Published 14th December 2016 | Articles

Cambridge Design Technology’s 2016: A look back – and a look forward

As Christmas beckons and the curtain begins to fall on 2016, it’s time for Cambridge Design Technology to reflect on the year – and what a year it’s been!

Here at Cambridge Design Technology, we’ve been creatively solving our clients’ production problems at every opportunity during 2016,VR Design - Christmas and the future promises to bring new opportunities to further our expertise and creativity in product design and development

Our design team have been using their expertise across various industries, working on a wide range of projects – from tackling new innovations in fishing gear to helping to design a new wave of commercial radar equipment.

Here’s a rundown of some of the other concepts that we have helped to develop over the last twelve months.


One of our key sectors, 2016 saw us expand our medical equipment/devices portfolio with some fascinating projects including sensory pods to assist people living with autism, birthing suite trolleys and biotech analysis instrumentation.


We have continued to develop our extensive portfolio of clients and projects in the Telecommunications sector, and 2016 saw us hard at work on an underwater fibre-optic cabling projects.


A busy and productive year for us in the industrial sector. Our team have exceptional conceptualising, design and development skills with which they produce specialised industrial equipment and tools. This expertise was put to the test on industrial torque tools and heat treatment control gears, as well as effluent treatment equipment.


We’ve also been working on an array of consumer product design and development projects in 2016, ranging from electronic golfing caddies and fishing gear to hair styling products and children’s construction toys. As always, the regulatory requirements of CE marking and EMC regulations have figured prominently in the design and development process.

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Our team have been working on very exciting new Virtual Reality apps for educational purposes. With Virtual Reality technology continuing to evolve, the ways in which it can be used by various industries are almost without limit. New opportunities for VR to be incorporated into the design process are emerging almost daily, so in our view the future of VR is very much a reality today!

Among further highlights in 2016 we have helped in getting products ready for launch at global expos in Germany and the USA, sourced a further Solidworks license and also upgraded our KeyShot rendering software, which you can read more about in our blog post from earlier in the year.

Behind the scenes, we’ve also moved to bigger offices. Progress is a constant in the world of product design and we are always exploring new technologies to integrate into the design process.

What a busy and diverse year! We hope that yours was as productive and as packed with challenges as ours was.

What could Cambridge Design Technology deliver for you in 2017?

Everyone at Cambridge Design Technology is itching to get cracking in the New Year: we’re after more client challenges that will put our expertise, equipment, and experience to the test!

We work across many industry sectors in a variety of design and production technologies from CAD to 3D printing.

merry-xmas9The only frontier to be breached is how far our imagination can be stretched to solve the problems presented to us. For Cambridge Design Technology, problem means opportunity.

Having moved to new offices, our plans for 2017 involve further investment in computer equipment and peripherals, new software, new ergonomic office furniture, and of course new skills training to ensure we stay right at the leading edge of design technology.

Being based in one of the country’s leading science and innovation communities gives us a great opportunity to apply our knowledge, skills, technology and experience to helping you achieve your design and production targets.

So, whether you would like to…

  • Precision fixturing and proof of concept
  • Fine instrument concept and design for medical equipment
  • Working with hydraulics, pneumatics and control gear
  • Develop products suited to the Internet of Things
  • Develop your idea from that initial spark to a market-ready product

…or design and produce pretty much anything else, we are waiting to help you realise your product’s potential.


Wishing everyone a fantastic Christmas and a very happy and prosperous 2017 – from all the team at Cambridge Design Technology.


Cancer Research UK logoThis year, Cambridge Design Technology will be donating the money that would have been spent on Christmas cards and postage to Cancer Research UK.



Cambridge Design Technology thrive on progress and creatively solving problems.

For more information about Cambridge Design Technology and how we can work with you on your next product design product, please call Jon Plumb now on 01787 377106 or email

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