From Heatherwick Studios to Stage One
Having been lucky enough to visit Heatherwick Studios to gain an understanding of concept design, Stroud School of Art 3D Design students asked if they could visit our facilities and learn more about the processes that bring designs to life and particularly those behind the manufacture of the London 2012 Olympic cauldron.
Sales and Marketing Director Tim Leigh gave the students an overview of the breadth of projects we undertake, before Neil Franklin gave detail and insight into the R&D behind the manufacture of the cauldron’s 204 copper petals.
The students were then taken on a tour of our workshops, including our 3D printing lab, metal workshop, covering shop, woodwork shop and machine shop, giving them a real insight into manufacturing and putting into context what they’ve learned during their studies. Art and Design Team Leader, Vanessa Stopforth told us: ”The students were on a high after we left you and I believe the trip will stay with them for a very long time.”
Manufacture of the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron
Manufacture of the Cauldron’s Copper Petals