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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 CNC machining, engineering, metallurgy and materials testing

Specialist Machining


Our engineering, design, metallurgy and precision machining services are provided in our own facility on the Advanced Manufacturing Park, Catcliffe, located between Sheffield and Rotherham, South Yorkshire. IIDEA has invested in people, processes and modern CNC machining centres capable of precision machining a wide range of mainly metallic materials to high tolerances, using 3D CAD/CAM design (the latest generation of Solidworks) and CNC machining centres.


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 just minutes from the Sheffield / Rotherham junction to the M1 and M18 motorways.

In addition to our wide range of CNC machining capabilities, IIDEA has considerable precision sawingcutting capabilities,

Laser Marking and metallurgical and engineering facilities making us a one stop shop for component cut-ups and mechanical test specimen manufacture.

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!

Machined precision bearing support
Machined hydraulic adaptor by IIDEA Limited
CNC machined components produced by IIDEA Limited
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