Coworker Projects: Evotech, Steff Evans



By Catarina King, co-founder Society1.

We love hearing about amazing projects and collaborations at Society1. There are so many different types of businesses in our community with such a range of projects. One of our resident coworkers Steff Evans has been busy working on this super cool bike project.

Evotech is a computer aided engineering company specialising in consultancy, training and computer aided design.

Steff has been at Society1 for over a year now and is a valued member of the community. 

 Steff kindly took sometime to tell us about a project he has been working on recently.
 Tell us a bit about Evotech:
Steff: I’m Steff Evans, and run Evotech Computer-Aided Engineering Ltd, specialising in consulting, training and technical resales in engineering simulation software (I’m a major fancy CAD nerd!). I work with a range of clients from huge aerospace companies down to micro SMEs developing some really cool stuff. Over the Covid lockdown, we had over 150 aerospace engineers through our online training programs when they had the time to re-skill in new simulation technology, and we’re now starting to take this to a global market. Covid’s been tough for a lot of companies, but I started to see lots of new projects appear after the summer, as confidence in UK manufacturing returns, and many of the government development grants kick in.

Tell us about the project you are working on:

Steff: I’ve recently helped to support a Dutch triathlon bike company, working with the former head of composite design at Ferrari F1, to develop a super-fast aero bike. All of the structural and aerodynamic behaviour was generated and understood in a virtual simulation environment before any physical manufacture and testing. Building the moulds for carbon fibre structures can easily cost over six figures, so you definitely don’t want to get this wrong.

You can read more about Evotech’s involvement in the design of the Composite Triathlon Bicycle with Ku Cycles on the Evotech website.

This project sounds amazing and the bike looks very cool. What a fantastic product to work on! Thank you for sharing this work with us.

One last question, we have to ask… why do you like working at Society1?

Steff: S1 is a fantastic place to work. The atmosphere and facilities are second to none, and there’s a great community of like-minded people, entrepreneurs and small business owners, who are great for bouncing ideas and general support. I spent over two years working from a home office, but, as well as the office space, S1 gives me a really important way to ‘book end’ the day, and separate my work life from home.

Thank you Steff, it is really great to hear that you get so much from working at Society1. We totally agree that it is more than just a place to work. The people here are great and getting out of the house is so important to your wellbeing.

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