The Division is equipped with extensive facilities with the aim of improving the design process. Originally starting out with traditional fabrication machines such as milling, lathe, band saws, foam cutter, spray booth and sanding machines for fast and efficient iterations, the Division has expanded into digital fabrication to include UP 3D printers and two paper plotter machines for testing and sketching within the studio context. It also has included 3D scanning capabilities for reverse engineering, measurement and data collection. The Division has an Athena and Poseidon 5-Axis CNC machine for large scale prototyping and Rapid PCB Prototyping Machine for interaction design. In addition we also have the facilities for composite fabrication and casting. By bridging the gap between the digital world and the physical world, the facilities in the Division enables the students to effectively translate ideas from CAD data to life-size prototypes for testing and evaluation. This results in faster iterations of prototypes for a more fluid and robust design process.
Our facilities enable the students to translate ideas to reality, affording effective prototyping for real insight generation, to create designs that enable society and improve the standard of living of people.
Leveraging on these facilities, we are able to work closely with the industry to explore new possibilities in design, fabrication and manufacturing. We aim to develop new capabilities through the process of collaboration and research development as well as expand our scope of research in areas of architecture, automotive, medical, entertainment, marine and aerospace design.