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Renishaw announces launch of Fabrication Development Centre

Renishaw announces launch of Fabrication Development Centre

April 3, 2018 - Global engineering technologies company Renishaw officially launched its Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) on March 28th, 2018 at the company’s Miskin facility in South Wales. On the day, Renishaw also launched its education partnership with BLOODHOUND SSC.

The FDC is an educational resource for hands-on learning. It aims to inspire young people and to encourage a pipeline of talent into science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. Schools or groups of young people can use the facility for free for lessons or workshops. The FDC contains two classrooms, staffed by a qualified teacher and Renishaw’s STEM ambassadors. It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, including 3D printers.

“With companies already struggling to recruit skilled candidates, it is important to get more young people interested in STEM subjects at GCSE and A-Level,” explained Simon Biggs, Education Outreach Officer at Renishaw. “Creating engaging educational experiences for pupils at a young age can be essential to their selection of the subject at degree or apprenticeship level.”

Large numbers of young people have already used the facility, including students at Radyr Comprehensive. After using the FDC for just a few months, the school noticed increased motivation among the pupils. Radyr Comprehensive School now plans to extend its use of the facility across the three years of its GCSE programme to increase the interest and uptake of design subjects.
 

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