4th year BSc Product Design Students from Nottingham Trent University visited Sapa Extrusion Plant at Tibshelf on 11th November, where a technical brief was given prior to a comprehensive tour of the sites manufacturing facility.
As part of their course work, students have been tasked with creating a product design using aluminium extrusion. Due to a low per capita consumption in the UK compared with the rest of Europe, the brief is to design a product using aluminium as a substitute to an existing design in another material, i.e steel, plastic, wood etc. Alternatively, a totally new innovative design would also be acceptable. To inspire the students, Sapa offered the students prizes for the most commercially viable products designs.