Saturday, 9 October 2010

Your Blogging tasks

As evidence of your developing capability in CAD/CAM you are required to produce……

1) A personal development ‘blog’ that highlights your ongoing professional development in this area. 
(see an example at

The blog should be a selective presentation including evidence of:
  • initial research and specification 
  • how you have integrated other design activities (eg.sketching / modelling) with CAD in refining and developing your initial ideas; 
  • how your chosen concept  has been developed and enhanced by the use of CAD software; 
  • how the product concept is taken through to manufacture using CAM;      
  •  a critical evaluation in which you have reflected on the effectiveness of the final outcome.  
Ongoing decision making must be clearly justified through critical analysis and comment (supported by   appropriate referencing) 

2) A  visually dynamic practical outcome, demonstrating  the effective use of CAM

Friday, 16 October 2009

Pro/ENGINEER in Schools success

For an interesting article giving pupil perspective on Pro/ENGINEER - see,bc9c9bBn

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

New Video Tutorial

Laser cutter video now live on wiki - see link to 2D CNC manufacture

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A good example of CAD/CAM in schools......

This website has been set up by Darren Cluny at Kingsdown School, Wiltshire, to support his pupils in their Product Design course. It includes plenty of excellent examples of how both CAD and CAM have been used to support the pupils in their designing and making. (Darren is currently a member of the SHU MA group and has recently completed a module in Developing CAD/CAM)

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

CAD/CAM in Schools

For your first blogging task, present a brief snapshot of CAD/CAM provision in your first placement school.

You might include for example reflections on
  • what sort of resources they have (eg PC provision, CNC kit) 
  • which CAD software packages are being used
  • how CAD/CAM is integrated into project work
or anything else that you think may be relevant......

Also, please apply to 'follow' this blog. I will then link to your blog, which will appear in the list (below left) and we can all get a broad picture of current provision.