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Wednesday’s CAD Humour

By Nova Design /

It might only be CAD humour and a light hearted smile within the engineering design industry but we honestly think the closest some of our younger mechanical design engineers have come to a drawing board is by undertaking a Google image search …… The above is just an example of CAD humour, but nowadays, all…

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Rolls Royce Trent XWB Engine Assembly

By Nova Design /

Trent XWB Engine Assembly Showcasing their engine assembly process, Rolls Royce plc have recently released this video showing one of the latest generation Trent XWB gas turbine engines being assembled. A large number of the engine assembly tools for these procedures were designed by Nova either using previous engine tools as typical examples or from…

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Autodesk Inventor 2018 – What’s New ?

By Nova Design /

Autodesk Inventor 2018 is released The Wait Is Over ! Autodesk Inventor 2018 is now available to download and having done so and undertaken a couple of software installations, here’s Nova’s first look at what’s new. Inventor 2018 is built for the continually evolving needs of the modern engineering design professional and this year, the…

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Digital Design Reviews

By Nova Design /

Due to the size and duration of the projects that we undertake in our engineering design office, design reviews are an increasingly important part of our mechanical engineering design process. Conducted either digitally or face to face, they allow us to provide our clients with regular updates before and throughout each design stage. Catering to a…

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Latest Mechanical Automation Project Is Unwrapped . . . . .

By Nova Design /

One of our latest mechanical design projects hits the shop floor into manufacture. Nova produced mechanical designs and detailed manufacture drawings for the mechanical automation of the animated cheeseburger prop, soon to be bound for a theme park in Dubai. All mechanical items were designed and detailed using Autodesk Inventor software, with the FEA requirements…

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Nova add Advance Steel to CAD software capabilities

By Nova Design /

Over the last 27 years of trading, Nova have successfully undertaken the site survey, layout, structural design and structural detailing for many structural steelwork design projects. Previous engineering design projects have included staircases, platform design and detailing through to access ways and bridge detailing for road and rail access. To aid in the 3D design…

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Nova Appoint Engineering Manager

By Nova Design /

Nova are pleased to announce that following an internal promotion, our new Engineering Manager is Steve Holt. Working alongside Nick Parry (Engineering Director), Steve is now responsible for the day to day running of our internal design office allocating engineering design projects to the appropriate design engineer(s) and managing the design office resource loadings. Acting as…

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Ansys 17.0 FEA Software Downloaded and Installed

By Nova Design /

FEA – Ansys DesignSpace V17.0 Nova have recently upgraded our ANSYS Finite Element Analysis software package to ANSYS V17.0, the latest release of the engineering simulation technology suite, designed to optimise product development processes. This ensures our FEA and engineering design team keep the latest tools at their disposal, in order to provide a reliable, high…

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Nova retain ISO 9001:2008 Certification

By Nova Design /

Nova have once again proved that our internal ISO 9001:2008 Mission Statement of “Right First Time” is worthy of the way in which we conduct our design services. We have successfully passed the first external ISO 9001:2008 audit of 2016 with flying colours – NO non-conformances 🙂 Said a delighted Simon Parry (Nova’s Business Development…

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Nova unearth older CAD treasure

By Nova Design /

Older CAD Software One of our design engineers was having a clear out of his garage at the weekend and came across a box of older draughting equipment – mechanical propelling pencils, scale rules etc In an old, battered A4 envelope were these . . . . . . Not only was Pafec Dogs one of…

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Coolest Thing In Company Reception

By Nova Design /

One of our Directors was visiting a new client this morning and came across this little gem in their reception area. The story goes that it’s the actual car driven by Rubens Barrichello in the 1997 Monaco F1 Grand Prix. Other than missing the engine / gearbox and brake calipers it’s virtually as it left…

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