Thinking differently

Welcome to this week’s blog. We’re sharing a fact about the Falkirk Wheel. This iconic landmark is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world. In our eyes, this is a magnificent design. It’s a great example of how thinking differently can achieve outstanding results – both Read more…

Everyone can be an inventor

Everyone can be an inventor; Samuel Morse, for example, was a painter, but in 1844 he invented an efficient communication system still used today (more than 150 years later). This shows how interest can spark imagination and become a world-known invention. Have you got an idea that you’d like to Read more…

Drawings, drawings, drawings

Happy Friday to you all, our blog this week is all about drawings. To kick off (excuse the pun, it seems appropriate!) do you know when engineering drawings first emerged? Gaspard Monge developed the orthographic technique in 1765. As France was at war, this means this means of sharing ideas Read more…

3D printing – the future and the here and now

For this week’s fact we are looking at the future of 3D printing. If you haven’t already seen the latest research, here’s an interesting read about the development of 3D print ‘ink’. The technology would allow for different material properties to be assigned to a different part of a print. Read more…

What do fittings, figurines and rings have in common?

And just like that, it’s Friday again! And our SLA 3D printer is in full action from minute plastic fittings through to fantasy figurines! The breadth and intricate detail we create with the printer is astounding. I enjoy the variety of designs we work with and we’re always ready to Read more…

Take 2 on Design Evolution

This happens a lot in product design… You think you have the perfect design for your product and then you think… It’s a good design, but, it does not look new or fresh. Then you start to think about the problem from a different angle. This is Take 2 on Read more…

Design Evolution

Where will your next idea take you? The process of Design Evolution can be quite interesting…. We designed a desktop business card holder as a marketing tool to demonstrate not only CAD design, but also our 3D printing services at a networking event. A client at the event said, “That’s really Read more…

Take the pressure off your design team

Are you loosing clients because your design projects are running behind schedule? Did you know in companies large and small, over 70% of product design projects are delayed due to lack of resources? Do you need to Take the pressure off your design team? As the pressure on your design team Read more…

Twelve Tips of Christmas: Tip 11: Get Your Project Moving

What is stopping you getting your products to market? Companies large and small have problems getting new product designs into production. There are many things that can increase development time, but the most common are: Staff shortages Production support taking engineers away from projects Short or long term staff illness Read more…

Mount Realisation

Completing your journey to Mount Realisation   You have probably arrived here after a journey along the The Iterative Highway. If this is your first visit here, you may want to start your journey at The Hill of Hope. If you have already been through The Iterative Highway then you are probably ready to Read more…

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