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Vinyl record stylus
By Simon Jordan: Wednesday 24th May, 2017

You ain’t got soul – why analogue sounds better

Clearly real instruments have analogue outputs (especially the voice), yet nearly all music is stored and sold digitally. The recording process is ‘perfect’ after decades of development, the human ear is well understood – yet vinyl records are coming back. Analogue recording requires multiple types of signal conversion – from pressure waves to electrical signals […]

By Isobel Ashbey: Monday 15th May, 2017

Could a penguin swim in treacle?

Could a penguin swim in treacle? You may think that it could move just the same as it does in water. Maybe it just goes slower? Or takes longer to get up to speed? To understand this scenario we have to look at an issue known as the scallop theorem. Swimming has evolved independently a […]

By Dave Gladwin: Wednesday 15th March, 2017

Yesterday was not Pi day – it’s 22nd July, honest!

OK, so the world celebrated International Pi day yesterday and I sat thinking that I should really write something for our social media channels on this, but try as I might the muse was not upon me, I could not come up with anything that had not already been said. I received the expected promotional […]

A team of young Engineers wins the FIRST LEGO League UK, the future faces of robotics
By Dave Gladwin: Friday 3rd March, 2017

Young Cambridgeshire engineers win Lego robot building competition

It was great to hear on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire this morning that a team of young engineers from Royston and Cambridge had won a FIRST LEGO League UK robot building competition. The team of six friends aged between nine and 16 called B6 Berrellium had to build an autonomous robot that had to successfully complete […]

By Oliver Batley: Wednesday 7th September, 2016

Death of the SI unit

On my first day as a young graduate engineer at Rolls-Royce, I remember reading a recruitment brochure whilst nervously waiting for my line manager to collect me. The brochure stated “Did you know: the F136 turbofan can lift ten elephants to the top of the Eiffel Tower in just six seconds”. My first thought – […]

By Dave Gladwin: Friday 30th October, 2015

Celebrating our Engineering Superheroes

Yesterday I attended the British Engineering Excellence Awards, or the BEEAs as they are known. The BEEAs is a celebration of all that is great about British engineering and engineers. To be honest I actually found it quite inspiring that our engineering superheroes are rewarded in this way, too often we overlook the achievements that […]

By David Bradshaw: Monday 13th April, 2015

We’re hiring! – our new recruitment campaign gets under way in Boston

The demand for world-class innovative product development is growing all the time. Each year sees us helping more and more clients turn brilliant ideas into commercial products. And that in turn means more opportunities for top-flight people to come and join us – and really make a difference every day. That’s why we’ve just launched […]

By Sasha Smiljanic: Monday 29th September, 2014

Work, play and relocation – a career in engineering

After landing my dream engineering job at Cambridge Consultants, a few months later another amazing career opportunity presented itself – relocation to Boston, MA. I have been an electronic engineer for over 12 years having started my career all bright eyed, with Boeing Defence Australia, where I fondly recall doing my first System Engineering course. […]

By admin: Thursday 11th September, 2014

Remember why you became an engineer…

As our recently launched recruitment campaign in Boston suggests, it’s because you wanted a career where you could build, create and invent.  And that’s what we believe accepting an opening with Cambridge Consultants – a global, innovative product developer – allows our engineers to do. Careers in engineering can come in various forms and engineering […]

best companies
By admin: Thursday 13th March, 2014

What does it mean to be one of Cambridge’s Best Companies?

Being one of Cambridge’s best companies to work for is something that Cambridge Consultants has always strived to be. Recently, we were awarded a position on the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies list after entering a submission for the first time. So what does being one of the best companies in Cambridge mean to […]


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