31 32 b o w l DRESSING chopping board ATLANTDescription DescriptionLarge semi-spherical bowl with lip and flat base. A solid wood chopping board designed to fit overExcellent for use in the kitchen or bathroom. a rectangular sink opening. Also available as a round board.MaterialsBowl - stainless steel Materials Board - beechProcess of manufactureBowl - spun Process of manufacture Board - laminated / cut and routedMethod of assemblyNone Method of assembly NoneQuestions ?1 Describe how the bowl would be manufactured Questions ?from flat sheet. 1 Explain the advantages of producing the board by laminating as opposed to using a single solid2 State two properties of stainless steel which piece of timber.make it a suitable material for this process ofmanufacture. 2 Describe the processes of laminating.3 State three properties of stainless steel which 3 State a suitable finish for the board and explainmake it a suitable material for this product. why it may be necessary.4 The bowl could have been manufactured using 4 The board could be manufactured using a plastic.mild steel. If mild steel had been used, state two State the name of a plastic which would be suitablefinishes which could have been applied to prevent for this product.corrosion. 5 Describe the process which would be used to5 Describe how one of the finishes you have given manufacture the board from your named plastic.above is applied to the mild steel. 6 Explain the advantages of using plastic for the6 State an alternative process for manufacturing manufacture of the board as opposed to beech.the bowl and describe how the process would becarried out. 7 State one area of the board design where the designed would have considered ergonomics.AssignmentTo help give the bowl added appeal it is decided Assignmentto add a pair of handles. The handles should be The function of the board is to act as a cuttingmanufactured as separate items and attached to surface for foods. To extend a products market itthe bowl in the factory. can be shown to have other functions often notProduce a design solution for a pair of handles related to it’s primary function.for the bowl. Give detailed information about the Produce a list of other uses for the chopping boardprocess(es) for manufacturing the handles and and for each describe how it would be used in itsthe method of attaching them to the bowl. new role.
33 34 hanging rail TRAD decoration GRUNDTALDescriptionA hanging rail available in a number oflengths.Used to hang kitchen utensils andaccessories.MaterialsBrackets - stainless steelRail - stainless steel DescriptionProcess of manufacture This ‘modern’ looking’ decoration is of a smallBrackets - stamped and formed jacket on a stand.Rail - extruded MaterialsMethod of assembly Stand - galvanised steel wireRail to brackets - screw fitting Jacket - galvanised steel wireQuestions ? Process of manufacture1 State an alternative metal for manufacturing the Stand - cut and formedbrackets. Jacket - woven mesh2 State an alternative process for manufacturing Method of assemblythe brackets using your stated metal. Jacket to stand - placed Questions ?3 State two ergonomic factors which the designer 1 Explain which aesthetic aspects allow thewould have considered when designing the rail. decoration to be described as ‘modern’.4 Describe the process of extrusion. Sketches 2 Describe how the wire stand would have beenshould be used in your answer. manufactured. Sketches should be used in your answer.5 State three aspects of fitness for purpose whichthe designer would have considered in the design 3 State two reasons why steel was probably notof the hanging rail. used as the material for the stand.6 Describe how the designer would have 4 Describe the decoration in terms of its aestheticresearched these three areas and explain how appeal and state its possible market niche.he would have used the information to help in thedesign of the hanging rail. 5 Describe three marketing strategies which a company could use to encourage sales when firstAssignment introducing this product.It has been decided to produce another item for Assignmentthis range of stainless steel kitchen products. It is decided to redesign the decoration with aA kitchen paper towel roll holder and a wine rack ‘solid’ base.are the selected products for further development. Produce a design solution for a solid base for theProduce a design solution for one of the selected decoration. A range a suitable materials andproducts which will complement the hanging rail. processes should be considered.
