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A Project Storage Box
1 Introduction and Research
- Over the course of this year, you are going to be manufacturing numerous electronic and mechanical products.
- To prevent loss or damage to your work, the outcome of this project is to produce an Plywood box that you can use to store your work.
- The aims of this project are:
- To introduce you to Computer Aided Design (CAD)
- To introduce you to Laser Cutting
- To introduce you to 3D manufacturing.
- Download this file it is a Microsoft Word Document.
- Whenever this resource asks you to
Document Ityou can record the evidence needed in the file, in the spaces provided.
- Have a go now, and add in your name and form.
- To hold our projects for the year our box is going to need to meet the following criteria:
- Be no smaller than 150mm x 90mm x 50mm
- Cost no more than £5
- Must be stackable
- Before we start any project we should always try and see what is already available on the market.
- Use the web to see if you can find a couple of boxes that might be suitable.
- You'll need to find images and use their
URLsin your document. Ask your teacher if you're not sure how to do this.
- You'll need to list advantages and disadvantages of the boxes.
- Here's an example of what your document should look like.
- We need to pick a suitable material from which to produce our box.
- The material must meet the following criteria
- Cost no more than £7 per square metre
- Can be cut on a laser cutter
- Can withstand mild bumps and knocks
- Use the web to find a suitable material to use for your box.
- Here are some materials that you might like to research:
- Balsa wood