Resistant Materials

In Year 8 students are encouraged to design for a client. They will be put into a hypothetical situation of designing for a gift shop with the brief of ‘wooden letters’.

Students will learn:

  • To design for a customer
  • To use CAD to create accurate drawings
  • To write design specifications
  • A range of unique design ideas
  • About the classification of metals
  • About different working properties of metals
  • To mark out using engineers blue scribers and punches
  • How to cut steel using hacksaws and files
  • To drill using a pillar drill
  • How to join metal together using brazing and riveting
  • How to dip coat steel in a plastic finish.