Product Design Centre – North West Regional College
 
 

Product Design Centre

Realise new product development and innovation for your business...

North West Regional College’s Product Design Centre is Northern Ireland’s most exciting centre for entrepreneurs and local companies who want to create new products or enhance existing ones. A state-of-the-art facility, equipped with the latest additive and subtractive technology, as well as an electronics laboratory, it has everything that innovators need to make ideas a commercial reality. Coupled with this is a dedicated college consultancy resource that is focused on helping individuals and businesses succeed.

The Product Design Centre is located at College’s Greystone campus in Limavady and represents a massive investment to the economy of the North West. The centre will help support the economic growth of the entire region. With the right expertise, innovators can find new markets, develop new product ideas and generate employment opportunities within the sector.

The Product Design Centre is currently the only single venue in the North West that offers a complete end-to-end new product development model for entrepreneurs in the region.

Download the Product Design Centre brochure for more information.

The College can offer hands-on support from experienced and skilled engineers. This ranges from general business advice through to detailed research and testing. Our Experts also visit client premises to advise on new product development, process improvement and production efficiencies. With the right expertise, innovators can find new markets, develop new product ideas and generate employment opportunities within the sector.

 

The Facilities

–       Expansive Product Development Space

–       Fully equipped Computer Aided Design Room to allow ideas to be formed digitally.

–       State of Art Electronics Laboratory.

–       Conference Room for Client/Supplier Meetings

The Equipment

–       Mark Forged 2 Carbon Fibre reinforced 3D printer

–       MakerBot dual extruder ABS 3D printer

–       Ultimaker PLA single extruder 3D printers

–       Leapfrog BoltPro Large format multi filament 3D printer

–       40W Epilog Laser Engraver

–       120W Large format CADCAM FB700 Laser

–       Roland DG MDX40A CNC machine

–       Roland DG MDX540 large format CNC machine

–       Roland DG True Vis SG-54 Vinyl Printer and Cutter

–       3D scan

–       Full electronics assembly and testing equipment.

 

Prototyping Training School.

This is the first Protoyping Training School in the UK.

The Product Design Centre is a unique training environment for those who wish to learn how to create prototypes.  This training will take entrepreneurs and innovators to the next level by providing them with the training to succeed in turning their ideas into reality.

The following qualifications are available from the Centre:

–       Level 1 Award in Digital Fabrication

–       Level 2 Award in Digital Fabrication

–       Level 3 Award in Creative Arts and Digital Technologies

–       Level 3 Award in 3 Dimensional Product Design and Manufacture

–       Level 5 Award in Digital Prototype Design

–       Level 5 Award in Digital Prototype Manufacture

 

Contact the Product Design Centre:

Email: philip.devlin@nwrc.ac.uk

What Our Students Think

Mark McConway

Higher National Certificate in Construction

"It had been a few years since I was at college, but the help and support I received from the lecturers on my course made my time at the college enjoyable and memorable."

 

2016-08-23T23:06:46+00:00

"It had been a few years since I was at college, but the help and support I received from the lecturers on my course made my time at the college enjoyable and memorable."

 

Higher National Certificate in Construction

Rebekah Glen

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy 

"When I saw the Higher Level Apprenticeship advertised I thought it was a great opportunity to gain work experience while studying. There is only so much you can learn from a textbook!"

2016-08-23T23:09:11+00:00

"When I saw the Higher Level Apprenticeship advertised I thought it was a great opportunity to gain work experience while studying. There is only so much you can learn from a textbook!"

Higher Level Apprenticeship in Accountancy 

Leroy Grant

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

"There's such a social and friendly atmosphere at the College. My lecturers are extremely supportive and the facilities are first class."

2017-01-26T09:58:17+00:00

"There's such a social and friendly atmosphere at the College. My lecturers are extremely supportive and the facilities are first class."

City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Barbering

Carrie Bonner

HND In Media (Moving Image)  

"NWRC has opened so many doors for me and has given me the experience I need for a career in the creative media industry."

2017-01-26T10:04:09+00:00

"NWRC has opened so many doors for me and has given me the experience I need for a career in the creative media industry."

HND In Media (Moving Image)  
Opening Hours (Office Contact Hours) – Part Time classes may run to 9:30pm at some college sites

  • Monday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am - 4:00pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed