Reece Innovation reacts quickest…to deliver Novel Bend Test Rig for Client


Reece Innovation was engaged to design bespoke testing equipment that required a very short turnaround time. The client turned to us because of our ability to offer immediate design support and the ability to turn around a full concept development project within 10 days of the initial engagement.


Project Overview:

Reece Innovation designed a bend test rig for an umbilical manufacturing company, who required a novel jig developed to test the tensile strength of their bespoke products and understand the behaviour of the umbilical under bending conditions. The product was designed to be used in marine environments and the aim of the testing was to verify compliance of the product to required industry standards.

Reece Innovation was engaged to provide a full concept development of the test rig, requiring detailed conversations with the client to understand the problem and requirements of the testing procedure. Deliverables of the project included a full set of manufacturing-ready drawings for the client and verification, using Ansys FEA Software.

Due to the nature of the project, our engineering team were subject to tight deadlines, but were able to successfully deliver the project on time and within specification. The client was able to take this design to it’s chosen manufacturing partner, Rapid Manufacturing Services in Blyth, to complete the work and successfully test the equipment prior to deployment. This has led to several further successful projects with the client who were extremely happy with the level of service provided.