C5 - CAD and CAM Products

C5 – CAD & CAM Products
CAD and rapid prototyping in the
development of electronic product
 Consider the reduction of research and development
work when designing the casing for electronic
Benefits of using CAD and rapid
prototyping to the designer and
manufacturer of electronic products.
 Consider costs, development time, working models,
manufacturing strategies, number of components, use
of materials and market research.
Use of rapid prototyping in the
development of cosmetics packaging.
 Consider testing, reduction in waste and user
Benefits of using rapid prototyping to
the designer and manufacturer of
cosmetics products.
 Consider weight and thickness of material,
ergonomics, manufacturing strategies and market
CAD and rapid prototyping has
reduced the life cycle of packaged
 For example, style and method of assembly, and use of
standardized fittings.
Describe how the use of CAD has
changed the jewellery industry.
 Consider settings, patterns, size and virtual products.
Benefits of using CAD/CAM to the
designer and manufacturer of
 Consider production of master, lost wax casting,
reproduction, mass customization, size and range of
CAD/CAM has improved the type
and range of jewellery products
available to the consumer.
 Consider use of scanning 2D images, 3D sculpture, and
complementary sets.
Outline a piece of furniture that can be
manufactured by CAD/CAM or by a
more traditional process.
 Consider flat-pack furniture compared to traditional
cabinet-making techniques.
Compare the two manufacturing
processes for a chosen piece of
 Refer to skills involved, efficiency of production,
quality control, precision, flexibility and economics.
Evaluate the product manufactured
by the two manufacturing processes.
 Refer to complexity of design, quality and cost.
Benefits of using CAD/CAM in the
design and manufacture of flatpack furniture.
 Assembly of parts in CAD drawings
 Order of assembly
 Quality control
 Mass customization.
CAD/CAM has affected consumer
choice when purchasing furniture.
 Include interior design packages to model and design
Outline an area in which a single
task robot could be used in the
manufacture of flat-pack furniture.
 Counting accessories and adding fixings.
Issues associated with using manufactured
boards and natural timber when using CAM
to produce furniture.
 Consider chipping, grain, warping, the clamping of
material, quality of profile.
Increased use of CAD/CAM in furniture
manufacture has developed the need for a
wider range of knock down fittings.
 Flat-pack furniture.
Describe how exploded view CAD
drawings have helped consumers
when assembling components.
 Consider the use and quality of pictorial view sequence

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