About Ian Whitwood

Ian is a true problem solver with a passion for designing and crafting a solution to other people’s problems. He expertly brings together design, manufacturing and software.

With over 40 years of experience in mechanical design, development engineering and CAD-CAM support and training, he offers his clients an in-depth understanding of the manufacturing industry.

Having trained and supported staff for over 20 years, Ian offers a hands-on approach to training your staff. His extensive experience means he understands the problems your team are facing, as he has often had experience resolving them himself.

Ian’s lifelong passion for creating a solution to a design problem was first sparked the day he picked up a pencil in his high school Technical Drawing lesson.

Moving on to study Mechanical Engineering at University of Northumbria UK, Ian discovered a natural affinity to be able to look at something and see how it all comes together. His innate ability to interpreting 2D drawings and visualise how they would work in the real world lead him to implement one of the first CAD/CAM systems in the UK.

With a burning desire to own his own workshop and a passion for design and creating, Ian founded IDW CAD/CAM Solutions in 2015. Since then the business has progressed to offer services to customers Australia wide.

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