For over 70 years Denford Limited has striven to bring together the very best CAD/CAM and CNC manufacturing solutions for education and training.
We design and manufacture a comprehensive range of CNC milling machines, lathes and routers – specifically designed for the education & training market – and these Denford products are a familiar feature in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and Engineering facilities throughout the world.
Denford’s range of software solutions covers all aspects of Design and Manufacture.
The range includes 2D Design and Manufacture software such as QuickCAM 2D Design and QuickTURN 2D Design and industry standard 3D Design Drafting and Simulation Software.
Products such as QuickCAM Pro are wizard based applications used to accept 3D stereo lithography files (STL) to create cutter paths for machining 3D parts on Denford’s Routers and Milling Machines.
Denford’s VR CNC Milling 5 CNC machine control software incorporates 2D DXF and DWG file import, as well as allowing import of Gerber PCB files from all major PCB design packages.
Find the 3D Printer that’s right for you – whether it be for use in the home, in education, in the workshop or print studio.
Choose from the UP mini 2 ES, the UP Plus 2 or the UP BOX+ – all of which work straight out of the box and allow you to print your designs at the touch of a button! All these Printers are available to buy direct from Denford, along with reels of ABS and PLA, consumables and spares.
For affordable, professional 3D printing, take a look at the MakerBot Replicator+ and MakerBot Replicator Z18; and the new MakerBot Method, which uses soluble support technology (SST) to produce high quality concept models with feature detail, versatility and speed.
Denford’s range of Lasers allow you to transform images or drawings on your computer screen into real items made from a variety of materials. These lasers are ideal for cutting, deep engraving, precision scribing, decorative etching on wood, plastic, fabric, leather, paper, rubber and will also mark glass, ceramic, metal and stone.
Denford offer a comprehensive selection of router accessories to enhance the features of their range of CNC Routers. These include a Floating Head for PCB manufacture, Vacuum Bed, Vacuum Pads and Dust Extraction options. An F1 in Schools Car Manufacturing Fixture is available, to enable the production of Formula 1 Class Cars. Also on offer are the EasySCAN 3D Scanner and 4th Axis Programmable Rotary Fixture (complete with QuickCAM 4D Milling Software).
As proud Founders and Sponsors of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, Denford is the official supplier of all F1 in Schools related Design, Analyse, Make, Test and Race equipment.
The latest generation of F1 in Schools equipment, which has been designed and manufactured in the UK, includes the new F1 Race Track and F1 Race Control System, the new Air Trace Visualisation System and a complete range of consumables including F1 Model Blocks, Wheels, Axles, Paint Stands and CO2 Power Packs.
Traditional CNC consumables have not been neglected, including all materials for your CNC and Laser output: Cast Acrylic Sheets, Wood, Foam and Aluminium, as well as high density Modelling Board and PCB Board.
F1 in Schools Equipment
As Proud Founder and Sponsor of the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, Denford is delighted to be the official supplier of the very latest F1 in Schools Design, Analyse, Make, Test and Race Equipment and Consumables.
Denford has developed a complete range of equipment to support the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge, including a lightweight, portable Race Track, a Race Control System and an Air Trace Visualisation System. In addition, we offer a full range of consumables, including F1 Model Blocks, Wheels, Axles, Paint Stands and CO2 Power Packs.
Router 2600 /
Router 2600 Pro
A 3 axis CNC Router with totally enclosed interlocking guard, suitable for all levels of education and training.
With its large capacity the Router 2600 is ideal for cutting a range of resistant materials such as hard and soft wood, plastic, modelling foam, acrylic and prototyping material.
In addition, the Router 2600 Pro can cut non-ferrous metals.
UP mini 2 ES
The new UP mini 2 ES is reliable and easy to use, just like the original UP mini 2, and gives maximum performance at minimal cost!
The new UP mini 2 ES incorporates new features including 4.3” Full Colour Touch Screen, compatibility with Tiertime Print Queue, the addition of a second USB Port and an Ethernet Socket to allow enhanced 3D Printing Workflow, plus a HEPA and Activated Carbon Filter – all providing unrivalled value for money!
“As a Council we have used Denford as our number one supplier for CAD/CAM solutions for more than 5 years. The range of equipment and resources which they sell is robust, easy to use and fantastic for use in the classroom across all stages of education – ranging right through to university level and beyond. We have purchased CNC routers, a CNC lathe, numerous UP 3D printers and a variety of resources associated with the F1 in Schools STEM Challenge – all of which are regularly in use.
However, what makes Denford stand out from other CAD/CAM companies is the exceptional level of support which they provide from the very start of the purchasing process, through delivery, and most importantly into after-sales support. Be it advice on how to get the most from the products in relation to various stages of the school curriculum, assistance with training or technical assistance, Denford staff are always willing to support you wherever required. Most of all, the professional and personable way in which the staff go about their business means that I would never look anywhere else for CAD/CAM solutions.”
We have had the pleasure of dealing with Denford for the past 3 years. Nothing is too much trouble for them and we always feel we are their number one priority. They understand their product and are keen to ensure we get the most of our machine. They are professional and ethical which are important qualities for our school.
We have no hesitation in fully recommending them.
Having put up with an unreliable laser cutter for a number of years, we decided to go for a Universal Laser Systems’ VLS Series Laser. I contacted a number of UK suppliers: Denford’s quote was the most competitive and the staff were very helpful throughout the ordering process. Delivery happened in a timely manner – Mitch drove the machine down to us, installed it and then trained the department on how to use it. It’s already had lots of use and we are very happy with our purchase. We would not hesitate to recommend Denford!
When I experienced a problem with my UP 3D Printer, I was referred to Denford by the manufacturer. Denford responded to me within a couple hours and immediately began helping me. They made the replacement part to the manufacturers’ specifications and it came to my door within a matter of days.
I would not hesitate to recommend Denford to anyone. They are efficient. The staff are polite and helpful and their customer support is unrivalled. Go to Denford and see for yourself.
3D printing is the future of manufacturing, so it’s absolutely vital that children develop an understanding of how the process works from a very early age. UP Plus 2 Printers are an affordable, high-quality option for all schools to invest in real-world learning for their students.