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Making sense of tolerances

Making sense of tolerances

Ensuring reliable product performance

Discovering issues late in a project often results in eye-watering costs, with changes to production and assembly equipment leading to significant delays. Our clients are increasingly seeing the benefit early detection, opting for upfront investment in analysis to predict risks and identify problems before any physical parts have been produced.   A key...

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A day in the life of a Designer

A day in the life of a Designer

Life as an industrial designer at Crux

Name: Olly Needham Job Title: Product Designer Degree Background & University: I studied Product Design at the University of Leeds, with an Industrial Placement year as a packaging designer at Unilever. My course was very multi-disciplinary, with a focus on human-centred design and modules which spanned the entire process from creating...

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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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