IMechE – Creating an Innovation Culture

We have just finished our first official IMech E event here at the design hub, ‘Creating an Innovation Culture’ attracted a sell out crowd (which in this place means 20 people!). The crowd seem to enjoy my obsession with Lockheed skunkworks mixed with some of our agricultural case studies. Hopefully we didn’t give much away... Read more »

Robin kicks off the IMechE Event

Our first IMechE – Design Innovation Event has started, kicked off by managing director Robin Smith. We have had great attendance and the atmosphere is fantastic, looking forward (and a little nervous) about breaking off into groups for each of the team to give their take on the innovation culture at 4c. Look out for... Read more »

Design for Lifetime

As part of their Sustainability Workshop series, Autodesk’s excellent “Introduction to Design for Lifetime” video clearly and visually explains the factors we need to consider when introducing new products. We like that it recognizes that some products should be made to last a long time, others should live shorter lives, and that there’s a grey... Read more »

Free Solidworks Licence

Myself and John recently completed a Solidworks Simulation course and stumbled upon this little gem for students. Solidworks offer a FREE student licence for Solidworks while you are in full time engineering education. Definitely worth a look as the licence includes all the Solidworks software (3D Design, Simulation FEA, Sustainable Design, Data Management etc). For... Read more »