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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 DESK TOP ORGANISATION

V. Ryan 2005

 

When studying the theme desk top organisation the additional resources listed below will be helpful. Click on each of the resources for further detail / information.

 

MATERIALS.
Pay particular attention to materials that could be used for the manufacture of desk organisers.

PLASTICS
NATURAL WOODS

MANMADE BOARDS
METALS

 

PROPERTIES OF MATERIALS
Consider key material properties such as tensile strength, malleability, hardness, durability, elasticity, plasticity, toughness and hardness

PROPERTIES OF RESISTANT MATERIALS - 1
PROPERTIES OF RESISTANT MATERIALS - 2

 

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUES
You will need to know the difference between:

SINGLE ITEM/ONE OFF PRODUCTION
BATCH PRODUCTION
CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION

 

 

 

MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES - WOODS

In addition to studying the methods of manufacture through the use of plastics you will also need to know manufacture through the use of woods.

PERMANENT - JOINTS (see joints listed at the top of the Resistant Materials page)
TEMPORARY JOINTS - KNOCK DOWN JOINTS

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY, CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS
You need to know how health and safety considerations affect the design and manufacture of your product. Also, how the law protects the consumer from poor and dangerous designs.

HEALTH AND SAFETY AND THE LAW
SYMBOLS

LOGOS/STANDARDS MARKS

 

RECYCLING AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Good designers and manufacturers always consider environmental issues such as recycling.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND RECYCLING ISSUES
SYMBOLS

 

 

 
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