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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

Headphones by Beoplay

It’s Christmas time, and we’ve been reflecting on what a great year it’s been for the product design industry. As it’s the season of goodwill and gift giving, we’ve picked out four of our favourite innovative yet stylish products that would please any product designer on Christmas morning. Beoplay’s H4 Headphones Jakub Wagner has designed […] Read more

Social Media Strategy

You may remember our infographic on the steps you should take to get your product to market. In this article, we explain the importance of product renderings and the role that digital marketing can play in getting your product out there. In order for Cambridge Design Technology to fulfil a turnkey solution to our clients, […] Read more

bad design

There’s good design. There’s design that pushes the boundaries with its innovation. Then there’s design that just goes, well, wrong. Here’s a round-up of some bad designs. Take a look… Enjoy! It’s worth noting that none of these designs are ours!!!     Bring your ideas to life Want to make sure your next project […] Read more

medical device development

We have vast experience in medical device development. Watch our short video to find out more about how we can help with your next project. Ready to get started? We are an innovative and creative company providing product design and technology development services to medical, scientific, technology and industrial companies. Contact us on 01223 662300 to talk to us about your […] Read more

product ideas

If you have an idea in mind for a product but don’t know how to bring it to life, Cambridge Design Technology can help. Ready to get started? We are an innovative and creative company providing product design and technology development services to medical, scientific, technology and industrial companies. Contact us on 01223 662300 to talk […] Read more

Sony's Aibo AI Dog

Engadget have pulled together this great video on what they believe to be the top gadgets from CES 2018. Top gadgets from CES 2018   Not got time to watch the video? Here’s a quick overview of Engadgets’ winners and their products: Best Accessibility Tech Xenoma e-skin pyjamas – great technology for people suffering with dementia.   Best […] Read more

Technology Development - AR Suits

2017 was a great year for product development but 2018 is set to be the year of technology. Take a look at the top developments that have caught our eye.   Top technology offerings for 2018 Blockchain Internet of Things IoT (the ‘Internet of Things’) is not new but the BIoT (Blockchain Internet of Things) […] Read more

industrial engineering in Britain

Two fantastic videos showing how ‘Made in Britain’ used to be! Made in Britain: industrial engineering of gold leaf This first video shows the making of gold leaf from the beating and rolling of gold bars. It’s amazing to see how a 77 year old had been beating gold for 63 years – and using […] Read more

e-drawings guide

Please take a look at our guide to downloading E-Drawings® CAD viewer. E-drawings® is a free app allowing users to open a variety of CAD files in multiple formats. Any native CAD files from SolidWorks, Creo (Pro/ENGINEER), CATIA and Autodesk Inventor can be directly opened in E-Drawings®. Also exported files used for manufacturing can be […] Read more

prototype rendering

In our last article we looked at taking a brief through the concept phase to a CAD design ready for prototyping. Here is what happens when we send the concept to prototyping.   Prototype Phase We sent Jack Lowe, our Product Designer, over to Prototype Projects to document what happens next. We knew the purpose […] Read more

Case Study - Simpsons of Langley

The Simpsons Story Simpsons of Langley are a UK-based company specialising in the manufacture, distribution and retail of professional pet care products. The family-run company, which was founded in 1960, is regarded as a market leader in the design and sourcing of innovative products for the pet grooming industry and which are aimed at enhancing […] Read more

Young Product Designer

When you get a request for work experience from a 15-year old boy, let’s be honest, you’re never really sure whether to go for it and try to inspire a young product designer in the making or pass it by! We had such a request earlier in the year and we’re so pleased we said […] Read more

Product Concept to Design

In this article we showcase the first part of a typical project going from concept to prototype.   Concept Phase The customer brief is singularly the most important document we require from our clients. The brief or product design specification, or product requirements definition (to name three variations of the same thing), defines many things: […] Read more

Designing from Memory

Have you ever wondered what the results would be if you were designing from memory? An artist has done just that and the results were certainly interesting. They asked people to draw a bicycle from memory and then rendered the results. Although the basics were there (e.g. wheels, frame, seat, handle bar, pedals (sometimes!) etc), […] Read more

Over the last few months we have produced articles which follow the design process for product development. Our previous articles have included: The role of and technologies available for Prototyping of new product designs Protecting your Intellectual Property with patent law Using SolidWorks CAD software to create the product design Using PTC Creo Parametric for 3D modelling This time we have produced […] Read more

Software in Product Design & Development

In this latest article in our series which examines the services and technologies that complement – and are critical to – commercial product design, we’re going to look at software and electronics design and development. Our previous articles have covered: Using SolidWorks CAD software to create the product design Protecting your Intellectual Property with patent […] 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

Integrated flowmeter suction device

Cambridge Design Technology was founded in March 2015 by long-time product design consultant Jon Plumb. Having left his previous business Innovate3 after 13 years, Jon set up his new business to provide an all-round product and technology design and development solution for innovative businesses in Cambridge & East Anglia wanting to take their ideas from […] Read more

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Overview When designing products and components, it is vital to ensure that their integrity and reliability within the bounds of ‘normal usage’ will not be compromised. Alongside product and technology design processes, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) can be used to model how product structure and will respond to stress, and from this to predict any […] Read more

Robot Selfie

Last week we saw lots of announcements from the annual CES in Las Vegas, always a good scene setter for coming trends of the year. It was bigger than ever, with over 223,000 sq meters of exhibition space and 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest technology innovations. Among the things that caught our eye were: […] Read more

3D Modelling

Solidworks is the leading 3D modelling software and Cambridge Design Technology is an advanced user of this innovative software. In this article we explain why we use SolidWorks, and the importance of our support partner Innova Systems. In engineering design, the technical knowledge and design expertise of the designer are both key, and can only […] Read more

Black Tracca

About Tracca Tracca produces and sells GPS tracking collars for domestic pets and is the brainchild of Managing Director and co-founder Toby Mills. The company was founded in 2014 with a vision to develop a reliable device that would inform pet owners of the location of their animals whenever they stray from home. Toby’s idea […] Read more

Defence Equipment Design

We will be attending the DSEI expo on 15-18 September 2015. DSEI is the world’s leading defence and security event showcasing military and defence technology. Visit the DSEI website to find out more about the event.   […] Read more

Cambridge Design Technology Placeholder

Things are getting exciting here at Cambridge Design Technology. Several projects coming to fruition. Parts being delivered off tooling, prototypes being 3D printed in-house and hydraulic control systems being commissioned. Watch this space for further news […] Read more

flash modifier

Tony Chau is an independent professional photographer with vast experience running photo shoots and commissions for clients all over the world. The requirement Whilst always able to achieve the results required by his clients, Tony Chau knew that with the photographic equipment currently available on the market, no single flash unit could achieve the light […] Read more