CAD design services

Advanced computer-aided design (CAD) of mechanical assemblies or components including conceptualization of new components, all types of drafting for workshops, machine files etc, we also do reverse engineering of certain assemblies and components for re-manufacturing allowing the client to receive a comprehensive manufacturing pack.

Engineering Drawing Services

The intricate and most important role of mechanical design in solving open-ended problems of the engineering industry and is certainly not to be taken lightly. We understand the responsibility to produce high quality, easily accessible mechanical designs on time, that would not only solve a problem but also integrate well with the various role players in such projects.

Advanced Manufacturing

Beyond advanced CAD, we offer the most cutting edge manufacturing solutions to our clients through our third-party network. The solutions include exotic materials and additive manufacturing processes, material testing, CNC machining (incl Laser Cutting) or sourcing of standardized components.

3D Printing Services

We offer advanced insights and solutions with additive manufacturing of complex components and assemblies, from load critical components to exotic car badges. Metals to plastic including most of the common 3D printing processes are utilized to keep our clients on the cutting edge!

Professional Engineering Services

Some projects require certain specifications, such as public safety, or compliance. Our professional engineers within the company and within our network, stand at the ready to assist with professional consulting and project management.


Recent Projects

Project A

A concept bucket for a 6018 excavator, 12 cube design, with standard attachments, for application in the iron ore mining industry.

Project B

An automated bag filling system, utilizing some of Festo’s best pneumatic equipment.

Project C

Custom individual throttle body (ITB) for racing application, concept fully 3D Printed with no machining involved, successful application on FSI 16V NA engine.

Project D

Mobile soil sampling trailer for mining application, the necessary equipment deploys hydraulically in minutes at the necessary test site, can be packed up and moved to a new site immediately.

About Us

Apart from offering Professional Engineering services, CAD design services and Engineering Drawing Services, we are also involved in the 3D Printing industry. Before we tell you more about us, we first need to establish where we came from.

We were established in 2014 out of an industry need for timely engineering solutions, especially for manufacturing companies. People have been at the core of Solvit Engineering Solutions. That is the golden thread of all our services. We do consulting services for people, with people in mind. Many challenge situations started with someone asking “what if we can do it like this…” or “why” and this is exactly the type of questions we love to answer with practical, professionally engineered and designed answers. We think outside the box to create and engineer the best possible solution for each individual client.


Today Solvit Engineering Solutions has developed into an innovative consultancy engineering firm that follows a solution-driven work ethic. We specialize in advanced CAD solutions as well as mechanical engineering application solutions such as reverse engineering, materials testing and simulation. We solve engineering, manufacturing and design problems, no matter how big or small. We live to #solvit.

Who can benefit from Solvit?

The following categories of people could potentially benefit from using any of our services:

Small and Large Business Owners
Manufacturing Companies who require design services
People who need a tailor-made solution
Construction Specialists
People who do their own manufacturing that need professional engineering services or documents
Creative Individuals

Why do people come to Solvit?

1. You need a quick solution

We are familiar with pressure from projects, but luckily we are quick thinkers and can help you conceptualise a solution for your project within limited time frames.


2. You have a specific or urgent project

Many a time have we assisted clients who needed an urgent fix when reverse engineering a key project component that broke was the only way forward.

3. You need approved engineering designs from a Professional Engineer

Some engineering projects need the expert eye of a professionally registered engineer. We are happy to assist with big and small projects.

4. You do not have any other options available

When importing is not an option, we’re happy to assist.

Get a 15-minute FREE consultation with one of our professional engineers.

Engineering Solutions

What our clients say

Metal Heart

Ian delivers professional and well thought through products. From conceptual design, prototypes and final products. He has done various design projects ranging from CAD design and CFD analysis. Ian’s expertise in product applications ranges from industrial applications, consumer products to medical devices.

Gerrie Lombaard ~

HC Hansen Leather

I worked with Ian/Solvit Engineering, to print a 3D Logo for our leather business HC Hansen Leather goods. I use the 3D logo to press the logo into our products using wet forming. I was very satisfied with their quick work on short notice, producing a great product for me to work with.

~ Heinke Hansen ~

IceCold Bodies

Solvit engineering has helped us immensely in the last few months to solve the challenges we had with a custom project we had to do in a short period of time. We would never have been able to come up with the ideas they had. It was like we had some new brains in the company. Although they were not part of our staff they blended in well with our way of working and the manufacturing staff. Because of their friendly demeanour, they were well accepted. We will definitely make use of their devices again.

Andrew Du Toit ~

Matlacon Steel Construction

I have worked with Ian many times and not once could he not deliver even the toughest request. The times we had challenges he took it on the nose and re-worked the problem until we had a solution. I have great respect when someone can own up to a challenge or error and fix it. After all, it only remains a problem until you fix it, then it’s reduced to a distant memory.

~ Selwyn Stokes ~

Africars For Keeps Toys

Ons het Solvit sowat 5 jaar gelede begin gebruik. Ons moes ons speelgoed reeks aanpas en ‘n meer moderne aansig of ‘look’ gee. Vir ons was dit n nuwe uitdaging. Ian van Solvit het ons bygestaan om dit moontlik te maak. Vandag het ons ‘n lazer afdeling en vra nogsteeds gereeld raad. Baie dankie vir die pad wat ons stap.

~ Floors Human ~

Dunamis Betonwerke & Vrystaat Krippe

Ian van Zyl van Solvit Engineering het al verskeie projekte suksesvol vir Dunamis Betonwerke & Vrystaat Krippe ontwerp. Ian se werk is uitnemend en dit is ‘n plesier om saam met hom te werk. Ian is nie net ‘n ontwerper/ tekenaar/ ingenieur nie hy verstaan met begrip wat ek as kliënt wil hê en kom baie keer met verbeterde idees vorendag.

Paul Fouché ~


Tell us about your project or problem. We want to help you #solvit. Please contact us here.

Please state your reason for enquiry

Please specify your field of enquiry:

You can reach us by either of the following ways: