C5 – CAD & CAM Products CAD and rapid prototyping in the development of electronic product housing. Consider the reduction of research and development work when designing the casing for electronic products. 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 requirements. Benefits of using rapid prototyping to the designer and manufacturer of cosmetics products. Consider weight and thickness of material, ergonomics, manufacturing strategies and market research. CAD and rapid prototyping has reduced the life cycle of packaged products. 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 jewellery. Consider production of master, lost wax casting, reproduction, mass customization, size and range of products. 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 furniture. 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 environments. 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 diagrams.