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3D Printing – Yes we do it!
Written by canard on February 3rd, 2015 Posted in Design News, Design Tips and Tools, Product design, Product Videos

3D printed parts

We have been making 3D printed prototypes for over 10 years at our design studio and workshop in South Leicester.  We have facilities to produce prototypes using a range different materials depending on the prototype strength required, its surface finish and whether it’s a working model or display model . Whatever the purpose, we can advise you on […]

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R&D tax credits rising to 230% from April 2015
Written by canard on December 9th, 2014 Posted in Design News, Funding, Product design


Small and medium sized business will see an improvement from their R&D tax relief claims as the Chancellor George Osbourne has increased the benefit from 225% to 230% from April 2015.  He emphasized the importance of generating and commercialising new ideas products and services to boosting UK jobs. Osborne, said: “We want to help British […]

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Investment for revolutionary product development
Written by canard on December 8th, 2014 Posted in Design News, Design Tips and Tools, Funding, Product design

funding available

The Design council are looking for applications for their spark product innovation fund which is a UK investment fund set up to provide support for revolutionary new physical products. Winners receive a place on a 20 week bespoke support programme, as well as up to £65,000 investment to help bring your physical product prototype or […]

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What you need to know about the Intellectual Property Act 2014
Written by canard on December 3rd, 2014 Posted in Design News, Design Tips and Tools, Product design

IP ACT 2014

The purpose of the IP Act 2014 is to simplify and strengthen protection for the UK design industry, which is worth more than £15 billion to the UK economy;  but what has changed exactly? The Gov.uk site reports that “These changes are going to bring our IP laws into the 21st century. They will mean that the […]

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Product Design Engineer Vacancy
Written by canard on November 6th, 2014 Posted in Design News, Product design

Simon Hobbs, Canard Design MD

Product Design Engineers -We are recruiting! Canard are a product design business, helping companies to research, design, develop and engineer great new products.  We work across a variety of sectors, and have recently secured new business which has created an exciting new opportunity . We are looking for a Product Design Engineer, to join our […]

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Product development Funding
Written by canard on September 18th, 2014 Posted in Design News, Funding, Product design

Manufacturing Advisory Service

The Manufacturing Advisory Service MAS is offering matched funding for SME businesses, to support business growth and development up to £3,000.  Over a 12 month period you can receive funding for three projects as follows: Project 1 – 50% match-funded Project 2 – 40% match-funded Project 3 – 30% match-funded Furthermore, every 12 months you […]

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