Students from Nottingham Trent and De Montford visit Sapa Profiles UK – Tibshelf plant
A group of final year students from Nottingham Trent University together with their Programme Leader Alan Crisp recently visited our Tibshelf plant where they where given an insight into the Sapa group and a detailed technical briefing by an industry expert, Geoff Doyle.
The briefing was followed by a tour of Sapa’s manufacturing facilities with a team of technical personnel on hand to respond to the groups questions. As part of their BSc Product Design course, the students have been tasked with designing a product using aluminium extrusion. The interest and attention from the group was inspirational and a credit to the University.
Students from De Montfort University in Leicester recently attended Sapa Profiles manufacturing location in Tibshelf. These 2nd year students are in the second year of their BA Hons Product Design Course, part of which includes learning about materials, processes and manufacturing technology.
Lecturer Nicki Theotrikoff, explained that the industrial visits enable students to join up taught theory and conceptual work with the practical realities of manufacturing. The visit included a technical briefing prior to an opportunity to see a live manufacturing environment following the plants process including remelt, die manufacturing and extruding aluminium profiles. The aim of our student visits being to create a foundation for their design work and help towards achieving products that are designed-for-manufacture in terms of an appropriate material.