Product Design focuses on how products are made from designing/ prototyping/ computer modeling/ to finished product. 

Students will experience product design and fabrication in a series of knowledge and skill builders culminating in creating products of their original ideas. Below are the categories students will experience within the course.Students may jump around to different open "KSB's" based on equipment availability. 

Product Design Intro assignment 2017

Step 1 Brainstorming Ideas

KSB 1- Designing under constraints

Introductory assignment- students will follow a set of plans and design modifications to construct a small wooden box.

Material:

    Wood

Skills: 

    Brainstorming

    Design Sketches

    Computer Modeling

    Woodworking machine safety

    Using a planer, table saw, chop saw

    Presenting Solutions

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KSB 2- Design to fill a need

Introductory assignment- students design a desktop organizer

Material:

    Steel

Skills: 

    Brainstorming

    Design Sketches

    Computer Modeling

    Metalworking machine safety

    MIG Welding

    Presenting Solutions

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KSB 3.1- Designing with Precision and Tolerance-

Students use a mill and lathe to create an aluminium pen

Material:

   Aluminum

New Skills: 

    Metal Lathe 

    Mill

    Tap & Die Thread Cutting

    Reading/ using calipers

    Powder Coating

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KSB 3.2- Designing to fit with outside technology

                       -Pop-Socket locker phone holder

Material:

   Wood/ Metal/ Plastic

New Skills: 

    Reading/ using calipers

    Design to fit tolerances

    Research based design

    Creative problem solving

    

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KSB 4- Forging, Forming, Finish-

Making a ring

Material:

   Nickel, Copper

New Skills: 

    Annealing

     Oxy/ aceteylene torch safety

      Forging/ forming

      Metal finish

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KSB 5- Designing for Additive Manufacturing

                         - Students will model and 3D print a solution to a cable                                            management problem.

Material:

   Plastic (PLA)

New Skills: 

    Advanced CAD Modeling

     Modeling for 3D printing

      3D printer setup/ operation

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KSB 6- Combining Materials

                - Students will use a multi-material solution to create a small seat or                      end table

Material:

   Concrete/ Wood 

           or

    Steel/ Wood

           or

    Plastic/ Wood

New Skills: 

    Scale physical models

    Multi-material construction

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KSB 7.1- CNC Fabrication

             -Students will operate the CNC router to construct either a custom sign                  or  Passive Wooden speaker

Material:

   Wood

   Acrylic

New Skills: 

    CNC Router operation

     CAM file preparation

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KSB 7.2- CNC Fabrication

             -Students will operate the CNC vinyl cutter to create a graphic for a T-                    shirt

Material:

   Fabric

    Vinyl

New Skills: 

    CNC Vinyl Cutter Operation

     Adobe Illustrator Software

     CAM file preparation

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