McComsey Career Development Center
Visual Arts : Industrial Design

Processes, Techniques and Specific Knowledge Areas

    __Metalwork
  • shearing
  • bending
  • soldering
  • drilling
  • tapping
  • filing
  • sawing

    __Plastics
  • injection molding
  • thermoforming
  • casting
  • blow molding
  • rotation molding
  • vacuum forming

    __Woodwork
  • laminate and steam bending
  • milling
  • machine techniques

    __Business issues
  • finances
  • contracting
  • taxes
  • marketing
  • patent/copyrighting

    __Product design
  • consumer
  • industrial
  • medical
  • electronic

    __Presentation and sales skills
    __Measuring, layout techniques
    __Fastening/fabricating/forming systems
    __Structural packaging
    __Mechanical/patent drawing

Materials, Equipment and Technology

    __Materials
  • sheet and heavy metal
  • wood/wood products
  • plastic
  • rubber/silicone
  • laminates
  • glass
  • paper

    __Tools: see metal, wood, ceramics, textiles, plastics, etc.

    __Computer programs
  • AutoCAD
  • Pro Engineer
  • Alias Wavefront
  • Othello
  • Vellum
  • Macromedia Freehand, Flash/FlashMX, Dreamweaver, Director
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Form Z