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Focus on Polymer Based Materials

polymer based materials

An in-depth examination of Design and Technology Polymer 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
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Polymer Based Materials: Selection of Materials or Components
  • Functionality
  • Aesthetics
  • Availability
  • Cost
  • Social Factors
  • Cultural and Ethical Factors
Polymer Based Materials: Forces and Stresses polymer materials forces
  • Compression
  • Tension
  • Shear
  • Torsion
  • Bending
  • Forces Acting on a Sports Climber
Polymer Based Materials: Ecological and Social Footprint polymer materials ecological and social footprint
  • Drilling, Mining and Deforestation
  • Environmental Issues
  • Sustainable Design
  • The Six Rs of Sustainability
  • Identification for Recycling
  • Repurposing and Upcycling
Polymer Based Materials: Sources and Origins of Metals
  • Sources of Polymers
Polymer Based Materials: Using and Working with Materials polymer materials hand tools
  • Polymer Classification
  • Polymer Additives
  • Composite Materials
  • Hand Tools
  • Machine Tools
Polymer Based Materials: Stock Forms, Types and Sizes polymer materials stock forms
  • Stock Forms
  • Standard Components
Polymer Based Materials: Scales of Production polymer materials scales of production
  • One-Off Production
  • Batch Production
  • Mass Production
  • Continuous Production
Polymer Based Materials: Specialist Techniques and Processes polymer materials techniques and processes
  • Wasting Processes
  • Deforming Processes
  • Reforming Processes
  • Addition Processes
  • Working to a Tolerance
  • Quality Management
Polymer Based Materials: Surface Treatments and Finishes polymer materials finishes
  • Why Surface Finish Polymers?
  • Diamond Edge Polishing & Buffing
  • Flame Polishing
  • GRP Gelcoat
  • Plating on Plastic
  • Laser Engraving and Etching
  • Textured Moulds
  • Vinyl Decals and Stickers
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