OUR SERVICES

Mechanical engineers, when and where you need them.

Caliber provides high quality, cost effective mechanical design services that will quickly increase your capacity and expertise. We call it seconded engineering, where we place engineers in your premises to work as part of your team.

MACHINE DESIGN

Our team of experienced engineers specialises in designing and optimising machines and mechanical systems to enhance performance, reduce operational costs, and improve overall efficiency.

We work closely with our clients to understand their specific requirements and challenges, ensuring that the machines we design are fit for purpose. Whether you need custom machinery or equipment modifications or upgrades, our engineers can help.

Automac potato chip processing line

Potato Chip Packing Line

AUTOMAC

Modification of an existing packing line to allow for an additional packing station.

Rocklabs pulp conveyor

Pulp Conveyor

ROCKLABS

Caliber helped in the design and drafting phases of the project, to ensure deadlines were met.

Dust Extraction System

Dust Extraction System

VORTEX ENGINEERING

Contract design resource meant manufacturing drawings could be delivered on time.

WYMA Rock Trap

Rock Trap

WYMA SOLUTIONS

A bespoke potato and rock separatorfrom client concept to working machine.

“It is hard finding people like yourself who you can just give a vague outline to and let them go away and start designing something that has a decent amount of thought around it.”"

Egan Bowden, Design Engineer, ROCKLABS

PRODUCT DESIGN

Whether you’re looking to bring a new product to market, improve an existing one, or improve your design processes, our team of skilled and creative engineers can help at any stage of the processfrom ideation and conceptualisation to prototyping and final product development.

In addition to our talented in-house team, we have established a broad network of experts who we collaborate with, including intellectual property, certification, commercialisation, and sustainability. Through these partnerships, we can provide our clients with a comprehensive range of services to ensure the success of their product development projects.

EZY TRIM Electric Motor

EZY TRIM Electric Motor

IBEX

A new generation product developed and to market in five monthsa successful collaboration.

Stabicraft Fisher 1600

Fisher 1600

STABICRAFT

A collaborative approach lead to the development of a multi-award winning boat.

June365

June365 Exercise Platform

FISHER & PAYKEL TECHNOLOGIES

Complete design of a fitness product using existing motor design and control IP.

Groundline Thor Poletest

Thor Poletest

GROUNDLINE

Full redesign of all system components for local manufacture and assembly.

“Right from the outset, it was easy to communicate with the team. Their understanding of our requirements in detail and their subject knowledge made the whole process easy.”

Krish Mukunth, Operations Manager, IBEX Industries

FE ANALYSIS

Analysis (such as FEA, CFD, or FMEA) enables you to road test your design before going anywhere near a production facility. You can analyse the performance of individual parts or assemblies throughout their lifespan and accurately predict and identify potential design issues, minimizing risk to your product, profits, and overall business success.

Caliber Design engineers are skilled analysts and can use these skills to help you improve the quality and durability of your products while reducing the risk of costly design errors.

Cavotec MoorMaster Pedestal

MoorMaster Pedestal

CAVOTEC

Design a pedestal to elevate the system to meet custom requirements.

DMU Cattle Weigh Platform

DMU Cattle Weigh Platform

DATAMARS

FEA and hand calcs verify the forces and stresses encountered under operating extremes.

analysis of Shotover F1 camera system

F1 Camera Turret Analysis

SHOTOVER CAMERA SYSTEMS

Operation limits were determined without the need for full scale destructive tests.

High Pressure CO2 Mussel Oil Extraction Vessels

Mussel Oil Extraction Vessels

AIE

Technical and drafting support to ensure client requirements and industry standards were met.

“They quickly grasped what we needed and then set out to achieve that, giving us clear and concise results.”

Brad Hurndell, CEO, SHOTOVER CAMERA SYSTEMS

PROJECT ENGINEERING

Project engineers play a pivotal role in managing the technical intricacies of multifaceted projects. Our project engineers act as the linchpin between various engineering disciplines, ensuring seamless coordination and communication. By taking responsibility for the detailed aspects of a project, they enable project managers to maintain a broader strategic focus.

Caliber’s project engineers oversea everything from site work and design to commissioning, with an unwavering commitment to achieving project completion within specifications and on schedule. 

OCD Waharoa

Boiler Fuel Conversion

OPEN COUNTRY

Project engineering support assists with conversion from coal to wood pellets.

