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What is CAD and CAM?

This resource supports students to understand the terms Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) manufacture. It provides an overview of manufacturing methods such as CNC vinyl cutting, CNC router, laser cutting.

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Activity 4: In the Loop

This design-and-make project, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, provides hands on experience of working with materials, using CAD/CAM for design, and an opportunity for students to manufacture interesting products while addressing many circular economy concepts. The activity explores the use of materials, the...

Activity 1: The Circular Economy in the Built Environment

This activity, from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, concentrates on the design of buildings, their use and eco- effectiveness. Students will explore how, through applying circular economy principles, new buildings can be created that have a positive impact – buildings that do good rather than less harm. The...

An introduction to 3D printing

This package of resources by Learnbylayers provides a comprehensive introduction to 3D printing, where it is used in the wider world and why it is used to manufacture certain products. Students design an object, slice and print it and learn about the basics of 3D printing. The materials can be taught in class or...

Fusion 360: Create your own moving cam tutorial

This resource provides step-by-step instructions on how Fusion 360 can be used to create a cam and follower, including basic rendering and movement of the cam and follow components around an axle.

Fusion 360 Concrete tea light Holder

Powerpoint presentation with instructions for creating a concrete tea light holder in Fusion 360. This could be used as a board led tutorial or printed as student instructions.

Fusion 360 - Bird feeder tutorial

Powerpoint presentation with instructions for creating a bird feeder in Fusion 360. Could be used as a board led tutorial or printed as student instructions.

How to design and model a toothpaste squeezer

This resource supports students to create a way of squeezing toothpaste out of a traditional toothpaste tube. Students are presented with the challenge, measure different sizes of tooth paste tubes and design a product based upon the example shown. A tutorial to create an example product is provided using Fusion...

What is CAD modelling?

This lesson introduces students to the concept of CAD modelling and details the difference between 2D and 3D images and CAD and CAM. It also provides a basic introduction to creating a simple 3D model using Fusion 360.

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