35 36 pot stand LAMPLIG c h a i r J U L E S Description A pot stand designed to keep hot pots and pans from marking kitchen surfaces. Materials Rods - steel Feet - polypropylene Process of manufactureDescription Rods - cold drawnA computer swivel chair with height adjustment. Feet - injection mouldingMaterials Method of assemblySeat - beech plywood Rods to rods - weldedFixing plate - steel / lacquered Feet to rods - push fitProcess of manufacture Questions ?Seat - laminated 1 State a suitable finish for the pot stand andFixing plate - Blanked and pressed describe how this would be applied.Method of assembly 2 State two functional reasons for the four feetFixing plate to seat - screwed fitted to the pot stand.Questions ? 3 Describe the process of welding. Sketches should1 Describe which properties of plywood make it be used in your answer.a suitable choice for the manufacture of the seat. 4 State and describe two alternative methods of2 Describe the process used for manufacturing joining the rods together to make the pot stand.the seat. Sketches should be used in your answer. 5 State three aspects of fitness for purpose which3 Explain the purpose of the holes in the seat. the designer would have considered in the design of the pot stand.4 Describe how the holes in the seat could havebeen made. 6 Describe how the designer would have researched these three areas and explain how he5 State an alternative material suitable for the would have used the information to help in themanufacture of the seat. design of the pot stand.6 State three advantages of manufacturing the Assignmentfixing bracket by pressing as opposed to sand The function of the stand is to protect kitchencasting. surfaces form being marked by hot pots. To extend a products market it can be shown to have otherAssignment functions often not related to it’s primary function.The chair has to be redesigned with armrests. Produce a list of other uses for the pot stand andProduce a design solution for a pair of armrests for each describe how it would be used in its newfor the chair.
37 38 steel vacuum flask MALLEN towel holder Description This product is designed for hanging up towels. The towel is gripped by the spring peg and the plastic hoop allows it to be hung on a hook. Materials Spring peg - steel / chrome plated Hoop - rubberDescription Process of manufactureThis drinks flask is designed to keep liquids hot Spring peg - blanked and pressedor cold. The stopper only requires a slight turn to Hoop - injection mouldingallow liquid to pour out. The lid doubles as a cup. Method of assemblyMaterials Hoop to peg - insertedFlask tube/base/inside - stainless steelStopper - polypropylene / elastomer seal Questions ?Lid - stainless steel / polypropylene 1 State the name of a metal which would be suitable for the manufacture of the hoop.Process of manufactureFlask tube/base/inside - spun / pressed / formed 2 State two suitable processes which could beStopper & seal - injection moulding used to manufacture the hoop from your statedLid - spun metal.Lid insert - injection moulding 3 Describe one of the processes which you haveMethod of assembly stated as being suitable.Flask inside to flask tube - weldedLid insert to lid - push fit with glue 4 Describe the aesthetics of the product in terms of shape, contrast and symmetry.Questions ?1 State three properties of stainless steel which 5 State three ergonomic factors which the designermake it a suitable material for this product. would have considered when designing the hanger. 6 During the evaluation of this product user trials2 State the evidence you would expect to find on were carried out.Describe two tests which couldthis product which would indicate that it had been be carried out during user trials to aid evaluationmanufactured by spinning. of the hanger.3 Describe two aspects of safety which wouldhave been considered in the design of this product. Assignment It is decide to redesign the hoop component of theAssignment hanger for a different market niche. The marketA larger version of the flask is to be manufactured niche chosen is children between the ages of 5but with the addition of a carrying handle. and 9 years of age.Produce a design solution for a vacuum flask with Produce a design solution for the hoop (hanger)a carrying handle. for this new market niche.
39 40 mixer tap LOVIKEN ARTISTS DUMMYDescriptionThis mixer tap has a single rotating tap. Waterflow and temperature are controlled by two levers,one for hot and one for cold.MaterialsTap - chrome-plated brass.Control and levers - chrome-plated brassProcess of manufacture DescriptionTap - extruded tube / formed This is a traditional artists dummy used to helpControl and levers - die cast visualise the human form when sketching and painting.Method of assemblyPush fit and screw Materials Base and body parts - hardwoodQuestions ? Stand - steel wire1 Explain why brass has been used for thisproduct. Process of manufacture Base and body parts - turned2 Describe the process of die casting. Sketches Stand - cold drawnshould be used in your answer. Method of assembly3 Explain why the brass has been given a chrome- Stand to base and body - push fitplated finish. Questions ?4 During the design of the tap the designer would 1 A similar figure is available to the designer whichhave considered obsolescence. Explain the term is used as an aid to designing. State the nameplanned obsolescence and describe how it may given to this figure and describe where and howhave effected the design of this product. in the design process it may be used.5 Explain the effect on the cost/aesthetics of thetap if the levers had been manufactured from 2 State the name of a suitable hardwood for thisplastic. product.6 State the name of a suitable plastic for the levers 3 Describe the process of wood turning, useof the tap. sketches to illustrate your answer.Assignment AssignmentIt is decided to produce a pair of individual taps The different parts of the body are free to movefor hot and cold water based on this design. allowing the dummy to be placed into variousProduce a design solution for a pair of taps which poses.would complement and extend the LOVIKEN Produce annotated sketches to show three differentrange. methods of fixing the body parts together.These methods should allow for full movement of all parts.