The technological advancements needed to combat climate change often pose the type of tricky engineering problem which gets the 4c creative juices flowing. We’ve designed, engineered and prototyped a host of solutions from electric bikes to clean energy generation.
Back in 2012, the company I worked with hired 4c for a small design project. Up to that time, my working life had revolved around the research and development of new technologies; first as a PhD physicist, then as an analyst assessing emerging technologies and markets before taking on a business development role in a... Read more »
From accidental intern to full time employee. Two years ago, I took on a two-week job at 4c Design to help them prepare for an open day. That job evolved into a two-month internship where I was involved in a range of internal and external projects, as well as being given a product to develop... Read more »
We use TRLs Product development is a journey which starts with an idea and ends when the finished product rolls off the production line. It’s never straight forward. Sometimes you need to revisit prototypes or old ideas to move forward. But how can we tell how far along this journey we have come, and how... Read more »
What is Mechatronics? The term mechatronics breaks down to a combination of mechanics and electronics but since its inception has grown to encompass computer and control systems. This powerful fusion of interdisciplinary knowledge and engineering approach is vital to the automation of industrial manufacturing processes. Why is it vital to industrial automation? Industrial automation would... Read more »