By integrating a robotic cell into a workshop that all the RCA students use has meant that the system, part of our M-series, which includes a Kuka robot and rotary table, has become as integral as traditional tools. By investing in a CNCR system this has supported the RCA’s production and innovation culture allowing students to undertake prototypes that they can present at their final show.
The Royal College of Art continues to be at the leading edge of design and is recognised worldwide for its design innovation. Its strategy over recent years has been to invest in new technology across all its campuses, creating a range of new courses focusing on the crossover between design, science and technology. Course programmes are focusing on robotics, wearable technology and smart materials.
The Technical Services Department at the Royal College of Art provides students with access to the latest tools and techniques to support their research projects.
3D Printing and robotics offer significant advantages to the creative industries. The RCA offers many design courses in one building but were looking to further their workshop offering to include robotic machining. The RCA wanted to ensure that their students had access to the latest tools and techniques including computational design and digital manufacturing. The RCA already had a 5-axis robotic system in place but were looking for a new system to support the increase and demand of their student populatio
The solution needed to cope with the demand from more students and the variety of design projects – from fine art, to architectural model making and even fashion and shoe design.
CNC Robotics designed and installed a 7-axis robotic system incorporating a rotary table with an electro-spindle for drilling and milling. In addition, a vertical wall-mounted frame was incorporated to allow for wider scope and range to maximise the potential types of products and models the students designed.
Integrating a robotic cell into a workshop that all the RCA students use means this tool becomes as integral as all other traditional tools. This system supports the RCA’s production and innovation culture and allows students to undertake prototypes that they can present at their final show.
MA in Womenswear