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Basic manufacturing

Author: R L Timings
Publisher: Oxford ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

Suitable for manufacturing courses in Further Education, this edition is in line with the Vocational GCSE in Manufacturing from Edexcel. It covers the three compulsory units of this scheme. It serves  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R L Timings
ISBN: 0750659904 9780750659901
OCLC Number: 56352994
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The manufacturing industry:What is manufacturing.The main UK manufacturing sectors.The chemical industry.The engineering industry.The food, drink and tobacco products industry.Paper and board manufacture.Textiles, clothing and footwear.The importance of the main manufacturing sectors to the UK economy.Industry and its location.Key stages of production (example).Key stages of production (general).Scales of production.Assessment activities.Design and graphical communication:Product design specification.Materials used in manufacture.Properties of materials.Physical properties.Production details and constraints.Quality standards.Generating proposals to meet a design brief.Graphical communication.Technical drawings.Patterns, samples and swatches.From design brief to finished product.Assessment activities.Manufacturing products:Production planning and the schedule for manufacture.Teamwork.Preparation of materials and components.Machinery, tools and equipment in the working environment.The preparation of tools and equipment.Processing methods.Handling and storage of materials and finished parts.Combining and assembling components.Assembly of components and sub-assemblies to specification and quality standards.Quality and production control.Safety equipment, health and safety procedures and systems.Safe working practices.Assessment activities.Applications of technology:The use of information and communication technology.Control technology and robotics.Smart materials, modern materials and components.Impact of modern technology.The stages in manufacturing a product.Investigating products.Assessment activities.Case studies:The Internet and the World Wide Web.Databases.Spreadsheets.Computer aided engineering.Rapid prototyping.Reverse engineering.A simple milling program.A simple turning program.Programmable logic controllers.Pick and place robot.Wood machining.Coated and smart fabrics.Specialised adhesives.The microprocessor.Microprocessor systems.The impact of modern technology on the global environment and sustainability.Investigating a compact disk.
Responsibility: Roger Timings.


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