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V. Ryan 2002 - 2016
 
     
 

RESISTANT MATERIALS STUDENTS/PUPILS SHOULD ALSO STUDY THE 'EQUIPMENT AND PROCESSES' SECTION OF THIS WEBSITE

 
     
 

MATERIALS

 
 

 

 
  1. An Introduction to Materials  
     
  WOODS  
 

 

 
  1. World Distribution of Natural Woods  
  2. World Map - Distribution of Forests and Woodlands  
     
  VIDEO - WORLD DISTRIBUTION OF NATURAL WOODS / FORESTS  
     
     
     
  3. The Preparation of Timber for Commercial Use - 1  
  4. The Preparation of Timber -Air Seasoning - 2  
  5. The Preparation of Timber - Kiln Seasoning - 3  
  6. Summary - Natural Wood - Raw Materials to Manufacturing a Product  
     
  VIDEO - FELLING, PREPARATION OF NATURAL WOOD AND SEASONING  
   
     
  7. Initial Preparation of Timber  
  8. Preparation of Stock - Planing of Boards.  
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON THE PREPARATION OF TIMBER  
  9. Revision Cards - Natural Wood to Products  
     
  PREPARATION OF NATURAL WOOD AFTER SEASONING  
   
     
     
  10. Stock Forms - Woods  
  Stock Forms - REVISION CARDS  
     
  11. Veneer  
     
 

12. Natural Woods

 
 

13. Manmade Boards

 
  14. Flexi Ply, a Flexible Form of Plywood  
     
 

15. What is a Sustainable Forest?

 
  16. Sustainability Questions  
  Revision Cards - Sustainable Design and Sustainable Materials  
     
 

17. Natural Woods in Detail

 
     
  18. Manmade Boards and Natural Woods Questions  
  19. Natural Woods and Man Made Boards Question
   
  PDF FILE - CLASSROOM DISPLAY - What are Hard Woods?
  PDF FILE - CLASSROOM DISPLAY - What are Softwoods?
  PDF FILE - CLASSROOM DISPLAY - What are Compliant Materials / Manmade Boards?
   
  REVISION CARDS - Hardwoods  
  REVISION CARDS - Softwoods  
  REVISION CARDS - Manmade Boards  
     
  PLASTICS  
  1. Plastics, Fuels and Chemicals from Crude Oil  
  2. The Oil Refinery and Distillation Tower  
 

3. The Manufacture and Nature of Plastics

 
  4. Crude Oil to Fuels and Plastics - Summary Diagram  
  REVISION CARDS - Oil to Plastics  
     
  5. Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)  
  6. Properties of Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs)  
  7. Examination Question - Thermoplastic Elastomers  
     
  8. Renewable and Environmentally Friendly Polylactide  
  9. Polylactide - Life Cycle  
  10. Polylactide - Examination Question  
  11. Biopol - Environmentally Friendly Plastic  
  12. Life Cycle of Biopol  
  REVISION CARDS - BIOPOL  
     
  13. Oxodegradable Polymers  
     
  14. Polyethylene Terephthalate or PET / PETE (Polyester)  
  15. Polyethylene Terephthalate or PET / PETE - Examination Question  
  16. Vacuum Forming PETE Packaging - Examination Question  
     
  17. Examination Question (Part One) - Injection Moulding  HIPS, HDPE, LDPE, PP, Acrylic (PMMA), ABS.  
  18. Examination Question (Part Two) - Injection Moulding HIPS, HDPE, LDPE, PP, Acrylic (PMMA), ABS.  
  19. Examination Question - Polypropylene Packaging  
     
  20. Low Density Polyethylene Questions  
  21.  LDPE and Extrusion Blow Moulding  
  22. Extrusion Blow Moulding - Question - 1  
  23. Extrusion Blow Moulding - Question - 2  
     
  24. Rotational Moulding  
  25. Rotational Moulding - Questions  
     
  26. Further Questions and Answers on Plastics  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Thermosetting Plastics  
  REVISION CARDS - Thermoplastics  
     
  27. Nylon (Polyamide) - An Introduction  
  28. What is Nylon and how it is Manufactured ?  
  29. Revision Cards - Nylon  
     
  30. Polyurethane and Foam Rubber  
  31. Polyurethane - Formula and Sample Products  
  32. Revision Cards - Polyurethane and Foam Rubber  
     
