We work on a diverse range of design and prototyping projects supporting high-tech industries. Please see some examples of out work below:
The Commuter Film
Mewies Design limited designs motion system for 2018 Commuter film, staring Liam Neeson.
Working in collaboration with Fresh Fabrications, we designed the hardware for the film set at Pinewood studios.
We designed two 40 meter long train carriage frames and a hinged coupling system, which could be moved around on-set using hydraulic actuators. With specially designed vibration motors we were able to create the realistic simulation of the trains movement.
We provided all the structural analysis of the I-beam frames and designed a special castor wheel systems to allow the carriages to be moved around the set.
We also designed a special static and moving gantries which allowed them to put trains carriages up in the air whilst filming underneath for the "de-coupling scene" in the movie.
We provided full detail part and assembly drawing packs, which allowed the team at Pinewood to construct the set.
Driving simulator motion system
This specialist motion actuator system was developed for a defence client for driver simulation application.
The purpose of the system was to provide motion to a road vehicle for computer-based driver simulations.
The slim-line package was designed to fit underneath a car chassis, attaching to the sub-frame mounting points.
The actuator linkages attached to the car's wheel-hubs, moving them at high and low frequencies, causing the car to move and vibrate, creating the sensation of a real moving car.
We provided several design concepts and refined the design based on the customers requirements and went onto produce production drawings as well as a functioning prototype which was fitted to the car.
Operator Station Desk
We developed this modular operator station desk for a vehicle simulation client. Designed to house computer hardware for training simulators, whilst being mobile and secure.
Based on the clients brief, we created several hand-drawn concepts, and then with their feedback we developed the design into realistic concept CAD models for further evaluation.
The best features were selected and we refined the final design, incorporating design features into the metal pressings to allow the components to be self-jigging, to aid simple and consistent assembly.
The desk incorporates features to allow different monitors, peripherals and hardware to be attached to the hole pattern around the circumference for different training scenarios.