NEW! Focus on Textile Based Materials is an in-depth examination of Design and Technology Textile 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, produced in association with Mr Paul Woodward, is available as part of the  Focus D&T Online Resource Pack. See below for sample screen and a list of topics.

Selection of Materials or Components:

●  Functionality
●  Aesthetics
●  Availability
●  Cost
●  Social Factors
●  Cultural and Ethical Factors

Forces and Stresses:

●  Compression
●  Tension
●  Shear
●  Torsion
●  Bending
●  Forces Acting on a Pair of Trainers
Reinforcement and Enhancement

Ecological and Social Footprint:

●  Natural and Synthetic Textiles
●  Deforestation
●  Oil and Coal
●  Pollution
●  Sustainable Design
●  The Six Rs of Sustainability
●  The Life Cycle of a T-Shirt
●  Repurposing and Upcycling

Sources and Origins

●  Sources and Origins
●  Wood Pulp to Paper
●  Non-Finite Sources and Origins
●  Finite Sources and Origins
●  Spinning

Using and Working with Materials:

●  Textile Structure
●  Natural Textiles
●  Synthetic Textiles
●  Blended and Mixed Fibres
●  Modifying Textiles
●  Modern Technical Textiles
●  Smart Textiles
●  Shaping Processes

Stock Forms, Types and Sizes:

●  Stock Forms
●  Standard Components

Scales of Production:

●  One-Off Production
●  Batch Production
●  Mass Production
●  Continuous Production

Specialist Techniques and Processes:

●  Wasting Processes
●  Deforming Processes
●  Reforming Processes
●  Addition Processes
●  Commercial Processes
●  Working to a Tolerance
●  Quality Management

Surface Treatments and Finishes:

●  Why Finish Textiles
●  Dyeing
●  Laser Finishing
●  Printing
●  Biological
●  Chemical
●  Mechanical
●  Smart
●  Surface Decoration

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