  METALS  
     
  VIDEO ABOUT IRON ORE AND STEEL  
   
     
  1. Iron Ore to Iron Ore Pellets  
  2. Where is Iron Ore Mined?
 
  3. The Blast Furnace - Iron Production  
  4. Processes inside the Blast Furnace  
  5. Producing Steel through the Modern Converter Process  
     
 

6. Metals

 
  7. Alloys  
 

8. Galvanising Steel - 1

 
 

9. Galvanising Steel - 2

 
     
  10. Steel Bench - Examination Question  
  11. Steel Bench Construction - Examination Question  
  12. Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals Question  
  13. Metals and Properties Questions  
     
  VIDEO - TWO METHODS OF ETCHING IN A WORKSHOP  
   
     
   
  15. Etching using a Vinyl Cutter and a PCB Etchant Tank  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Ferrous Metals  
  REVISION CARDS - Ferrous Metals - Simple Version  
REVISION CARDS - Non-Ferrous Metals
     
  NANO MATERIALS  
  1. Nanomaterials - 1  
  2. Revision Cards - Nanomaterials  
     
  COMPOSITE MATERIALS  
     
  VIDEO - COMPOSITE MATERIALS - PART 1  
   
     
  1. Natural Woods  
  2. Concrete  
  3. Reinforced Concrete  
  4. Glass Reinforced Plastic  
     
  VIDEO - COMPOSITE MATERIALS- PART 2  
   
     
  5. Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP)  
  6. Examination Question - Carbon Fibre (CFRP)  
  7. Plywood  
  8. Laminated Veneers and Steam Bending  
     
  9. Kevlar - General Introduction  
  10. What is Kevlar? Types of Kevlar - Advantages and Disadvantages of Kevlar  
  PDF FILE - Click here for Printable Worksheet on Kevlar  
  11. Kevlar and Modern Cars  
  12. Automotive use of Kevlar - Summary  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Composite Materials - 1  
  REVISION CARDS - Composite Materials - 2  
     
  DECOUPAGE  
     
  The Art of Decoupage  
     
  COMPLIANT MATERIALS  
  1. Compliant Materials - Examination Questions  
     
  GENERAL MATERIALS QUESTIONS  
  1. Materials, Metals and Polymers 1  
  2. Materials, Metals and Polymers 2  
     
  SMART MATERIALS  
     
  VIDEO - INTRODUCTION TO SMART MATERIALS - PART ONE  
   
     
 

1. Smart Materials - Polymorph - Shaping by Hand

 
 

2. Smart Materials - Polymorph - Using a Mould

 
 

3. Smart Materials - Shape Memory Alloys - Page One

 
 

4. Smart Materials - Shape memory Alloys - Page Two

 
     
 

5. Modern Light Weight Modelling Materials

 
     
  VIDEO - INTRODUCTION TO SMART MATERIALS - PART TWO  
   
     
  6. Inks That Change After Contact With Water  
  7. Inks that change Colour with Temperature  
  8. Photochromic Inks  
  9. Photochromic Inks - Examination Question  
     
  VIDEO - INTRODUCTION TO SMART MATERIALS - PART THREE  
   
     
  10. Hydromorphic Polymers  
  11. Hydrocarbon Encapsulating Polymers  
  12. Aroma Pigments  
  13. Smart Materials - Phosphorescent Pigments  
  14. Revision Cards - Phosphorescent Pigments  
     
  15. Further Questions and Answers on Smart Materials  
     
  16. GENERAL MATERIALS - Questions and Answers  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Smart Materials  
     
  MATERIALS - FINISHES  
     
  1. Materials - Finishes Questions / Answers  
  2. More Materials - Finishes Questions / Answers  
     
  MODEL / PROTOTYPE  -  MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURE  
     
  Making a Model - Introduction  
  Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 1  
  Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 2  
  Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 3  
  Model Making - Tools and Equipment - 4  
     
  Modelling Materials - 1  
  Modelling Materials - 2  
  Sample Models  
  Card Based Models  
  Architectural Models  
  Computer Generated Models  
  Computer Generated Systems Model (Spreadsheets)  
  Model Making Examination Question  
     
  PDF FILE - Modelling Questions - 1  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Model Making Materials  
  REVISION CARDS - Models and Prototypes  
     
 

JOINTS

 
 

 

 
 

1. Cross Halving Joints

 
 

2.Tee Halving, Dovetail Halving and Half Lap Joints

 
 

3. Bridle Joints

 
     
 

4. The Mortise and Tenon Joint - The Basics

 
 

5. Mortise and Tenon Joints - 1

 
 

6. Mortise and Tenon Joints - 2

 

7. Double / Twin Mortise and Tenon Joints

 

8. How to Mark Out and Cut a Mortise and Tenon Joint - the Mortise

 
 

9. How to Mark Out and Cut a Mortise and Tenon Joint - the Tenon

 
 

 

 
 

10. Dovetail Joints

 
 

11. How to Mark Out and Cut Dovetail Joints - The Tail

 
 

12. How to Mark Out and Cut Dovetail Joints - The Pins

 
 

13. Finger Joints

 
 

14. How to Mark Out and Cut a Set of Finger Joints - Part One

 
 

15. How to Mark Out and Cut a Set of Finger Joints - Part Two

 
 

16. Lapped / Rebate / Shoulder Joints

 
 

17. How to Mark Out and Cut a Rebate / Shoulder / Lapped Joint

 
     
 

QUESTIONS - JOINTS

 
     
 

1. Finger /Dovetail Joints - Questions

 
 

2. Tools Required for Cutting Finger / Dovetail Joints

 
     
 

SCREWS AND GLUES

 
   
 

1. Types of Screws - 1

 

2. Types of Screws - 2

 

3. Types of Nail

   
  4. Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue)
  5. Revision Cards - Cyanacrylate (Super Glue)
   
 

5. General Glues for Woods

 

6. How to Apply Cascamite

 

7. Glues for Plastics

 
 

8. Lesson Starter - Glues

 
     
  HINGES  
     
  1. Types of Hinges  
     
  KNOCK DOWN FITTINGS  
     
  1. Knock-Down (K/D) Fittings  
  2. More Knock-Down (K/D) Fittings  
  3. The Table Plate  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Knock Down Joints  
  REVISION CARDS - Flat Packs  
     
  NUTS AND BOLTS  
     
  1. Bolts - Sheet 1  
  2. Bolts - Sheet 2  
     
  RIVETS  
     
  1. Pop Riveting  
  2. Cold Rivets - Types and General Use  
  3. Joining Plates with Rivets - 1  
  4. Joining Plates with Rivets - 2  
  5. Joining Plates with Rivets - 3  
     
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE EXERCISE REGARDING COLD RIVETING  
     
  6. Rivets and Movement  
     

 

     
  FITTINGS FOR SHAFTS AND WHEELS  
     
  1. Push Fittings  
  2. Split Pins  
  3. Lock Nuts  
  4.Combination Lock Nut and Split Pin.  
  5. Fittings for Metal Tube Frames - 1  
  6. Fittings for Metal Tube - 2  
  7. Examination Question  
     
  BRAZING  
     
  1. The Brazing Hearth  
  2. A Brazed Joint  
     
     
  INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION  
     
  PDF FILE - INFO POSTERS OF SCALES OF PRODUCTION  
     
  1. The Client /Customer  
  2. What is a Production Line?  
  3. Introduction to Industrial Production Techniques  
  4. Scales of Production - an Introduction  
     
  5. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 1  
  6. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 2  
  REVISION CARDS - Single Item/Prototype Production  
     
  7. Batch Production - Example 1  
  8. Batch Production - Example 2  
  9. Batch Production Exercise  
  REVISION CARDS - Batch Production  
     
  10. Continuous Production - Example 1  
  11. Continuous Production - Example 2  
  12. Production Methods - Lesson Starter  
  REVISION CARDS - Continuous Production  
     
  13. Series of Examination Questions related to Mass Production in a School Workshop  
     
  14. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 1  
  15. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 2  
     
  16. Remote Manufacturing  
     
  17. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 1  
  18. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 2  
     
  20. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 1  
  21. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 2  
  22. Detailed Example of Flexible Manufacturing - CD / DVD Manufacture  
     
  23. Just in Time  
  REVISION CARDS - Just in Time  
     
  Globalisation, Design and Manufacturing  
  Example of Globalisation of Design and Manufacture  
  Globalisation - Revision Cards  
     
