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Looking back over the year – Award Winning Product Design Development

By | assistive living technology, Awards, Design for Sports, patent, plastic industry awards, Product development, Prototyping, set squared, tech start up, Uncategorized | No Comments

That time of year comes around quick!

Actually springtime is usually a busy time for most business, particularly so in Product Design Development where plans get the green light, for modifying existing ranges or innovating from the ground up and creating new products for market. A new year beckons and we wanted to reflect a moment on some of our work (which we are able to talk about ) from the year just passed. We are proud to have been a big part in three projects from varied sectors that all went on to receive awards, in no particular order;  Read More

TCT Additive Manufacture Trade show 2013 + Reveal on the Ultimaker 2

By | Desktop 3D printing, makerbot, Product development, Ultimaker | No Comments

We managed to get an afternoon out of the office to visit the NEC for TCT Additive Manufacture show last week. It was our first time to TCT this year, however first impressions were the industry show is changing. In many ways a coming together of aerospace standard scanning and printing systems and the Maker Faire / Hackspace type community.   Read More

Elon Musk on the future of design tools – Or Media Hype?

By | Branding, corporate image, Product development | No Comments

You will likely have heard of Elon Musk? Techcrunch referred to him as the worlds busiest rich dude / Mad scientist. In fact the video post taps into the concept of Elon as inspiring the directors of  the movie Iron Man for his formula of High Rolling tech interests. We have a lot of respect for his achievements, he has certainly been productive in the technology sphere, in ways Branson and the like could dream of…

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Ultimaker spool bracket – now on Thingiverse

By | Desktop 3D printing, download parts, Product development, thingiverse, Ultimaker | No Comments

We know we have been talking desktop printing a little of late, however when we make parts available for download we thought we would share a simple and brief update here.

We love the Ultimakers ability to allow us rapid validation of our CAD work , were very impressed with the materials Ultimaker supply also. However there is a plethora of ABS and PLA filament options out there to use from other suppliers. What we found however, is there is a large variation in the spool dimensions. We bought a spool that would not fit the standard bracket. So – we made one ourselves and here it is built only two hours later.  Read More

We launched our spanking new website..

By | Branding, corporate image, Product development, social media, Uncategorized, wordpress | No Comments

We thought our revitalised website design and branding refresh deserved a little coverage on the blog.

We hope to gain a new level of interactivity with our site visitors. The new design we think is more in line with our brand values and the functionality of the site should make it much easier for us to; share our work, our thoughts on issues or technology from around the web. Were consolidating our Linked in , Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest resources here so Join us and get stuck in with the conversation. We are always keen to learn of events, issues, tools, projects and collaborative opportunities. Stay in touch & let us know what you think.

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A new approach, low risk Product Development?

By | consumer research, Crowd funding, lean startup, Product development | No Comments

There is a visible shift in how new product start ups acquire intelligence on their target markets as well as the option to gleam customer input before setting out on their development cycle. We are starting to see an upturn in enquiries from start ups using the “Pretail” model. Enabling low risk lean start ups, gauge market feedback as early in the product development as possible. Here is a word from Trendwatching about Pretail. http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/pretail/


Design Cycles

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Its quite interesting to see how cyclic some ideas can be ( pun intended) before the humble penny farthing the origins of the bicycle in the late 1700′s was wooden framed, a two wheeled device the user pushed along with out pedals.
We like what sandwichbike has done with a modern twist taking Bike Design full circle for 2013 . We would like to see an option for those non fixy bikers too. http://www.sandwichbikes.com/

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