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REVISION CARDS - MODELS AND PROTOTYPES

 

V. Ryan 2013

 
VIDEO - MODEL MAKING - FROM CLAY
 
 
 
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MODELS AND PROTOTYPES
WHY IMPORTANT ?

TESTING THE PRODUCT
IDENTIFICATION OF FAULTS
DESIGN IMPROVEMENTS
IDENTIFIED
SHOW THE CUSTOMER
SAFETY ISSUES
ASSESSING MATERIALS
EVALUATE FUNCTIONALITY
ASSESSING AESTHETICS
USED WITH FOCUS GROUP
SAVES MONEY


 
PROTOTYPES AND MODELS



Large companies such as BMW still make full size clay models, made to look realistic. This helps them to design and develop top class cars.

A full size clay model of a BMW car.
Manufactured to help the designers further develop the car
     

 

 
Explain the value of modelling and prototyping in the development of a new product.      4 marks
 
 
 
 
 
Give an example of a manufacturer that uses models, as part of the product development process.       3 marks
 
 
 
 
 
 
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