  24. Keeping a Manufacturing Logbook  
     
  ICT IN DESIGN, MARKETING, MANUFACTURING AND DISTRIBUTION  
  1. The Role of Market Research  
  2. How Market Research can be Carried Out  
  3. Design Idea to Design Concept (including Market Research)  
  4. ICT as a Marketing Tool  
  5. Barcodes in Manufacturing, Distribution and Supply  
  PDF FILE - EXAMINATION QUESTION - ICT and Manufacturing, Marketing and Supply - Examination Question  
     
  6. Information Communication Technology - Developing and Modelling Ideas  
 
  REVISION CARDS - Barcodes  
  REVISION CARDS - Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture  
     
  QUALITY SYSTEMS  
     
  1. The British Standards Institute Kite Mark and the Conformite European Symbol  
     
  2. Quality Assurance  
  3. Quality Control  
  PDF FILE  - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON QUALITY CONTROL  
  4. Quality Control Exercise  
  5. Quality Control and Quality Assurance - Examination Questions and Answers  
  6. Products and Quality Standards - Examination Question  
  REVISION CARDS - Quality Standards   
     
  7. Product Analysis  
     
  8. Tolerances - 1  
  9. Tolerance - 2  
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEET ON TOLERANCES  
  10. Tolerance Examination Question  
  17. REVISION CARDS - Tolerance Checks  
     
  MANUFACTURING PROCESS - REDUCING WASTE  
     
  1. Manufacturing Products and Reducing Waste  
  2. Manufacturing Products and Reducing Waste - Using Accurate Templates  
  3. Dealing with Waste - Reuse / Recycle  
  4. Training / Educating Staff about the Importance of Reducing Waste  
     
     
  PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS  
     
  VIDEO - PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS PART  
   
     
  1. Properties of Materials - 1  
2.Properties of Materials - 2
  3. Properties of Materials - Questions 1  
  4. Properties of Materials - Questions 2  
     
  PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS - WORKSHOP TESTING  
     
  1. Materials - Hardness Testing  
  2. Tensile Strength and Elasticity Testing  
  3. Conductivity, Ductility and Malleability  
  4. Toughness Testing of Materials  
  PDF FILE - MATERIALS TESTING EXAMINATION QUESTION  
     
  5. Testing Materials in Industry  
     
  EXAMINATION QUESTIONS  
     
  1. Exam Question 1  
  2. Exam Question 2  
  3. Exam Question 3  
  4. Exam Question 4  
  5. Exam Question 5  
  6. Exam Question 6  
     
  AS / A2 LEVEL QUESTIONS  
1. Question 1 - Traditional Chair
  2. Question 1 - Modern Plastic Chair  
  3. Question 1 - Contemporary Wood/Metal Chair  
  4. Plastics - Monomers and Polymers  
     
  REVISION CARDS  
  1. REVISION CARDS - Quality Stardards   
     
     
  GARDENING FOR THE ELDERLY - PROJECT  
  UNDER CONSTRUCTION  
  This project leads to the design of a Gardening Trolley for the Elderly  
     
  1. Gardening Trolley 'A' - Product Analysis  
  2. Gardening Trolley 'B' - Product Analysis  
  3. Gardening Trolley 'C' - Product Analysis  
  4. Gardening Trolley for the Elderly - Brief and Specification  
     
  Consider developing drawing skills (Perspective, Isometric and many more...using the Graphics Index Page), before moving on to the next set of design pages.  
     
  5. Idea 1 - Gardening Trolley for the Elderly  
  6. Idea 2 - Gardening Trolley for the Elderly  
  7. Idea 3 - Gardening Trolley for the Elderly  
  8. Idea 4 - Gardening Trolley for the Elderly  
     
  9. Development of Selected Idea  
  10. Third Angle Orthographic Drawing - Developed Design  
  11. Techniques- Three Dimensional Sketching - Colour Rendered Version - Final Design  
     
  12. Anthropometrics, Ergonomics and a Garden Handle Design  
  13. Gardening Tool Design for the Elderly  
     
  14. Part Two Examination Questions   
     
  IMPORTANT - Revise and Attempt the 'Revision Cards' - Found on the Product Design Index Page
(Near the bottom of the Page)
 
     
  OFFICE / TASK LIGHT PROJECT AND EXERCISES  
     
  This projects leads to the design of an Office / Task Light.  
     
