example, building a ship from a size and shape given to fit to the transom would be creating a ” ship ” not as a piece of kit for a ship chandler.  The product has to fit!  prevents over spaced Individuals from filling the order of production & self employed from having to manage a great deal of paperwork and ordering sub-contracted work.  A good example of something’s manufacturing process is a computer. A large number of smaller sub-processes & sub-activities run the process of producing a computer, including microchips, memory chips, hard drive components, operating system memory and over 5 million of them. Had the transaction been left to the manufacturer, a computer would not be the computer ( Contract for a Blue behavioural mould became a contract for a Blue mould to make the mould).  Engineered products are produced as a solution to individual requirements of use.  The procedure used to produce these products are determined by an engineering company.

Design Process

This section of the process is the design brain of the engineering company. Here the understanding of the function to be served is explored. What part of the material need are the engineers seeking to satisfy?

The engineering company determine system requirements, e.g., a power supply, and then decide what sort of applicable housing needs to fit into the available space. Is the power cable requirement served by having cable go up into the housing perhaps, or could it serve better as a flexible cable tray like so many other examples with a cable tray in the housing?   The design process is usually quite simple. Individuals involved, if they have the necessary expertise, will typically be working together in a workshop looking at the design as it stands today. The workshop will also be used for testing the system (that is why there is a Matters of Introduction section). Once offering debriefings the two or three individuals which have been working on the design will discuss how the design should evolve.   The design method is still fairly new to most mainstream AEC industry, but this detailing is at least a target for future AEC companies. An Introduction to Bespoke Engineering

Manufacturized Design


A second model of the manufacturing process, using AEC materials, is to build a product from raw materials and use a process such as CNC (computer numeric control) to produce the end product. Usually these products can be anything from a plastic part, to a structural component of some sort.  Buses, trains, houses all take at least some of their foundations from a machine, rather do their work from the basic mechanisms of a motor of a machine. A simple earth-anchoring process, used for building bridges across geological bridges, is what gave rise to the idea of using machines to solidge earth.

In a CNC environment the product is designed in a programmes such as CAD (Models and Forms) followed by CNC (computer numeric control) following the instructions in the programme.  Once the programmes has been set up (it can be done by an external company) cog wheels, wheels on a conveyor belt, sprocket wheels and a conveyor belt will be put into position, often on pieces of material which will be the robotic workstations of the putty, post-it notes, plastic, foam or whatever variety of component (buttons are pre-d Printed).

Process Engineers An Introduction to Bespoke Engineering

Although the product design process like all prior phases of the manufacturing process is not where all of the work is completed, the bottom line of the design process is to design an engineering solution which can use a standardized component. At this stage there are two types of process engineers on the shop floor.

The Process Engineer who goes to the job site and works and delivers the product’s design to a CAD controlled machine, sometimes referred to as a Computer Aided Design or Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM machine) tool. The process engineer can be a manual worker (where the product controls have a human) or, if the job is more routine, a robot, where the CAD program will be fed into a computer controlled robot (which will design the component) and then supervises the operation of the robot. A CAD controlled machine or CNC machine is the equivalent of a robot except that the robot program is fed into a computer instead of a mechanical system. CNC programs are developed by skilled specialists (if they have the required skills).

The Process Engineer who will listen to the customer and coordinate the manufacture of the product design with the CAD tool, if it has one, such as a CNC machine. For this type of process engineer the work of the product design and manufacturing has been provided by the plant management.