Coventry University 3d Printing

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Coventry University 3d Printing

Coventry University 3d Printing

Coventry University Uses Objet 3D Printing System in Queen’s Award-Winning Industrial Design Education Program

“After seeing a demonstration at an industrial site, I knew the Objet 3D Printing System was the one to have. It does everything we want it to do.”

 

 

— John Owen, Head of Industrial Design Coventry University

Coventry University 3D Printed Part on tableCoventry University’s Department of Industrial Design has gained worldwide recognition for its educational leadership, thanks to its use of Objet Geometries’ 3-D printing technology and its other educational innovations.

The Department recently won a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education – an honour that recognizes the university’s outstanding achievements, including its work with the Eden250™ 3-D printing system.

For over 30 years, Coventry University’s Department of Industrial Design has been pioneering new developments, and many graduates have gone on to hold key positions in the world’s foremost automotive companies and have created numerous ground-breaking design concepts. The undergraduate program combines industrial and commercial experience with new models and techniques for computer aided design, including using the most advanced 3-D printing techniques from Objet Geometries. One of the Department’s specialties is automotive design, making it a major contributor to the UK’s auto industry innovation leadership.

Coventry University Student and ProfessorIn 2004, the Department became the only “Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Product and Automotive Design” in the UK. As such, it was charged with developing a range of innovative teaching techniques for the wider benefit of the higher education sector. More recently, in February 2008, the Industrial Design Department was honoured with the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its work in automotive design.

One consequence of the “Centre for Excellence” status, and also a major contributing factor in the University being awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, was the Department’s decision in 2006 to enhance its rapid prototyping capabilities by purchasing the Eden250 3-Dimensional Printing System. The Industrial Design Department had been seeking a rapid prototyping system that could produce high quality parts with fine details. But, until senior faculty saw the Objet system in action, they had not seen anything that fit their high standards and exacting needs. Among their requirements was a system that would encourage students to think creatively about new ways to design and produce parts, and that could be used for the widest range of students from other departments aside from the Industrial Design Department.

Objet 3-D Printer Fits the Bill for Design Education

Coventry University students“After seeing a demonstration at an industrial site, I knew the Objet system was the one to have,” recalled John Owen, Head of Industrial Design at Coventry University. “It does everything we want it to do.”