Orion Engineering Trophy
In 2011 we began sponsoring a tournament at Cheshire Polo Club, the Orion Engineering Ltd Trophy. This is an annual tournament with the Polo Club and we have successfully run this event over the past few years. It is intended to be a thank you to clients, family and friends, and a fun event.
We commissioned the trophy and subsequent prizes for the winners from Jennifer Gater, a traditionally trained wood carver who uses antique hand tools to carve rocking horses, clocks and other pieces, as well as restoring rocking horses.
From 2013 onwards we have also commissioned photographs of the event from Wild Films Ltd, who cover the action of the polo, polo presentations and portraits of guests for us.
Action from the 2017 polo tournament
This is a scalar value of stress that can be computed from the Cauchy stress tensor. In this case, a material is said to start yielding when the von Mises stress reaches a value known as yield strength. The von Mises stress test is used to predict yielding of materials under complex loading from the results of uniaxial tensile tests.
3D models can be created from drawings constructed in AutoCAD software. These allow visual representations of the product to be accurately determined and can be used for models determining the success of the product under various stresses and the potential life span of it's component parts.
Draughting is now more precise than ever, thanks to computer software. We can accurately produce scaled drawings of products or check drawings you have had produced before proceeding to convert to a 3D model. From here you can be confident that your product will be successfully manufactured.
Orion Engineering Ltd was founded in January 1997 by Paul Gater, a member of the IET who is also listed with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer.
Utilising his experience in engineering and business, the company has been able to provide design and development engineering services to a wide range of clients in various industries. Flexibility in providing solutions for clients is key to Orion Engineering, ensuring that the service each client receives is bespoke. Every client can be assured of confidentiality and discretion throughout the duration of the project.
Paul began in engineering at Foden’s in 1973, where he was a craft apprentice and later a technician apprentice, finishing with an HNC in Mechanical Engineering. After finishing his apprenticeships with Foden’s, Paul became a Production Planning Engineer at their site in Sandbach, Cheshire, where he was responsible for designing jigs, fixtures, toolings and forgings. Further education in Business resulted in him receiving an MSc in Management Studies.
Paul continued designing jigs, fixtures, toolings and forgings for Donald Brown (Brownall) Ltd in 1981. After briefly working for RS Design Ltd in 1982 as a Methods/Estimating Engineer and Design Draughtsman, Paul returned to Donald Brown (Brownalls) Ltd in 1983 as a Design Draughtsman. In this position, Paul designed several items for use as laboratory taps, industrial fittings, valves and meter fittings until 1996.
In January 1997 he decided to establish his own company and founded Orion Engineering Ltd – and the rest, as they say, is history!