1. NPI Solutions are subcontract manufacturer, based in Irvine.

    The company work from one offs and prototyping to medium volume production, and are more than happy to work with designers and entrepreneurs. We visited them in April 2013, as one of the first factories as part of the Make Works Tour.

    Contact npi-solutions.com

    Produced by Make Works
    Filmed and Edited by The Edinburgh Film Company

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  2. Highland Colour Coaters provide hot dip galvanising and powder coating as metalwork finishing services. Galvanizing provides protection to metal (mostly steel and aluminium) components from outdoor elements against corrosion. Powder coating allows for an infinite colour range to finish pieces in.

    Based in Cumbernauld on the outskirts of Glasgow they are able to work with small runs and tiny components to large scale architectural and sculptural pieces.

    View on Make Works: makeworks.co.uk/companies/highlandcolourcoaters/
    Contact Steve McGilvray on +44 (0)1236 731444 or higalv.co.uk/

    Produced by Make Works

    Filmed by Vana Coleman | Edited by The Edinburgh Film Company

    # vimeo.com/103510668 Uploaded
  3. Skye Knives is a small-scale metal forging and tempering, blade smiths workshop.

    Skye Knives produces custom knives forged with traditional methods. The company specialise in forging, metallurgy and experimenting with historical blade-forms, which extends to hand-carving and using local wood/antler/bone/horn for fittings.

    Contact Jake Cleland on +44 (0)1470511313 or knifemaker.co.uk

    Produced by Make Works

    Filmed by Vana Coleman and Ross Fraser McLean | Edited by The Edinburgh Film Company

    # vimeo.com/96863784 Uploaded
  4. Neptune Fabrications is a metalwork fabrication company in Ibrox, Glasgow.

    The company specialise in sheet metal fabrication of steel and aluminium, and can work across most production processes, such as Welding, CNC Press Punching and Plate Rolling. Working with individuals and companies to produce bespoke one offs for architecture (e.g Door Frames), prototypes for the required application through to large production runs of brackets or engineering work to specific client needs.

    View Neptune Fabrications on the Make Works Directory: makeworks.co.uk/companies/neptunefabrications/

    Contact Jim Whitelaw on +44 (0) 141 4271415 or neptunefabrications.co.uk/

    Produced by Make Works

    Filmed by Vana Coleman | Edited by The Edinburgh Film Company

    # vimeo.com/105403560 Uploaded


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