3 April 2018

Materials Design in Focus

In Materials Design this term the Middle School boys have been busy with the Inquiring and Analysing, then Developing Ideas sections of the Design Cycle. In class the boys are now starting to create products, which will be the focus over the next ten weeks. This year in some Design classes we are striving to better utilise industry relevant technology such as 3D printers and Laser cutters to create the boys' products.

In Year 8 the focus is on creating functional items in the various subjects, such as: bedside lamps, model planes, mechanical moving Automata, drink bottles/drink brand logos and metal balancing sculpture. Where possible students are encouraged to use local and recyclable materials to improve their environmental footprint.

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In Year 7 we are now creating the CO2 dragster-racing car using a variety of materials with emphasis on achieving the race specifications and using more natural finishes. Our focus is for boys to be creative, independent and safe in the workshop environment while making the learning area enjoyable and content relevant to what is going on in modern industry practices.

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Mr Edward Grant & Mr Brent Van Ingen-Kal

Materials Design Teachers