Case Studies

Kathryn Baldrey-Chourio started Nana’s Manners in 2013 with her husband Chris, shortly after returning to work as a teacher following maternity leave. The same year, the government introduced free school meals for all Key Stage 1 children. With so many children eating the free meals, it soon became apparent that many children were unable to… Read More

Nanas Manners - from clay to 3D printing

Tonejet Limited develops digital printing solutions and equipment for the packaging market, utilising its own patented electrostatic non-contact drop-on-demand printhead technology. The Tonejet business was established in 1994 to create a powerful digital printing technology using electrostatic deposition technology to print in high-quality on virtually any type of substrate at high speed. It is part… Read More

With a background in retail with Waitrose, Toby’s vision was to produce an innovative, reliable new product based on a simple idea: to help owners follow the whereabouts of their pets using a GPS device attached to the animal’s collar and an app to track it with. Toby realised early that the journey from idea… Read More

With clients across a broad range of industry sectors and geographies, 42 Technology helps companies progress from the early stages of product and technology design and development through product feasibility to setting up new product manufacturing processes. Working with external partners is an important aspect of 42 Technology’s business.  The company puts great emphasis on… Read More

Design Technology International’s founder and managing director, John Hawker (pictured), began his career in London working with leading lights in the design engineering field. In the early 1980s, John had the privilege of working with Steve Jobs, Apple Computer’s co-founder. Steve had great vision of how computers would revolutionise how we work. In the engineering… Read More

To ensure he could always achieve the photographic results he wanted, Tony Chau routinely carried a variety of flash unit modifiers, diffusers and filters, switching between them in often fast changing situations. Carrying with him all the different pieces of equipment was an inconvenient and cumbersome part of his job which Tony knew could be… Read More

The Readit Scholar HD is a portable close up, distance and self-viewing reading machine, autoreader and CCTV system. Weighing just 1.2kg, the product can capture close-up (up to A3) and distant objects. It is designed and manufactured in-house by VisionAid at their site in Spalding, Lincolnshire. VisionAid wanted to evaluate the use of 3D Printing… Read More