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The Chapel

14 June 2016

Developing the chapel into a unique working space is not a small undertaking. So why are you doing it? An interview with Austen Miller. 3fD have been operating…

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Design for Medical or Scientific Products

24 December 2015

Design for Medical or Scientific Products We understand that the specific requirements of scientific and medical products are challenging to many designers. These…

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Steel fabrication V Casting

28 March 2015

Steel fabrications and castings are often considered for the same project as they share very similar properties. Generally, castings provide better tolerances…

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How much does a CE mark cost?

17 February 2015

New product development requires planning. Timelines, budgets and business plans guide the business or entrepreneur through the process.  Indeed, without…

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Patent Box

3 February 2015

  The UK's Patent Box regime, hailed for transforming Britain as a place to invest, will be weakened, following a compromise reached with Germany, over…

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Helium is running out - who cares?

19 January 2014

We recently had first hand experience of Helium use - Cryogenic Coolers.  Oxford Instruments have been working on a range of 'dry' Cryostats and they…

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Setting the Design Fee

17 April 2012

How do you set a Design Fee? Are you looking for a bargain? How do you get value for money from your product design consultancy? Austen Miller, Senior Partner,…

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