  1. Rich Picture - Office Lights and Task Lights  
  2. Why is there a need for Task Lighting?  
     
  3. Task Light 1 - Product Analysis  
  4. Task Light 2 - Product Analysis  
  5. Task Light 3 - Product Analysis  
  6. Task Light 4 - Product Analysis  
     
  7. Office / Tasklight Comparison  
     
  8. Design Specification - Adjustable Office Task Light.  
     
  9. Design Ideas - Idea 1  
  10. Design Ideas - Idea 2  
  11. Design Ideas - Idea 3  
     
  12. Developed Design - Office / Task Light  
  13. Ergonomic Handle and the Developed Task Light  
     
  14. Third Angle Orthographic Drawing - Office / Task Light  
     
  15. Part Two Examination Questions   
     
  IMPORTANT - Revise and Attempt the 'Revision Cards' - Found on the Product Design Index Page
(Near the bottom of the Page)
 
     
  EXAMINATION PREPARATION THEMES  
     
  THE STORAGE OF COMPUTER GAMING EQUIPMENT - UNDER CONSTRUCTION  
     
  1. Rich Picture - Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment  
  2. Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment - Product Analysis - Example 1  
  3. Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment - Product Analysis - Example 2  
  4. Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment - Product Analysis - Example 3  
  5. Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment - Product Analysis - Example 4  
  6. Storage of Computer Gaming Equipment - Product Analysis - Alternative Question  
     
  7. Computer Games Storage Unit - Comparison  
     
  EXAMINATION QUESTION  
  1. Question Outline / Summary  
  2. Design Specification Storage Unit for Computer Gaming Equipment  
  3. Design Ideas - Computer Games Equipment Storage Unit  
  4. Development of Selected Idea - Computer Games Equipment Storage Unit  
  5. Working Drawing - Computer Games Storage Unit  
  6. Anthropometric Data and Handle Design for the Games Equipment Storage Unit  
     
  IMPORTANT - Revise and Attempt the 'Revision Cards' - Found on the Product Design Index Page
(Near the bottom of the Page)
 
     
  OTHER AREAS TO REVISE  
  1. Wheeled Devices, Transport and Portability - Series of Pages and Questions  
  2. Media Storage  - Series of Pages and Questions  
  3. Part Two Examination Questions   
     
  STORAGE OF SMALL ITEMS IN THE ART DECO STYLE  
     
  UNDER CONSTRUCTION  
     
  1. Art Deco - 1  
  2. Art Deco - 2  
     
  3. Art Movement - Rich Picture  
  4. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 1  
  5. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 2  
  6. Storage and Transport of Small Items - Art Deco - 3  
     
  7. Art Deco Containers - Product Comparison  
  8. Art Deco - Small Storage Container Design - 1  
  9. Art Deco - Small Storage Container Design - 2  
     
  10. Writing an Design Specification for a Small Transportable Art Deco Container  
  11. Art Deco - Small Container Design - Initial Ideas  
  12. Developing Your Chosen Design  
     
  13. Working Drawings -  Art Deco Container 1  
  14. Working Drawings - Art Deco Container - 2  
     
  15. Anthropometric Data and Handle Design  
     
  16. Sample 'Theme' Development Design Sheet  
     
  17. Wheeled Devices, Transport and Portability - Series of Pages and Questions  
  18. Media Storage  - Series of Pages and Questions  
     
  19. Part Two Examination Questions   
     
  CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH AND STORAGE  
     
  1. An Introduction to Charles Rennie Mackintosh  
  2. Analysis / Description of a Charles Mackintosh Chair  
  3. Mackintosh Decoration  
  4. The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Product Analysis 1  
  5. The Furniture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Product Analysis 2  
  6. Product Analysis - Mackintosh Oak Washstand  
  7. Product Comparison  
  8. The Mackintosh Desk  
  9. A Young Child's Toy Box based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design Characteristics  
  10. DVD Storage Unit based on Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design Characteristics  
  11. Storage Unit based on a Mackintosh White Desk and Chair  
  12. How to Develop a Specification by Analysing the Design Brief
for a Charles Mackintosh inspired Storage Unit
 
