28 min

DT with KW Special Projects

Manufacturing High Performance Engineering Construction
The annual Bucks Skills Show helps young people explore careers and work out how to get there. But this year is different: instead of the usual face-to-face format, we streamed live inspirational employers into lessons to show how they use curriculum subjects in their every-day job. 

This interactive lesson in DT explores Architecture and the use of CAD and CAM for design work with KW Special Products.

K W Special Projects, a high-performance design and engineering solution provider.

Speakers:


Kieron Salter, Managing Director, KWSP

After completing an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford Polytechnic (now Oxford Brookes University) in 1993, Kieron had a chance encounter with Adrian Reynard, founder of Reynard Motorsport. The meeting led to Kieron being offered a place on the Reynard Graduate Programme; kick-starting his engineering career.

In 2002 Kieron founded KW Motorsport a race car engineering consultancy and in 2012 Kieron span out KW Special Projects a business built upon the ethos of solving engineering challenges through horizontal innovation. Kieron has experience working in automotive, high performance engineering, technology and performance sports. Kieron leads KWSP through strong entrepreneurship and technology capability in transport & mobility, light weighting, digital manufacturing, automation, additive manufacturing and performance sports. In 2019 KWSP announced plans to build a Digital Manufacturing Centre at Silverstone, the state of the art Additive and Digital Technologies facility will open in 2021.

Nigel Robinson, COO, Digital Manufacturing Centre

Nigel is Chief Operating Officer of the Digital Manufacturing Centre, a high-quality additive manufacturing production facility based on engineering enablement. After completing an apprenticeship while at CompAir Reavell (Compressor Manufacturer), Nigel successfully obtained a HND in Mechanical Engineering before specialising in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and business improvement.

Nigel has gone on to work in a variety of engineering companies across the world supplying to various sectors including Marine, Rail, Defence, Oil and Gas, Aerospace, Medical and Motorsport. On returning to the UK in 2014 Nigel joined the UK’s largest Additive Manufacturing companies based in Newbury. In 2018 Nigel took over the running of the company and was made CEO in 2019.

In 2020, Nigel joined Kieron Salter’s KWSP team to become the COO of the Digital Manufacturing Centre. The Digital Manufacturing Centre at Silverstone, the state of the art Additive and Digital Technologies facility will open in 2021.

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