4c Engineering turns 5

We’re celebrating 4c Engineering’s 5th birthday today with some cake in the office. It’s been an exciting journey from starting out at the end of 2014 with (very) limited experience in how to run a business before going on to grow the company every year so far. We’ve worked on some amazing projects, met some... Read more »

4c Engineering go international to develop subsea connector

4c Engineering will collaborate with two Basque firms to develop a reliable, low cost subsea connector following the award of a £70,000 contract by Wave Energy Scotland (WES). The Inverness Campus based firm have partnered with Ditrel Industrial (the project lead contractor), and TECNALIA, to create the “SEMC” project (Subsea Electrical & Mooring Connector). The... Read more »

Twiddle board community project

Twiddle board handover Over the past 4 weeks of my summer placement, I (Juliette) have designed and built three twiddle boards for people with dementia, working with Lewis from MacDonald Project Solutions. The boards are designed to provide distraction and reduce anxiety when people are distressed by giving them familiar objects to interact with. This mini-project gave us... Read more »

Introducing Juliette, our summer intern 2019

JG 3D printer Hi, I’m Juliette Goddard, currently on a three-month engineering placement at 4c Engineering during the summer before my fourth year at Heriot Watt university in Edinburgh, where I am a masters student on the Mechanical Engineering course. I applied for the internship in order to develop my design engineering skills and to see what an... Read more »

A busy couple of years – 4cE project round-up

ACER Project banner It’s been another incredibly busy and productive couple of years at 4c Engineering; here is a brief round-up of some of the fascinating projects we’ve had the privilege of working on over the last while. We’re also delighted to welcome Jenny to the team – she’s taking some of our admin/financial tasks, freeing up our... Read more »

“Mecha-what?” part 2

Ocado robot warehouse A few years back a couple of 4c’s engineers had a small hand in the prototyping and systems engineering of this robotic warehousing system – brilliant to see the whole vision fully realised and operational. Further reading: The Ocado robot swarms that pack your shopping And in case you were in any doubt about the... Read more »

Tank Testing at FloWave

Scale model floating in FloWave test tank We’ve had an intense couple of weeks testing a scale model of a wave energy converter (WEC) at the FloWave test facility in Edinburgh. Throughout this testing we’ve been recording data to show how efficiently the Sea Power Platform can convert energy in the waves to mechanical energy to be used in the generation of... Read more »

New Engineers, New Jackets!

 “New Engineers – New Jackets!” Due to an increase in business levels, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve expanded our team, bringing in a couple of new engineers to the 4c family. Alessio Renna comes from Pisa in Italy, he studied Energy Engineering at the University of Pisa and completed his Postgraduate Master’s Degree Thesis... Read more »