Fifteen college students and their instructor from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia were invited to tour Injection Works’ manufacturing facility recently to get a first-hand look at how products are made using the injection molding process.
As part of their Materials & Processes course in the Industrial Design Department of the University, site visits to manufacturing facilities help expose the students to many different production methods and also provide a better understanding of the limitations of various manufacturing techniques – which allows them to design new products with efficiency and economy in mind. These students were enthusiastic and asked many relevant questions, and it was a pleasure to share part of our day with them.
The Materials and Processes course is taken during sophomore year and is designed to give students appropriate knowledge about and exposure to industry for their future projects and eventually professional experiences. Students from this program enter the workforce in many ways, and recent graduates from the program have taken jobs in the following areas:
- Model Making and Prototyping
- Digital Modeling and Rendering
- Human Factors
- Design Research
- Packaging and Product Design
- Web Design
- Furniture Design