Developing outcomes within the CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative - a rapid prototyping project in schools

  • John Lee Sheffield Hallam University
  • Rowan Todd Sheffield Hallam University

Abstract

This paper begins with a consideration of the scope and nature of school-based product outcomes within the CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative. An overview of one possible outcome, a collaborative project designed to introduce both teachers and pupils to new rapid prototyping technologies is then presented. The authors have worked with REACT Regional Technology Centre and local teachers to develop a Key Stage 3 design and make activity that incorporates ProIDESKTOP as well as working with pupils involved with GCSE and post-16 examination work. Final design work from pupils has been e-mailed to the rapid prototyping centre for conversion into stereolithographic models. The paper concludes with a discussion of potential further developments in this area.

Author Biographies

John Lee, Sheffield Hallam University
Senior Lecturer in Design and Technology Education
Rowan Todd, Sheffield Hallam University
Senior Lecturer in Design and Technology
How to Cite
LEE, John; TODD, Rowan. Developing outcomes within the CAD/CAM in Schools Initiative - a rapid prototyping project in schools. Journal of Design & Technology Education, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 3, july 2009. ISSN 1360-1431. Available at: <https://www.ariadne.ac.uk/JDTE/article/view/353>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2021.
Section
Curriculum Development - Secondary