Digital Fabrication & Prototyping for Product Design

The elective is planned around a self-directed design project where students develop design and prototyping skills. Students will be guided through a design thinking process followed by CAD, digital fabrication and leather craft skills to develop a product. Students will practise these skills in a design studio and workshop setting.

Related ITE Course: Nitec in Product Design 

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Learn the basics of 3D software and its application for CAD creation to produce a shape or form for a product.
  • Applications of 3D printing and hand craft to feel the final 3D form of a designed product from virtual to physical realisation.
  • Understand the craft and technology based approach to product creation, and how these two can be merged in product design
  • Describe the basic concepts and principles of 3D printing and leather craft
  • Explain the advantages, limitations and applications of 3D printing.