Global 3D design software giant, Autodesk, is behind much of the world’s creative making – whether that’s making films, planes, roads, buildings, healthcare products, the list goes on.
UTC Leeds is an Autodesk training centre which means that not only do the students learn about the latest Autodesk computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software but industry professionals come to the UTC to learn as well.
UTC Leeds students were able to demonstrate just how advanced their engineering design skills are at a recent Autodesk Designathon competition at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry on 16th January.
The competition was part of a wider digital industries event. The students were given a basic design of the chassis of a drone and asked to improve and adapt it for weight and strength. The UTC students came away with the top prize, including a drone kit which they can use to compete in future competitions.
Engineering teacher Amy Hirst who accompanied the students to Manchester said, “We use the latest Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD/CAM software in the day-to-day computer-aided design learning within the school. My Year 12 students are already operating at undergraduate level when it comes to using Autodesk. It was great to be able to showcase our students’ skills.” For more information on studying engineering at UTC Leeds, please visit the learning section of our website.