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V. Ryan 2002 - 2009

(STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION)

Diplomas and Vocational work provide pupils and students with a way of learning that is based the study of business and industry. Furthermore, it allows pupils/students to study in a business and industrial context. Below are diploma/vocational projects whereby pupils build a portfolio of work based on their own research and investigation, linked closely to business and industry methodology. This section has close links with the design process section, equipment and processes, gears, mechanisms, microcontroller and electronics sections of this site so it is advisable to use both together.

 

 

 

THE CD-ROM STORAGE PROBLEM

COMPANY ORGANISATION

SCALES OF PRODUCTION

This unit takes pupils through the stages involved in the design of a storage unit and involves working as part of a team

 

This unit looks at the way departments are organised and the way they function within a company. The work roles of people in departments are investigated. All work in the classroom should be linked to a visit to a company.

 

In this unit pupils will study 'scales of production', including single item, batch and continuous production.

Industrial visits or video examples of each scale are essential for this section of the course

1. Setting the Scene   1. Organisational Structure   1. Scales of Production ?
2. Key Needs (1)   2. Company Work Roles   2. Continuous Production
3. Key Needs(2)   3. Departmental Functions   3. Batch Production
4. Design Brief   4. Work Role Responsibilities   4. Single Item Production
5. Client Needs   5. Interaction of Departments   5. Examples - Continuous Prod.
6. Product Constraints 6. Examples - Batch Prod.
7. Functional Details

QUALITY ASSURANCE

7. Examples - Single Item
8. Basic Designs  

In this small project pupils put together a report on quality assurance with regards to the manufacture of the CD-ROM storage unit.

  8. Single Item -
9. Design Team Meeting     Materials/Components
10. Presentation to the Group     9. Single Item - Sequence drawing
11. Design Requirements     10. Single Item - Health and
12. Ideas and Features Safety
13. Stages of Production   1. Introduction   11. Batch Prod. Conditions in the
14. The Specification 2. Quality Checks Workplace
15. Team Discussion   3. Identifying Defects   12. Continuous Prod. Conditions
16. Selected Solution   4. Defective Products   in the Workplace
17. Sequence Drawing   5. Industrial Quality Checks   13. Continuous Prod -
18. Product Feasibility       Materials/Components
19. Proposal Feasibility       14. Continuous Prod- Sequence
20. Planning for Mass Production       Drawing
21. Quality Control       15. Continuous Prod - Health and
        Safety
        16. The Report
        17. Quality Control
        18. Quality Control - Block
         Diagram
         

SCALES OF PRODUCTION - CASE STUDIES

When designing a product you will have to decide how it will be manufactured (made) in industry. Your final design could be manufactured by continuous production, batch production or single item production Your choice will depend on a number of factors, the most important being the customer or number of customers. Below is a simple Case Study of each scale of production. When you are working on a project you will need to explain how your design could be manufactured through each scale.

         

SINGLE ITEM

 

BATCH PRODUCTION

 

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION

The manufacture of an individually designed and hand-made guitar.

The manufacture of a (batch) - large number of bicycles

The continuous manufacture - production 24 hours a day - of car bodies.

         
  INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION  
     
  1. The Client /Customer  
  2. Introduction to Industrial Production Techniques  
  3. Scales of Production - an Introduction  
  4. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 1  
  5. Single Item / Prototype Production - Example 2  
  6. Batch Production - Example 1  
  7. Batch Production - Example 2  
  8. Batch Production Exercise  
  9. Continuous Production - Example 1  
  10. Continuous Production - Example 2  
  11. Production Methods - Lesson Starter  
  12. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 1  
  13. CIM - Computer Integrated Manufacture - 2  
  14. Remote Manufacturing  
  15. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 1  
  16. Continuous Improvement (CI) - Page 2  
  17. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 1  
  18. Flexible Manufacturing Systems - FMS - 2  
  19. Detailed Example of Flexible Manufacturing - CD / DVD Manufacture  
     
  20. Keeping a Manufacturing Logbook  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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