Design for Manufacture

In today’s marketplace, the cost of component manufacture is equally important as form, fit and function. With over 15 years hands-on manufacturing experience in a number of diverse industry sectors, White Horse CAD Limited are able to offer a comprehensive design for manufacture (DFM) service, with consideration given to current best practice manufacturing techniques.

We strongly believe that a designer should be able to visualise the manufacturing process for any component they work on. This is only possible if the designer has a thorough understanding of both state of the art and conventional manufacturing techniques and processes. We have “real world” experience in designing products and fixtures manufactured using the following processes.If you would like more information please contact us.

Conventional Tool Room Processes

Surface grinding.
Cylindrical grinding
Conventional fabrication processes
Structural steel work.
Sheet metal processes
Laser cut
Punch and blank
Fold and form
Transfer press.

Welding Technology


Computer Controlled Processes

CNC turning
X, Z & C axis
CNC milling
Multi-axis machining
Electrical discharge machining
Wire erosion
Spark erosion

Other Processes

Additive manufacturing
Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
Stereolithography (SLA)
Injection moulding
Conventional plastic components.
Metal Components (MIM)
Forming processes
Vacuum forming.
Sheet metal pressings
Investment casting