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General Information
 
   
    Excel spreadsheet with loads of info!!!    
 
 

   
 
Wood
 
   
    Information about woods. Their uses, apperance and properties.    
    Information about man made boards. MDF, Chipboard, etc...    
    OFFLINE    
    The life of MDF from tree to BBC DIY show...    
    Properties of 125 different woods    
    Online Activity! Find most suitable wood    
    Spot and treat wood defects    
 
   
 
   
 
Wood Forming
 
   
    Rip Saw, Crosscut, Panel, Tenon, Dovetail and Coping Saw. Thanks to Hognosesam.    
    Pictures and info about Chisels and Planes    
    Very indepth and very American    
    General information, including ideas for jigs    
    Everything about working with wood    
 
       
 
Wood Finishes
 
   
    Information from woodzone.com    
    Thanks to how stuff works.com.    
 
       
 
Wood Joints
 
   
    Basic information about a number of different joints.    
    Step by step instructions    
    Step by step instructions    
    Step by step instructions    
    Step by step instructions    
 
       
 
Metals
 
   
    Basic information for DT. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Table of properties and uses. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Loads of info about steel    
 
 
       
 
 
   
 
Metal Production
 
   
    Blast Furnace. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Cast Iron and Steel. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Cheese and American, but informative.  
    Aluminium, Tin, Zinc. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Copper, Lead. Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Info and Images.    
 
 
       
 
       
 
Metal Finishes
 
   
    Detailed information from Wikipedia    
    Short video showing plating copper with chromium  
 
 
       
 
Metal Forming
 
   
    Try Square, Scriber, Micrometer and more...    
    Sand casting information.    
    A School made video about sand casting  
 
       
 
       
 
Heat Treatment of Metals
 
   
    Annealing, Hardening, Tempering. Hognosesam!!!    
    also includes Tempering temperature table    
 
       
 
Plastics
 
   
    Names, uses and properties    
    History, Types and uses    
    Covers most thermoplastics and Thermosetting plastics.    
    Info about materials added to plastics to change their properties.    
    Excellent quiz by Warrren Design and Technology    
    Glass Reinforced Plastic, Thanks to Hognosesam!    
    Info from Wikipedia    
    Technical Information for KS4/5 as a Word 97 Doc    
    Information about polymer structure    
 
 
 
   
 
Plastic Forming
 
   
    A great animation showing the process in full.    
    Not much to see, but gives you some idea of the speed these machines work at.  
    Easy to understand animation.    
    See an industrial machine in action  
    A very detailed PDF file.    
    Loads of info and diagrams    
    Simple animation of Injection Blow Moulding    
    Another simple animation of Injection Blow Moulding    
    A great animation.    
    Simple step by step information.    
    More simple step by step information.    
 
       
 
Joining Materials
 
   
    How to glue 'this to that'    
    Excellent quiz by Warrren Design and Technology    
    Information and techniques, Hognosesam again!    
    Information about screws and fixings    
 
 
 
 
   
 
Properties of Materials
 
   
    Tensile, Shear, Compressive, Torsional    
    Elasticity, Plasticity, Ductility, Malleability    
    Hardness, Fatigue, Brittleness,Toughness, Durability, Stability
   
 
       
 
Hands Tools
 
   
    All about sandpapers    
    Thanks to www.sawdustmaking.com    
    As Above, Different Clamps you my need    
    As Above, Different types of hammer    
    As Above, Types of Screw driver    
    As Above, Different types of planes    
    As Above, From levels to rules    
    As Above, Info about hand routers    
    Clipart of tools for you to use    
 
       
 
Machine Tools
 
   
    Used on Metal. Diagrams, Photos and info...    
    A brief explaination and photos    
    Infomation and photos of them in use    
    Information and examples of what can be made with one    
    What is a circular saw? Information and photos    
    Information and photos    
    What is it used for?    
    Photos and a description of it's use    
 
 
       
 
Workshop Safety
 
   
    Important safety information concerning workshop machines    
 
 
       
 
Fixtures and Fittings
 
   
    Pictures and information, Thanks to Hognosesam    
    Pictures and information...and again!    
 
