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Focus on Metal Based Materials

metal based materials

An in-depth examination of Design and Technology Metal Based Materials and the associated tools, machinery, processes and finishes.

This comprehensive study covers both in-school workshop situations and those found in commercial industry.

This title was produced in association with Mr Paul Woodward.

This online title is part of the Focus Design Technology online resource pack.

Focus DT Resource Pack: 1 year site licence: £99.95
Focus DT Resource Pack: 2 year site licence: £169.95
Focus DT Resource Pack: 5 year site licence: £399.95
Metal Based Materials: Selection of Materials or Components metal based materials selection of materials
  • Functionality
  • Aesthetics
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Social Factors
  • Cultural and Ethical Factors
Metal Based Materials: Forces and Stresses metal based materials forces
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Shear
  • Torsion
  • Bending
  • Forces Acting on a Work Platform
Metal Based Materials: Ecological and Social Footprint metal based materials ecological and social footprint
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sustainable Design
  • The Six Rs of Sustainability
  • Repurposing and Upcycling
Metal Based Materials: Sources and Origins of Metals metal based materials sources and origins
  • Sources of Metals
Metal Based Materials: Using and Working with Materials metal based materials hand tools
  • Classification of Metals
  • Enhancement of Metals
  • Hand Tools
  • Machine Tools
Metal Based Materials: Stock Forms, Types and Sizes metal based materials stock forms
  • Stock Forms
  • Standard Components
Metal Based Materials: Scales of Production metal based materials - scale of production
  • One-Off Production
  • Batch Production
  • Mass Production
  • Continuous Production
Metal Based Materials: Specialist Techniques and Processes metal based materials addition processes
  • Wasting Processes
  • Deforming Processes
  • Reforming Processes
  • Addition Processes
  • Working to a Tolerance
  • Quality Management
Metal Based Materials: Surface Treatments and Finishes metal based materials finishing processes
  • Why Finish Metals?
  • Anodising
  • Bluing
  • Dip Coating
  • Electroplating
  • Enamelling
  • Galvanising
  • Varnishing
  • Painting
  • Polishing and Buffing
  • Powder Coating
  • Water Transfer Printing
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