Guides, interviews, blog posts and tutorials about designing products

Design for manufacture – at what point should it be considered within the overall Design process?

RO Designer Bek Storm examines to what extent the point of introduction of manufacturing intent influences the aesthetics, functionality and feasibility of final products.

Environmentally Responsible Plastic Manufacturing

At RO, we're always on the look-out for exceptional people to do business with and support us to produce the best products for our clients in as environmentally responsible way as possible.

Impact Testing using SolidWorks Finite Element Analysis

Tom Osman shows us how advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in SolidWorks can be used to simulate impacts on a mechanical component.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA): simulating your pre-manufactured design

FEA is a crucial process for any consultancy serious about making real-world products, and for any client wishing to launch a viable commodity. Find out why you should care about FEA and how it will prove instrumental in the development of your product.

Why Model Make?

Raymont-Osman Industrial Designer, Pippa Webb, explains the merits of traditional model making when it comes to designing your product.

The Mechanics of the Queen's Baton

Tom Osman explains the engineering behind the Queen's Baton.

The Baton and LGBTQ+ in STEM

One of the things we are most proud of is how our Queen's Baton has become a vehicle for the promotion of some amazing social causes, including LGBTQ+ in STEM.

VAVE - Cost reduction through value engineering

VAVE stands for Value Analysis and Value Engineering. What does this mean for your product and, ultimately your business?

The Role of 3D Printing in Product Design

3D printing is revolutionising the design industry, but what are the benefits of using this approach - both in terms of prototyping and in the development of commercially-viable products?

The life of 3.14159. (get it?!)

To round off (no pun intended!) Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month, we take a light-hearted look at the role of just one calculation and its pivotal role in the concept to production journey.

Our Internship Pledge

Did you know that...? Those in the working class are 2.5 times less likely to work in a creative field than those of greater privilege.

Origami in Engineering and Mathematics Research: The Butterfly Affect

Maths is Beautiful! We are continuing to celebrate April as Mathematics and Statistics Month at Raymont-Osman.

Why Reviews Matter

How is good design linked to numbers?

CBRRP Programme & Create Central Masterclass - How SMART Design has made its way to Birmingham 2022

Kelly and Tom talk to Alison Grade, freelancer, trainer, speaker and author of 'The Freelance Bible' as part of the West Midlands Creative Scale-up Programme's Masterclass Series.

How To Go From Idea To Launch

Editor of Authority Magazine, Fotis Georgiadis, chats with Tom Osman as part of the magazine's interview series. Check out the interview here!

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