  13. Specification Question  
  14. Design One - Child's Toy Box - Mackintosh Style  
  15. Design Two - Storage Box - Mackintosh Style  
  16. Design Three - Jewellery Box - Mackintosh Style  
  17. Design Four - DVD Storage - Mackintosh Style  
  18. Design Five - Bits And Bobs Storage Box - Mackintosh Style  
  19. Designing a Mackintosh Storage Unit  
  20. Presenting a Design Idea  
  21. Developing your Idea  
     
  REVISION CARDS - Charles Rennie Mackintosh  
     
  22. Part Two Examination Questions   
     
CONTEXT: MP3 DOCKING STATION FOR THE TEENAGE MARKET
     
 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 
     
  STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION  
     
  1. MP3 Rich Picture  
  2. Existing MP3 Player Docking Stations  
  3. MP3 Docking Station - Product Analysis Question 1  
  4. MP3 Docking Station - Product Analysis Question 2  
  5. How to Develop a Specification by Analysing the Design Brief  
  6. MP3 Docking Station - Ideas  
  7. Alternative Way of Presenting Ideas  
  8. Evaluating an Idea for an MP3 Docking Station  
  9. Developing Your Chosen Design  
  10. Manufacturing your chosen MP3 Docking Station   
  11. Manufacturing an Alternative Design through Injection Moulding  
     
  Further Examination Questions  
     
  1. Equipment and Tools - 1  
  Answers  
  2. Equipment and Tools - 2  
  Answers  
     
  3. Health and Safety - 1  
  4. Health and Safety Answer - 1  
     
  4. Health and Safety - 2  
  5. Health and Safety Answer - 2  
     
  6. Manufacturing a Product - 1  
  7. Manufacturing a Product -  Polyvinylchloride (PCV) - Answers  
  8. Manufacturing a Product  - Pine - Answers  
     
  8. Sequence of Manufacture - QUESTION - Pine Desk Tidy B  
  9. Sequence of Manufacture  - ANSWER - Pine Desk Tidy B  
     
  10. Manufacturing a Product - CAD and Injection Moulding  
  11. Manufacturing a Product _ CAD and Injection Moulding - ANSWER  
     
  12. Materials - 1  
  13. Materials - 2  
  14. Raw Materials to Manufactured Products - Crude Oil to Polystyrene  
  15. Raw Materials to Manufactured Product - Natural Wood to Guitar  
  16. Materials and Finishes  
     
  17. Product Analysis  
     
  18. What is Anthropometrics and Ergonomics?  
  19. Ergonomics and Anthropometrics (Feet)- 1  
  20. Ergonomics and Anthropometrics - Child's Walking Toy - 2  
     
  21. Why Make a Model?  
     
  22. Life Cycle - 1  
  23. Environmental Impact - Product Life Cycle  
  24. Environment/Recycling - 1  
  25. Environment/Recycling - 2  
     
  26. Maintenance of Products - Kettles  
  27. Maintenance of Product - Drills  
     

 

 

THEME: OFFICE FURNITURE AND RELATED EQUIPMENT
CONTEXT: TABLE and DESKTOP ORGANISATION

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

     
  IMPORTANT - PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS  
  (Use this section of the site for possible answers)  
     
  1. Desk Top Organisation - Rich Picture  
  2. Product Analysis - 1  
  3. Product Analysis Exercise  
  4. Design Requirements  
  5. The Design Specification - Desk Top Organiser  
  6. Desk Organiser - Ergonomics.  
  7. Additional Resources You May Need  
     
  MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE ONE  
  1. Manufacturing a Simple Desk Top Organiser - The Base  
  2. Manufacturing a Simple Desk Top Organiser - The Tubes  
     
  MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUE TWO  
  3. Injection Moulding  
     
  MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES THREE  
  4. Line Bending / Strip Heater  
     
  EXAMINATION STYLE QUESTIONS  
     
  1. Questions - 1  
  2. Questions - 2  
  3. Questions - 3  
  4. Questions - 4  
  5. Questions - 5  
  6. Questions - 6  
  7. Questions - 7  
     
  ADDING ACCESSORIES  
  1. Adding a Sellotape Dispenser  
  2. Sellotape Dispenser Examination Question 1  
  3.Sellotape Dispenser Examination Question 3  
  4. Sellotape Dispenser Examination Question - 4  
     
 

2. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: EDUCATIONAL TOYS
CONTEXT: YOUNG CHILDREN LEARN THROUGH PLAY

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 

 
  PDF FILE - CLICK HERE FOR PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS RELATING TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW  
     
