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Hardwood Machining

This video from Boxford demonstrates the use of a CAM router to produce a design for a wheel using hardwood. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the wheel is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL...

Gears

This resource from Boxford facilitates the manufacture of a teaching aid for spur gears for use in the classroom. It includes CAD drawings of the gears and backing plate, which could be used to manufacture the device using a laser cutter. There is also a picture of the finished item.

Foamex Machining Using Vacuum Bed

This video from Boxford demonstrates Foamex CNC machining using a vacuum bed. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the product, in this case a small model chair, is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in...

F1 R-type

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacturing of an R-type car for the F1 in Schools competition. It includes exemplar CAD files for the balsa block from which the car is made and a variety of jigs. The material constraints for the design are described. Detailed step-by-step instructions, with supporting...

F1 D-type

This resource from Boxford describes the manufacturing of a D-type (Bloodhound challenge) car for the F1 in Schools competition. It includes exemplar CAD files for the balsa block from which the car is made and a variety of jigs. Practical considerations for manufacturing, such as the need to attach the balsa to...

Drill Bit Stand

This resource from Boxford describes the development of a drill bit stand made using CAD/CAM. Exemplar CAD files are presented to aid manufacture of the product. The importance of accuracy is described and how CAM can help with this. Photographs show a range of different drill holders from home made versions to...

Chopping Board

This resource from Boxford describes a chopping board manufactured using a CNC router. It is designed to demonstrate the use of shaped router cutters. The project is introduced and the materials selected described. A screenshot shows the CAD file used and the rounding of corners to make a safe product. Different...

Circle Template

This resource from Boxford presents a CAD file for a circle template that can be used as a stencil or template when completing graphics based work. A brief description explains how students can use this to save time when completing their work. A photograph shows the finished laser cut stencil. An engraving of the...

4th Axis Machining

This video from Boxford demonstrates 4th axis machining to create an ornamental artefact. The full designing and making process is shown from a CAD design through to a finished product. Firstly the product is designed in a 3D modelling CAD package such as Pro/Desktop. It is then exported in STL format. Next the...

A teaching aid for mechanisms

This resource from Boxford provides CAD files for the manufacture of a teaching aid for mechanisms. It includes photographs of the final product and CAD drawings of the component parts used, for manufacture by hand or laser cutter.

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