Andrew Armstrong, CTO and co-founder of Cadonix

Andrew Armstrong is the CTO and co-founder of Cadonix, the world’s first fully browser based cloud CAD solution.

Used in the design and manufacture the electrical systems of some of the most performant and cutting-edge vehicles in the world. Around the globe Arcadia is setting the bar in meeting the expectations of modern automotive companies in an interconnected supply chain.

Andrew has a broad range of expertise ranging from scientific research, embedded systems and electronic design, software engineering, cloud infrastructure to start-up companies, IP and business development.

This broad skillset allowed Andrew to develop the framework on which the Arcadia CAD suite is based and its development toolchain at a time when real-time graphical browser tools were considered an impossibility.

Keen to expand and add value to Cadonix cloud customers Andrew is primarily focused on building interoperating cloud infrastructure and Arcadia integration APIs to allow all parts of the supply chain to have a seamless experience and work entirely within the Arcadia suite.

Cadonix

Erik Jacobs Project Lexus SC300 Road Racer

Erik Jacobs has set out to build his own “real” race car. He is designing his Lexus SC300 based Super Touring car to be an absolute monster!

Cadonix continues to deliver quality and customer satisfaction!

A message from creator of Arcadia, Andrew ArmstrongDecember 2016

Revolutionary fuel efficiency company Tula, opts for Cadonix Arcadia

Oxford, UK – November 2016. Cadonix is delighted to welcome Tula Technology of San Jose, California, into the Arcadia family and is privileged to be working with such a technically innovative company. Tula went through a comprehensive round of assessments of various electrical software tools available in the market today and decided to invest in Arcadia.Jack Parcels, Tula’s Hardware Engineering Manager was responsible for choosing the tool to aid Tula’s mission. From his …

Wesley Snipes GoPro in Cadonix show giveaway!

Congratulations to Wesley Orde of Kato Cable LLC for winning the Cadonix Prize draw at the 16th Annual Milwaukee Electrical Wire Processing Technology Expo. Cadonix had an excellent exhibition and demonstrated the latest version of their Arcadia suite! Many thanks to the organizers and customers who made this an excellent and productive two days!

Welsh Start-up and Arcadia user, touted as the TESLA of the Hydrogen Industry

Cadonix is delighted to congratulate Riversimple on the launch of Rasa, their new bleeding edge hydrogen fuel vehicle, showcasing their new Mk2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle architecture.Cadonix provided their state of the art Cloud based wire harness design and analysis tool Arcadia to enable the electrical team at Riversimple to design the vehicle electrical systems from initial concept right through to final harness manufacturing documentation as well a few help suggestions on harness and …

Cadonix shows its continued dedication to Quality Management ISO 9001!

Oxford, England, Thursday, 17 December 2015Cadonix passes its ISO 9001 audit with flying colours showing the company’s continued dedication to Quality Management!ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized Quality Management System (QMS). The standard is awarded to companies who can demonstrate good management processes and best practice methodology.CTO Andrew Armstrong said “I am proud that we have demonstrated continued excellence in our commitment to ensuring the best …

Specialist Harness Manufacturer Switches to Cadonix

Oxford, England, Monday, 30 November 2015. Cadonix Ltd, the cloud based automotive harness CAD specialist, today named vehicle wiring harness specialist Raffenday as the latest industry leader to migrate to the Arcadia design environment.

Design for Manufacturing Summit #25

June 21, 2018 | Hackney, London

3.00 pm

Doors open

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Manufacturing startups in London

Eneko Igartua is manufacturing and operations engineer and manager of Kapitalise, the first management platform for R&D tax credits, catering to innovators in the manufacturing sector.

Lorenz Kilga is founder of Design Network, an online marketplace where product designers and distributors come together and collaborate.

Jean Billant is Senior Business Advisor at Advance London, delivering circular economy focused business support and advice to SMEs within London.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Product design

Assa Ashuach is founder of Assa Studio, a product design, digital manufacturing and social R&D practice in London, and co-founder of Digital Forming, harnessing the power of mass customisation through 3D printing.

