Digital Modeling & Fabrication Program

Teaching Students to Build Beyond Ordinary Since 1993
NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

 

Every product we use today was developed through the industrial design process. In this intensive program, students will learn and experience the industrial design process through immersive project-based learning. 

Digital Modeling & Fabrication Program

The ACCSC-accredited Digital Modeling & Fabrication program begins with an exploration of design thinking concepts, hand sketching, and design prototyping on manual tools and machines.  Progressing, students will learn and become proficient in using industry-aligned 3D modeling software including SOLIDWORKS®, Rhino, and Fusion360.

Students will learn to fabricate their designs using additive manufacturing technology like 3D printers, and subtractive manufacturing technology including laser cutters and CNC mills, lathes, and routers. As students advance, they continue to deepen their skills for translating design ideas into physical products. Students work with a variety of materials including plastics, advanced SLA resins, thermoforming plastic, metal, composites, and wood, and gain exposure to microprocessing.

Find out why Newsweek named IYRS one of the Best Maker Schools in the world in 2021 and why more than 600 companies seek to hire our graduates. 

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We learned how to use so many tools I had never used before. I feel like I can make anything.
- Telli Quinn '19
now a Design Engineer with Empire Group