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Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Coffee with Crux: Lettus Grow

Fresh perspectives on sustainability

Q. What stories that relate to sustainability have caught your attention so far this year?   The first one that comes to mind is Cape Town’s recent water crisis. In simple terms the city’s reservoirs almost ran dry because of severe droughts and increased consumption by their growing population. At the beginning of the year the government...

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Wear Modelling at Crux

Wear Modelling at Crux

A vital tool in the engineers armoury

Whether developing a product from scratch or troubleshooting an existing design, computational simulation is a vital tool in the engineer’s armoury. At Crux, our in-house experts work with industry-leading Abaqus software. Ever driving to extend our technical competence, we increasingly push beyond traditional FEA methods to solve new and challenging problems....

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Big Data

Big Data

Closing the Loop

‘Bad Medicine’ Freakonomics Radio podcast episode, Dr Vinay Prasad, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Oregon Health and Sciences University, exposes the unsettling reality that ‘evidence-based medicine’ is still not as pervasive as we would all hope.   Dr Vinay Prasad comments:   “… one of the things...

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Engineering for Sporting Success

Engineering for Sporting Success

What's different?

With the Great British skeleton team delivering superb results in the warm-up runs people are asking the question, what’s different?   The athlete’s dedication to mental and physical preparation is beyond belief, but in all sport equipment plays its part. Working behind the scenes there is a dedicated team of expert engineers and designers...

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Meet the team - Ben

Meet the team - Ben

Finding your feet as an electronics engineer

Job Title: Graduate Electronics Engineer   Degree background & University:   I studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath with a year in industry. My placement year was spent in an automotive electronics company; I enjoyed the challenge but found it difficult to thrive in such a large company. Upon returning...

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Capturing high-quality user insights

Capturing high-quality user insights

Applying our analytical approach to research

Designing products that not only perform well but that also delight the people who use them every day requires frequent testing with real users and specialists. As we continue to invest in equipment and facilities that allow us to develop intelligent and beautiful solutions to complex technical briefs, we've also invested in facilities to help us gather richer...

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