3D Printing and Embedded Systems
Starts January 2016
Limerick Institute of Technology and the WeCreate Workspace have developed this course to provide students with the opportunity to gain technical skills in CAD, additive manufacturing/ 3D Printing, electronics and embedded systems. These new skills and understanding will be combined in a student project using the digital fabrication equipment located at the WeCreate Workspace and Fab Lab in Cloughjordan.
These new skills and understanding are then combined to develop a prototype product which will be produced using the digital fabrication equipment located at the WeCreate Workspace and Fab lab in Cloughjordan.
3D printing and embedded computing are emerging technologies showing potential to reach new markets and create new jobs. In the rapidly expanding digital economy, which connects a global marketplace, these technologies offer a route to customisable products satisfying previously untapped consumer demands. With the ongoing expansion of internet connected devices new economic opportunities have emerged through ‘the Internet of Things’. Additive manufacturing techniques, such as 3D printing, and wireless embedded devices are at the forefront of this new arena.