Oakwood has once again teamed up with CCS's students to create new uses for expanded metal, metal speaker grilles, and powder coated assemblies
This past fall, thirteen College for Creative Studies (CCS) transportation design and product design students were challenged to create concepts for applications of expanded metal and powder-coated technologies and processes.
CCS Transportation Design students work with Crown Equipment Company to design new forklifts
â€œThe students were not limited to any one of our product segments so we assembled a team of highly experienced Crown designers to represent a broad spectrum of our current product line. The idea was to give the students as comprehensive feedback as possible. Getting out of the office is always a welcome break but we all think our time spent with these students was like getting our batteries recharged. We definitely had fun with this project,â€ says Craig Rekow, Senior Project Industrial Designer at Crown Equipment.
CCS students were honored to have Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge brand & Senior VP of Design for the Chrysler Group on hand to review their latest project
CCS students were honored to have Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge brand & Senior Vice President of Design for the Chrysler Group, and other Chrysler designers on hand to review their latest project â€“ to design a racing vehicle for the year 2027.