Utilising the latest 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, Penny Nuclear is able to offer customers the ability to model up the entire project on-screen. This gives you the advantage of being certain the design is suitable for the job before it reaches the manufacturing or testing stage, as well as providing more effective communication tools than 2D design when speaking to stakeholders.
Being situated close to Sheffield, our history with The City of Steel has provided us with great opportunities to become experts in high quality fabrication and machining services to the nuclear industry.
Working on site or remotely, Penny Nuclear can either start putting concepts together from scratch, or model up existing environments from historical drawings or site surveys. Usually starting at the high-level concept design phase, different ideas can be easily communicated and discussed, thereby streamlining the decision process and allowing the detailed design to commence early. Our software also allows for other parties’ models to be incorporated into the designs, so you have the reassurance that all systems will interface correctly, thereby minimising project risk. Designs can either then be progressed to manufacture, or high-quality renders or animations produced which can be used for stakeholder management or marketing purposes.
Utilising Penny Nuclear for Design Services on a call-off basis means there is no requirement for the project to invest in expensive CAD software, and project costs are kept to a minimum as you only pay for the hours worked. Designs are kept securely behind our server’s firewall and backed up daily, so you have the certainty that nothing will be lost.
With dedicated fabrication bays within our factory, all of Penny Nuclear’s welders are coded to the latest British Standards and follow approved Weld Procedure Specifications, so you have reassurance that the welds are to the highest quality. Although our range of qualifications are comprehensive, we understand that we cannot maintain codings for all types of weld. Therefore we have established an excellent relationship with a local welder-approval firm who can streamline new qualifications to minimise or even eliminate any programme impacts whilst new approvals/procedures are gained.
We can also offer precision machining services for the industry, whether this be for individual components or items to be integrated into complete systems. In-house capabilities include profiling, turning, boring and milling, as well as having a robust, local supply chain which allows us to offer CNC machining, large-scale milling and other precision services. As with any of our products, all sub-contracted items are rigorously inspected before being released for use, as well as the sub-contractors meeting our full quality assurance requirements.