How to Turn your Idea into a Product

How to Turn an Idea into a Product

You’ve got an amazing idea for a product and want to start developing it. Here’s how to take an innovative idea to a market-ready product in a few key steps.

How to Design for Injection Moulding

Design for Injection Moulding with a chess piece

Injection Moulding design guidelines from the perspective of a design engineer. How to keep your manufacturer happy while also achieving the best design.

What’s the Difference between Product Design & Industrial Design?

Difference between Product Design and Industrial Design

‘Product’, ‘Industrial’, and ‘Design’, are all such broad terms that pinning down a definition can be difficult, to say the least.

Product Fails from those that should know Better

Statue Face Palm

A brief look at some of the worst product failures from some of the world’s biggest companies. Proving that even the big boys can make mistakes.

Designing a Custom Engagement Ring

Custom Engagement Ring designed by Michael Aldridge

I wanted to get the ring right and for me that meant a custom ring, this is how I designed and commissioned a custom engagement ring for my fiancée.

10 Best Blogs for Product Design

Top 10 Product Design Blogs

I like to keep up-to-date with the world of design. I’ve come across some fantastic Product Design Blogs that I would like to share with you.

Essential Questions for your First Product Design

Essential Design Questions

Are you considering taking the plunge and designing your first product? It can be a daunting stage, but fear not, we are here to help with this handy guide.

Design for Lifetime Video Series

Design for Lifetime Video

With the responsibility of bringing so many products into this world, this video looks at how to design with a good ‘end of life’ strategy in mind.

Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 – BEEAS

Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 - Michael Aldridge

I have been awarded Young Design Engineer of the Year 2012 by British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs). Very honoured to win such a prestigious award.

Free Solidworks Licence for Students

Solidworks Free Student Licence

Little known secret of how to get a free licence of Solidworks CAD software if you are a student or educator. Free is better than cheap!