Welcome to this week’s Fun Fact.

Regardless of your car of choice, you will be familiar with the product item in the spotlight. The three-point seat belt in modern cars was invented by a Volvo employee. But do you know the company gave the patent to other carmakers….. free of charge?

Volvo felt the true value of the invention was to save lives hence sharing with others. Given most companies want to protect breakthroughs like this, the move by Volvo is an unusual but nice one!

The fact is also timely as we are currently working with a client to help achieve a patent. By producing both the preferred and additional embodiments, the range of protection is greater. With over thirty years of experience and six patents ourselves, we are well-positioned to ensure drawings meet the strict requirements of the Patent Lawyer. So far we have 31 sheets of drawings to define every feature within the design. Our 3D printer has come into its own too by creating accurate models to aid the drawings.

The image to the left gives an idea of the types of drawings we provide. We can’t reveal details of the current patent but can say it’s a great project! Since the initial concept, we have overcome challenges by consulting directly with the client and optimising their expertise. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and provide constructive feedback. It’s exciting to have near-completion drawings ready for the Patent application.

Do you have an idea you’d like to explore further? Be it an adaption to an existing product or something entirely new, we provide mechanical design expertise to a wide range of industries. As a reminder, we provide clients with a Non-Disclosure Agreement. This gives extra assurance that your information is safe with us. To find out more about our services, please visit our website get in touch on 01373 801 803.

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