, ,

We Hope You Have An Electric Christmas!

To celebrate a fantastic year (and for a bit of Christmas fun), we decided to demonstrate the benefits of conductive ink and how this could be integrated with 3D printed polymers. Conductive ink can be used to remove the need for wires in electronic assemblies, which can help reduce weight; cost of production; and reduce assembly time. Our simple Christmas tree illustrates how power from a 3V battery can be connected to a series of LEDs to achieve a consistent and reliable connection. Read more

, ,

How 3D Printing is Disrupting Dentistry

3D printing is bringing a smile to many Dentists’ due to its high accuracy, reliability, reduction of turnaround time and the improvement of services. Stereolithography (SLA) printing uses an optical system to cure resin, accurate to a tolerance of ± 35 microns. The printer converts a digital 3D model into paths that a laser will then trace layer by layer into a resin bath. The laser cures the resin, converting the digital model into a physical object within a few hours. Read more

, ,

ITERATE Welcomes Myles Bates

This month, we are thrilled to welcome Myles Bates to the team. Myles joins ITERATE Design + Innovation after completing a Masters degree in Engineering Design at Bath University and spending a period of time working with Orsus Medical; the developers of a real-time non-invasive blood glucose monitor. As part of his postgraduate research, Myles explored how TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) could be applied to improve the precision and accuracy of such glucose monitoring technology. Read more

, ,

Industry 4.0 and its Implications on the Design Process

Industry 4.0 is the term that represents the next stage of automated manufacturing that includes cloud computing, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and advancements in other digital technologies. These developments have led to what is being called ‘Smart Factories’; factories in which all the machines, devices and sensors are able to communicate, share information and make simple decisions autonomously. This next phase of manufacturing will allow the process to become more reliable, more flexible, will reduce labour costs and improve productivity.

Read more

, ,

ITERATE TO BENEFIT FROM £1M 3D PRINTING PROJECT

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded an InnovateUK grant in order to develop an advanced 3D printing technology. The collaborative research project between the University of Warwick; Printed Electronics Ltd; and C Enterprise (UK) Ltd, makers of the CEL Robox, will focus on combining deposition of polymer based materials with electrically conductive inks; potentially replacing the need for wires to be used in electro-mechanical product assemblies.  Read more

, ,

Office Move Represents Milestone in Company Growth

We are pleased to announce that we have recently relocated our South Wales Design Studio to Riverside Court in Chepstow. After spending 3 years on the bank of the River Wye in the centre of Chepstow, the decision was made to move to a larger office space in order to accommodate our long term expansion plans. After securing a number of exciting design projects and actively recruiting new team members – the move represents a milestone in our company growth. Read more

,

Why You Should Consider The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)

The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) is designed to help small, early-stage companies raise equity finance by offering tax reliefs to individual investors who purchase new shares in those companies. It complements the existing Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) which offers tax reliefs to investors in higher-risk small companies. SEIS is intended to recognise the particular difficulties which very early stage companies face in attracting investment, by offering tax relief at a higher rate. Read more

, ,

ITERATE SUCCESSFULLY SECURE REGISTERED TRADEMARK

We are thrilled to announce that ‘ITERATE’ is now a registered class 42 trademark within the UK. This key milestone represents the maturity of the business and adds to the intellectual property now owned by the company. Being able to register a trademark is an important tool for any business and offers brand protection; however, many people do not fully understand what it means or how it works. So here is a brief explanation of what TM, R and C mean and the differences between them.

Read more

, ,

Now Recruiting: Mechanical Design Engineer [Application Deadline Extended]

ITERATE is a dynamic product design consultancy based in Chepstow. We are focussed on developing innovative products from an initial concept right through to production, and work with a diverse client base that includes start-up companies to well established organisations. We are unique within the industry as we enable our clients to be ‘First-to-Market’ using a proven development process that allows new products to be conceived within a rapid time-frame, and have a track record of developing technology, healthcare and industrial products. Due to the company securing an exciting new project, a position has arisen for a Mechanical Design Engineer working on a full-time 19 month contract; starting in September 2017 and ending in March 2019. Read more

, ,

The Influence of Arduinos in New Product Development

Arduinos and similar microcontroller boards are having a huge impact on the way modern products are developed. The low cost and easy to use systems mean that designers and engineers are able to prototype and test ideas in a short period of time, allowing them to make design decisions based on rapid feedback.

By ‘hooking up’ simple electronic components, one is able to test: interfaces, interactions and record data; allowing designers to make changes and improve the quality of a final product. There are a number of ways Arduinos have accelerated the new product process, which are explored below:  Read more