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The teaching days continue in the course “Manufacturing Design & Digital Transformation” in Scuola Cova

On 26 October 2022. started the course of “Manufacturing Design & Digital Transformation (ITS)”. This course is promoted by ITS Incom Academy and It’s hosted by Scuola Cova, in Italy. Parametric Design is honored to be a partner in design and teaching.

The course was created with the aim of training technicians specialized in design for industry and manufacturing crafts and digital fabrication.

The training modules completed by Parametric Design

Three-dimensional modeling and representation systems

During the training days of the past two months, Fabio Ferlito, biomedical engineer and Technical Application Specialist of Parametric Design, held and concluded the first part of the “Three-dimensional Modeling and Representation Systems” module.

“I introduced the students to the world of parametric modeling” says Fabio Ferlito “starting from the theoretical aspects and then exploring the interface of PTC Creo Parametric, the CAD software popular all over the world for its power and reliability. Thanks to the use of PTC Creo, the students were guided in the modeling of solid parts and in the assembly of components with numerous exercises in the classroom”.

Manufacturing Methods and Production Technologies

Marco Pettenella, co-founder of Parametric Design, held the module of “Manufacturing methods and production technologies. During this part were explored the experiences, processes and strategies that make it possible to test the technical feasibility, form and function of products and services in the “construction” phase.

One of the most important objectives that the educational path sets itself” says Marco Pettenella “is to lead the students to “read” the Technical Drawing, catching the useful indications to be able to manufacture what has been represented.

Creativity, in the moment in which it is designed, must immediately address itself in choosing the production technology to adopt. It is on the basis of the latter that the “Manufacturing Study” will be built by choosing the precision class to which the component will have to adapt.

This is one of the mandatory objectives that the Course sets for itself, which will be distinctive in initiating young people towards internships in companies”, concludes Pettenella.

Work in progress: next modules

In the coming months Parametric Design will be in the classroom as a reference for two other training modules:

Project Tools and Methods: various topics related to the manufacturing industry and its evolution towards Industry 4.0 and digital transformation will be addressed. Furthermore, an in-depth study will be dedicated to the concepts of process development management and the integration between PLM and ERP systems.

Materials and Life Cycle Assessment: during these days in the classroom, students will learn about production materials, with particular attention to the most innovative ones, their application possibilities and sustainability values ​​throughout the product life cycle.

Particular attention will be devoted to setting up the Project Work, the final project activity on which the students’ skills will be assessed. On his first day of the course, Parametric Design shared the project’s objectives and asked the students to draw the “Concept” freehand. The activity was very motivating. Over the next few months we’ll find out how kids, using PTC Creo, will turn their creative ideas into workable projects!

Training with Parametric Design

Parametric Design has been offering customer-designed training courses since 2001, with the aim of transferring a solid and elegant methodological approach in the use of software applications to support activities aimed at “Concept Design”, engineering, ad simulation finite elements and data analysis through predictive models. These courses can take place in the classroom (virtual or physical) or according to “training on the job” configurations, with the aim of exploiting the potential of the software solutions implemented through specific adoption paths. 

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