Skip to main content

Ben Smith

Ben has over 8 years product design and development experience in 3D printing and traditional manufacturing for SME’s and inventors. He holds a 1st Class Masters in Design (MDes) in Design Products and a Masters in Business Administration (Executive MBA) with Distinction from De Montfort University. He holds the PRINCE2 Project Management qualification at Foundation and Practitioner levels.

During his time with Addition Design, he has been named on 1 granted patent for a novel 3D printing solution and helped design the range of Elemental Objects air gun magazines and shot loaders, successfully introducing them to the market.

Whilst working for a manufacturing SME and Medical Device micro-company his experience included: three years working on a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (1 year on a PiKT), introducing a Product Design culture into the business including the design and development procedures, bill of materials management and costings, identifying production improvements and design for manufacturability and assembly; introducing brand identity to a new line of products and reflecting the design language throughout the range; making sure that all products are fully accredited to the medical standard IEC 60601-1; designing products for new global markets and their accompanying regulations; he was also pivotal for the transition to ISO 13485 and medical device regulations, completing the appropriate design history files and increased their range of products and variants in the market by threefold.