A little more
about us

theCADlab was founded to support innovators by becoming the much needed link between initial concepts and full scale manufacturing.

Our founders have experienced first-hand the difficulties of getting a product off the ground and understand the importance of getting a working prototype. As a result, we have devised a streamlined service to handle all of the technical work involved in making your idea a reality.

Founded at the start of 2021, theCADlab began giving prototyping and design support to companies at the start of their journeys. Since then many of those companies have gone on to win awards, raise funding for further development or have begun to receive their product in quantity from global manufacturers.

We have so far worked with companies in Ireland, mainland Europe and the United States. Our services are fully flexible and can be delivered globally.

Our Team

Brian Foley

Brian is a mechanical engineer, a Certified Solidworks Professional (CSWP) and has experience in designing products for manufacture.

Brian has successfully led the design of multiple prototypes for research projects and clients over his career. His experience with developing products from initial concept stage as well as designing for full scale manufacture will be invaluable to the success of your product.

Seán Power

Seán is a mechatronic engineer specialising in prototyping, embedded system, printed circuit board and product design. His doctorate focuses on marine biological optical sensor development and he is involved in Horizon 2020 and Enterprise Ireland funded research and innovation projects like A-WaMS and TechOceanS. Seán has a passion for entrepreneurship and has assisted in founding startups ranging from environmentally sustainable products to pain therapy devices.

Tom English

Tom has worked in the design and manufacturing field for 11 years and has become an expert in all things design and modelling. His expertise is in CNC prototyping including laser cutting, milling, turning and in particular 3D printing.

As part of the Aula Maxima group he printed and donated 3,000 visors for front-line staff and at-risk patients from his home during the PPE crisis of 2020.

We can advise you with all things product development and help get your idea off the ground.

Our team has extensive experience in the product design space and are more than happy to have a chat with you about whatever stage of development you’re at. 

Get in Contact

Schedule a call with us to discuss your idea and we will issue an NDA ahead of time to ensure you feel comfortable with sharing your concept with our team.

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