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Unit 7: Making principles

8552 Designing and making principles

 
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Areas Covered

  • Lesson 1 Selection of materials and components
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  • Lesson 2 Tolerances and allowances
  • Lesson 3 Material management and marking out
  • Lesson 4 Specialist tools, equipment, techniques and processes
  • Lesson 5 Surface treatments and finishes
  • Lesson 6 Assessment

There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

The final unit in the series explores the making principles in Section 3.3.7 – 3.3.11 of the 8552 specification. The first lessons analyse the functional need, cost and availability of materials required for prototype development, using appropriate tolerances when working. Material management skills including marking out are covered in Lesson 3 before looking at the use of specialist tools and equipment in the penultimate lesson. The final lesson covers the surface treatments and finishes that can be applied to materials to improve functionality and aesthetics.

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    Areas Covered

    • Lesson 1 Selection of materials and components
    • Download sample lesson above
    • Lesson 2 Tolerances and allowances
    • Lesson 3 Material management and marking out
    • Lesson 4 Specialist tools, equipment, techniques and processes
    • Lesson 5 Surface treatments and finishes
    • Lesson 6 Assessment

    There are 5 worksheets, 5 homework tasks, and an examination-style assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

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