Tag: Product Engineering

18th June 2020 | Articles

Cambridge Design Technology & SolidWorks: Perfect Partnership After 25 Years

SolidWorks is among the world’s leading 3D modelling software tools. Founded in 1993, version 1 was launched in 1995, after which the firm was soon acquired by Dassault Systems. SolidWorks 2020 was released in September 2019 as the 28th version...

27th March 2020 | Latest News

Intellectual Property Protection: Why, Where, When & How

If you’re in the process of designing or developing a new product or technology, you will at some point need to consider how you will protect your invention. Many people immediately think of ‘patent’ protection as the default form of...

05th March 2020 | Articles

Claiming R&D Tax Credits – Where to Start

Whether you’re a young start up or an established business with a strong product development process, every little helps. So, it makes sense to take advantage of whatever tax breaks you’re entitled to. For companies with an active research and...

12th December 2017 | Latest News

Made in Britain: industrial engineering

Two fantastic videos showing how ‘Made in Britain’ used to be! Made in Britain: industrial engineering of gold leaf This first video shows the making of gold leaf from the beating and rolling of gold bars. It’s amazing to see...

12th December 2017 | Articles

Made in Britain? Not necessarily but it could be…

Proud to be made in Britain In the post war years, Britain’s standing in the world as number one manufacturer was undisputed. Everything was adorned proudly with “Made in England”. This stamp of origin was not only commonplace, but synonymous...

15th November 2017 | Articles

Rube Goldberg Machines: simple but effective

We are absolutely fascinated by these incredible Rube Goldberg Machines – such masterpieces! A Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, Goldberg was best known for his zany invention cartoons. We’re sure his engineering degree is behind all of this! Bringing the principle of creating a...

04th October 2017 | Latest News

From Concept to Prototype – Part 1

In this article we showcase the first part of a typical project going from concept to prototype.   Concept Phase The customer brief is singularly the most important document we require from our clients. The brief or product design specification,...

27th January 2017 | Articles

Reverse Engineering

What is reverse engineering? Reverse engineering is the process of analysing an existing product’s constituent components to allow a fully replicated design – or design knowledge – to be created from the information extracted. Products and concepts as wide-ranging in...

27th September 2016 | Articles

Cambridge Design Technology & PTC Creo Parametric

Update: check out our more recent blog about the newer 7.0 version of PTC Creo. Last year we wrote an article about our solid partnership with 3D modelling vendor Solidworks – you can find it here. This time we’re trumpeting...

30th August 2016 | Articles, Latest News

Electronics and Software in Product Design & Development

In this latest article in our series which examines the services and technologies that complement – and are critical to – commercial product design, we’re going to look at software and electronics design and development. Our previous articles have covered:...

17th March 2016 | Latest News

Cambridge Design Technology: A Year In Review

Cambridge Design Technology was founded in March 2015 by long-time product design consultant Jon Plumb. Having left his previous business Innovate3 after 13 years, Jon set up his new business to provide an all-round product and technology design and development...

19th February 2016 | Articles, Latest News

Finite Element Analysis – Predicting the Real World

Overview When designing products and components, it is vital to ensure that their integrity and reliability within the bounds of ‘normal usage’ will not be compromised. Alongside product and technology design processes, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can be used to...

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