AQA Product Design Theory Checklist

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AQA A Level Product Design – Theory Checklist
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AS (Unit 1)
Theory Topic
Covered / Notes?
A2 (Unit 3)
Revised?
Theory Topic
Section A
Section A
Natural woods: hardwoods, softwoods, stock forms, applications
Natural woods: hardwoods, softwoods, stock forms, applications
Man-made boards: types, applications
Man-made boards: types, applications
Laminates and veneers: types, applications
Ferrous metals: types, stock forms, applications
Laminates and veneers: types, applications
Ferrous metals: types, stock forms, applications
Non ferrous metals: types, stock forms, applications
Non ferrous metals: types, stock forms, applications
Alloys - (ferrous & non ferrous): types, applications
Alloys - (ferrous & non ferrous): types, applications
Polymers: thermoplastics, thermosets, applications
Polymers: thermoplastics, thermosets, applications
Biodegradable polymers: types, applications (including medical)
Biodegradable polymers: types, applications (including medical)
Elastomers: types, applications
Composites: types, applications
Elastomers: types, applications
Compliant materials: types, applications
Composites: types, applications
Smart materials: types, applications
Compliant materials: types, applications
Modern materials: types, applications
Smart materials: types, applications
Product components: knock down fittings, fastenings, applications
Modern materials: types, applications
Adhesives: types, applications
Product components: knock down fittings, fastenings, applications
Section B
Adhesives: types, applications
Major developments in Technology
Section B
Environmental / sustainability issues: reduce, reuse, recycle
Ergonomics
Product life cycle
Design and Technology in society
Role of the designer
The marketing function
Anthropometrics
Design methods
Inclusive design: meeting the needs of all users
Design process
Safety / legislation
Consumer safety
Communication methods
Section C
Illustration: 2D/3D sketching
Enhancement: rendering, presentation, etc
FABRICATION METHODS
Information drawing: graphs, flowcharts, etc
Woods: joining, knock down fittings, fastenings
Modelling
Metals: permanent joining, temporary joining
Use of ICT in design
Plastics: permanent joining
Development: spreadsheets, modelling software, etc
Human needs: requirements of different client groups
QA/QC
FORMING METHODS
Woods: steam bending, laminating, etc
Metals: press forming, cupping, deep drawing, forging, casting (sand, die, investment),
extrusion, etc
Plastics: vacuum forming, line bending, etc
Past and present designers
Copyright protection
Design methods: specifications, client requirements
Product development / improvement: product evaluation using criteria
Composites: lay up resin, laminating, etc
Communication methods: designing products to solve problems
Polymers: moulding (injection, blow, rotational, compression)
Design in the human context: how human needs affect product design
Wastage processes: drilling, turning, milling, etc
Sustainability / environmental concerns
CAM manufacture: laser, 3D milling, 3D printing, etc
Section C
ICT applications
Finishing materials: woods, metals, polymers
Manufacturing systems: batch, mass, flow, etc
Health and safety
Product evaluation: subjective / objective analysis
QA/QC
Systems and control
Covered / Notes?
Revised?

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