As one of two North East support centres for Digital Design, Woodham Academy continues to invest in the latest CADCAM technology.  Students can now create prototype models using a Dimension 3D printer, replicating the processes used by engineering companies.

The Academy provides CADCAM training for all secondary schools in the region. This includes the use of vexrobotics – a component based system where students can design and build a robot.

Headteacher, Christine Forsyth, says, “Given the importance of manufacturing to the local economy, it is essential we provide students with state-of-the-art engineering facilities. This gives them a real advantage in the practical aspects of GCSE Product Design and Engineering, as well as allowing the development of creativity .”