Mechanical/CAD Engineering

The Planet Innovation Engineering team consists of Mechanical, Mechatronics and CAD design, with a vast range of experience across the entire product development process.

  • Rapid test rig development from concept to functional test rig.
  • Prototype design, development and testing capabilities that ensures a higher quality final product.
  • Detailed design capabilities with a focus on design for manufacture and robust production instrument.
  • Test and verification of instrument hardware.
Specific product development capabilities include:
  • Robotics and electro-mechanical motion systems design expertise.
  • Fluidics systems design expertise including microfluidics and pneumatics.
  • Reliability growth and demonstration.
  • Tooling design for all types of plastic moulding processes.
  • Precision sheet metal and machined component design.
  • High quality drawing standards including the use of Geometric dimensioning & tolerance (GD&T) analysis and specification.
During development we utilise the following onsite tools:
  • 30 SolidWorks licences for 3D CAD modelling.
  • Enterprise PDM (product data management) system for CAD file sharing and revision control.
  • Finite element analysis (FEA).
  • In-house 3D printing and rapid prototyping facilities.