Year 10 Product Design students had an exciting opportunity to visit Teagle. Teagle manufacture the market leading ‘Tomahawk’ range of livestock Feeder Bedders, and sell to growers worldwide. From innovative design to a manufacturing facility that features cutting edge CNC equipment, Teagle offered the students the chance to see quality and production control, in a company where almost all components of their machinery are manufactured at the production facility in Cornwall.
Students were able to see the design process from the beginning, talking to computer aided designers and engineers, through to prototyping, production and seeing different parts being manufactured. They met the people who quality control the products, saw a range of metal work processes as well as seeing the vinyl graphics made that are applied at the end, enabled them to see the whole design and manufacture process.
One student said, “I didn’t know that all of this was happening in Cornwall, it was good to see this in real life and I explained it all when I got home!”
Lucy Coleridge, leader of learning for design technology, commented, “It is important that our students see real world examples of applications for their design work; it always inspires them.”
The college would like to thank the Cornwall Manufacturers Group for supporting the trip financially and enabling students to experience real life manufacturing.