The Global Design University has established a Rapid Prototyping Center of Excellence for manufacturing designed products and parts created in CAD, using additive layer manufacturing techniques, without using traditional manufacturing processes.
The Indian manufacturing scene has grown by leaps and bounds in recent times. Given the disruption induced by technology (4th Industrial Revolution) and amplified by the pandemic, any advance to stimulate global economic activity and the creation of new jobs will have to involve futuristic design and manufacturing. PM’s Make-in-India should be combined with Design-in-India so that people can create new products.
By creating the Center of Excellence, WUD has endowed its students with avenues like never before. The new addition to the campus has rapid prototyping tools such as 3D parametric software, 3D scanner, 3D printers, laser cutter and CNC machine. As part of the DESINNO project funded by ERASMUS+, the Center of Excellence aims to provide common ground for (a) the development of innovative and permanent methods for the development of research and design (b) the implementation establishment of cross-industry collaborative and co-learning projects, (c) establishment of cross-industry projects to facilitate the inclusion of design, (d) development of sustainability aspects of design, (e) development of community programs enabling designers , artisans and artisans, (f) modernization and internationalization of the university by following cutting-edge methodologies in design thinking, sustainability, design research, social innovation, ethical issues in design, etc.
The challenge for design education is to shift to a more holistic, multidisciplinary and practical approach to creating design professionals. Exceeding its own courage every time and true to its motto “Learning by doing”, WUD has once again emerged with a futuristic and ready-made idea to provide its students with hands-on knowledge and hands-on experience of design nuances. . The Rapid Prototyping Center of Excellence adds another feather to their list.
About World University of Design: World University of Design (WUD) is India’s premier university dedicated to educating students in the creative field. Located in the heart of India’s educational hub – Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Sonipat, Haryana – WUD is playing the role of a forerunner of a revolution in the education system in India. He has been a torchbearer for breaking stereotypical educational models and has facilitated the shift of design studies from being purely vocation-oriented to academically oriented; thus offering justified diplomas (under articles 2 (f) and 22 (l) of the UGC law) to its students instead of mere diplomas and certificates.
Established in 2018, the World University of Design is a young university offering a myriad of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in disciplines including architecture, design, fashion, communication, visual arts, performing arts and management. Equipped with the largest portfolio of design courses in India, the university offers a number of cutting-edge programs in Computer Science and Design, Transportation Design, Animation and Game Design, UI/UX, Film and Video, Business Studies built environment and habitat, design management, arts education, curatorial practice, etc.