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RB Engineering in Newton Abbot

June 2nd, 2015

The year 2001 is when the family run business of RB Engineering in Newton Abbot began its journey.  The company has gone from strength to strength since those early days, building up a range of clients such as Paignton Zoo, Sibelco, Plymouth University, LMS Highways and Ceramic Tile to name but a few.

The engineering team at RB Engineering in Newton Abbot are fully qualified and dedicated to providing the best possible service.   Client communication is an important factor in every job that is undertaken and regular meeting and discussions are held to ensure that the work is done specifically to the client’s requirements.

RB Engineering in Newton Abbot has invested in high quality machinery in order to offer a wide range of services.  Here are some of the services offered by the company:

  • Steel Fabrication
  • Water Jet Cutting
  • Marine Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Vehicle body repairs
  • Vehicle repairs
  • General  Engineering Work

Some of the stainless steel fabrication work undertaken by RB Engineering include: stainless steel storage tanks, stair cases, mezzanine flooring and steel buildings.

With the facilities and skills to manufacture pulpits, push pits and deck furniture to specification, RB Engineering can manufacture bespoke bow rollers and a large array of other marine equipment from scratch.

RB Engineering offers all vehicle repairs from servicing to major smashed vehicle work.  Their commercial vehicle body shop is located opposite the main workshop at Heathfield Industrial Estate, Newton Abbot. Full vehicle servicing is also available at the Commercial Vehicle Body Shop.  With 35 years of experience you can expect a first class repair service from the team.

If you require some fabrication work or your car is in need of repair, make sure you contact the best.  Telephone RB Engineering in Newton Abbot on: 01626 835951 and let the experts help you.

Roll Cage Fitting

Roll Cage Design

Mild Steel Fabrication

Mild Steel Fabrication







Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo

Steel Fabrication Paignton Zoo Wetlands Project

James Trout – Case Study

May 11th, 2015

Local agricultural engineer James Trout contacted RB Engineering about an urgent job that he required. A large tractor axle assembly part required immediate facing off on a lathe.

The axle assembly measured 900mm in diameter and our Colchester lathe was perfect for this type of work. No drawings were required but James Trout had requested that we remove the least amount of material as possible. The axle assembly is part of the tractors breaking system and our experienced engineers removed the least amount of material. If too much material was removed there would be too much travel in the hydraulic breaking system.

Axle machining RB Engineering

Engineering in Newton Abbot

The part was badly worn and there was heat build-up so before the work was started our experienced engineers die penetrated the part to ensure that there were no underlying cracks that would cause issues at a later date.

The work was completed within 3 hours of the part being delivered to RB Engineering. James Trout was very happy with the result as his client downtime was reduced greatly.  If James Trout had ordered a new part from the manufacturer it would have taken 5 – 7 days for delivery and he could not afford to wait that long.

RB Engineering staff carries out large machine work on a regular basis.  Experienced engineers are at hand to provide a first class professional service.  They work hand in hand with their clients to ensure the best possible end result with each job they undertake.

If you require engineering work such as fabrication, welding, lathe machining then take a look round the RB Engineering website to see how RB Engineering can be of assistance.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call the office on 01626 835951 and find out if our experienced engineers can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.

James Trout case study machining

Lathe work at RB Engineering

Newton Abbot Engineering

Machining in Newton Abbot


Stainless Steel Fabrication Devon

April 20th, 2015

RB Engineering received a request from Plymouth University that would require their skills of Stainless Steel Fabrication Devon.  The university were holding an award ceremony and asked the team if they could design and manufacture awards for their up and coming award ceremony.

Stainless Steel Fabricators Devon

Stainless Steel Fabrication Plymouth University

This would be a new challenge for the team at RB Engineering as they had not undertaken this type of work before.

Meetings were arranged with the client who produced drawings.  RB Engineering would supply the materials and do all aspects of the work required for the stainless steel fabrication Devon, the team were also responsible for arranging a local engraver.  The work schedule was 1 week due to the engravers own schedule being busy.

The leaf design was transferred into design software and then emailed to the client for approval.  Once the design was approved it was then put into the water jet machine to enable cutting to begin.  When the cutting was complete the parts were measured for directional accuracy and then taken to the engravers by one of the RB Engineering team who also collected them when the engraving was complete.

Back in the workshop all parts were folded on the press brake.  Next was to machine all bosses, these had to be a sliding fit on the main stand, and then pressed into the leaf.  Trim caps were also machined.

The RB Engineering team then fabricated the main holding stand from stales steel tube and place.  The centre tube was mirror polished stainless steel and the base plate was brushed stainless steel.  The brush effect was done with the in house polishing machine. The parts were then test fitted and cleaned ready for the customer to approve the finished product.

The customer was happy with the product and the awards were presented at the university ceremony.

For RB Engineering this was a one off project, but since undertaking this stainless steel fabrication Devon, they have had numerous inquiries.

Stainless Steel Fabrication South West

Stainless Steel Fabrication

Stainless Steel Fabricators Devon

Stainless Steel Fabrication

Kevin Carr Completes His Amazing Challenge

April 10th, 2015

It took 19 months over 16,229 miles (26,232 km) in an  attempt to break the record for running round the world unassisted.  As he completes his amazing challenge, crowds gathered round to welcome him home in Haytor car park where his journey began.

RB Engineering are proud to have sponsored Kevin and look forward to hearing tales of his around the world ultramarathon.

RB Engineering Newton Abbot

RB Engineering Support Kevin Carr


Well done Kevin!!

Where to Donate

Kevin’s challenge was to raise money for the charity SANE and the British Red Cross.

If you would like to find out about Kevin’s journey you check out his website here:  You can also make a donation  on the site if you wish to.

Kevin Carr Ultramarathon Runner

Kevin Carr home at last

Kevin Carr sponsored by RB Engineering

Ultramarathon Runner Kevin Carr