     
  1. Rich Picture - Educational Toys  
  2. Product Analysis  
  3. Product Analysis (Toy) - Exercise  
  4. Educational Toys and Devices  
  5. Design Requirements - Educational Toy  
  6. The Design Specification - Educational Toy  
  7. Design Problem - Educational Toy  
  8. Further Explanation of Key Words /Phrases  
  9. Design Brief - Educational Toy  
  10. Educational Toy and Ergonomic Considerations  
  11.Educational Toy / Ergonomic Walking Toy  
     
 

12. Symbols - Packaging- 1

 
  13. Symbols - Packaging - 2  
  14. More Symbols and Questions  
  15. Safety Symbols - Lessons Starter  
  16. Toy Lessons Starter  
     
  17. Educational Jigsaw - 1  
  18. Educational Jigsaw - 2  
  19. Educational Jigsaw - 3  
     
  20. A Mechanical Toy  
  21. Another Mechanical Toy  
     
  22. Try the Mechanisms Index Page - CAMS and CAM Toys  
     
  23. Questions - 1  
  24. Questions - 2  
  25. Questions - 3  
  26. Questions - 4  
  27. Questions - 5  
     
 

3. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: MEDIA STORAGE
CONTEXT: STORING DVDs, CDs AND COMPUTER GAMES

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 

 
  1. Rich Picture - Media Storage  
  2. Product Analysis of a Typical Homemade DVD / CD Storage Unit  
  3. Product Analysis Exercise - DVD Storage Unit  
  4. Design Requirements  
  5. Design Specification - Media Storage  
  6. Design Problem - Media Storage  
  7. Design Brief - Media Storage  
  8. Ergonomics - Media Storage  
     
  9. Manufacturing a Basic DVD / CD Storage Unit - Single Item Manufacture - 1  
  10. Manufacturing a Basic DVD / CD Storage Unit - Single Item Manufacture - 2  
  11. Assembly - Single Item Manufacture - 3  
     
  12. Manufacturing a Basic DVD / CD Storage Unit - Batch Production  
  13. Plastics - Batch Production - Many Made  
  14. Production Flow Charts - Single Item and Batch Production  
     
  15. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 1  
  16. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 2  
     
  17. Manufacturing a Cabinet - DVD / CD Storage Unit - Material Pine  
  18. Flat Pack DVD / CD Storage Unit  
19. Free Gift - Glider - 1
20. Free Gift - Glider Manufacture
21. Modern Light Weight Modelling Materials
22. Making a Model Glider - By Hand
23. Flow Chart - Making a Model Glider By Hand
24. Examination Questions - 1
25. Examination Questions - 2
26. Examination Questions - 3
27. Examination Questions - 4
  28. Examination Questions - 5  
  29. Examination Questions - 6  
  30. Examination Questions - 7  
  31. Examination Questions - 8  
     
  SUGGESTED FURTHER REVISION  
     
 

4. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: EATING OUTDOORS
CONTEXT: PICNIC FURNITURE

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 

 
  1. Rich Picture - Picnic Furniture  
  2. Product One - Wood Based - Teak  
  3. Product Analysis - A typical Folding Picnic Table  
     
  4. Manufacture of Folding Table 1 - Single Item/One off Production Sheet 1  
  5. Manufacture of Folding Table 1 - Single Item/One off Production Sheet 2  
  6. Folding Table - Manufacture of Brass Fittings / Hinge  
     
  7. Manufacture of Product One - Batch Production - CNC 1  
  8. Manufacture of Product One - Batch Production - CNC2  
  9. Production Flow Chart - CAD/CAM - Batch Production  
     
  10. Product Two - HDPE and Steel/Aluminium  
  11. Product Analysis - HDPE and Steel/Aluminium  
  12. Manufacturing Techniques - HDPE Table  
     
  13. Product Three - Teak Folding Chair  
  14. Properties of Teak  
     
  15. Product Four- HDPE Chair.  
  16. Properties of HDPE  
     
  17. Permanent Steel and Teak Bench  
     
  18. Design Requirements - Picnic Furniture  
  19. Design Specification - Picnic Furniture  
  20. Design Problem - Picnic Furniture  
  21. Design Brief - Picnic Furniture  
  22. Ergonomics and Picnic Furniture  
  23. Eco-Friendly Symbols - Furniture  
  24. Bicycle Rack  
     