       
 
Manufacturing Systems
 
   
    Introduction to manufacturing systems    
    materials and manufacturing processes    
 
 
       
 
Mechanisms
 
   
    OFFLINE    
    Animated examples of mechanisms    
    Aminated examples from flying-pig.co.uk    
    Thanks to DTOnline    
    Information about mechanisms    
    Seriously indepth mechanisms - A'level only    
 
       
 
Motion
 
   
    Decriptions Linear, rotatary motion etc...and animated examples    
 
 
       
 
Levers and Linkages
 
   
    Information about levers and Mechanical Advantage    
    Information and pictures, Hognosesam!    
 
       
 
Cams and Cranks
 
   
    Basic information and pictures    
    Requires microsoft powerpoint 97 or better    
 
       
 
Pulleys and Gears
 
   
    Descriptions, uses and pictures, Hognosesam!    
    from Howstuffworks.com    
   

   
 
Mechanism Products
 
   
    Excellect ideas for projects    
    Kits that you can buy    
    Some ideas for simple mechnical toys    
 
 
       
 
Structures
 
   
    Download a FREE building program. Needs a good PC to run on. This game is freeware, and 100% legal.    
    a SHOCKWAVE game to build a bridge    
    OFFLINE    
    Examples of bridge types with info    
    Info and Classroom activities    
    Build one in the classroom!!! EXCELLENT FUN    
 
       
 
Hydraulics
 
   
 
No Links at the moment.
       
 
 
       
 
Pneumatics
 
   
    Thanks to DT Online    
 
 
       
 
Forces
 
   
 
No Links
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Energy
 
   
    What is is and how it is generated. (MS Word Document)    
    How a Nuclear power station works. (MS Word Document)    
    How they work. VERY COMPLICATED!. (MS Word Document)    
    Examples of tidal power. (MS Word Document)    
    What is is and how it is generated. (MS Word Document)    
 
       
 
CAD
 
   
    Check out the free CAD software in our free software section    
    Over view of CAD CAM in schools by the company    
    CAD CAM Examples from TEP    
    Thanks to Mr Rowley, John Masefield High School    
    Examples of what can be done with this program that is free to schools    
  CAM        
  CNC Router Video   See a CNC Router cutting out a clock face in MDF  
    See a CNC Miller machine a metal part.  
 
       
 
Furniture Design
 
   
    Check out the 20th century design timeline at this site    
    20th Century Scandinavian Design    
    Designand sell metal furniture    
    Design and make storage furniture    
 
   
       
 
Robots
 
   
    Has moved to 'Electronic Products'    
 
 
       
 
Ergonomics
 
   
    Loads of info aimed at school aged people    
    Bad designs and why they are bad...    
    What is ergonomics?    
 
 
       
 
Anthropometrics
 
   
    What is Anthropometric Data?    
    Basic information and a couple of cool experiments    
 
       
 
Environment
 
   
    Info about what can and can't be recycled    
    Info for younger pupils    
    Loads of info    
 
 
       
 
Rapid Prototyping
 
(Also known as Stereo Lithography)
   
    Cranbourne School / A.W.E.    
    See a video of a machine in action  
 
       
 
Drawing Techniques
 
   
    A tutorial about how to do it    
    Clear and simple help    
    Clear and simple help    
    Shading techniques    
 
 
   
 
Designers and their work
 
   
    Starck, Stottas, etc. Images of their products    
    Apple, IBM, Alessi etc. Images of products    
    Infomation about design, past and present    
 
 
       
 
Design History
 
   
    Since 1940's, loads of info!    
    Looking at Mackintosh    
 
 
       
 
Costing a Project
 
   
    Includes costing materials, labour and transport    
    A company that sells materials, ideal for getting prices    
 
 
       
  Quality Control        
    Everything about Q.A.    
    Detailed info about Q.C.    
 
Total Quality Managment Video Part One, Part Two
  WEIRD, WEIRD, WEIRD video...but educational.  
    The basic idea of TQM    
    Loads of info about TQM    
 
       
 
Product Safety
 
   
    What do the CE Marking and Kitemark actually mean?    
    What is COSHH?    
   

Let you know what safety standards you must meet. EASY!

   
           
  Copyright        
    A great video, but is a little biased  
           
         
 
Converting Measurements
       
    Convert cm, mm, feet, inches etc...    
    Convert square cm, square foot etc...    
    Gallons, litres etc...    
 
 
       
 
       
 
Exam Revision
 
   
         
         
    Thanks to The Warren.    
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