Join Scott Clear for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Design Foundations: Physical Materials.
- So, what are the next steps? Unfortunately, this is a fundamentals class, and we went through everything really fast, and just kind of kissed on things lightly. But, there's a lot of things out there that you can do next. So, first thing comes to mind, higher learning, higher education, go to a university, check them out. If you're going to be an architect or you're going to be an industrial designer or product designer, it's likely they're going to have a great materials course, probably beginner, intermediate, and advanced. And they'll also have the facilities that you'll need for prototyping, I mean, maybe even manufacturing.
And if you're not going to go this route, there's another great thing out there. Now, when I started back in the '80s and the '90s, in order for me to learn all the things that I did, whether it was sheet metal, injection molding, or die-casting, or sand-casting, whatever it was, I had to travel around the world and it took me literally months and years to gather all these things together and get the knowledge base. But right now, you can pretty much find most of these things online. If you go online, type in what you're interested in learning, you'll see a video, and within minutes, you'll get a pretty good understanding of what things are going to be needed when you're looking at the types of materials and production or prototyping that you need.
And so, great resource, I highly recommend everybody does that anyways. And thanks for watching, and hope you enjoyed it.
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