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Using e-drawings

Making the decision to bring in external skills and services isn’t always easy or straightforward. Making the decision to bring in external skills and services isn’t always easy or straightforward. Taking the first step is a hurdle in itself. But secondly, it can be hard to know how what criteria to use in finding the […] Read more

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits

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 development (R&D) function, it can add up to thousands of pounds’ worth of expenditure. But, […] Read more

2019 in review

This year has been a busy one! We’ve had the pleasure of working with an amazing team of 18 engineers across our app, hardware and software teams. Together, we’ve been working across a wide variety of projects and sectors including; medical, consumer kitchen, sports leisurewear, electrical safety, hygiene, science, fire safety and architectural. A few […] Read more

A future without plastic?

The last two years have seen a surge in innovative ideas to go plastic free, making the prospect of a plastic free world seem that bit more possible. Here’s a round-up of our favourite design moments in the movement away from plastic from the past couple of years. Plastic alternative made of fish waste Lucy […] Read more

Jack lowe

At Cambridge Design Technology, we love to give students the chance to learn about real world applications in design and development, and to experience the industry. Offering paid internships, we don’t believe in making students do the washing up, shredding and photocopying – everyone takes a turn with that, even the MD. When we take […] Read more

product design cambridge

Here at Cambridge Design Technology (CDT) we take pride in two things above all else. The first of these is the quality of the product and technology design consultancy services which we offer. The second is the fact that we offer that quality on a truly global basis.     We don’t see any reason […] Read more

sustainable product design recyclable deodorant

A consciousness of sustainable product design has never been greater. The damaging environmental impact of many products has been known for a number of years and so it is incredibly encouraging to see a huge shift to redress the situation. Indeed, children are being taught about sustainability in primary and secondary schools, and there are […] Read more

Milk & More Product Render

The creation of some advertising marketing models, using modern and traditional methods, brought together up-to-date 3D design with cutting edge 3D printing technologies and long-established model-making skills. This 3-way collaboration, between Cambridge Design Technology, Prototype Projects and Mimesis Models, enabled the production of three ‘traditional Britain’ scenes in large scale glass milk bottles. About Mimesis […] Read more

design engineering in disasters

Life is for living but there are times when risks need to be managed. In this article we take a look at how design engineering for disasters can provide the necessary security blanket which, ultimately, saves lives. Earthquake-proof bed If disaster strikes in the form of an earthquake, for example, when you are at your […] Read more

power of physics

We recently came across these two great videos which show the real power of physics. We hope you enjoy watching them as much as we have! The sand pendulum The first video shows how the laws of physics control the pendulum to create a geometric shape from the sand contained within the pendulum. Absolutely fantastic! […] Read more

AI robot

The DIY AI robot If you have always wanted a DIY AI robot that follows you around the house and brings you drinks and snacks, read on! The Smartibot, developed by Toymaker The Crafty Robot, is a build-it-yourself robot toy for children and adults. Described as the world’s first artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cardboard robot, […] Read more

ClubKaddy golfing device

Cambridge Design Technology were approached by Peter Englefield, who is a keen golfer. Peter wanted to develop a new golfing aid which would assist amateur golfers of all abilities in their game. Many golf clubs (rightly so), limit the use of smart phones and clever apps to prevent competitive advantages over players that aren’t using […] Read more