Thomas More University students use Siemens software to master the entire product creation process.

By Michelle March

Thomas More University gives students the training and knowledge to take them through the entire design process from the first idea, to the finished product. Every year students are assigned a new product to create from scratch as a team, giving them valuable hands-on experience outside of regular lectures.

“The industry seeks technically skilled people who are able to design a product and to lead the production of the desired parts rather than just programmers for NC machine tools,” says Ing. Jeroen Mingneau, professor for design and production at Thomas More. “This is why we provide students with the skills and knowledge required to master the entire product creation process.”

Thomas More students used NX software for design and verification of parts to be manufactured combining various additive and subtractive production methods and the use of robotics.

The students also use software from Siemen’s Teamcenter® portfolio, for it’s tool management, shop floor connection, and integrated process planner or resource library.

“Teamcenter for manufacturing is really the information backbone in our production laboratories. Using Teamcenter, our students automatically acquire a futureoriented approach to manufacturing data management.”

Ing. Jeroen Mingneau

Employers in the manufacturing industry show a vivid interest in Thomas More bachelor graduates, due to the comprehensive and practical knowledge students gain during their time there. Thomas More is the largest University of Applied Sciences in the Belgion Region of Flanders. There are seven campuses, most located in the Antwerp province, and it is a partner in the academic and educational network around KU Leuven, the countries leading university. To read more about the design process using Siemens technology and the engineering process at Thomas More, click here.

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