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Cece Matot, Co-President of Matot, speaking with University of Illinois, Chicago Industrial Design students

Cece Matot, Co-President of Matot, speaking with University of Illinois, Chicago Industrial Design students

Coming out of our Women in Metals Jam October 13th, 2016, industrial design students from the University of Illinois, Chicago developed ideas that were started at the event. Using our Design for Local curriculum, they explored our partner manufacturer, Matot's, excess capabilities and current markets- creating a range of elegant sheet metal designs within the hotel, restaurant and hospital markets.

Through this process, they learned how to design a marketable solution within local manufacturing constraints and work with a local manufacturer. The designs you see below were all developed in a quick 2.5 weeks led by professor, TJ O'Keefe.

Interested in learning more about this project and the students who were involved? Visit our Design for Local page on UIC Sheet Metal Concepts here.