AS Unit 1: Section A Product Design and Practice

This unit is a study of product design including materials and their processing with an area of systems and control. Candidates must study Section A: Product Design and Practice. The Section consists of 13 topics:


o       Material Choice and Selection

o       Wood, Metal and Plastic

o       New Materials

o       Method of Processing Materials

o       Methods of Joining Materials

o       Manufacturing Systems and Production

o       Design and Manufacture

o       Quality Systems

o       Safety

o       Aesthetics, Ergonomics, Anthropometrics

o       Influences on Product Design