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Fixed Price Vs Time & Materials – which is best for the customer?

Fixed Price vs Time & Materials

Since 2008 we have provided mechanical design and engineering services using a number of financing models; including Fixed Price, Time & Materials and occasionally profit share.
But which model is best for the customer?


The benefits of NOT having a 3D printer

The benefits of not having a 3D printer

3D printing is so mainstream that machines are accessible to everybody for not much more than the cost of a decent laser printer. So why do we not have our own?


Do engineering design consultancies still need an office?

do engineering consultancies need an office?

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten our way of life, our livelihoods and for some people their very existence.  The majority of us have lived in a state of lockdown, with those of us that can working from home. Now that the government is encouraging a cautious return to our offices, do we really need to?

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What impact will IR35 legislation have on SME service providers?

IR35 legislation

The design & engineering industry has traditionally had a strong foundation of individuals providing services on a contract basis. Companies both small and large rely on these individuals to add either capacity or capability to their resource pool.
The UK Government’s latest IR35 ruling is turning the industry on it’s head.


The price of keeping development on schedule

price of accelerating product design

Traditionally, when planning prototype build it is quite normal to schedule 4-5 weeks for manufacture of parts.
This year we have had Plastic Injection Mouldings tooled and produced in just 5 days, precision machined parts machined in just 1 full day and delivered by 9:00 am the next. How’s that for service?


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