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.

  • Although the modulator is a component that ultimately ends up buried inside a cellular or WiMAX base station, the aesthetic design is still important since we want the product, and Nujira’s brand to be easily and readily identifiable. It could be just another boring component and the extra effort to make the design aesthetically pleasing is definitely worthwhile. This is where DesignEdge’s knowledge of mechanics, materials and manufacturing techniques helps. While design can be the main priority with consumer products there are restrictions on more technical products, this type of design has very stringent cost, quality and technical objectives that must be met. The customers for the Nujira product are the world’s leading mobile infrastructure vendors who are working in a very competitive industry with very demanding customers; the network operators. Product reliability is very important and the thermal and mechanical design of the product directly influences this.”

    Stirling Essex | Project Manager | Nujira
  • 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
  • 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
  • The requirements for an attractive looking and robust product even goes down to the inside of the unit. The unit is aesthetically pleasing but maintains its core functionality that fits into a wide variety of deployments. If customers look inside they are usually very impressed, every fine detail has been planned meticulously. If people go on tour of a car plant or if it appears on TV great design promotes a strong brand.” The applications are limitless and Ubisense is now looking to use the technology to help early stage dementia sufferers.

    Dr Paul Webster | Founder and Director of Hardware | Ubisense
  • We engaged DesignEdge Cambridge Ltd over the course of three iterations of our in-ear headsets (our Biometric headset, Qualcomm TrueWireless Earbuds and sports wired version of the Qualcomm TrueWireless Earbuds). Our engagement lasted several months and resulted in the production of three form factors for our projects for our internal use during which time DesignEdge provided us with extremely valuable technical guidance, design help and support for our projects. We unveiled the headsets at CES in January 2018 and they have since received positive recognition in the market”

    Nicolas Graube | VP Technology | Qualcomm Technologies International
  • Design is very important when you are pioneering a new market and we feel this new design represents a step-change for our product. The many different applications for Series 7000 have meant the tag needs to be as widely applicable as possible. By working with DesignEdge we have achieved a distinctive design that is flexible but still attractive.” The tags won the inaugural Best British Inside iaward which celebrate the forefront of British science, technology and innovation. DesignEdge was recognised with the Ubisense Strategic Supplier Award.

    Dr Paul Webster | Founder and Director of Hardware | Ubisense
  • The product utilises patented precision measurement technology and is aimed at the high-end dental CADCAM market, the aesthetics needed to reflect this as a ground breaking product. It was the look of the product that drew visitors to the stand at its launch in Cologne. Customers found it appealing and eye catching and its design became quite a talking point. When Renishaw began developing the product, design was high on the list of requirements. We wanted a design that brought attention grabbing aesthetics to the product.”

    Bryan Austin | General Manager | Renishaw Dental Products
  • Until very recently the external design wasn’t an important factor in the marketplace. Customers just wanted to know whether a product functionally did the job it was supposed to. No one worried about what it looked like, but now there’s much more emphasis on the external design, particularly in Europe. DesignEdge wasn’t so close to the old products, so their team could see the design process with a fresh pair of eyes. Looks aren’t everything, but they do help. It’s not like producing a car, where the design could double the market for a product, but the external design could certainly help us achieve another few percent. Whereas functionality and price were previously the only areas of interest, design definitely does come into it now when buyers are choosing products.”

    Paul Walter | Managing Director | Nordson DAGE