DELFT, NETHERLANDS – A group of 20 students in the Industrial Design Engineering (IDE) faculty at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) recently had the opportunity to work with Corning® Fibrance® Light-Diffusing Fiber as part of their final project to reach their bachelor degree. The students were challenged by Infraconcepts Netherlands B.V. – distributor of Versalume integrated solutions in Europe – to develop innovative product concepts incorporating Fibrance technology.
“This product is unique and very versatile, and can be used to enable innovation for a variety of applications,” said Kees Wouters, Business Development Manager at Infraconcepts. “Our challenge is to identify and focus on applications where Fibrance technology’s unique attributes will add the most value.”
With that goal in mind, Kees approached TU Delft to inquire about potential collaboration opportunities with the university. TU Delft was thrilled to have students in their IDE faculty develop product concepts using Fibrance fiber. “We were intrigued by the light-diffusing fiber, and interested in challenging our design students to explore the potential applications of this technology,” said Sjoerd van Dommelen, design coach and course coordinator of the Bachelor End Project at TU Delft.
And the students were excited, too. “As soon as we saw Fibrance, we fell in love with it,” said Frank Peeters, one student who worked on this project.