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Unit 9: Processing and working with metals

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of four topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

Topic 1: Forming metals
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Topic 2: Joining metals
Topic 3: Wasting metals
Topic 4: Finishing metals
End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

This very comprehensive unit covers a multitude of forging and forming techniques, explaining which metals are best used for each. The lessons cover many temporary, semi-permanent and permanent methods of bonding, including welding techniques. Wasting processes are also explained as are a number of external finishes including different plating methods and less permanent applications.

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The A Level units have been written to satisfy the specification for the AQA 7552 Product Design qualification. Each unit contains:

PowerPoint slides for each topic
Detailed lesson plans
Learning objectives and outcomes
Worksheets and homework activities with answers
End-of-unit, exam-style assessment test with answers
Other material and links to online resources

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Inside the Unit...

  • Download Free Sample 7.4mb

    Areas Covered

    This unit consists of four topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    Topic 1: Forming metals
    Download sample lesson above
    Topic 2: Joining metals
    Topic 3: Wasting metals
    Topic 4: Finishing metals
    End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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