POINT ENGINUITY






We think engineering is as much a job for our heads as our hands. We’re thinking engineers, proud of a reputation for innovation and dedicated to truly solving problems, with lasting, well thought-through, tried, tested and informed solutions. And that’s why we call what we do enginuity – engineering, but with a consideration and a craft to it that sets us apart.

A vital part in the Nimrod story

The world-class Nimrod aircraft needs no introduction. A vital player in maritime warfare and surveillance, Point was invited to develop an ingenious way to facilitate the testing so vital to Nimrod’s record.

BAE Systems wanted to fatigue-test the Nimrod’s new wing design. To do so effectively, they needed a bespoke test platform developed that would allow for unhindered testing and inspection. This had to be designed around the equipment vital to that process, such as hydraulic pipes, steelwork, towers, actuators and loading equipment. Health & Safety and Building Regulations was obviously a key consideration and the fact that Nimrod’s wings move up and down by a metre during testing added significantly to the challenge. Already, that was an awful lot to deal with in just four months, but on top of that, we inherited existing ground beams weighing 238kg/m, which had to be modified before anything could happen.

Our solution circumnavigated traditional, heavy, ring-beam-type solutions in favour of new ways of thinking and working, which BAE said they had never seen before. The platform was designed and manufactured so it could largely be manually positioned with very little cranework, meeting all the demands, the budget and schedule.

Watch the installation sequence here to see how our solution worked.

Our Services

CNC and manual machining

Extensive range of CNC turning and milling machines for high volume batch production, supported also by conventional milling and turning operated by an experienced team of machine setters and operators.

Steel fabrication

Sawing, shearing, punching, forming and folding mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium plate, section, tube and bar.

Coded Welding

MIG, TIG and MMARC welding carried out by approved coded welders experienced in joining mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium from 4mm to 100mm thick. Pipe work, plate work or sheet metal work – we have the equipment and experienced people to do it for you.

Mechanical maintenance and repair

We travel to you and solve your mechanical machine faults working on industrial size production equipment. Refurbish old equipment and help you find new.

Heavy machine moving

Moving a machine or installing new, it has to be handled correctly, lifted and transported securely and set down carefully. Lift out through the roof or skate it through the main door our experienced team of engineers tackle the project from start to finish.

Blast cleaning and wet spray finishing

Revitalise older equipment or parts, prepare new pieces for galvanized, powder coated or wet spray surface protection, our facility is one of the largest in the region.

Turnkey design

Solving a problem is a welcome challenge to us. Finding the right solution at the right price is our aim. Combining all the services our business offers above with our in house 3D Solid Works design facilities helps us to help you.