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Do you ever get the feeling that you’re just going around in circles? Sometimes life can feel a bit like that, can’t it? If you look hard enough, you’ll see that circles are everywhere, from the shape of our planet to my humble, but very important, daily coffee cup.

Take the invention of the wheel, for example, another very crucial circular innovation. It is generally acknowledged that not one person was credited with having the original idea for the wheel; it was something that was developed over a period of time. It is certainly hard to imagine life without it now, although the design has evolved and has been adapted to serve different needs.

This concept got me thinking generally about the engineering design and development process. Like the creation of the wheel, there are a series of steps to follow in order to create an end product that functions to serve a designated purpose for the consumer. In parallel with the development of the wheel, some stages of the modern-day design process will most likely need to be repeated, sometimes over and over, to fine-tune the concept so the product serves the requirements of the end user.

Nowadays, the wheel takes many forms, and there are numerous patents protecting these designs. So, if you find yourself trying to create the wheel and need help with any part of the CAD design and development process, then why not give us a call?

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