Case Studies


“Ian Cocker Precision Engineering carried out the machining of a number of very complex aluminium components to a high standard and quality of finish. Their assistance throughout the process was excellent and invaluable, providing expert input into part design improvements in order to reduce part production time and cost.”

Marcus Crossley, Senior Project Manager, Medical AMRC 


"Ian Cocker Precision Engineering has been our research group's main machined parts supplier for a number of years. At the University of Sheffield, we tend to request very small batches of simple shapes or single bespoke items. Ian himself has been extremely helpful to everyone we have sent to his company, often taking the time to meet in person to discuss our technical drawings and make suggestions on improvements. He has been able to produce complex part geometries out of materials that other companies would often refuse to do. We have been recommending ICPE to all our colleagues and project partners for work they are struggling to get done with their normal suppliers." 

Ben Thomas, Research Associate, The University of Sheffield


"My research team work with the aerospace, defence and automotive supply chain on advanced manufacturing research developments.  To drive such strategic UK development requires bespoke, niche machining from aerospace and advanced metallic systems such as titanium alloys, high strength steels and nickel based superalloys.  For the last few years, ICPE have provided our research team, as well our SME and large OEM partners, with first class machining solutions in a cost effective, professional and timely manner.  We look forward to working with Ian Cocker and his engineering team over years to come." 

Dr Martin Jackson, Director of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Sheffield


“Quality second to none and excellent customer service.”  

James Hardy, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, National Oilwell Varco


"Working at the AMRC we are keen to engage with SME's, and on occasion we need help with tooling to deliver Composite mouldings / fixtures. We have used ICPE on many occasions and we are extremely happy with the service. The mould tools / fixtures are delivered to a very high standard and always on time, the team at ICPE are a great resource to help us deliver world class solutions."

John Halfpenny, Technical Lead - Composite Centre, The University of Sheffield's Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing 


“I have worked with ICPE from year 2000, when the business was first established, and have seen both Ian and the business grow in to one of the most technologically advanced suppliers that we use. Ian has a vast knowledge of manufacturing, I have to admire, how he leads by example a young talented team of employees. ICPE is a valued supplier to our business, who consistently produce first class precision components.”

Steve Mirfin, Senior Spares Engineer, Primetals Technologies Limited