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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Advice for engineering graduates

Name: Jack Carroll Job Title: Mechanical Engineer Degree Background & University: Bath University – Master of Engineering Degree     What does a typical day in your job involve?   As an engineer at Crux, my schedule varies widely on a day-to-day basis. We work on unique projects, which each bring their own challenges...

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Prototyping Human-Machine Interfaces

Prototyping Human-Machine Interfaces

Applying UX methods to product design

Prototyping is crucial to the way that we approach projects at Crux; we fail fast, learn quickly and incrementally improve a design until it looks and works beautifully. We'll prototype surface models to understand how an object looks in it's intended environment, while at the same time design rigs that allow us to understand, test and...

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Making All The Right Noises

Making All The Right Noises

Crux discuss simulation of device acoustics

The acoustic performance of a product can be vital. In consumer goods, the sound of a click or snap can be the difference between perceptions of high-quality and cheap. In medical devices audible feedback is often a requirement to reinforce patient actions and indicate, for example, the completion of drug delivery.   Traditionally device acoustics have...

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It's Awards Season!

It's Awards Season!

Crux shortlisted for Design Week Award

Crux are delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Design Week Award, in its 26th year of recognising and celebrating the best of design across numerous disciplines.   Our Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic track cycling helmet has been nominated in the Industrial Product design category – recognising the impact design and engineering...

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Design Foundations Funding Round 2

Design Foundations Funding Round 2

Building on our first round success

At crux, we are always on the look-out for exciting new prospects and creative avenues to offer our design thinking to a growing list of clients and partners. Design Foundations, a £3million funding initiative from Innovate UK, represented a fantastic opportunity to deliver our early-stage thinking to client teams who appreciate but perhaps can’t access...

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Crux Expansion 2017

Crux Expansion 2017

Our growing business

Crux is expanding rapidly. Our ability to innovate and collaborate continues to be recognised by clients new and old. In tandem, exceptionally talented recruits continue to join, attracted by the Crux ethos, working environment and projects. With continued growth, the Crux team is evolving design processes and techniques to enable ideas to be conceived, tested...

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