CAD - CAM - CIM - CNC - CADD
Use of computers in design - CAD, DTP, CNC, CAM. CIM
Use for manufacturing, e.g. routing, milling, lathes.
prototyping, etc. e.g. stereolithography. Draw packages
Use of digital cameras and image manipulation.
Recognise structures in man made and natural materials.
Saws, drills, lathes, vertical and horizontal mills.
Quality Control &
Distinguish between and identify uses in production.
Implications for successful products and satisfied
customers. Relationship of the original specification to
the final product.
Solvents, Glues & processes. Use information to assess
unfamiliar risks. Environmental management & COSHH
Surface finishes, paints, lacquers,
Uses for different products.
Reasons… aesthetics and protective – rusting (oxidising)
E.g. Reasons for using aluminium)
Flow Charts -
Symbols used in flow and block diagrams.
Order of working, ( Importance to maximising use of time and resources. )
Evaluation, customer testing, proposals for modifications.
Testing for quality assurance, Evaluate against ‘fitness
for purpose’ , the design need, need of intended users.
Sustainable resources, recycling, redundant products, safe disposal. Pollution. Analysis of manufacturing techniques including use of jigs, templates, patterns.
Gears, velocity ratios, pulleys, levers and links. Types of
Motion. Cams, cranks, sliders, simple machines
(screws). Rack & pinion, belts, Direct drive etc ...
Thermoplastics and processes ( line bending, sketches)
Thermosetting plastics. Biodegradable plastics.
Environment – recycling
Basics of mechanical systems. Simple electrical
circuits as might be used in products.
PVA, Spray adhesives, solvent cements, epoxy resin, glue
sticks, adhesive tapes, Velcro, pads, press fit fasteners.
Environmental effects. Personal safety. Recycling. Cost
implications for products. ‘Green’ issues.