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Area of Study

Look at

Permanent and temporary ways of joining materials

Brazing, joints, nuts, bolts, knock down fittings etc

Fixtures and Fittings

Knock down fittings etc

Marking out Equipment.

Workshop tools such as scribers, tri-squares which are used to mark out on materials

Common Wood Joints

Finger, dowell, housing, halving joints, mortice& tenon etc

Types of Wood used outdoors and indoors including manufactured boards

Beech, pine, cedar,  oak, ash, plywood, mdf etc

Tools used in shaping wood, metal and plastics

Files, types of saws, basically all the types of equipment used to shape material in a workshop

Finishes for wood  & metals.

Common finishes such as varnishing, staining, painting, oil blacking etc etc

Why Model ideas?.

Exactly, why model out our ideas?

Jigs for bending strip or round bar metal.

Devising simple ways of bending metal to particular shapes

Lathe, facing, centering

Facing on a lathe and to centre a tool.

Adhesives

Commonly used adhesives in a workshop or at home ex: araldite, pva etc

CAD & CAM

What is, how and why?

 Types of Motion

Rotary, linear, oscillating and reciprocating

Gears

Types of plastics

thermoplastics such as polystyrene  pvc  nylon acrylic polycarbonate

Industrial processes used in making items in plastic.

Injection, Extrusion and vacuum forming rotational moulding   

 

Credit for Extrusion  (Industrial processes used in making items in plastic) to :  http://www.me.gatech.edu/jonathan.colton/me4210/extrusion.wmv