Building on their introduction to CAD/CAM in the phone holder project this second unit builds depth into their knowledge of CAD/CAM technology and the impact it has on manufacturing. A new material is introduced in the form of plastics and with this we aim to raise their awareness of how to plastics can damage the environment, recycling and reusing plastics and the alternatives.
A skills based project which uses 2D Design software, incorporating a range of tasks that requires them to apply a large variety of tools and functions within the program. The end project is an acrylic key fob which is produced using the laser cutter. This project also allows us to utilise small offcuts of plastics which may otherwise be wasted.