Experts in mechanical design | Experts in manufacturing.
Experts in product design | Experts in 3D printing.

Mechanical Design

Specialist equipment | Test Rigs | Tooling
Over 20 years mechanical design experience.

Contract CAD

20+ years SolidWorks experience.
20+ years AutoCAD experience.

Reverse Engineering

3D Scanning | Paper to CAD
Scan to 3D Print

3D Printing

3D SLA & FDM printing | Material Choices
Prototypes | Fixtures | Tooling

Large Format Plotting

Cost effective enginerring drawing and building plan plotting service. A1, A2 & A3

Fees & Guarantees

Our clients deserve value for money!
White Horse CAD will never invoice for more time than we spend on your project*. We track time spent on each project to the minute and each section of time logged will be itemised so you can see exactly what we have been doing. (*Minimum project length 2 hours).

We take pride in our work!
If we miss a dimension or make a spelling mistake on your engineering drawings we will make ALL corrections free of charge. (Client errors or omissions excluded)

Our 3D prints are accurate!
If a 3D print we supply has a dimensional error greater than 0.5mm you will get your print for free!

You may qualify for a FREE 3D Print
If your project spend is over £2000 in any month your first 3D print in that month will be FREE OF CHARGE.

Contract CAD

per hour

  • Mechanical Design
  • Product Design
  • Engineering Drawings
  • Legacy Transfer
  • Reverse Engineering
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3D Printing


  • FDM
    ABS, HiPs, ULTRAT & more
    Max. Print Size:
    300mm X 250mm X 200mm
  • SLA
    Basic White, Pro Black, Flexible
    Max. Print Size:
    74mm X 132mm X 175mm
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Born from a passion to deliver high quality engineering design services.

Tim Bird MIED

Managing Director

Tim started his career in the mid-80s as a sheet metal worker before becoming a toolmaker in the early 90s. Tim's design career began during the mid-90s. Before starting White Horse CAD, he held senior design engineer roles in two multinational medical device companies.

What our clients say

This is what some of our clients have said about White Horse CAD's design and project management services
Daniel Swift

Daniel Swift

WS Swift Ltd

We have worked with Tim from White Horse CAD on multiple projects over the past year. They have become a trusted part of our team. Tim always delivers projects on time and to a very high standard. I have no problem in recommending White Horse CAD to other businesses looking for CAD support.

John Lamborn

John Lamborn

AT Ortho Limited

Following several years first-hand experience, we would be delighted to endorse Tim for project management, mechanical engineering, engineering design, engineering drawing, solidworks, 3d design, computer-aided design (cad), jig and fixture design and product design works

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

KLAW Products Ltd

Excellent support and a very capable engineer! Looking forward to working together again in the future.

Duncan Hunt

Duncan Hunt

Hunt Developments Ltd

Tim is highly professional and very easy to work with. His combination of skills and experience have proved invaluable on several projects and we would not hesitate to use his services in the future.

Lyndon Beer

Lyndon Beer

LGB Electrical

I needed a better solution for a tool that I use nearly every day. The manufacturer of the equipment I install supply a plastic tool with each unit but the tool breaks easily. White Horse CAD took the original tool and converted it to a 3D CAD, they then lined up a local engineering company to make it. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing CAD Design.

Dr Alex Dickinson

Dr Alex Dickinson

University of Southampton

I have been lucky to work with Tim on various projects since 2006. He is simply a design genius. Tim is a great communicator of design, and works to perfection, but perhaps his greatest strength is in his design insight, in complex systems and mechanisms.

Dr Anne Roques

Dr Anne Roques

Pulsar R&D

I have worked with Tim on innovative development projects (orthopaedics implant and instruments), for which Tim was the senior design engineer. Tim is a gifted engineer, who has designed multiple implants/instruments systems and associated fixtures for verification. WHC can supply rapid prototypes, which are a great aid. In my experience, Tim‘s work is always of high quality.

Simon Wallis

Simon Wallis


‘We have used White Horse CAD to produce manufacturing drawings and material requisition for us.
Their work is clear, concise and well presented. He works quickly to turn around the work we require which helps to maintain our manufacturing schedules. I would recommend White Horse CAD to any potential customer looking to have the same work carried out.’

Toby Hunt

Toby Hunt

Hunt Development Ltd

If you are after innovative ways to solve project challenges I would recommend teaming up White Horse CAD as a Research and Development Partner.

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