Ideas to Products

Ideas to Products was an interdisciplinary course offered in Spring 2007 in the Department of Technology with support from i.M.A.D.E. The course was open to any student with a good idea for a product, regardless of major–no experience with digital modeling or rapid prototyping was required.
Some of the technologies covered include: laser cutting, 3D product design software, computer-controlled machining, solid object scanning, and rapid prototyping. The course was broken into two halves–during the first half, instruction centered on digital fabrication technology and equipment and software instruction (using CAST and VIA labs). The second component of the course took shape as a workshop in CAST’s (College of Applied Science and Technology) Advanced Manufacturing Lab, allowing the students to work indendently on a product idea.

Faculty: Dr. Jim Flowers, Joshua Vermillion




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