Students learn the fundamentals of parametric solids through advanced modeling of features, lofts and extrusions. Students further progress into advance assemblies, drawing creation, stress analysis, animation and more.
Teamwork is key in the work environment and students are broken up into groups creating solutions to engineering problems. Teams simulate the work environment from design, documentation and production of parts through finished assemblies and products.
It's not all hard work though as team projects include Pinewood Derby specification cars that are raced, HO scale train bridges that are load tested, desktop trebuchets and other projects, depending on the term. The program culminates in a 10 week remote controlled robotic project. Student designed robots compete in friendly games. All team projects are produced using state of the art 3D printing and Rapid Prototyping equipment.