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Product Design

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allegro

Proud to be made in Britain In the post war years, Britain’s standing in the world as number one manufacturer was undisputed. Everything was adorned proudly with “Made in England”. This stamp of origin was not only commonplace, but synonymous with high quality, technical innovation and was respected throughout the commonwealth and the rest of […] 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

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