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Machining and Design Services

Situated on the Advanced Manufacturing Park between Sheffield and Rotherham, IIDEA Ltd is ideally located to serve the South Yorkshire Region and beyond with a wide range of support in engineering, metallurgy and materials testing

IIDEA Limited Machining, Metallurgical and Design Services

Our engineering, design, metallurgy and machining services are provided in our own facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Catcliffe located between Sheffield and Rotherham. IIDEA has invested in people, processes and modern machining centres capable of machining a wide range of mainly metallic materials to high tolerances, using 3D CAD/CAM design (the latest generation of Solidworks) and CNC machines. We can supply components and assemblies from start to finish or provide sub-contract machining services in a wide range of processes and materials from our convenient South Yorkshire base between Sheffield and Rotherham just minutes from the M1 and M18 motorways.

In addition to a wide range of machining capability, IIDEA has considerable precision sawing and cutting capabilities, Laser Marking and related metallurgical and engineering facilities.

Our BS EN ISO 9001 2015 compliance details can be found at the bottom of this page.

As well as our materials and engineering expertise, and as former developers and owners of a UKAS Accredited mechanical and metallurgical testing laboratory, IIDEA also have a wealth of experience in the production of mechanical test pieces in a wide range of materials to many of the routinely tested specimen standards and geometries. We also have extensive experience in complex cut-ups of components large and small for the extraction and manufacture of test pieces and can produce custom or unusual test specimens. We are able to offer management of mechanical test programs from complex sample extraction, test piece manufacture / preparation and expediting of testing programs through a number accredited testing laboratories. Test piece production from a customer’s free issue material includes:

  • Tensile Test Specimens (Round and Flat)
  • Charpy Impact Test Specimens
  • Hardness Testing
  • Fatigue Specimens
  • Fracture Toughness
  • Stress-Rupture

We also have a 40 litre volume, small batch furnace for heat treatment of test material or small components.

Contact us with a specific enquiry and we will endeavour to help solve your mechanical testing problem!


Precision Engineering Solutions - IIDEA Limited have an extensive range of experience in machining & metallic materials to help find the

Tensile Testing


Supervision of Mechanical Testing Programs



Manual & Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Milling

Doosan Lynx 220


Manual and Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) Machining and Turning

Danobat CR260 Horizontal Saw


Sawing of difficult materials is one of the key services offered by IIDEA. Heavy investment in a range of horizontal & vertical band saws

Surface finish example


Surface Finish and Marking

Heat Treatment


Heat Treatment Processes


We can work with a number of metallic materials from copper & aluminium alloys, alloy & stainless steels through to titanium & nickel alloys for


South Yorkshire based IIDEA Limited have a wealth of experience in a wide range of engineering support activities including Computer Aided