Digital Modeling & Fabrication

IYRS is the best choice for those looking for a Digital Modeling School In Rhode Island.


Are you a recent high school student who is developing a revised post-secondary plan due to the impact of COVID-19? Or perhaps you are a career professional with uncertainty in the stability of your job, company, or industry. 

If so, a hands-on education at IYRS will provide you with in-demand skills that last a lifetime and can prepare you to successfully enter or re-enter the job market.

Explore our programs and see how IYRS can help you forge a new path forward. 

Digital Modeling & Fabrication | Accredited 9 month program | Enrolls in September

Learn to design, prototype, develop, and fabricate a new product in our Digital Modeling & Fabrication program. This unique and immersive experience prepares students for careers at the intersection of design and manufacturing. You’ll learn design thinking and experience the design process using leading CAD software. Within the IYRS tradition of thoughtful craftsmanship, you'll learn to fabricate your designs into real-world objects via both traditional hand fabrication as well as advanced manufacturing tools like 3D printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills and lathes in our technology-equipped lab.  

Experience the Digital Modeling & Fabrication program


Take a virtual tour of IYRS!

IYRS teacher showing a student how to use a drill
IYRS student tracing a cardboard layout
IYRS student with a mask on using a piece of machinery
different stages of prototypes


  • Hand & Power Tool Use

  • Design Principles

  • Drawing for Design Development

  • CAD/CAM Experience

  • Manual Machining

  • Laser Cutting

  • 3D Printing & Prototyping

  • Vacuum Forming


  • Craftsmanship & Artistry

  • Design Thinking

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Project Management

  • Shop Safety

  • Portfolio Development 

  • Presentation Skills

  • Teamwork & Communication

  • Time Management


3D Printing Specialist
CNC Machine Operator
Creative Technologist
Engineering Technician
Model Maker
Product Development Specialist
Prototype Fabricator
R&D/Prototype Machinist

I feel more confident now overall. We learned how to...use so many tools I didn't know how to use before. I feel like I can make anything.  Telli Quinn '19, now a Design Engineer with Empire Group