Institute of Sustainable Design (ISD)
Situated within the Swansea College of Art, The Institute for Sustainable Design (ISD) is a research cluster under the umbrella Sustainability in Art and Design.
The original ISD project was established with European funding, to provide expert advice and support to qualifying businesses and individuals looking to develop commercially sustainable routes to market and assistance in developing design capacity within the business. The project came to an end in June 2015.
Swansea School of Art wanted to continue all the good work accomplished during the lifetime of the project. The ethos of ISD continues to be that by encouraging and supporting innovation through design, ISD drives businesses to gain competitive advantage from within and, in turn, become more sustainable.
ISD now acts as a portal for publicizing all the good work that staff and students do at Swansea College of Art. ISD is collaborating with INSPIRE, The Environment Office (the Greenovators) and Research Innovation and Enterprise Services to work with and to disseminate all the good news stories that happen within UWTSD.
Facilities and resources
- Abrasive Water Jet, 3000x1500x160mm WJS NC3015 E, (suitable for abrasive and pure water cutting of 2D profiles of almost any material)
- Acid Bay facilities
- CAD: four seats of Solidworks, state of the art workstations, HD Cintiq touch screen monitors
- CNC machining centres
- Objet 3D Printer
- Rapid prototyping machinery: SLA 250
- Ultimaker RP Machines
- Vacuum Casting
- Various kilns (suitable for glass painting, enamels, stains, warm glass work such as fusing and slumping) plus one large kiln (suitable for casting)
- White light scanner
- Z450 colour 3D printer