CAD/CAM

"Where ICT, and particularly CAD and CAM, were readily available to support designing and making, they made a good contribution to students’ learning" OFSTED 2011

How can we help?

We are proud to be in a position where we have worked with all major equipement in schools and as such have the skills to recomission unused machines as well as train staff on how to best utilise the equipment to support good teaching and learning.

 - CAD/CAM in Primary

We offer a unique service which will allow your studetns to design a product on computer and output there and then on one of our Computer aided Machines. We will come into your school with either our 3D Printer and/or Laser cutter and teach your students basic principles to allow them to run the machines themselves.

- Secondary school Support

DT Education Services offer bespoke training and support to suit your Design & Technology department – where you are now and where you wish to travel to. We train on site, helping you to apply the new software to your curriculum and your design & make projects.

We can run specialist "twilight" sessions to upskill your members of staff, and give guidence on how to deliver to your students.

MACHINE & SOFTWARE SUPPORT

We are proud to say we have experience and success in running CAD and CAM systems from all of the major educational suppliers to include the following:

Denford:

QuickCam 2D Design, QuickCAM Pro,  VR CNC Milling, QuickTURN 2D Design, VR CNC Turning, UP! (3D Printing)

Boxford:

CAD/CAM Design Tools for Milling and Turning

Techsoft:

2D Design, 2D Primary, 2D PCB, LaserCAM, Roland VersaCAMM, Roland VersaWORKS, 

SwiftCut:

SwiftCAM

Technology Supplies:

LaserPro Laser Cutters 

Our experience extends to setting up and commisioning these machines, should you require assistance in setting up and recomissioning your machines  please get in touch where we can discuss the best way to support your needs

Software packages we can help with:

Techsoft 2D Design Tools

TechSoft created 2D Design for users who require sophisticated drawing and design features, but don’t want to spend a lifetime learning to use them.

Although designed with professional capability, its ease of use means that 2D Design is the CAD standard for the vast majority of UK secondary schools.

Whether you need to produce traditional engineering drawings, colourful ‘free-form’ designs for embroidery, or smart graphical presentation sheets, 2D Design V2 has been carefully developed to give you all the tools you need – and all in one place.

 


Fees:

Software training
£350 per school session (maximum 6 delegates)

Venue
In school

Length
6 hours

 

 

Introduction to AutoCAD

AutoCAD is an industry standard drawing package used by archtects and designers for comercial design purposes.

When you use AutoCAD, you have the ability to draft 2-D and 3-D designs and create photorealistic rendering. Because different fields use AutoCAD in specific ways, there are several versions of the AutoCAD application for a variety of work types, such as architecture, mapping and piping design.

Whether you need to produce traditional engineering drawings, colourful ‘free-form’ designs for embroidery, or smart graphical presentation sheets, AutoCAD has been carefully developed to give you all the tools you need – and all in one place.


Fees:

Software training
£350 per school session (maximum 6 delegates)

Venue
In school

Length
6 hours

 

Basics of SolidWorks

SolidWorks is a 3D Parametric designing package which allows users to create 3D parts from scratch and output these either into an assembly of parts for testing before manufacture, or as an engineering drawing or STL file for 3D printing.

At its core, SolidWorks helps mechanical engineers design products. SolidWorks does this by making it easy for the designer to visualize and communicate a 3D concept. The designer can make changes to the design, validate the design against requirements, and prepare the design for production in manufacturing.

Solidworks has proven to be an excelent independant learning tool for students to develop alterantive designing skills. Schools who own the package licence have the ability through their SDK-ID to allow studnets to use this software at home as well as study towards being an Certified SolidWorks Associate.


 

Fees:

Software training
£350 per school session (maximum 6 delegates)

Venue
In school

Length
6 hours

 
Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Inventor is a 3D CAD modeling software used to design, visualize, and test product ideas. Inventor allows you to create product prototypes that accurately simulate the weight, stress, friction, driving loads, and much more of products and their components in a simulated 3D environment.

As part of Autodesks comitment to education, this software is completly free of charge to schools who register them selves to hold the licence.

A similar software package to SolidWorks again working in 3D parametric. this software allows you to output design drawings, realistic renders and STL files for 3D outputs. One of the most useful features with this program is the ability to output faces of parts as DXF files which can be directly outputed on a Laser cutter and CNC Plasma Cutter.

 




 

Fees:

Software training
£350 per school session (maximum 6 delegates)

Venue
In school

Length
6 hours