About Us

Cambridge Dynamics Limited, the first company to arrive at the Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate in Huntingdon, is an Engineering, Design and Manufacturing company providing a high quality service with a firm policy of using British components whenever practical.

With the ever present industrial priority of “Automate or Stagnate” it is no longer possible in a competitive world to accept “off the shelf” machines adapted to different applications. Today it is vital to obtain every advantage from the wealth of technology available and to invest in machinery designed for a specific purpose. Unlike most other small/medium engineering companies, Cambridge Dynamics offers this service.

A complete engineering facility from initial machine concept and design, through manufacture, assembly, testing, finishing and delivery to commissioning at the customer’s works.

A team of design engineers covering mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic disciplines provides a wealth of engineering expertise and experience. This is applied using the latest CAD/CAM technology to provide fully featured 3D assemblies, reducing manufacturing time as well as assembly errors. This, together with back-up from highly skilled manufacturing engineers with modern machinery and equipment, enable a wide range of industrial requirements to be considered.

A very important service is offered to sales organizations who regularly import machines from abroad for resale but who would prefer to “Buy British”.

We also offer a range of fume & dust extraction equipment under the trade name of  Defuma


Cambridge Dynamics was started in 1977 by Malcom Henson and David Patmore as a specialist machine design company. The company was incorporated in 1978 and in 1980 was the first company to move into the new Stukeley Meadows Industrial Estate in Huntingdon. The new 7000 sq. ft. space allowed the company to move the manufacture and assembly of the custom machinery in house, a hugely advantageous process which continues to this day.

In 2000 Malcom Henson retired as MD selling his share in the business to the then Technical Director, David Patmore. Cambridge Dynamics stayed strong through the 2002 and 2008 recessions and is proud to have emerged a respected name in custom machine building.

By 2012 David was looking to retire and the company was put up for sale. As a prestigious engineering firm Cambridge Dynamics caught the eye of Andre’ Becker who was looking to expand his business interests. After a careful process the sale was finalised on the 18th of February 2015 with David staying on to ensure a smooth handover and a continued focus on a high quality service.

Over the course of 2015 the company has invested in new personnel and equipment and is ready to provide high end custom machines for years to come.

Case Studies

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Case Studies

Cambridge Dynamics Ltd. is the parent Company of the DEFUMA brand.

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Clear Leaders in Air Filtration Technology

Defuma is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of dust and fume extraction systems, providing solutions to meet any industrial or commercial requirement. We offer the complete solution to tackling your dust, fume and vapour pollution problems – from the supply and hire of ready-to-use products and equipment through to expert consultancy, design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of systems. We also provide a wide range of associated products such as filters, fans and hoses through to workplace screening and personal protection equipment.