3D Printing in the product design process: a novelty or an evolution?
What was your first experience with 3D printing in the design process? For some it was a novelty, let’s face it, adding ‘3D’ to anything makes it cooler, how could that not improve the lowly printer. For some it was a luxury and they needed a real good reason before going down that road. For […]Read More
Could this happen to you? – Product developments hiding in plain sight
Design For Manufacturing in its simplest form asks for you to understand the manufacturing processes and apply that understanding to your designs. Let’s not over-complicate it just yet with tools and software and cost analysis – just design your products giving consideration to the manufacturing processes you are going to use to make them. That […]Read More
Does our ‘throw-away culture’ include Graduate Engineers?
The best that most of us in small to medium sized companies can hope for when hiring a graduate mechanical or design engineer, is someone who has had a summer job changing tyres or a placement year where they have done a bit more than sweeping the floor or running errands. To expect graduate engineers to understand […]Read More