This resource from Boxford describes the use of CAD software to make a development or net from a solid object, which is subsequently used to manufacture a ‘shell’ version of the original object using card. It includes pictures of a reproduction weapon copied from a popular video game. The net could be printed with a standard laser printer and cut manually, or cut out from card using a CNC vinyl cutter or laser cutter. It may need to be strengthened using resin and fibre sheet and can subsequently be decorated to give a realistic performance. Potential uses of this software include making visual models and props for school drama productions. Curriculum links include the use of CAD/CAM to design and manufacture products.
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|Subject(s)||Design and technology, CAD/CAM|
|Age||11-14, 14-16, 16-19|
|Published||2010 to date|
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