Wood Pellet Burner Vortex

Wood Pellet Boiler Conversion

VORTEX ENGINEERING

Short-term project engineering resource ensures project is delivered successfully.

Nyrstar Dust Controlled Port Hopper

Dust Controlled Port Hopper

PAGE MACRAE ENGINEERING

Project engineering, detailed mechanical design, and coordination of subcontractors.

Case Study Auckland Zoo project engineering

Orangutan Habitat

METAL CONCEPTS

Involved from concepting to installation on this world class project for Auckland Zoo.

"Caliber has consistently delivered engineers capable of getting up to speed and adding value quickly."

Bryce Donnelly, Team Lead - Manufacturing Engineering - Vehicle Integration, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY

OTHER SERVICES

ENGINEERING CALCULATIONS

Caliber engineers excel in mechanical calculations. Our precise calculations help clients in establishing design margins, making necessary adjustments, and reducing the likelihood of failure in physical testing. We use engineering calculations and FE analysis to pinpoint root causes of product failures, proposing design enhancements for quick fixes or future improvements. We also assist clients in validating designs to NZ standards, collaborating with certifying engineers to ensure compliance and provide necessary documentation, such as PS1 producer statements.

TESTING & VALIDATION

Caliber engineers proficient in all aspects of new product development, including testing and validation. Our expertise spans equipment design and setup for accelerated life testing and collaboration with external providers for specialized tasks like UV testing. We ensure that products meet rigorous quality standards through meticulous testing, validation, and compliance processes, ensuring products are reliable and market-ready.

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RELIABILITY & MAINTENANCE SUPPORT

We can support our clients with the ongoing maintenance strategies by pulling together all technical information required for maintenance routines. This may include technical data sheets and manuals from suppliers, spare parts lists, P&ID’s and engineering drawings.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Our extensive engineering expertise, innovative thinking, and vast experience mean we can help our clients deliver groundbreaking solutions. Whether it’s concept development, voice of the customer, prototyping, or feasibility studies, we collaborate with clients to solve complex problems, enhance existing products, and pioneer new technologies.

PROCUREMENT & SUPPLIER SELECTION

Procurement is a key part of any engineering project, and is often on the critical path. Finding the right supplier for specialised equipment or parts can be time consuming. We help our clients streamline this process by leveraging our vast network of engineers and clients to find the best suppliers for specialized equipment or components. We are well-versed in managing various procurement systems, from design engineer-led spreadsheets to dedicated purchasing officer’s  ERP software, ensuring efficient and effective sourcing solutions that enhance project success.

COMMISSIONING SUPPORT

We help our clients commission their projects, ensuring seamless transitions from design to operational functionality. Our engineers can coordinate this crucial phase, overseeing equipment setup, testing, and validation. We ensure that systems function optimally and within specifications, minimizing downtime and ensuring project success.

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Good industrial design seamlessly blends aesthetics with practicality. Our talented designers create visually appealing products while ensuring optimal functionality. By following a user-centric approach, our designs not only look great but also deliver exceptional usability and performance. Whether you need consumer products, industrial machinery, or electronic devices, we can help transfer your concepts into appealing and user-friendly products.

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TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR CAPEX PROJECTS

We provide comprehensive technical support for capital expenditure (CAPEX) projects, serving as a trusted partner throughout the project lifecycle. Our experienced engineers provide valuable insights in areas such as project scoping, design optimisation, equipment selection, and project engineering. We ensure that CAPEX projects are executed efficiently, within budget, and aligned with client objectives, ultimately delivering successful outcomes and maximizing return on investment.

SYSTEMS & STANDARDS

We have developed a suite of robust design and project engineering systems and templates, based on industry best practice. Our systems and processes are set up to handle the demands of seconded engineering. We are happy to share these, and many of our clients choose to adopt or modify them to suit their own requirements. 

SOFTWARE

Many of our team are SOLIDWORKS and Inventor Certified Experts or Professionals. We use the software that our clients use or require for their project. We can supply our own hardware and software.

    AutoCAD
    DraftSight
    Fusion 360
    Inventor
    Linux
    Mathcad
    Unigraphics
    Solidworks
    Solidworks Flow
    Solidworks simulation
    SpaceClaim

    Contact Us


    Auckland
      |  +64 9 379 7357
    Christchurch  |  +64 21 582 199
    Waikato  |  +64 7 949 8899

    info@caliberdesign.co.nz

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