Credit: Engineering at Cambridge
The Dyson Centre for Engineering Design opens today at Cambridge University, a new building that has been constructed with a £8m grant from the Dyson Foundation. The Centre will provide the space for 1,200 engineers to build prototypes, test, and collaborate on projects. The Centre provides:
- Modern rapid prototyping hardware such as 3D printers, and materials for rapid 3D printing and 2D cutting
- A range of hands‐on and interactive aids demonstrating new engineering concepts
- Interactive apparatus to familiarise and offer experiences of engineering concepts giving students knowledge and confidence to invent and innovate their own designs and creations
- Machine tools including lathes and milling machines
- More equipment to come
The undergraduate space is already a hive of activity, with students creating models on the new 3D printers, using the new laser cutters, and even making their own parts in the machine tooling area. You can read more about the Centre in this article or find out about studying Engineering at King's.