  EXAM TYPE QUESTIONS  
     
  1. Examination Questions 1  
  2. Examination Questions - 2  
  3. Examination Questions - 3  
  4. Examination Questions - 4  
  5. Examination Questions - 5  
  6. Market Research Examination Questions  
  7. Quality Systems Questions  
     
     
 

5. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: ENVIRONMENT
CONTEXT: RECYCLING BINS

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 
     
  1. Rich Picture - Environment and Recycling Bins  
  2. Product Analysis Exercise - 1  
  3. Product Analysis Exercise - 2  
  4. Product Analysis Exercise - 3  
  5. Product Analysis - Exercise - 4  
     
  6. Design Requirements  
  7. Design Specification  
  8. Design Problem Exercise  
  9. Design Brief Exercise  
     
  10. Examination Question 1  
  11. Examination Question 2  
     
  12. Pedal Mechanism - 1  
  13. Pedal Mechanism - 2  
  14. PDF FILE - EXAM QUESTION BASED ON BOTH MECHANISMS  
  15. Further Question on Pedal Bin Mechanisms  
     
  16. Stages in the Manufacture of the Wire Mechanism  
  17. Manufacturing Processes - Steel _ Pedal Bin  
     
  18. Bins with Wheels  
  19. Further Wheel Fittings  
     
20. Materials for the Manufacture of Recycling bins - 1
  21. Properties - High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) and Mild Steel  
     
  22. Ergonomics and Recycle Bins  
  23. How to Work Out an Ergonomic Measurement  
     
  24. Recycling Symbol - Vinyl Cutter  
  25. Recycling Symbols - Bins  
     
  BATCH PRODUCTION  
  26. Shopping Bag Recycling Bin - CAD/CAM  
  27. Production Flow Chart - CAD/CAM - Batch Production - Recycle Bin  
     
  SINGLE ITEM PRODUCTION  
  28. Manufacturing the Wood Recycle Bin - Single Item  
  29. Flow Chart of Manufacture - Single Item - Recycle Bin  
  30. Wood Bin - Examination Question  
     
  31. Other Aspects of Revision  
     
 

6. INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH THEME and EXAMINATION QUESTIONS

THEME: PORTABILITY
CONTEXT: Wheeled devices that help with moving and transporting a range of different items

 

Pupils research the theme as they work through the resources/questions below. They should draw on all the skills and techniques developed through the Resistant Materials course.

 

*PLEASE NOTE: You may need to use the search facility on the index page of this site to find information when answering some of the questions*

 
     
  1. Rich Picture - Wheeled Devices  
  2. Folding Trolley - Product Analysis One  
  3. Folding Trolley - Product Analysis Two  
  4. Folding Trolley - Product Analysis Three  
  5. Children's Building Block Trolley - Product Analysis  
     
  6. Product Comparison - Portability and Wheeled Devices  
  7. Materials Selection - Wood Based Trolley  
  8. Materials Selection - Metal Based Trolley  
     
  JOINTS AND FITTINGS FOR WOOD TROLLEYS  
  9. Wood Based Trolley - Joints and Fixings  
     
  FITTINGS - FIXING WHEELS TO TROLLEYS  
  10. Push Fittings  
  11. Split Pins  
  12. Lock Nuts  
  13.Combination Lock Nut and Split Pin.  
     
  FITTINGS AND JOINTS - METAL TUBE / TROLLEYS  
  14. Fittings for Metal Tube Frames - 1  
  15. Fittings for Metal Tube - 2  
  16. Examination Question  
     
  SCALES OF MANUFACTURE  
  17. Building Block (Wood Based) Trolley - One Off / Batch Manufacture  
  18. Updated Building Block Trolley  
     
  19. A Metal Trolley - Selection of Materials  
  20. Building a Steel/Aluminium Trolley - One Off and Batch Manufacture  
  21. The Hydraulic Press - Pressing Steel Sheet  
     
  ERGONOMICS AND SAFETY  
  22. Ergonomics of a Trolley  
  23. Health and Safety - Lifting and Moving Weights  
     
     
     
     
     
  UNDER CONSTRUCTION - ESTIMATED TIME - ONE MORE WEEK