'Recognizing the need is the primary condition for design.'
It is important that engineers have an appreciation of the materials and processes involved in manufacturing sheet metal products, and are capable of creating solutions to engineering-based problems.
During this unit will cover the main stages of manufacturing a sheet metal product: preparation, cutting out blank components, forming up the components and joining them into an assembled product.
You will learn the safe use of a range of industrial hand tools, machinery and other equipment associated with fabrication processes. You will apply this knowledge in the manufacture of a sheet product of a portable wood-burning stove.
Examplar of student work for LA A:
Case Studies to help with LA A
Production drawing for wood burner manufacture:
Evidence of manufacturing a woodburner: