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|DEVELOPING A METAL BASED REMOTE CONTROL ORGANISER|
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Develop your initial design to a final version. Include of notes and sketches.
You will be awarded marks for:
· how you developed your design to meet the needs of the user. 3 marks
· details relating to functions, features and sizes. 3 marks
· your explanation of materials and finishes. 2 marks
|This remote control organiser is manufactured from sheet aluminium or steel. The aluminium version has a coloured anodised finish or a ‘brushed’ finish, whilst the steel is chrome plated or spray painted.
Various versions will be manufactured according to customers requirements, including the number of slots for remote controls.
|Large numbers could be manufactured from one large sheet. The slots are cut out using a press/punch. this will ‘punch out’ the waste material (the slots) and they will be recycled. Another press will form the creases at the bottom|
|Dyes are added as part of the anodising process. Organic acids are mixed with the electrolyte and they are selected according to the final colour required. This means that the customer has the choice of many colours.|
|SAMPLE ANODISED COLOUR FINISHES|
|A natural base has been added to increase weight and stability, so that the unit is more difficult to knock over and to improve the overall appearance|
|This design is ideal as a tessellation, as the pattern can be repeated many times on a large sheet of aluminium / steel. A plasma cutter or a metal cutting laser cutter, could be used to manufacture the shapes (including the slots), with an extremely high degree of accuracy. This method would leave only a small amount of waste, for recycling.|
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