The UK division of Roland DG, a Japanese-based manufacturer of wide-format printers, cutters and engraving devices, announces that it is a main part of Coventry University‘s new National Transport Design Centre, a new postgraduate facility offering industries and designers a place to create solutions for the automotive, rail, marine and aerospace markets.
According to Roland DG, the new center has selected Roland’s DGSHAPE Corp., which develops and manufactures 3D printers, engraving machines and photo impact printers, to be part of the technology installed in the new center.
Engineers and designers will be using DGSHAPE’s additive and subtractive 3D technology to create and develop highly accurate scale models, which are a key part of the design process for large-scale projects.
In addition, the state-of-the-art design center will also feature space to be used as a new location for the Roland DG Academy, providing wider coverage across the UK for a variety of different subjects and applications. Coventry University’s central-England location will bring Roland DG closer to its customers, the company says, offering more businesses the chance to attend the informative and inspirational courses.
“Our partnership with Coventry University is a great opportunity for Roland DG. We get a fantastic new space to run our future courses, providing us with a new location for the convenience of our customers,” says Joe Wigzell, academy and creative center manager at Roland DG. “And of course, seeing our machinery used in such a state-of-the-art facility to develop impressive products is a testament to the technology.”