Rapid Prototyping for Businesses
- Level(s) of Study: Professional / Short course
Available at no cost to eligible individuals (see criteria below).*
- Start Date(s): Wednesday 29 November 2023
- Duration: 10am - 4pm (one day)
- Study Mode(s): Short course
Please note: This course is delivered through the Enterprising Ashfield project, which is funded by the Government's Towns Fund. Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is pleased to offer free (fully funded) places on this course to support individuals and employees of businesses that are based in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield and Sutton-in-Ashfield.
The standard fee would normally be £2,100.
Physical 3D models and prototypes are still a key part of the product development and innovation process; they are used to help communicate ideas, test proof of concept and understand form and function.
This course is for those interested in finding out which technologies are suitable for you or your business, what are the relative merits of these different techniques, and whether you need to buy a machine or if an online bureau service can fulfil your prototyping needs.
With a limited number of places on the course, you'll have the one-to-one attention you need to ensure you leave with the skills to continue developing your skills at home or work.
Here's what our previous attendees said:
"I really enjoyed the course and have learned so much. I can't wait to apply my new learned skills and knowledge! After doing the course I can identify which practice or technique is perfect for my designs. I enjoyed designing on SolidWorks software and seeing how the designs get created on different machines."
"There was a good overview of prototyping options, as well as where to access information. I now have the ability to perform basic skills on solid works and the laser cutter"
"Great course content and delivery, would recommend! I enrolled onto this course to learn about rapid prototyping processes outside of additive manufacturing, and now have a better understanding of the available processes."
"I completed this course to learn new skills, I feel I have gained knowledge of the industry and understand some new processes. I really enjoyed the practical element!"
How you’re taught
In-person from NTU's City Campus.
Wednesday 29 November 2023, 10 am – 4 pm
Also available on the following dates;
Wednesday 20 March 2024, 10 am – 4 pm
Tutor profile: James Meadwell
James Meadwell joined Nottingham Trent University in September 2018 as Senior Research Fellow in Design and helped establish the Design Matter research group which specialises in design, manufacture, consultancy and training.
His role is to engage with businesses on their new product development projects, working as hands-on product design engineers, design project managers or independent advisers.
James has worked on projects as diverse as award-winning healthcare products, heavy machinery for clients such as Samsung and Alcoa, light framed steel buildings for Redrow and Corus, furniture for clients including John Lewis, and innovative medical devices.
A background in CAD would be useful but not essential.
To be eligible for a place, you must live or work in the towns of Kirkby-in-Ashfield or Sutton-in-Ashfield. To check if your home or work postcode is eligible visit the Enterprising Ashfield postcode checker page.