Archive for the ‘Community Projects’ Category
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Olly Wales has recently completed a week long work experience at 3di. Olly, an A-Level student from nearby Wellingborough School has an interest in product design and is looking to further his education at university to study industrial design. Whilst with us here at 3di, Olly experienced what its like to be part of a busy design studio as well as an insight into the skills he would need to develop at university. Although we had a busy week in the studio, we ensured Olly shadowed key members of the team, making sure he sampled every stage of the design process, from concept sketching, development CAD, prototyping and production CAD. Michael arranged a couple of visits to some of our suppliers including an injection moulder, vacuum former and an extruder. This gave Olly a valuable and balanced understanding on how products are made. As well as the theory side Olly sat in on a couple of client meetings and had some valued input. He even help develop an excellent concept solution to one of our live projects.
All of the 3di team enjoyed Olly’s work experience week, not only because he added some youthful enthuasiam and fun to the mix, but he made a very good cup of tea! We wish Olly the best of luck at university and hope to hear from him in the future.
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
We receive many requests from students hoping for graduate or work experience placements and looking to spend some significant product development time here with the team at 3di and unfortunately we are not always able to accommodate. However Michael Lannie has recently been invited to share his expertise with a small group of Diploma students at a local Arts Specialist School. The students are working to a project brief leading to a product. Michael hopes to help to inspire them with his vast and valuable knowledge and also offer advice on industrial design and further education!
We hope to track the student’s progress with their design project …look out for the next stage of development.