In good company

DesignEdge was established in 1992 and has a proven track record for award-winning and commercially successful product development. We are located in Stow-cum-Quy, three miles east of Cambridge, the great University city and near the A14 with plenty of on-site car parking. DesignEdge can launch your product idea into reality. Our aim is to combine innovation and styling excellence to add value and reduce your assembly, materials and part costs. Working with DesignEdge can open up new design possibilities and provide you with the competitive edge, to find out more contact us to start your project.

  • Design Edge and ARC Medical Design have been working closely for a number of years to develop innovative medical products for identifying precancerous lesions in screening colonoscopy. Design Edge has a highly experienced team dedicated to creating novel solutions to difficult problems. Their approach of combining thought provoking simple and beautiful designs that can be mass produced for a worldwide market is why ARC has chosen them for all their design work.”

    Mr Patrick Axon | Technical Director | ARC Medical Design
  • Inca is an industry leader in the development and manufacture of inkjet printers for the printing industry. When developing the SpyderX platform, we recruited DesignEdge to utilize its in-depth design knowledge combined with its awareness of the print industry and high volume manufacturing; and its input was key to the platform’s success. Customers have since commented on how great the product looks and how the ergonomics of the machine maximize their productivity. Our business depends on cutting edge, innovative and top quality design and DesignEdge was the perfect partner to cooperate with!”

    Laura Bannister | Product Manager – Screen Wide Format Solutions | Inca Digital
  • I have worked with DesignEdge on a number of projects over a number of years and have always found them to be not only very professional but able to produce innovative and stylish designs. Our first project, the PalmScope, proved highly successful and I’m sure the design and styling of the injection moulded casing played its part in that success. Our next project, the Personal Video Assistant (PVA) is still at a relatively early stage of maturity but DesignEdge has taken the plastic casing design to a new level with very fine tolerances. I will have no hesitation in going back to them for future designs.”

    John Parker | Managing Director | Moritex Schott
  • DesignEdge has helped us to develop a simple and stylish production unit integrating a compact lens tilting mechanism. Their in-depth knowledge of the latest moulding processes and their expertise in design for manufacture has helped us create a business product that is intuitive and easy to use. DesignEdge has provided a first class service and a winning result and I would not hesitate to recommend their design services.”

    Alex Nancekievill | Co-Founder | BlinkPipe
  • In the development of this product we feel that we are taking a bold step by forcing the issue and bringing about a seed change in the traditionally very conservative instrumentation sector. Function and price are still the key “must have” factors but I believe that if we can also give our customers a sexy looking product then that will also become a key aspirational attribute. DesignEdge’s in-depth understanding of manufacturing and engineering allowed it to work alongside Michell like an extension to the engineering team. DesignEdge got on with the ‘real’ design as soon as possible rather than producing reams of heavily stylised but wholly impractical sketches. I prefer that way of working and think that the results speak for themselves.”

    Andrew Stokes | Technical Director | Michell Instruments
  • Our aim was to produce a design that was visually striking and that maximized performance for the user. Because the foot was replacing something that was ergonomic and felt natural to use, i.e. a real foot, the design had to be unobtrusive and intuitive, giving the user back their ability to walk normally without the hassle from a hard to operate product. We are delighted that the resulting design has won this prestigious award.” The Red Dot design awards have been running since 1955 and are one of the biggest and most renowned design competitions in the world.

    Bruce Hutchison | Director | DesignEdge
  • With the now well established relationship between DesignEdge and the Genevac development team our latest system builds on and complements the cutting edge design of the award-winning Rocket. Design Edge worked patiently and effectively with the Genevac team, guiding us through numerous iterations of the concept whilst adapting to our constantly evolving requirements. They enabled us to achieve a final design which represents the now recognisable Genevac brand image of sleek lines combined with rugged functionality. One of their the best designs yet, we are delighted with the reception the Series 3 HT has received in our industry and look forward to working with DesignEdge on future projects.

    Graham Broadbent | Director of Product Development | Genevac SP Scientific
  • Good design is now a lot more important to opticians, due to the competition. It’s now good to have nice looking equipment to let customers know that you provide a quality service. Our equipment now fits in nicely with the other equipment that opticians have in their practice. It’s been very well received in the industry. In fact so much so that we are now looking to modify other products using the techniques we have learned. I really believe it is the best union of form and function.”

    Adrian Church | Product Manager | Tinsley Medical Instruments
  • We have made educational robots for 30 years, longer than any other company. With our latest Roamer the challenge was to bring our experience and creativity together within state-of-the art technology. In these situations the challenge is to ensure the design quality matches the vision. DesignEdge met that challenge going further, adding value to the concept with excellent detailed design. The devil is always in the detail and here they were exceptional, we are moulding some components to tolerances that moulders claimed impossible.”

    David Catlin | Founder | Valiant
  • We started working with DesignEdge about 5 years ago and their involvement has transformed our business. DesignEdge has the unique ability to combine sound and efficient engineering design solutions with imaginative and distinctive product appearance. Every aspect of their work is well informed, meticulously executed and always underpinned by their experience in the cost-effective transfer of design into the reality of production. We now regard DesignEdge as a critical and integral part of our company and our future success.

    Maurice Bowe | Managing Director | Objective Imaging