CAD & CAM Facilities

Whilst traditional workshop activity is well catered for, the College has made a significant investment in equipment for CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture).

Workshops include two computer controlled routers, a CNC lathe, two CNC vinyl cutters and a CNC engraver. These items of equipment are all accessible to the pupils and in many respects represent the future of Design Technology.

CAD/CAM equipment is of little value without good access to computer facilities. A bank of CAD equipped computers sits in an air conditioned, fully glazed room right at the heart of the building. This area is usually the centre of frenetic activity and represents the hub supporting the vast bulk of product manufacture.