The availability of academic versions of professional level CAD/CAM software gives today’s students the ability to take an idea from a conceptualized ember and to vividly executed end-use product. Today’s students are eager to take their design skills and have a tactile, professional-level portfolio piece to impress college admissions and employers.
What needs merit the investment in an intermediate-level makerspace?
- “High-Traffic” workflows, requiring remote management
- Need for equipment to support CAD/CAM programs
- Desire of students to create college-prep portfolio pieces
- Need to support complex projects, with highly-accurate geometries
Having access to intermediate-level makerspace tech allows students to:
- Plan CAD/CAM projects and test for real-world accuracy
- Iterate and refine designs more efficiently
- Create complex projects with higher accuracies
Our specialty is to advise our customers and create a future-focused makerspace plan that holds it’s value for the long-term and fits the needs of your program. By assessing your curriculum and the needs of faculty and students our tech consultants design a solution that makes the most sense for your budget.
Intermediate Makerspace: Sample Plans
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