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Concept to design process

In our last article we looked in detail at the different stages involved in taking a new product concept from the drawing board through to a CAD design ready for prototyping. In this next piece, we’ll continue with our look under the lid of product design with a particular focus on what happens during the prototyping […] Read more

Initial product illustration

If you’re in the early stages of planning a new product concept or idea, and you’re wondering what’s involved in getting it to market, it can help to understand the process.   In this article we aim to shed some light on the ‘bigger picture’ when taking a product from concept to prototype. Cambridge Design Technology […] Read more

Product Design: What’s involved?

Product design in its broadest definition is a term for the process which typically follows the agreement of a core product development requirement, idea or concept. Manufacturing companies and entrepreneurs that need to realise a first stage or new version of a product concept first require a visual rendering of the new product’s physical form. […] Read more

Santa Cruz V10 Design

Back in August 2016 we wrote about our skills in 3D modelling application PTC Creo and our relationship with Root Solutions, who we’ve worked with for many years. Since then, the tool has moved on is now at version 7.0. For Cambridge Design Technology, Creo continues to provide a scalable range of 3D CAD product […] Read more

Intelligent Property Protection (Patents)

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 intellectual property protection, but patents are not always the most appropriate or cost effective option. […] Read more

Not so long ago, the thought of having intelligent droids walking around our homes had always been something we could only imagine, but the latest innovations seem to be making the reality of that seem much more possible. Here we have rounded up four of our favourite robots unveiled in the past 12 months. 3D-printing […] Read more

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers and wish them all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our office’s will be closed between the 20th December and the 6th January, to allow our hard-working staff a Christmas break. This year, we have decided not to send out Christmas […] Read more

Back in October 2018, the team at Kangular approached Cambridge Design Technology (CDT) with their innovative new concept for a contemporary outdoor screen system. “We found CDT whilst browsing on the web, looking for a Professional CAD and Design studio to model up the Kangular product range and produce high specification manufacturing drawings. From the […] Read more

Jon Plumb

Basic details: Name: Jon Plumb Company Role: Founder and Product Designer Favourite quote: The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty – Winston Churchill – amongst many other Churchill quotes What do you do at Cambridge Design Technology? When taking on board any development project, it is important […] 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

Consumer & Electrics Show (CES)

As 2019 kicks off, it’s the time of the year when we take our customary look forward and try to spot the trends that might help to shape developments in design and technology in 2019 – as well as seeing what’s making the headlines at the Consumer and Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES […] Read more

accessible product design - 3D-printed walking stick

It’s Christmas time, and we’ve been reflecting on what a great year it’s been for the product design industry. Here’s a round up of some recent accessible product designs: Shiro Studio’s 3D-printed walking stick Why should a walking stick be an embarrassment? This ENEA walking stick is the result of a long-term research project by […] Read more