Links & Quizzes

The impact of CAD/CAM on industry:
Changes in production methods.

Web link -Introduction to CADCAM

Quiz Manufacturing Crossword

Quiz Manufacturing

Global manufacturing.
Web link Concurrent engineering for Global manufacturing
Employment issues.
Web link Automation & Employment
The trend from manual CNC programming to the use of software programs
that generate CNC codes from drawings. (Students are not required to generate ISO programs.)

Web link 1 Boxford

Web link 2 Boxford

The use of software applications that process production data and control a network of different machines from a central system.
Computer-aided design - Commonly-used computer-aided design techniques, including the use of graphics and specialist software to aid the design process, i.e.:

to create and modify designs and layouts, e.g printed circuit board layout
Web Link PCB Production
for 2D/3D modelling and prototyping

Web Link 2D

Web Link 3D

to construct accurate drawings
to create complex products
to create virtual products
Web link Prodesktop
to create total design concepts, including use of multi-media.
Common input devices such as the mouse, stylus, tracker-ball, graphics tablet, digital camera, scanner, 3D scanner.
Common output devices such as printers, XY plotters, plotter-cutters and CNC
Computer-aided manufacture

The use of commonly-used CNC machines, die lathes, milling machines, punches, drilling machines, knitting machines and looms, cutting machines, printing, sewing and embroidery machines, pressing equipment, printers, plotter-cutters, engravers.

Web link 1 Introduction to CNC

Web link 2 3D Manufacture

The use of CAM when producing products for short or long runs in varying quantities, die one-off, batch production, high-volume/continuous production.
Quiz Manufacturing
Advantages/disadvantages of CAM relating to time, costs, waste management, standardisation and reliability.
Web link Advantages and Disadvantages of CNC