Drawings, colouring & enhancing, media, etc.. Using mock-up models (2D & 3-D). Use of A3 boards, drafting equipment. Need for production drawings. (Orthographic, Isometric, Oblique, etc.) Scale and dimensioning.
Evaluate products for manufacture, Injection & comp- ression, moulding, Vacuum forming. Metal shaping. Wasting. Fabrication.Saws Files, Lathes, Drills, etc. Resins. Paints, Powder coatings, re 'Batch' and other production
Use of CAD / CAM. Batch production. DTP, Design for manufacturing, Data presentation - Bar charts etc. Text, Packaging, Colour. Using ICT for PCB masters. Control of production lines. Use of spreadsheets.
Assess product - fitness for purpose and ease of manufacture, aesthetics and function.
Classify materials, Metals, plastics, composites, SMART materials. GRP, Resins, Characteristics, Performance, Propertiese.g. Conductivity, Insulation, Strength - in Com Pression / Torsion, Shear. Testing - Hardness, Ductility, Brittleness etc. Heat treatment of metals and plastics. Annealing, Tempering, Normalising, Work hardening, age-hardening etc. Simple Ferrous and non-ferrous metals and their characteristics, uses and limitations. Simple Stress / Strain graphs. Thermosetting and Thermoplastics Marking out on materials, Modelling etc. Awareness of construction methods and fittings.
Specific Commercial production scales, schedules for production and post production testing. Implications re Tolerance
Prototype, One-off, Job production, Batch, Repetitive, Continual Flow, Mass, Cell production, In-line production, JIT, Concurrent Engineering, JIGS, Templates, Patterns, Logistics, ISO 9000, Consumer Rights, Good working practice, Flow diagrams, Testing to destruction, Non-destructive testing, BSI, 'Standards' marks, 'Kite' / EU, Tolerance/Cost implications. Difference between Quality assurance and quality control. Labelling, legislation, storage of product, LCA, CIM, CAM, CNC, CADD, CAD, DTP, etc.
Quality Control & Quality Assurance
Distinguish between QC and QA Identify need in production. Recognise when 'feedback' is being used, sensing.'Sensing systems' for Quality Control.