Huxley Bertram are master innovators in mechanical engineering. This is a fantastic chance to see the latest design and build of innovative, special purpose, automated equipment at their facilities in Waterbeach; and to hear how they solve challenges from producing a machine that can make 20 million razor blades per year to the elegance of the Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock
Huxley Bertram Engineering
The visit will cover the story behind a number of past, present and future innovation projects. From concept and detailed design, through to build, commissioning and ongoing support.
The format will be an introduction and overview with a presentation and videos; followed by a tour of Huxley Bertram's facilities including a number of projects currently in design and manufacture.
The visit will start at 10:00 and is likely to finish around 12:30. Onsite parking may not be possible but there is parking on the road on the industrial estate, although this may require a 100m walk.
Huxley Bertram Engineering has been built on a passion for engineering and become a leading manufacturer of special purpose machines and automated equipment.
Since it was founded in 1979 by Cambridge University engineering graduates William Bertram and Stewart Huxley, the company has designed and built equipment for many high-tech industries such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, packaging, automotive, medical and nuclear fuels. Clients range from universities and early-stage firms to blue-chip companies, including such major firms as Johnson Matthey, Pfizer, Astra-Zeneca, Phillips and Schlumberger.
Design is done using 3D modelling and applications range from fully automatic production equipment producing millions of products per year including processes like robotic handling, winders, pick and placement, welding and vision systems, to proof of concepts, mechanical aids and much more.
Clients are based and supported around in the world including Europe, Asia, Middle East, North and South America.
In 2008, Huxley Bertram built the Corpus Christi Chronophage Clock. Today, much of the work that the company does links to technology drivers such as Industry 4.0 and the application of robotics.
What an utterly absorbing morning we had. The experience of seeing multi-disciplinary science in action was a delight, be it the engineers, the software gurus or the designers. It was also most rewarding to see a two-man enterprise thriving and carrying out work for customers on a global scale; William and Stewart must be very proud of their achievements, and justifiably so.
What a superb firm! The projects they showed us were fascinating. They had taken care to prepare for our visit. It sets a new high standard for our firm.
Fascinating visit. Their whole team was so generous of their time in showing us around their company. The ingenuity and invention on display was truly impressive.
What a wonderful visit!