From the design development to fabrication and installation, our devoted Project Managers, Technical Producers & Production Manager’s take care of each project, guiding it from concept to completion. Working across teams, they simplify processes, saving you time and money. With their own specific expertise, they manage various areas, overseeing all steps including creative intent & translation, supply chain communication, scope, budget, and on-time delivery.
Scruffy Dog is a world class provider of custom fabrication and finishes, servicing the entertainment, events, leisure and architectural industries. Our engineering, carpentry, finishing and automation departments collectively draw from decades of hands-on experience to bring creative, cost effective solutions, alongside best practices to our clients.
Situated in the industrial capital of the UK – Birmingham, Scruffy Dog also occupies a 40,000 sq.ft production facility staffed by an experienced & committed team of specialists. Powered by our own internal resources & utilising the latest technology and machinery we ensure each project is designed and produced to the highest specification Scruffy Dog is also ISO9001 certified, making it the only ISO certified company with facilities in London, Barcelona, & Dubai.
PROJECT AND PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT
TECHNICAL DESIGN & ENGINEERING
Our dedicated team of technical designers and engineers follow a project from initial design through fabrication to installation on site, ensuring results that are safe, efficient, and true to artistic intent.
Through thoughtful planning, and years of experience, we find creative solutions for any challenge and transform the most complex designs from ideas to reality.
3D PRINTING & PROTOTYPES
Our skilled workshop team specialise in the creation of bespoke prototypes using our state-of-the-art machinery and software including 3D scanners, printers, 3,5 & 7 axis CNC’s and laser cutters, accompanied with traditional model making skills.
These early-design prototype pieces give our clients a chance to see a realised product swiftly so they can identify design improvements and iterate again with a short turnaround. This way, we make sure our client is completely satisfied with the creative direction before making significant investments.
CARPENTRY & JOINERY
Our carpentry shop is filled with some of the best craftspeople in our industry. They use their expert knowledge to shape and fuse a broad range of materials such as glass, wood or high-pressure laminates.
Our craftspeople work closely with our technical designers and project managers to solve artistic and complex build challenges delivering stunning products to our clients.
Scruffy Dog Creative Group offers one of the most flexible and productive metal fabrication facilities in the industry.
Encompassing a wide variety of crafts and skills, our fabricators can create anything from decorative pieces to large steel frameworks At Scruffy Dog our team of engineers and metal fabricators are not only makers, but also artists.
3, 5 & 7 AXIS CNC MACHINING
Within our workshop we have the machinery to enable us to craft almost any material into almost any shape. Our 3-axis machine can cut a wide array of sheet material from metal to foam.
The 5-axis machine enables us greater freedom and is frequently used to cut intricate shapes from polystyrene foam and some harder foams with its exclusive hotwire,
Our 7-axis robot, which is manufactured by Kuka, enables us to achieve the greatest intricacy. It can be used for milling and modelling with its four interpolated axes, and as a standard 3-axis milling machine and hot wire cutter. The robotic arm is much like our 5-axis but better. It can work on larger objects and a wider array of materials. The robot also allows us to produce more complex geometry objects with under cuts and has a far shorter production time than the 5 axis.
Our talented sculpture team specialise in the creation of complex and highly accurate busts of famous characters and creatures from a range of blockbuster films for theatre and display purposes. The models are created from a combination of techniques combining CNC machining, 3D printing, Casting and Clay Sculpture using traditional methods.
The models are then painted by our scenic painting team to create incredibly lifelike results!
MOULD MAKING & CASTINGS
Our skilled workshop team are experts in the creation of complex moulds used to produce intricate GRP components. Our team works with a range of techniques and with a variety of materials, including working with GRP directly. We work with traditional manufacturing methods where necessary alongside more modern casting techniques such as rotacasting. Rotacasting provides high-quality, repeatable, lightweight and hollow 3D castings. This fast, low-labour-intensity process allows us to save on labour costs and production time, savings we pass on to our clients.
COATING & COMPOSITES
Our skilled technicians apply a variety of coatings and composites to finish large and small-scale elements with speed and precision. Including Pure Polyurea, Polyurethane and a hybrid polyurethane/polyurea mix, various resins such as polyester and epoxy systems and an eco friendly water based system called Jesmonite. The team also specialise in GRP and Carbon Fibre fabrication to create cost effective, lightweight, strong, corrosion and temperature resistant structures.
Our facilities include duel component spraying systems, 6 x extraction spray booths where we can achieve ultra-high gloss, dead matt, reflective chrome, gold shades, pearlescent, iridescent, and metallics. Not forgetting dedicated GRP and carbon fibre suites, and CNC operations.
Our coatings meet ISO, BS, EURO, and international standards. This method also enhances object durability and aesthetics, using Polyurea, Polyurethane, or a composite layering.
Our skilled team of Scenic Finishers can turn their hands to almost anything, meaning the opportunities for your projects are almost limitless.
They have experience in virtually the entire scope of painting and crafting techniques and are experts in the use of a variety of different media. Whatever finish you desire, we can achieve it.
At Scruffy Dog we work with our trusted partners to integrate the latest electronic engineering technology and bring amazing models to life. We design and develop our models in-house, simultaneously using an array of technologies including, electronic, robotic systems, mechatronics, servo-controlled systems, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, to embody movement in our creatures or displays.
We utilise commercially available control systems, or if required, custom control software. We work closely with our clients to deliver solutions that meet and exceed their creative and technical aspirations.
INSTALLATION & LOGISTICS
Our installation team can turn their hand to any project big or small, in the UK or beyond. We employ experts in all necessary disciplines such as ropes access and beyond.
Whether your project needs to go down the road or around the world, Scruffy Dog will make it happen on time and on budget. From box trucks & trailers to sea containers & air charter, we work with some of the largest logistics companies in the world to ensure your project gets from point A to B safely and intact.