Case Studies

Cog challenge

Business challenge faced – We were asked to produce a new cog from just a ¼ of the original worn equipment.  There was no drawing.

Solution – we used formulas to be able to produce the correct spacing and angles between the teeth. We were then able to produce a CAD file of this to be able to machine new equipment from acetal.

Benefits – Our client were really pleased with the finished article and able to use straight away and restart their production.

William Wood Farm Lockerbie – Scotland – Michael Clarke– Permanent Farm Signs

Business challenge faced – Michael wanted permanent signs for a farm trail to be used for open Farm Weekends.
Solution and benefit – We suggested pressure treated timber engraving the wording with our CNC router. The finished article was very professional, and will have longevity.
Michael’s comments – Well, the signs are all up (!) and they look braw, as they say in Scotland, they really do look “the business”.

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General Pattern Making – Kettle Weights

Business challenge faced – Our customer designed these kettle weight and needed quality pattern equipment for high volume production.

Solution – We were able to produce a very high quality patterns that have now been used in production for many years, we have been notified by the foundry that the pattern equipment is as good as the day it was 1st made.

Benefits – Our customer has benefited greatly from the quality of our pattern equipment and able to produce high volume production from the castings and therefore has greatly influenced their profitability.

Gear Box – Redesign

Business challenge faced – Our Customer wanted to re-engineer the Renault 318 Gear box used in Historic Racing Cars to enable it to be used with either a four,  or five speed set up, with the overall profile of the Gear box remaining as original.
Solution – The Designer worked very closely with our Team to overcome the obstacles, restrictions and problems which arose when trying to accommodate the set up. With our expert CAD capabilities and engineering knowledge we were able to produce a Gear box case to the Customers specification, meeting all the internal and external tolerances.
Benefits – Our Customer was very pleased with the new Gear box case which met all his criteria.

Customers Comments
“We were very satisfied with the work Westfield Patterns did for us, their CAD team worked with our Design Engineer to produce a workable solution which resulted in an excellent set of patterns”