Welcome to Design Unit

large gear calibrationDesign Unit is a specialist outreach centre with expertise in design, development and research consultancy for Mechanical Power Transmission Systems. 

We undertake

for the international gearing industry across sectors including industrial, automotive, aerospace and defence.

Take a look at the services we offer.

Design Unit is the UK’s largest group specialising in gearing consultancy and research, and is based within Newcastle University's School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.

With an experienced team of 21 Engineers and Technicians and extensive, dedicated facilities, Design Unit offers a complete service from design, through manufacture to performance evaluation and failure analysis.  Contact us to find out more.


Design Unit continues to go from strength to strength and is successfully building collaborative research links with industrial and academic partners. As a result we are looking to recruit new members of staff. For further details of all vacancies please visit the Newcastle University Job Vacancies webpage.

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