20 May 2013
Aston University Product Design students will be showcasing their final year projects at the annual free Aston Inspired design show, from Wednesday 12 to Friday 14 June. A sustainable iron that reinvents the traditional energy sapping product and a new take on an all-electric motorbike that points to a new trend in biking are among some of the wide range of mechanical, electrical engineering designs being showcased at the exhibition in the Great Hall at Aston University campus in Birmingham.
It is an ideal opportunity to meet the next generation of industrialists and discover the wealth of creative designs and innovative engineering from Aston University.
The show will feature the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon Concept Car project where final year students were challenged to design a vehicle that travels the furthest distance using the least amount of energy. The project promotes the use of sustainable energy technologies with this year’s car having a zero emission hydrogen powered fuel cell. Last year’s team of engineers and designers won the Eco Design Award: The car won Shell’s Eco-Design Award for pushing the boundaries of sustainable driving and car design.
Members of Aston’s Formula Student Team will also be showcasing their latest race car - a carbon fibre composite framework designed for strength and to minimise weight.
Jamie Rosenfeld, a Product Design student said; "I have been taught throughout my university degree to understand what is missing from the market and how best to implement it as a product with a consistent industrial focus. This has included working in groups on several different projects, which has helped me personally with my communication and teamwork skills.
Being involved in the organisation of Aston Inspired has been challenging but we are hoping for an extremely successful show that truly demonstrates the hard work of all the product design and engineering students."
The Aston Design Show is being held in The Great Hall, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 7ET. It is open to the public on Wednesday 12 June from 10am to 4pm, Thursday 13 June from 10am to 4pm and Friday 14 June from 10am to 4pm. The show is also hosting an ‘Industry Evening’ on Wednesday 12 June from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.
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