'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'

Charles Eames

'To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.'
Milton Glaser

Fabrication Manufacturing Processes

Learning aim A: Gain essential knowledge to underpin the activities in the rest of the unit. Cover a range of tools, process and techniques, Hands on practical activities introducing tools and equipment needed later in the unit.

Task 1: Note down key points from the Health and Safety Act video and then use the button below to visit thier website to find out more.

Task 2: Download and print both documents below

Portable Power ToolsRA.doc
Microsoft Word document [32.5 KB]
Risk assess blank.doc
Microsoft Word document [31.0 KB]

Task 3: With a qualified professional  go through the Portable Power Tools assesment to understand how a risk assesment can be properly completed.

Task 4: In pairs, select a tool / machine or process in the workshop and complete a risk assesment for it.

Task 5: Write another risk assesment for using the pilar drill

Your teacher will have already or, will now recap on a demonstration covering safe use of the pilar drill.

Task 6: You will now demonstrate safe use of the pilar drill to your paired collegue and then they will demonstrate safe use of the equipment in return. Your task is to act the part of instructor for this task. 

Task 7: Write a risk assesment for the Linisher and then repeat Task 6 for this machine.

Task 8: Tools and thier uses

How many of the tools did you name correctly?

Practical Topic: Introduction to cutting, filing, shaping, beating, drilling.

Quick design task: Sketch out some ideas for a Nautilus themed copper or brass pendant.

Consider limitations of the available tools, materials. The ergonomic, and aesthetic values of the design.

Annotate your design with dimensions and notes on how you plan to cut and make it.

Practical task 1: Mark out, cut, bend, beat and file a brass or copper metal piece no bigger than 150x60mm into a Nautilus design suitable for a pendant using available materials & tools.

Practical task 2: Use your skill on the pillar drill to set up the correct bit, preform the necessarry safety checks and then drill out a hole to hang the pendant by.

Think about the best vice to suit you workpiece when using the pillar drill.

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