CAD CAM 3-D Printing Prototype Project

3-D Printer Prototype Project
The rationale:
As D&T teachers return to school, we need a basic tool/CAD CAM based project to achieve the balance of remaining safe, but also providing an exciting practical project for students. This project is tried and tested and the kids love it.
This is designed to simulate an NEA project, where students will research, design, model, prototype and evaluate a 3D printed object for a specific target market.
This 7 x 1 hour lesson mini project is an ‘all in one’ prepared resource, containing lesson by lesson PowerPoints, accompanying worksheets, Youtube videos, home learning and examples that model success criteria. This resource that can be used by subject specialists and non D&T teachers alike, perfect for cover work as well.
The project is driven by high end, attractive and informative power points, which have detailed instructions and notes, step-by-step animations, with starter(‘To do’), main and plenary activities, as well as home learning included.
Learning Outcomes:
This design and make project is aimed at Year 9 and Year 10 students, who will gain an understanding of how to:
• Lesson 1: Scales of production and commercial processes
• Lesson 2: Primary and secondary research methods
• Lesson 3: How to draw and annotate scrap views, sectional views and rendering in 3-D.
• Lesson 4: How to make mock up models in Styrofoam using workshop tools
• Lesson 5: How to use a user friendly CAD modelling program
• Lesson 6: How to use a 3-D printer to create a toothbrush prototype and evaluate project
Project plan:
A scheme of work is also included as a MS Publisher file. This explains the: learning outcomes, starter, main and plenary activities as well as resources required and homework.
Work sheets:
These are mainly PPT files, but the final evaluation is MS Publisher, which is differentiated in the form of sentence starters.
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  • Lesson-1.-Scales-of-production-and-commercial-processes.pptx
  • Worksheet-2.-Injection-moulding-vs.-3d-printing.pptx
  • Lesson-2.-Primary---secondary-research-methods.pptx
  • Worksheet-3.-ACCESS-FM-comparison.pptx
  • Lesson-3.-Annotated-design-drawings.pptx
  • Worksheet-5.-Rendering-Textures-of-materials.pptx
  • Worksheet-7.-Mock-up-VS.-prototype.pptx
  • Lesson-5.-Analysis---start-CAD.pptx
  • Worksheet-9.-Analysis-of-3-mock-ups.pptx
  • Homework-sheet-Annotate-and-label-a-screenshot-of-CAD.pptx
  • Lesson-6.-CAD-design---3D-print-a-handle.pptx
  • Lesson-7.-CAM---evaluation.pptx
  • Lesson-4.-Mock-ups---Prototypes.pptx
  • Worksheet-1.-Scales-of-production.pptx

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Created: Oct 31, 2020

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

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