The FDC is intended to be an education center to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers.
The FDC is intended to be an education center to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers.

Additive manufacturing (AM) company Renishaw has launched a Fabrication Development Centre (FDC) at the company's Miskin facility in South Wales.

The FDC is intended to be an education center to encourage students to take up science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. Schools or groups of young people can use the facility for free for lessons or workshops. The FDC contains two classrooms and is equipped with a range of equipment, including 3D printers.

‘With companies already struggling to recruit skilled candidates, it is important to get more young people interested in STEM subjects at GCSE and A-Level,’ said Simon Biggs, education outreach officer at Renishaw. ‘Creating engaging educational experiences for pupils at a young age can be essential to their selection of the subject at degree or apprenticeship level.

Schools in the Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Wales, UK areas can access an online booking form from the education outreach section of Renishaw's website.

This story uses material from Renishaw, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.