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Department of

Industrial Design

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Iowa’s 1st and Only Industrial Design Program

The Iowa State University Industrial Design program was approved by the state Board of Regents in August 2010. It is the first and only program of its kind in Iowa, and one of 10 in the Midwest.

Students are able to explore all levels of fidelity in model making and prototyping from traditional shaping tools like saws and sanders to more advanced visualization tools like laser cutting and rapid prototyping.

State-of-the-Art Fabrication Workshop

Industrial Design’s fabrication workshop includes equipment that provides you experience equivalent to or above industry standard. Our lab contains:

    • CNC routers
    • Plastic and ceramic injection molds
    • Vacuum former
    • 3D printer
    • Laser cutter
    • Traditional woodshop
    • Virtual reality systems