Dejan Orlac is a Slovenian-born industrial designer working in London, under his own brand Orlach design.

Thomas Keen is founder and Partner at Sabotage Design, a dynamic creative collective based in London.

5.20 - 5.40 pm - Networking break

Demos, drinks + networking

5.40 - 6.20 pm - Keynote

Ralph Taylor-Smith, GE Ventures

Ralph Taylor-Smith is Managing Director at GE Ventures and has a background in engineering, technology development, finance and business management.

6.20 - 7.10 pm - Panel 3

Design software

Andrew Armstrong is the CTO and co-founder of Cadonix, the world's first fully browser based cloud CAD solution.

Neil Cooke is Director of Technical Marketing at Onshape, a cloud CAD system used by thousands of companies worldwide.

Niketh Shetty is Director at PLM Central, a PTC reseller helping discrete manufacturers succeed by meeting their globalization, time-to-market and operational efficiency objectives in product development.

7.10 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Decentralised manufacturing

Sadiq Quasim is the CEO of Loyakk, a company that provides a blockchain-enabled platform for decentralized business networks.

Adam Votava is a Data Scientist and founder of aLook Analytics, providing data science services to increase performance of clients across industries.

Alastair Band is Manager of the Global Community & Events Management Program at Sweetbridge, a blockchain-based economic framework that transforms supply chain and logistics collaboration through a fast, fair and flexible value exchange that unleashes working capital for the benefit of all participants.

Jonathan Millett is the CEO of block3, a Venture Studio and Solutions Provider who help organisations demystify what blockchain technology is and isn't.

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Demos, drinks + networking

Registration opens soon

What are Design for Manufacturing Summits?

80 percent of manufacturing costs are determined in the first 20 percent of the product design process. Design has the key to take cost and waste out of manufacturing.

Design for Manufacturing Summits bring together product developers, industrial designers, engineers, makers and manufacturers for a more decentralized, leaner manufacturing ecosystem.

Who attends DFM Summits?

Industrial designers, product developers, makers, engineers, manufacturers. Representatives of the following organizations have participated in our semi-annual summits:

Material ConneXion
Shapeways
RockPaperrobot
Tangent Ventures
Sparklabs
Macro Sea
Cornell University
Langoliers Jewelry
New York Investment Fund
Geomagic
Gartner
Tactonic Technologies
Makesimp.ly
Columbia University
McLaren Engineering Group
Pratt Center
NY Designs
Fallon Community Health
Charles River Ventures
Brooklyn Custom Metal Fabrication
Selux
Brookyn Wharf
Aras
CBS Interactive
NYU
NRI
Wiley Publishers
PTC
IronCAD
Autodesk
Parsons School of Design
Kimber Mfg
ITAC
SpaceClaim
Sparkfun Electronics
R/GA
New York Life
Zahn Center
GrabCAD
Fabricating.com
Hutzler Home Products
Accenture
IDSA
Peripteral Design
Maine Fablab
KBS+
Panoptic Online Marketing
Design Compendium
USPTO
Holstee
Gordon Randall Perry Design
NYCEDC
Shisa Labs
intrinSIM
Lampa
New Balance
ShopBot Tools
TechShop
Francis Bitonti Studio
Macy's
MakerBot
ECCO Design
Breadbox Studio
Firstmark Capital
Heisel
NAGRA
MCE Consultants
OgilvyOne
Terrapin Bright Green
Reshoring Initiative
Core77
Dassault Systemes
Adafruit Industries
Dynamo Development Lab
Pensa
Dynotex
Citibank
Meridian Design Associates
Maker Faire Africa
Architectural Grille
Deutsche Bank
Syracuse University
Bolt
Knovel

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the design and manufacturing communities. Ticket sales cover our costs. Design for Manufacturing Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.

Privacy policy

We will never share your contact details with third parties, not even with sponsors.